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Personalized Care is About Listening to People – Kellen Glinder, M.D.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 | 3 comments

“I love pediatrics – in fact, I love every part of medicine,” says Kellen Glinder, M.D., a pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. “But what really captures my heart about pediatrics is just hanging out with kids,” says Dr. Glinder, who together with Rebecca Fazilat, M.D., and Casey Schirmer, M.D., leads PAMF’s Asthma Program.

“Personalized Care is really about listening to people,” Dr. Glinder says. “A good doctor is there for you through good and bad times. He or she listens to you and shepherds you through any health problems you are experiencing to find the best solution for you.”

Seeing his young patients benefit from his care is a daily joy. “Just the other day I had a child with asthma come in who was having trouble breathing,” says Dr. Glinder. “When he left, I heard him say, ‘Mommy, I feel great!’ It just warmed my heart. That’s why I’m in pediatrics.”

Learn more about Dr. Glinder in this video, which is part of a series highlighting the diverse voices of PAMF physicians.

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  1. I like to when a doctor finds his/her priority as listening to the patient. So often I find doctors rushing thru and they really don”t hear what you”ve said. These videos are great!

  2. Dr. Glinder is the real deal. He truly practices medicine like it is his passion in life. I have 3 kids and they have been his patients for 5 years. Dr. Glinder has seen us through bumps & bruises as well as more serious issues. He treats every visit with equal care and professionalism. He NEVER rushes through a visit and happily makes time for questions. In addition to being an excellent practicioner, my children love him, and his connection with them is undeniable. I couldn””t recommend Dr. Glinder any more highly!

    • Thank you for your comment, Teresa. We are glad to hear you are receiving such good care and will relay your thoughtful feedback to Dr. Glinder.

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