Stephen A. Hilty, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal in primary care is to keep my attention centered on what is best for each patient.  I strive to listen attentively and to allow patients time to describe their symptoms, tell me their story and share their goals and health concerns so that I can understand each patient’s unique situation.  I then look for ways to partner with my patients to teach them in a personalized way how to best improve their personal health and well-being.

I value continuity of care as I sense it often leads to a deeper, more meaningful, trusting relationship with my patients.  I am also committed to staying abreast of the wide array of medical advances so that when it is appropriate I can apply the best that modern medicine has to offer to my patients.

In sum, few things are more fulfilling and satisfying than being a part of helping someone adopt a healthy lifestyle or overcome or manage an illness and regain confidence, happiness and fulfillment in their life.

Physician Profile


Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1990
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH
Doctorate of Medicine 1995
University of California, San Francisco Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
San Francisco, CA
University of California, San Francisco Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
San Francisco, CA

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians 1998-present
California Medical Society 1998-present
San Luis Obispo County Medical Society Association 1998-present

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Hearst Cancer Resource Center Advisory Board 2008-present
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
- End-of-Life Care Pathway 2006-2010
- Chief of Medicine 2002-2004
University of California, San Francisco
- Longitudinal Clinical Elective Preceptor 1997
- Family and Community Medicine Preceptor 1990-1991
Dartmouth Medical School
- Student Representative, New Directions Curriculum Committee 1994-1995
- Student Representative, Curriculum Committee 1991-1993
Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Conference on Medical Education in Quebec, Canada
- Student Representative 1993
Occidental College
- Member, Community Outreach Committee Chair, Mortar Board 1989-1990
- Member, Peer Review Board 1978-1988

Hospital Affiliations

French Hospital Medical Center
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

Honors and Awards

University of California, San Francisco
- Jeffrey Weingarten Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program 1998
Dartmouth Medical School
- Dean's Medal 1995
- Upjohn Achievement Award 1995
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society 1994
- Rolf C. Syvertsen Scholar 1994
Occidental College
- Mortar Board, National Honor Society of College Seniors 1989-1990
- Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honor Society 1989
- Daniel Stuart Hammack Award 1989


Tennis, backpacking and hiking


National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Susan

    Dr. Hilty has no hesitation about be-friending his patients while maintaining the most professional, dedicated, and superior medic...

  • Member: Fredrick

    Our Dr. Hilty hung the moon plain and simple. He is never more then a phone call or text message away 24/7. Beyond that he is extr...

  • Member: Jim

    Dr Hilty personifies the meaning of a personal physician, and friend. His expertise and availability are unmatched in the experie...

  • Member: Cricket

    Dr. Hilty has been caring for us with great compassion since 2001, and we knew we would remain in his practice once he affiliated ...