Dr. Gurpreet K. Padam MD, FAAFP, DipABLM – founder of Home-Based-Medicine program and is a Certified National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach, a board-certified Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine and a Palliative Medicine sub-specialist. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the Interdisciplinary Stanford/VA Palo Alto program and a mini fellowship in Ethno-Geriatrics from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center. She is a pioneer in Home Based Medicine with over 20 years of experience in Adult Medicine and serving the homebound and home limited individuals.
A pioneer in Home Based Medicine, Dr. Padam has over 20 years of experience in Adult Medicine and serving the homebound. Her experience includes serving as a Medical Director for a prominent Bay Area Home Health and Hospice organization. In 2006 she joined a very large Bay Area health care organization as Medical Director of Inpatient Palliative Care and eventually expanded to add outpatient services. Shortly after that, she was involved in launching the Home Based Primary and Community Care Program. Additionally, she has experience working with those with life-limiting illness as Hospice Medical Director and Attending Physician in Adult Primary Care. She has served as Physician Wellness Champion for the department of medicine and has been involved with various hospital committees dedicated to improving safety, quality, and patient experience.
“The privilege of caring for patients of various life stages has taught me many valuable lessons. I am convinced that it is never too late to enhance a person’s well-being and quality of life. Each person is unique, and there isn’t a “one size fits all”. That is why I foster a supportive partnership with my clients in goal setting and designing a goals of care concordant collaborative plan to meet their health care needs.”Dr. Padam
Dr. Padam likes to incorporate food as medicine in her life and encourages others to adopt healthier life habits. She believes it’s never too late to improve one’s health. As a result, along with compassion and kindness, she includes food as medicine in the comprehensive plan for health maintenance and chronic disease prevention strategies for outpatient as well as home-based patients.
Dr. Padam serves in a leadership capacity for various local, county, state and national non-profit organizations. She is an advocate for healthcare legislation, bridging health care disparities, and improving access to care for all people. She appreciates the tenderness of the physician-patient relationship. Unsurprisingly, her favorite part of practicing medicine is getting to know people and learning what’s important to them.
Dr. Padam loves to explore various cuisines and places with opportunities to eat good food and explore dog-friendly walking trails and beaches with her family and Labrador Retriever. In addition, her patients frequently request visits with her working dog, a gentle yet curious chocolate Labrador Retriever – who you may also see around the office.