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Dr. Sarah Patterson is a rheumatologist who specializes in integrative medicine. In her practice, she combines tools from mainstream medicine with mind-body techniques and nutritional therapies, with the goal of addressing the individual goals and challenges of patients living with chronic disease.

Patterson's research examines the effects of stress on patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

At UCSF, Patterson earned her medical degree, completed a residency in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in rheumatology. She then completed a research fellowship in integrative medicine through the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health. She has studied therapeutic nutrition, yoga and meditation.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 2011

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Rheumatology, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    33 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 08, 2023
    Dr. Patterson is my care provider from 2018 and I can say she is excellent!!
    Feb 09, 2023
    I was on the waiting list for many months. I would wait even twice as long to get the kind of care I've received at UCSF Osher Center. Beyond my expectations !!!
    Dec 22, 2022
    I have been under the care of Dr. Patterson for more than 4 years Her professional is all first class.
    Dec 12, 2022
    Overall a very good experience. No complaints or problems at all.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Dr Sarah Patterson is one of my favorite docs. And I am so appreciative that UCSF has this integrated medicine department. She really knows how to merge western and alternative medicine beside that she's a super lovely person who really cares about her patience
    Nov 04, 2022
    Very accommodating with new medical issues/meds- inspite of appt dx-PMR & went beyond explaining new meds/ beat way to take
    Oct 05, 2022
    Dr Patterson is the best Dr I've ever had- excellent-
    Apr 13, 2022
    They still have forgotten how to pronounce my name properly after all these years. :( I think a phonetic reminder on all patient docs would be helpful for this.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Defining Stress REsilience And Mindfulness Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A modified version of the 8-item Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8) will be used to evaluate acceptability of the mindfulness program by patients in the treatment group. A few of the words in the original CSQ-8 were changed...