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Clarissa Kripke, M.D.

Family medicine specialist

Dr. Clarissa Kripke is a board-certified family medicine doctor who cares for patients of all ages. She specializes in primary care for acute and chronic illness, maternity care, preventive medicine and geriatrics, and is particularly interested in primary care for people with complex disabilities.

Kripke graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed a residency in family medicine at Fairfax Family Practice. She completed a fellowship in medical editing and faculty development at Georgetown University School of Medicine. At UCSF, she is an associate clinical professor of family and community medicine and is director of the Office of Developmental Primary Care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.


Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(second and fourth Wednesday of the month, open 9:30 a.m.)

More about Clarissa Kripke


Temple University School of Medicine 1995


Fairfax Family Practice, Family Practice 1998


Georgetown University, Family Practice 1999
Fairfax Family Practice, Family Practice 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kripke C. Instruments for assisted vaginal delivery. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Jul 1; 84(1):26-7.
  2. Kripke C. Clozapine vs. other atypical antipsychotics for schizophrenia. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Feb 1; 83(3):260-1.
  3. Collins-Bride G, Kripke C. Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nurses: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Health Care Maintenance for Individuals with Developmental. 2011.
  4. Kripke C. Medical management vs. surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Aug 1; 82(3):244.
  5. Kripke C, Grumbach K. Transition to adult care for survivors of serious childhood illnesses and disabilities. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jun; 164(6):581-2.
  6. Kripke C. Risperidone vs. placebo for schizophrenia. Am Fam Physician. 2010 May 1; 81(9):1096.
  7. Kripke C. Effectiveness of B-complex vitamins for prevention of cardiovascular events. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Apr 1; 81(7):850.
  8. Kripke C. Upright vs. recumbent maternal position during first stage of labor. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Feb 1; 81(3):285.
  9. Kripke CC, Giammona M, Fox A, Shorter J. Int J Child Adolesc. The CART model: organized systems of care for transition age youth and adults with developmental disabilities. 2010; 4(3):473-77.
  10. Kripke CC, Fox A, Giammona M, Shorter J. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Developing an organized system of care: the CART model. 2010; 5(23):479.
  11. Kripke C. Custom vs. prefabricated orthoses for foot pain. Am Fam Physician. 2009 May 1; 79(9):758-9.
  12. Kripke C. Aerobic activity for cognitive function. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Apr 1; 79(7):562.
  13. Kripke C. Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Mar 1; 79(5):372.
  14. Kripke C. Counseling parents about vaccine safety. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 1; 78(11):1248.
  15. Kripke C. Low glycemic diets for obesity treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jun 1; 77(11):1534.
  16. Kripke C. Abstinence-plus programs for prevention of HIV. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Apr 1; 77(7):955.
  17. Kripke CC. American Family Physician. Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety. 2008; (78):1248.
  18. Kripke C. Repeat cesarean delivery vs. planned induction of labor. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Oct 1; 76(7):971-2.
  19. Kripke C. Opioid analgesia during evaluation of acute abdominal pain. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Oct 1; 76(7):971.
  20. Kripke C. Advance provision for emergency oral contraception. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Sep 1; 76(5):654.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.