Dr. Cynthia Kapphahn, MD

Pediatric MedicineFemaleAge 62

Dr. Cynthia Kapphahn, MD is a Pediatric Medicine Specialist in Mountain View, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Yale University School of Medicine medical school in 1987. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kapphahn to book an appointment.

Dr. Kapphahn

Castro Commons Clinic

1174 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94040
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Kapphahn's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anxiety
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Overweight
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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(650) 694-0600

Dr. Kapphahn accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Traditional
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UC Care-CA PPO
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Dr. Kapphahn truly cares about her patients. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her– such as responding to emails on holidays, late at night, etc.– and while I initially interpreted her demeanor as cold and off-putting, after a year of working with her, I have found her to be possibly the most personably, genuine, and loving medical professionals in the field. She loves her job, she loves her patients, and that is abundantly clear once you've worked with her for some time. She's seen a lot in regards to eating disorders, so if anything, her so-called "cold demeanor" is simply a display of caution and concern– she doesn't want to be your best friend. She simply wants to save your life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 13, 2019
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Keeps patients for way to long and is a very cold person
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 07, 2019
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Not helpful. I know kids often resist seeing doctors if they do not want treatment, but I felt just as ill at ease after meeting with her, and trying to get my child help.g
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Stan in Atherton, CA – May 17, 2016
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She is not at all supportive or warm. She doesn't want to be bothered with your questions, or a request for clarification, she just seems to want to put in her time and be done. Being that her specialty is supposed to be eating disorders, her ability to form a patient-staff relationship is crucial because it is often long term, with patient trust and resistance, etc. and the concern here would be that your child would be more resistant when her doctor is cold or just uncaring.
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Biography

Dr. Cynthia Kapphahn, MD is a Pediatric Medicine Specialist in Mountain View, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

1993
U CA
Fellowship Hospital
1990
John Hopkins Hosp
Residency Hospital
1987
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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Does Dr. Cynthia Kapphahn, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Cynthia Kapphahn, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kapphahn frequently treats Malnutrition, Anxiety, and Gastrointestinal Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kapphahn treats.

Where is Dr. Cynthia Kapphahn, MD's office located?

Dr. Kapphahn's office is located at 1174 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94040. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Castro Commons Clinic

Lpch/stanford Medical Group1174 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94040
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