Meet Our Providers
At Cogent Family Healthcare, Dr. Stephen Sims and our staff are dedicated to helping you prevent chronic disease and get well when you are sick. We take the time to get to know you so we can provide personalized care based on your health history and that of your family. This helps us to deliver targeted preventive care and a more informed diagnosis when you are ill. We invite you to learn about our providers below and call (650) 386-0386 today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Stephen Sims
Dr. Stephen Sims is an established board-certified family practice physician, with over 17 years of experience treating families. With a background in neuroscience research, he employs an analytical approach to patient care and has a special interest in the forces within the body that influence health, disease and a sense of well-being. In line with this, he is passionate about understanding in depth the physiology of health and disease to better care for his patients, and partner with them to make lasting health improvements. While adhering to conventional, established standards of medical care, Dr. Sims augments these standard approaches to disease to allow a broader and more accurate picture of the multiple factors underlying chronic disease and suboptimal health by incorporating a evidence based personalized health assessment as part of disease diagnosis and prevention.
“I am committed to understanding on a deeper level the physiology of health and disease to better understand why some diagnostic tests and treatments are better than others”.
Dr. Sims attended college at Columbia University and graduated with a degree in Biology. Following graduation, Dr. Sims published basic neuroanatomy research and a human neurophysiology study abstract, attending medical school at Downstate University in Brooklyn in order to pursue a unique neuroscience research opportunity there. During this period, Dr. Sims realized that his passion was in the application of medical research in patient settings. He shifted focus and graduated from SUNY Downstate In 1989 with an M.D. degree. He completed residency in Family Medicine at University of Southern California.