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Sondos Al Sad


Family physician

Dr. Sondos Al Sad is a family physician with special interests in women's health; cognitive behavioral therapy; public health; community medicine; and health equity, especially in underrepresented populations. As a certified menopause practitioner, she provides up-to-date care for patients transitioning to menopause.

Al Sad believes in patient-centered research, so she actively listens to her patients' concerns and passionately seeks answers for them. Her current research interests include women's health, intersectionality studies, patient-centered outcomes and cost-effective interventions. She has presented her research findings nationally at academic and community conferences.

Al Sad earned her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology. She earned her master of public health degree and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Kentucky. Prior to UCSF, Al Sad worked at Ohio State University's Wexler Medical Center.

Outside of work, Al Sad enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids and loves reading, hiking, art and crafts, and providing community service. She appreciates quality coffee, especially vegan cappuccinos, and can watch the "Kung Fu Panda" movies an infinite amount of times.

  • Education

    Jordan University of Science and Technology, MBBS, 2006

  • Residencies

    University of Kentucky, Family Medicine, 2015

  • Languages


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    302 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is very compassionate and caring.
    Nov 17, 2023
    She didn't talk to me more about my issue I had to ask her to look at my surgery from many years ago
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad instilled confidence that I was getting excellent care. She was caring knowledgeable patient and I felt she was truly listening to my concerns. She is the best doctor I have seen in years and I hope to stay under her care for a long time. I have already recommended her to family and friends.
    Oct 29, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is phenomenal. I've never had a doctor listen to me like she has. She is non-judgemental and caring and so knowledgeable. Practical and informative. I wish I would have found her 20 years ago. She found a problem I did not know about and was really great with me about it. I'm so grateful
    Oct 28, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is a blessing. I was ready to give up on the Dr.'s I was referred to. Don't get me wrong they were good. But when Dr. Al Sad told me to never come and tell her what you have just the symptoms. I was blown away.. She stayed that was her job. I love Dr. Al Sad
    Oct 26, 2023
    I feel like Dr. Al Sad actually listens and cares about me.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Outstanding and very caring and personable
    Oct 20, 2023
    She was very indepth with providing knowledge.
    Oct 18, 2023
    Dr Sondos is fantastic. She truly listens and provides insightful feedback and explains things rather well.
    Oct 12, 2023
    Too rushed to listen and understand my communications.
    Sep 28, 2023
    Always receive excellent care!
    Sep 23, 2023
    Best doctor's visit I've had in years. She took time to listen and educate me on potential reasons for my issues.
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is kind caring respectful compassionate patient and extremely informative. She truly works with me as a partnership.I feel blessed to have her as my health care provider!
    Sep 11, 2023
    Sondos Ahmad Al Sad was simply amazing
    Sep 07, 2023
    She was thorough and informative.
    Aug 29, 2023
    Excellent communication and very respectful to the patient
    Aug 29, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is an exceptional physician.
    Aug 28, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is fantastic! She brilliant and takes the time to really hear her patients needs.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Dr Al Sad is an excellent doctor and I'm very happy to have her. Would be great if she could spend more time with each patient. She never pressured me but I felt compelled to rush and maybe I had too many issues to address and we ended up not being able to cover everything.
    Aug 22, 2023
    I have a lot of respect for Dr.Al Sad
    Jul 22, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is awesome!
    Jul 18, 2023
    I receive the best care possible at UCSF because of Dr Al Sad.
    Jul 07, 2023
    Lovely experience
    Jul 06, 2023
    Very very good! Thank you.
    Jul 05, 2023
    Good experience
    Jun 25, 2023
    Very knowledgeable.
    Jun 14, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is wonderful! I am really grateful to have her as my primary care physician. She explained her perspective with kindness and expertise.
    Jun 01, 2023
    Doctor was excellent
    May 26, 2023
    Very satisfied experience.
    May 18, 2023
    Excellent listener; projects feelings of confidence and caring
    May 09, 2023
    I really appreciate being given options about my healthcare and being explained why some things work over others. I couldn't have asked for a better provider
    Apr 05, 2023
    I love Dr. Al-Sad! She's friendly knowledgeable and gives great honest and detailed info. I love that she's my PCP.
    Mar 28, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is a terrific doctor!
    Mar 23, 2023
    Had a hard time hearing her. I am hearing challenged.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Dr Sondos is "one of a kind" . She is very knowledgeable and patient.
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is a gem- she's brilliant compassionate empathetic and takes her time to address concerns appropriately. I really hope UCSF holds onto her because she's the best primary care provider I've ever had.
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr. Al sad is the best and an asset to UCSF
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr. AL Sad did an amazing job doing informative care. Would highly recommend!
    Mar 02, 2023
    Dr Sad was everything I would want in a dr: intelligent caring efficient conscientious and a great diagnostician!
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr. Sondos Al Sad is a caring concerned physician. She makes the effort to interact with me though I have difficulty expressing myself verbally. She solicits & considers my input.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad is awesome!
    Feb 22, 2023
    Dr Al Sad was excellent in explaining my options and my condition
    Jan 24, 2023
    Excellent primary care Dr!!!! Highly knowledgeable and effective professional patient communication.
    Jan 24, 2023
    I think Dr Al Sad is a terrific doctor. She's super smart listens doesn't over prescribe gets to the point and makes informed decisions which she articulates clearly. I've recommended two friends to the clinic.
    Jan 19, 2023
    So attentive friendly intelligent thorough and kind. I would recommend her to family and friends. It has been a long time since I met a provider that genuinely cares about her patients.
    Jan 13, 2023
    The experience of the call was fine but it should have been avoided from get go??
    Jan 06, 2023
    Dr. Al Sad was wonderful: she listened she was thorough and she validated. Highly recommend.
    Dec 23, 2022
    The dr wasn't clear on the appropriate next steps for the referral and I ended up making a trip I didn't need bc they couldn't see me and I had been told to just walk in
    Dec 20, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad is the best
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr.Al Sad is awesome! She provides excellent care!
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr. Al-Sad was exceptional. She listened to my concerns asked thoughtful follow-up questions and proposed a few follow-up options for me with detailed information on each.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Was excellent experience
    Nov 29, 2022
    In my years and I got quite a few under my belt I have never felt so comfortable with a doctor
    Nov 28, 2022
    My experience with the Dr was great. It was the communication after that was a struggle
    Nov 24, 2022
    Very professional and knowledgeable
    Nov 11, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad is very caring thorough and takes the time to listen. She is very attentive. She provides excellent care. I would highly recommend her to anybody.
    Nov 10, 2022
    Sondos al Sad is an extraordinarily excellent doctor. This was my first visit with her after my care was transferred form another primary care physician who left the UCSF staff about six months ago. Dr. Al Sad exceeded my expectations In every way. She Is an unexpected gem.
    Nov 10, 2022
    The provider was excellent
    Nov 05, 2022
    Nov 05, 2022
    I know I'm on Medicare/Medi-CalBut I was canceled 3 times to see the doctorshe was great but I didn't receive the referrals I asked for So I left feeling relieved for finally seeing my internist and confused as to how to proceed with my follow up Plans??
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr Al Sad was excellent in our first in person meeting. Took the time to go thru all my issues. Very clear thoughtful guidance. I have aLot of confidence in her judgment.
    Oct 26, 2022
    New doctor as my internist had left practice very comfortable with new doctor
    Oct 20, 2022
    She is one of the best doctors I have been acquainted with. Her concerns about my view on what I want and treatments was refreshing and opened my mind to listen more objectively.
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad was wonderful so happy to have her as my doctor
    Sep 30, 2022
    My experience with Dr. Al Sad was great. She was very caring and took the time to listen and explain everything.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Very attentive professional and do care to assist you in many ways.
    Sep 19, 2022
    Very helpful and thorough encouraged questions.
    Sep 13, 2022
    .an excellent appt and follow up
    Sep 11, 2022
    The provider was very thoughtful careful patient and kind. I felt she was a bit inexperienced which was not surprising as she is new to the clinic. I thought she could have been better prepared for the visit by reading through all the information from the ER visit before hand but I was able to walk her through it and explain the remaining issues. She was very attentive and I felt I got the help I needed.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad is a saint. I have health anxieties so she really did her best to keep me calm and offer up good solutions for me.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr Al Sad was fantastic. I had a visit to discuss polio - I don't know if I was vaccinated. She suggested a simple blood test to determine. But more than that I have a chronic digestive condition and she brought to my attention a possible course of treatment that may work much better for me. AND the medication she suggested was designed for - gasp- women! She will run this by my GI doc to see if he is on board but I am so grateful that she brought this medication to my attention as the GI staff had not previously made me aware of it.
    Aug 28, 2022
    Very impressed with my new doctor.
    Aug 25, 2022
    Liked her a lot but she was unfamiliar with my medical history and didn't know I was having an ablation on Monday. Thought it was a pacemaker. Quick to dismiss an abnormal blood test that had concerned 2 other doctors without explanation. She was very kind. First meeting. I expect things to go better when I see her next month if she is aware of my chart. She correctly targeted high blood pressure as a possible concern.
    Aug 20, 2022
    My experience is excellent. Dr. Al Sad is one of the best doctors I've ever had. She's an excellent listener; she offers resources and useful recommendations to enhance my healthcare. I am grateful to be her patient; it's clear that she cares about her profession and her patients.
    Aug 17, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad is smart well-informed thorough and kind. I am grateful for her thoughtful engagement in my care. She is patient and provides nuanced well-researched and practical information and guidance. She is persistent in working with me on multiple health issues. Her encouragement is valuable to my success.
    Aug 16, 2022
    Dr Al Sad was engaging and listened to my issues. She was compassionate and understanding and gentle in her examination of me.
    Jul 29, 2022
    Excellent thorough care!
    Jul 26, 2022
    Finally I have a general physician that is competent that listen's and has compassion! Dr. Al-Sad thus far is amazing!
    Jul 24, 2022
    Dr Al Sad was amazing! She approaches with a more holistic approach she listens to my concerns and checks the whole body. After the exam she gave me wonderful suggestions and exercises to do to help me heal
    Jul 15, 2022
    You have a real gem and a tip top person in Dr. Al Sad. Congratulations on hiring her. I consider myself very lucky to be under her care.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad is a great addition to the group!
    Jul 08, 2022
    First time visit! Very impressed with knowledge concern listening skills and developing a plan.
    Jun 15, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad is taking over my care as my usual provide has left. She was very thorough at this Introductory visit and took a lot of time with me going over my history and giving me a check up.
    Jun 10, 2022
    One of the better experiences I've had at the Women's Clinic!
    Apr 06, 2022
    Explained things very well and printed information for me to take home
    Mar 26, 2022
    Dr. Al Sad had just arrived to the practice but she was already incredibly helpful and her care motivated me to schedule a general check up which I had been putting off for too long. I think she will be a great addition to the practice!

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