Dr. Lorilee Sutter, MD

Dr. Lorilee Sutter, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Lorilee Sutter, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Modesto, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read her story

1429 College Ave Ste C

Modesto, CA 95350

Contact Information

(209) 524-1666

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Sutter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sutter "I began my studies at the University of South Florida in 1970 and went to the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1974. I did my Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Texas- Medical Branch from 1977-1978 and then did my residency there as well from 1978-1980. I took a Rheumatology Fellowship position at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1980 and received my Board Certification in 1982. I started private practice in 1982 in Modesto, California where I am currently still practicing. Additionally, in 2012 I began working out of Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister, California due to a great need for rheumatologist in Monterey County and the surrounding area."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sutter "Midway through my internal medicine residency, I reassessed what I wanted to do and the patients I enjoyed seeing most had arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. By far, they were the most grateful for whatever relief could be provided to them. Decades later, I am still happiest treating rheumatoid arthritis. I can recall numerous patients who have had dramatic transformations in their lives with treatment. What's more, they deeply appreciate it. 

In 2012, Medscape published results of a survey on physician happiness by specialty. And despite having the lowest income in the survey, rheumatologists were the happiest."

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

71  Conditions Treated


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3  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection

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.


  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Tex Med Br Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Tex Med Br Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sutter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sutter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sutter to family and friends
17 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Sutter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Sutter gives excellent care and probably the best Rheumatoligist that I have seen. She is one of the doctors that actually listen to her patients.
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