Elisabeth Askin


Mom and author

Dr. Elisabeth Askin is a specialist in internal medicine who is particularly interested in managing chronic disease and the medications prescribed for them. Her favorite question to ask new patients is what brings them joy, which she believes should never get lost among questions about symptoms, habits and health history. She enjoys learning about hobbies, travels and other pleasures through these conversations.

Askin grew up in Texas, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and then held a variety of jobs – including magazine intern, coffee shop barista and contraception researcher – before going to medical school. She earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF. While in school, she co-wrote a reference book for medical professionals, students and patients called The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System.

Askin belongs to the Society of General Internal Medicine.

When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her two children, reading novels and cycling.

  • Education

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 2014

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

My goal is to support my patients individually in the clinic as well as collectively with advocacy in our community and the health care system.

Clinics I work with

General Internal Medicine at Post Street

1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews


Overall Experience
122 Reviews
Dr. Askin is an amazing doctor. I feel incredibly lucky to have her as my provider. She is always prepared for my visits with past history current issues and future plans in her mind. She is patient compassionate and completely focused on me. She is both professional and personable at the same time. She comes across as confident intelligent considerate. I AM VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HER AS MY PROVIDER!!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
122 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
122 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
119 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
121 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
122 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
121 Reviews