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

495.00 every 3 months **
990.00 every 6 months **
1,980.00 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

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Hilty

from Roger and Nancy in CA March 13, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty's medical knowledge, diagnostic acumen, and bedside manner are superlative. With an emphasis on preventive medicine and health living, we couldn't be more satisfied.
Weight, diet, and exercise relevant to our limitation are among the issues he emphasizes and encourages (much like a coach). As a result, we are indeed healthier and have full, rich lives free of… See more

from Sybil in CA March 9, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty is very dedicated to his patients. I can call his office or email him at any time to ask questions. Either Dr. Hilty or his staff will get back to me very quickly. They are always courteous. I feel very fortunate to be in his care. He does have periodic exercise sessions which are beneficial and fun! We also get to know some of his other patients on a personal basis… See more

from Sybil in CA March 9, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty has been my primary doctor for many years. I have found him to be what every patient wants in a physician. I feel he is always available when I need him. I can email him and I always get an answer either by return email or a telephone call. Dr. Hilty answers questions in a manner that that I can understand and simulate to my situation. I am 85 years old and was having a… See more

from Jim in CA March 8, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Hi Steve, As I approach my second (and final!) retirement, I look back on a wonderful, fulfilling career, and hope that I may have brought the same kind of special, expert, thoughtful care to my patients that you provide for all of us. Thank You for all you do!! Jim T.

from Steve in CA March 6, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

I have nothing but good words and praise for Dr Hilty and his staff. They all take a genuine interest in your well being and do everything in their power to make sure your needs and questions are met. Dr Hilty always makes you feel like a member of his family and you always leave with a sense that everything is under control.

from Raymond in CA March 6, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

We can't say enough about Dr. Hilty. He has saved my life a number of times because of him being so thorough & caring.. We trust & count on him completely.He calls back to check on me even on holidays, day or night. He is a honorable,sincere, & caring person. Not only has he made an impact on our lives, but our children & grandchildren praise him. God Bless Dr. Hilty and… See more

from Jane in CA March 2, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty has been the doctor for my sister and me since 2005. We absolutely love him. He is knowledgeable, caring, open to questions, excellent in providing our care, gentle when we fail to lose weight, sense of humor, overrides our own ideas about prescription drugs, available and responds or checks on us on week-ends or evenings, just an outstanding doctor in every respect. He is well… See more

from Ginny in CA March 2, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

You have been my doctor long before you joined MDVIP and their goal of illness prevention has been your focus for me the past 18 years. You also know me and my history. Once when I was out of town and ended up in the hospital, I only thought to call you after discharge. If I had called you before and utilized your expertise, I might have saved myself a lot of stress. I have always felt you… See more

from Cathy in CA March 1, 2018 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

I want to thank Dr. Hilty for his time and patience. Knowing I am against invasive procedures he manages to help in other ways. He has helped me better my health with diet and exercise. If not for him I would probably not go to a doctor. Thank you for your understanding and concern.