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Dr. Sara Pinkel, MD

Internal Medicine*
4.0 (9)
Map Pin Small San Jose, CA
Accepting new patients
34 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Sara Pinkel, MD

Dr. Sara Pinkel, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in San Jose, CA. They specialize in Internal Medicine, has 34 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and is affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Pinkel an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Pinkel works at Practice in San Jose, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Limb Pain and Joint Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Pinkel's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Valley Health Center At Tully
    500 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (408) 817-1340
  2. 2
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
    751 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (408) 885-5000
    Monday
    08:30 - 21:00
    Tuesday
    08:30 - 21:00
    Wednesday
    08:30 - 21:00
    Thursday
    08:30 - 21:00
    Friday
    08:30 - 21:00
    Saturday
    09:00 - 20:00
    Sunday
    09:00 - 17:00

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

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Limb Pain
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Joint Pain
Constipation
Muscle Cramping
Muscle Spasm
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Foot Infection
Nail Infection
Nausea
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Pharyngitis
Shortness of Breath
Throat Pain
Tobacco Use Disorder
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Immunization Administration
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Acne
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Actinic Keratosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Kidney Infection
Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Adult Failure to Thrive
Alkalosis
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
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Animal Allergies
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
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Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Neck
Asthma
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Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Ataxia
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Atherosclerosis
Athlete's Foot
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Back Pain
Bedsores
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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Infection
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Breast Pain
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bunion
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Bursitis
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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Coccygeal Pain
Common Cold
Contact Dermatitis
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
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Cystic Fibrosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dehydration
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diarrhea
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Difficulty With Walking
Dizziness
Down Syndrome
Dry Eyes
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Dry Skin
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Dyshydrotic Eczema
Dyslipidemia
Dysphagia
Ear Ache
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Earwax Buildup
Eczema and Contact Dermatitis
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Esophagitis
Essential Tremor
Fever
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Fibromyalgia
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroparesis
Genital Warts
Gout
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Hair Loss
Hammer Toe
Headache
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Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
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Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hives
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Hydrocele
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Hypogonadism
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
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Intertrigo
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Jock Itch
Kidney Infection
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Leukocytopenia
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Low Back Pain
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders
Migraine
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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Muscle Weakness
Mycobacterial Lung Infection
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nasopharyngitis
Neurogenic Bladder
Nightmare Disorder
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Nosebleed
Obesity
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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Overactive Bladder
Overweight
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Wart
Pneumonia
Pollen Allergy
Polyneuropathy
Polyuria
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Postnasal Drip
Proteinuria
Radiculopathy
Rash
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Raynaud's Disease
Reflux Esophagitis
Restless Leg Syndrome
Ringworm
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Rosacea
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Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Secondary Diabetes Mellitus
Secondary Hypertension
Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Shingles
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Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinusitis
Skin Ulcer
Sleep Apnea
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stye
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Swine Flu
Syphilis Infections
Tension Headache
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrush
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Tinnitus
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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tremor
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Trigeminal Neuralgia
Urinary Stones
Vaginitis or Vaginosis
Varicose Eczema
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
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Viral Hepatitis
Vitamin A Deficiency
Vitamin B Deficiency
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
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Wheezing
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Yeast Infections
Diabetes Counseling
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    Specialties*
    • Internal Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 34 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1629138474
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Sara Pinkel, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Pinkel is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Pinkel accepts Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Pinkel has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Pinkel has seen patients for Limb Pain and Joint Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Pinkel on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    9 patients have reviewed Dr. Pinkel. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Pinkel.

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