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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from Fredricf in CA March 27, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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Dr. Stephen Hilty was my doctor before MDVIP and so this switch made a great thing even greater! It is difficult for me to isolate one thing that was a game changer so here are a few. He is just a phone call away when I need him. When I began to experience prostate issues in my early 60s, he paved the way for me to see a top specialist at UC San Francisco. It was very simple, and we got my… See more

from Virginia in CA February 23, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Hilty since 2001. When he joined MDVIP several years ago, we had no hesitation to join as he is that GOOD! Dr. Hilty is always up to date on the latest studies and informs us if anything pertains to our health or specific illnesses. He explains things so we can understand and makes sure we have time for questions. We have always been able to contact… See more

from Rachel in CA February 19, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

I'm one of those folks who, in a nineteenth century novel, would have tragically died at a young age. I had scoliosis as a child that required years in a back brace, had difficulty conceiving and maintaining pregnancies as a young(ish) adult, and was placed on strict bedrest with both of my surviving children.

When I ruptured a disc in my cervical spine in 2003, rather than… See more

from Joanne in CA February 17, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

There are doctors and then there are doctors. I don’t believe any compare to my Doctor Hilty. He always makes you feel like you are his only care. He is thoughtful and kind and always the cheer leader. I always leave his office with a better mood than I went in with. I will always be thankful for the day I chose him for my doctor

from Thomas in CA February 17, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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Several months ago what started out as an episode of intense abdominal pain that led to gall bladder surgery, extra blood work, MRI, CT scans, endoscopy, tubular stints and a possible diagnosis of pancreatic cancer my physician, Dr. Stephen Hilty greatly assisted in me obtaining these tests, surgeries, and scans in a timely manner. He called me frequently during this time with the results of… See more

from Catherine in CA February 13, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

Dr. Hilty is compassionate and knowledgeable. He is available to discuss any of my questions in detail taking as long as needed. He is also willing to considered my preferences while educating me about the advantages and disadvantages of my preferences.

from Dale in CA February 12, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD
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Dr. Hilty is the most present, kind, and competent professional I know. Just a couple of examples:

I was shaken by word from my urologist that I had metastatic prostate cancer. I didn't want to tell my wife, with no one present to help explain or provide some support. Honestly, I needed someone to "hold my hand." So I called and asked Dr. Hilty to call ME and "… See more

from Hal in CA February 11, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

No better when or where it is Dr. Steve Hilty is always available to help my family… He goes above and beyond at every level of healthcare. Thank you Steve, you are the best!!!!!!

from Betty Ann in CA February 10, 2024 for Stephen A. Hilty, MD

I have had atrial fib for over 30 years and Dr. Hilty has been my doctor for over 20 years. And -- because of his infectious smiles, I have never felt afraid for my health. He guides me to healthy diets and helps me with my medications -- always with a smile. I am now 83 years old -- and always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Hilty. He guides me to a healthy life style with his smiles… See more