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Noriko Tei Boyd Anderson


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Dr. Noriko Tei Boyd Anderson is a neurologist with a particular interest in caring for patients with brachial neuritis, a disorder affecting the nerves around the shoulder and arm.

Anderson earned her medical degree from UCSF. She completed a residency in neurology at the University of California, Irvine, followed by a neuromuscular fellowship at UCSF. She also has a master of public health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Education

    UCLA, MPH, Community Health Sciences, 2008

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2014

  • Residencies

    UC Irvine, Neurology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuromuscular Neurology, 2019

I'm honored to care for my patients. I strive to provide compassionate, high-quality care to patients of diverse backgrounds.

Treatments I provide

As a general neurologist, I provide a broad spectrum of neurological care and work closely with my colleagues in neurology subspecialties. I evaluate and treat most neurologic conditions, including vertigo, headache, numbness, tingling, weakness and episodic disorders.

Where I see patients (6)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    141 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 26, 2023
    I felt heard and we agreed upon a reasonable plan of action
    Oct 21, 2023
    Awesome job
    Jun 03, 2023
    Exceptional and thorough first appointment.
    May 24, 2023
    I do not think most doctors outside of UCSFTake the time to ask very pertinent questions related to my health history & that of my family.
    Apr 22, 2023
    Apr 22, 2023
    She is very thorough. It would be nice if she made eye contact more with me than with the monitor screen while she was speaking to me.
    Apr 04, 2023
    Good experiences
    Mar 02, 2023
    I was very happy with my visit!
    Jan 24, 2023
    Did the most thorough neurological examination that I've ever had. Obtained an accurate and detailed oral history (including correcting one clinician's error that multiple subsequent clinicians had then propagated through their records over my repeated attempts to correct it!). Noticed and identified a set of symptoms and possible diagnoses that multiple other specialities had missed. Signed the clinical notes the same evening which helped expedite the related referrals. Overall the best experience that I've had with a neurologist.
    Dec 15, 2022
    No acute treatment for 10/10 pain.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Provider was very thorough professional and responsive to questions input from me.
    Nov 20, 2022
    The jury is out on this provider. Labs were offered at wrong place. I still haven't gotten them done. She did not really address what I needed.
    Nov 14, 2022
    By FAR the BEST of the 14 Neurologists I have seen!!!
    Oct 31, 2022
    Good listened well and was very detailed. Broke down all my concerns and gave me a plan of testing and treatment.
    Oct 08, 2022
    All physical testing was done by a third year student instructed by Dr. Anderson
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr. Anderson does provide information and treatment options that have been helpful and I am grateful for that. The last few appt's I've walked away from our visits not feeling confident that this is a good doctor/patient relationship not because of her technical skills - it's more of the personal soft skills she exhibits.I have concerns that she has agitated undertones and appears impatient even from the first greeting. This makes me uncomfortable as I feel like I'm an imposition and she'd rather be somewhere else.Overall my general feeling is that she can have a detached attitude. Not sure if it's just me or she treats all patients the same. She does answer my questions but there are instances when I interject or ask a question that she doesn't think is aligned to her comments or topic she is explicitly discussing and I received responses like why I brought that up or that we seem to be all over the place. Or if she suggested something before that I previously didn't pursue because I may have had a bad experience with a similar option it comes across as she recommended it but I didn't do it so that's why my pain hasn't subsided.I meet with doctors for their expertise and experience and if I ask questions that might not seem relevant to her it's because I don't know if these things I'm raising are related but in my thinking I get a lot of referred pain so I am looking at things more holistically. From her responses and body language I'm off topic. My feedback for her is to work on developing better doctor empathy skills. That will go a long way in building trust and confidence of her medical capabilities with me as a patient. I know she's a fairly new doctor hopefully this will come with time. Thank you.
    Aug 30, 2022
    It's the follow-up tests that suck not the doctors.
    Aug 13, 2022
    I don't feel that Dr. Anderson listens all that well. When I ask questions or raise concerns she rarely acknowledges that she's heard what I said or addresses those concerns (she does sometimes but at times does not). When I raised a condition that is bothering me she seemed to think that this was not medically possible when in fact it bothers me every day and is quite painful.
    Aug 11, 2022
    There seems to be a drastic difference in demeanor between the first time I met this provider and this most recent visit. I enjoyed my first visit with this provider and felt that she had more compassion compared to now.
    Aug 09, 2022
    The only bad experience was scheduling the follow up appointment. It was done in response to request to schedule an appointment for 4 weeks out. The online schedule only had an appointment for April 2023.
    Aug 07, 2022
    She was on time friendly thorough concerned and interested. She listened to my questions and gave complete answers to each of them.
    Aug 03, 2022
    Aug 02, 2022
    Dr. Anderson was listening patiently to my symptoms and concerns. She showed great care in discussing the diagnosis and planned treatment
    Jun 02, 2022
    I receive impeccable care communication empathy and compassion from my doctor
    Mar 28, 2022
    Wonderful care provider
    Feb 22, 2022
    I was scheduled with this provider (who had a 6 month wait) who I consulted with 1x in 2020 and it was an unpleasant experience back them. I asked to change providers but was told I needed to return to her despite my protests. I got in via a cancellation and it was another disappointing consult that minimized dismissed and contradicts the concerns of 4 other specialists. Felt absolutely dismissed and have zero confidence in this provider who had a bad attitude for 2/2 times. Also repeated the same advice (therapy) when several of my other providers think I have a central nervous system or Neuro muscular disorder. Waste of time and don't understand how this is her specialty.