Dr. Joy Liu, DO

Dr. Joy Liu, DO

Family Medicine  |  
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Dr. Liu completed her degree of Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology at U.C. Berkeley. With a strong interest in primary care and holistic approach to medicine. Dr. Liu completed her medical degree at Western University with a Doctor of Osteophathic medicine in Pomona, CA. She then completed her residency at Methodist/Mercy Hospitals Family Practice Residency in Sacramento. Dr. Liu is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians. Dr. Liu's philosophy on medicine is simple: stay healthy, age successfully, and most importantly enjoy life. For Dr. Liu, mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health. When she treats a patient, she combines the best of modern medicine with her sage counseling. Patients confide in her because she takes time to listen to them. If she is behind on schedule, it is because she spent extra time with a patient, not because she double-booked. Patients have used such words as compassionate, caring, thorough, wise, patient, and goes-the-extra-mile to describe Dr. Liu.

2545 E Bidwell St Ste 110

Folsom, CA 95630

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
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Dr. Liu's Experience

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Dr. Liu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Liu "We believe the doctor is only an assistant on the patient's journey to physical and emotional health. The patient has the ultimate responsibility over his or her own health. As you primary care physician, we will do everything in our control to help you attain the quality and quantity of life you desire. We believe a patient's quality of life is just an important as longevity and that it is the patient's choice and responsibility to decide the importance of each.

  • We promise to listen to you.
  • We promise to apply the latest proven medical practices to your care.
  • We promise to assist in attaining your desired quality of life.W
  • We promise to apply a holistic approach to treating you, taking care of your physical as well as emotional well-being.
  • We promise to provide excellent customer service.

We are also a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The Patient-Centered Medical Home is all about you. It is a personal model of health care.This office will lead a team of health care professionals, who together take responsibility for your care. This team includes physician assistants, health educators, pharmacists, nutritionists, and specialists. This office will be responsible for coordinating care inside and outside of this office to provide comprehensive, coordinated, continuous and proactive health care to you."

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Preventive Care
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stitches
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Western University of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Methodist Hospital Of Sacramento
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Methodist Hospital Of Sacramento
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Liu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Liu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Liu to family and friends
4.0
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Liu Says:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.  The entire staff at the office takes tremendous pride in the services we provide.  Hearing that we have touched your live in a meaningful way is extremely satisfying.  Doctors and our back office staff do not often get this type of feedback.  Thank you again for your review.

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Dr. Liu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Folsom, CA |
Dr. Liu is very thorough and I appreciate the time that she and her staff take with me.
Thank you! I'll get on my soapbox for a bit because I like that you mention we take our time to listen and to help. :) That is one of the advantages of running a private practice. I get to practice medicine the way I want - placing patient-care above all else (even if appt does take longer), creating a work-culture that supports our care philosophy and our team-approach to care, and hiring compassionate staff who enjoys helping people. It is not easy, but it is very satisfying and humbling!!
in Stockton, CA |
My first visit to Dr. Liu office and I am very happy I chose this office. Very attentive and friendly front desk. Nurse practioner, Nisha was very kind and professional. I highly recommend this practice!
Thank you Lisa. Because I spend all my time with patients inside exam rooms (except for the occasional bio break), I often miss out on the interactions, good or bad, that happens in the office. It's great to hear wonderful comments, such as yours, that we are doing our job and placing patient-care above all else. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
Stockton, CA |
Excellent practice, staff and providers!! Always clean, happy and efficient.
Thank you!
Folsom, CA |
Excellent practice, staff and providers!! Always clean, happy and efficient.
Thank you!
in CA |
It my first visit with Dr. Liu. I have many health issues to go over with her. Unlike some doctors, she didn't throw her hands up with, "Whoa, hold on! Let's take one problem at a time!". She took notes & before leaving, she had a course of action in mind. I feel hope for light at the end of dark, very long tunnel. Thank you, Dr. Liu & staff!
Thank you Jill. I am thrilled I was able to make a difference. Isn't it amazing what compassionate listening can do! :) My entire care team will work together to help you get to your optimal health. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.
in Shingle Springs |
We were introduced to Dr. Liu while she was completing her internship at our Primary Care Doctor Office. We were so impressed with Dr. Liu's sincerity and thoroughness during her internship we left our Primary Care Doctor of over 20 years to follow her to her new practice.
Hi Thanos. Thank you for that comment. That warms my heart!!! Great memories we've had... I've grown older and wiser, but my practice philosophy remains the same to this day. Show compassion. Listen and trust my patients. Educate patients on treatment options. Be their trusted adviser. And work as a team to help patients achieve their optimal health.
956360 |
Great service; Karen is awesome & friendly
Did Karen influence your review! hahaha Karen is awesome! Her smile brightens up the waiting room. Our entire care team is awesome. We have some of the most dedicated and compassionate staff you will find anywhere. And they will go above and beyond to help you with your needs. My patients and I are truly blessed to them.
in Folsom, CA |
Dr. Liu is genuinely attentive and actively listens, as though what I have to say about my health or symptoms has relevance! She spends more time with me during visits than most doctors in my past, and it is time well spent. Her investment in my health goes beyond snap judgements and an Rx pad. She carefully discusses options and treatment plans and encourages my input at every step. The office makes good use of Internet communication tools as well.
Thank you Kevin! You are picked up on my practice philosophy very well. :) We are your partners in your journey to your optimal physical AND emotional health. YOU are the most critical component of this partnership. So naturally, we promise to listen. We promise to use the latest medical technologies for your treatment. And we promise to go above and beyond to coordinate your health care needs, inside and outside of our office, and to help you navigate the healthcare system.
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Dr. Liu accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
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  • HealthPartners
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Principal Life
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Hospitals where Dr. Liu has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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