Teresa Nauenberg, M.D.
Dr. Nauenberg graduated from UC San Francisco Medical School, did her Internal Medicine residency at UC Davis Medical Center and joined the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in the year 2000. Although she uses her engineering background when thinking about human physiology and illness, she believes that the foundation of primary care is a strong patient-physician relationship. "I never let myself forget that it can be difficult for patients to open up about health concerns and it is a privilege to be trusted by my patients. Open communication and listening to the patient is key to building a therapeutic relationship and an environment that promotes good health. I truly cherish the relationships and friendships I have developed over the many years I have been practicing primary care."
Her commitment to her patients is reflected in her consistently high patient satisfaction scores. In 2016 she was recognized with the Physician Innovation Award and the prestigious Sutter Quality Award for the exceptional care, innovation and leadership that she has demonstrated among the Sutter Medical Network's 900 primary care physicians.
Since joining the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Dr. Nauenberg has had many roles in addition to her primary care practice. She has worked as a hospitalist, a geriatrician at the retirement community of The Sequoias Portola Valley, and she has served in numerous administrative roles including 5 years as the Primary Care Division Head working to coordinate our primary care departments to better serve our patients. Most recently she has served as the Associate Medical Director of Innovation, looking at technologies to help in the delivery of care.
Dr. Nauenberg lives on the Stanford Campus with her husband who is a Professor of Electrical Engineering. They have an adult son and a daughter in high school. She enjoys, skiing, traveling, dogs, gardening (especially tomatoes) and spending time with her friends and family.