Dr. Brett Spitnale is a family practitioner practicing in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Spitnale specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Spitnale possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 2007
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
- Ear Infection
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- VolunteerVolunteer medical student preceptor at UCSF affiliated homeless clinic
- San Francisco General Hospital
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