Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Internal Medicine
148 Casa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Get Directions
Stephen A. Hilty, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

562.50 every 3 months
1,125.00 every 6 months
2,250.00 each year

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.

Dr. Hilty's Credentials

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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

Medical School:
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH
Doctorate of Medicine 1995

Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1990
Magna Cum Laude

National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
French Hospital Medical Center
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
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
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
American College of Physicians 1998-present
California Medical Society 1998-present
San Luis Obispo County Medical Society Association 1998-present
Tennis, backpacking and hiking

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Hilty

from FRED in CA March 31, 2023 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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Dr. Stephen Hilty has been my personal doctor for at about 20 years. My previous physician retired and so I quizzed a neighbor who was also using the same doctor and being a doctor himself he recommended Dr. Hilty. The rest is history!
My wife and I switched over and we stayed with him when he made the wise career moved to go to MDVIP.
He is widely recognized in our area as the… See more

from Judy in CA March 24, 2023 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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My husband & I think Dr Hilty hung the moon! As my husband & I have matured into our 70’s, we’ve realized how very important it is to have a doctor you trust & can depend on 24/7. So very fortunate to have our calls answered & concerns addressed swiftly. Always comfortable with all the staff who we also think very highly of. We feel blessed & so very fortunate to have Dr… See more

from John in CA March 17, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Hilty for about three years. Fortunately I have not had any catastrophic situations during that time. I do have a new and better sense of my health since I have been his patient. He has made suggestions about improving my diet that immediately caused me to lose about six or seven pounds and have less cravings for foods I should avoid. He has given me pointers… See more

from Deronda Steve in CA March 14, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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Because we are Dr. Hilty’s patients we have the comfort of knowing he is only a phone call away when we are out and about on the road with our RV. That is such a great feeling. Never have I called without getting a reply or answer to my concern right away. His office is alway so helpful and kind..........Never have had such freedom to call my doctor.....The Sunday morning I woke up to having… See more

from Susan J in CA March 14, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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Dr. Hilty possesses vast scientific and medical knowledge which he imparts in a highly caring and empathetic manner at all times. He routinely outlines instructions and suggestions for improving, achieving and maintaining one’s health at all levels. He is highly accessible during any emergencies. In all of these areas he has improved our lives significantly. I have him to thank for becoming a… See more

from Dale in CA March 12, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty was amazing in getting me through a cancer diagnosis, extra consultation, and effective treatment. He even plotted with me to call me at home after I knew, to request that my wife come in with me, so he could help me tell her what was going on. Continuing his support and availability, he always calls the next day after any lab or other procedure. What a great doctor!

from Hosia in CA March 12, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Our eye doctor was planing eye surgery and asked my wife to see our doctor Dr Hilty. , She went in for the exam where he heard a murmur. He then sent her to a cardiologist, who said it was too much to be handled locally.All of this was during the Christmas season. We went to UCLA where the surgeon moved cases and scheduled surgery. After eleven hours on the table she sported a new aorta… See more

from FREDRICK in CA March 11, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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When my local urologist recommended an MRI to check up on my 66 year old prostate, the results indicated a problem area and he recommended another biopsy. Jeesh! I'd rather have oral surgery! Ha!.
When my Doctor Stephen Hilty, got the results he called me immediately and my wife and I talked over the options with him. He had a 2nd opinion set up for me within days with world… See more

from Wren in CA March 11, 2020 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

My significant other and I were on a cruise that began in Spain when I had the most awful pain in my lower side/back that kept me awake all night. My S.O. suggested I call Dr. Hilty. I was reluctant, given the circumstances and it would mean calling him at home on a Sunday night about 9:00pm. But I made the call and he said it sounded like a kidney stone. I went to the infirmary as soon as… See more