I'm a primary care physician practicing in Silicon Valley.

My goal is to help my patients optimize their health.

I'm a mom of two wonderful boys. 

I'm trying to do more yoga.




Dr. Christina Palmer was born in the Washington DC area, attended Dartmouth College, spent some time consulting, lived in India studying yoga, and then made her way to medical school at Penn in Philadelphia. While there she did research on breast cancer, telomeres, and acupuncture. Residency then brought her out to San Francisco to UCSF where she did residency training in Family Medicine. In residency she also started teaching yoga at the San Francisco General Hospital, rotated on the Navajo Reservation, and successfully worked on getting sodas out of the hospital vending machines. She is now a practicing primary care physician in the Bay Area. 

Dr. Christina cares for patients of all ages from newborns to the end of life. Her ultimate goal is to partner with and empower people to prevent illness, manage chronic diseases, and live in optimal health. She has a strong interest in food and nutrition, seeing over and over again how diet and lifestyle can profoundly influence health.