Gurpreet K. Padam MD

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Dr. Gurpreet K. Padam MD, FAAFP, DipABLM – founder of Home Based Medicine and a Certified National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach, is a board-certified Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine sub-specialist with a postdoctoral Palliative Medicine Fellowship training from the Interdisciplinary Stanford/VA Palo Alto program and a mini-fellowship in Ethno-Geriatrics from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center.  She is a pioneer in Home Based Medicine with over 20 years of experience in Adult Medicine and serving the homebound and home limited individuals.

Board Certification

  • Diplomate-American Board of Family Medicine
  • Diplomate-American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Fellowship-Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Additional Training

Services Offered

  • Home Based Medicine – House call doctor for the homebound.
    Dr. Padam brings compassionate Telehealth and Home Care to the homebound. House-call doctors are rare, and with our Home-Based Medicine services, our clients receive adult primary care services in the home to the extent possible.
  • Lifestyle Medicine – focuses on improving one’s health and wellness by incorporating lifestyle changes such as nutrition, activity, sleep hygiene, stress management and community building to manage, reverse and treat particular lifestyle-related chronic diseases.


A pioneer in Home Based Medicine, Dr. Padam has over 20 years of experience in Adult Medicine and serving the homebound.  Her experience includes serving as a Medical Director for a prominent Bay Area Home Health and Hospice organization. In 2006 she joined a very large Bay Area health care organization as Medical Director of Inpatient Palliative Care and eventually expanded to add an outpatient services. Shortly after that, she was involved in launching the Home Based Primary and Palliative Care Program. Additionally, she has experience working with those with a severe illnesses as Hospice Medical Director and Attending Physician in Adult Primary Care. She served as Physician Wellness Champion for the department of medicine. She was involved with various hospital committees dedicated to improving safety, quality, and patient experience.

“The privilege of caring for patients of various life stages has taught me many valuable lessons. I am convinced that it is never too late to enhance a person’s well-being and quality of life. Each person is unique, and there isn’t a “one size fits all”. That is why I foster a supportive partnership with my clients in goal setting and designing a collaborative plan to meet their health care needs.”

Dr. Padam


Dr. Padam likes to incorporate food as medicine in her life and encourages others to adopt healthier life habits. She offers Lifestyle Medicine, Health, and Wellness consultations for adults. She believes it’s never too late to improve one’s health. As a result, along with compassion and kindness, she includes food as medicine in the comprehensive plan for health maintenance and chronic disease prevention strategies.


Dr. Padam serves in a leadership capacity for various local, county, state and national non-profit organizations. She is an advocate for healthcare legislation, bridging health care disparities, and improving access to care for all people. She appreciates the tenderness of the physician-patient relationship. Unsurprisingly, her favorite part of practicing medicine is getting to know people and learning what’s important to them.


Dr. Padam loves to explore various cuisines and places with opportunities to eat good food and explore dog-friendly walking trails and beaches with her family and Labrador Retriever. In addition, her patients frequently request visits with her working dog, a super gentle and curious chocolate Labrador Retriever – who you may also see around the office.


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    • Board Certified in Family Medicine
    • Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine
    • Board eligible for Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    • Certified National DPP Lifestyle Coach – Certified to facilitate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved evidence based curriculum to prevent Type 2 Diabetes 2021

    Awards & Commendations

    • Certificate of Recognition – California State Legislature – community service award 2019
    • Certificate of Commendation-community outreach 2019
    • Certificate of Commendation County of Santa Clara – community hero award 2019
    • Guru Nanak Community Hero – 2019
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians 2018