Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Internal Medicine
148 Casa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Get Directions
1.866.696.3847

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per 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.
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Dr. Hilty's Credentials

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Residency:
University of California, San Francisco Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
San Francisco, CA
1996-1998

Internship:
University of California, San Francisco Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
San Francisco, CA
1995-1996

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

Undergraduate:
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
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from Susan April 12, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty has no hesitation about be-friending his patients while maintaining the most professional, dedicated, and superior medical care and advice. There is no such thing as impersonal medicine or long waits or rushed appointments. He and his highly competent staff are unsurpassed.

from Cricket March 29, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty has been caring for us with great compassion since 2001, and we knew we would remain in his practice once he affiliated with MDVIP. He always gives us as much time as we need to address our medical concerns, and treats us as if we are the most important people he is going to see that day! We're sure he's that way with every patient. We love the extra time he takes to lead a… See more

from Jim March 29, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr Hilty personifies the meaning of a personal physician, and friend. His expertise and availability are unmatched in the experience of this fellow MD. And, I love communicating on the patient portal. Keep up the good work, Dr Hilty!!

from Fredrick March 30, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

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 extremely bright and most curious about the two of us and the lives we live. He is a motivator and makes complicated terms, information and data simple and friendly to us. He likes to challenge us on excercise, diet, lifestyles and our mental well being and he feels… See more

from Misak March 30, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty always listens to me and shows concern about my health. He has encouraged my wife and I to stay healthy and because of this we just joined a gym!

from Marion March 29, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr Hilty has been available to me throughout my various medical crises, welcoming family members when they accompanied me. I'm extremely independent but accept his guidance and recommendations without hesitation; feeling secure in the knowledge that he is one of the smartest and caring doctors
in the area. I feel so privileged (and somewhat guilty) to be his patient

from Astrid in CA March 27, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

He always answers my question, both in office and via email. He closely monitors my O2 intake. Which means I'm fully aerated at all times. He makes suggestions for me to follow, in a kind of friendly nag format.

During the last few years, he's included nutrition and weight loss in his suggestions. He's also an outgoing, happy person.

from Sammy in CA March 27, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty is a fabulous doctor. I'm happy to be a patient.

from Nancy in CA March 25, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

As I've told Dr. Hilty, he's the best! I have been asked so many times over the past 5 or 6 years how it came to be that I got to be a patient at Dr. Hilty's office because he's the best.

from Mary Kay in CA March 24, 2017 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

My husband had severe influenza this past January. Dr. Hilty and his staff were available immediately with advice and follow up calls to check on his progress. This was very reassuring and resulted in a good outcome!

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per year
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