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Dr. Arbella Sarkis, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

All things are possible with God, Mark 10:27. As a patient, whether you’re a pediatric (5yrs and older), geriatric or fall somewhere in between, you will find Dr. Sarkis to be possibly the warmest, most compassionate, proactive, prolife doctor you have likely ever met. As a patient you may expect a good listener, not to be hurried through your appointment and to be a highly knowledgeable and skilled practitioner that takes a sincere interest in all aspects of your life and medical care. PLEASE NOTE: We regret our schedule is not connected with Zocdoc, from time to time we may need to make minor adjustments in your requested visit time though it was confirmed through Zocdoc. As well, we apologize if you encounter a wait at the clinic. Dr. Sarkis is an admitting physician at 2 hospitals and as well, in the clinic, it is our policy to see those with urgent needs on a priority basis. Getting sick has no schedule for any of us. When you have an urgent need we'll be there for you! A member of the Gentle Touch Medical Group

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • O'Connor Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' Facoltà di Farmacia e Medicina
  • St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • Farsi
  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Assyrian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1821129933

Office locations

Gentle Touch Medical Group, PC

16400 Lark Avenue, Suite 150

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Gentle Touch Medical Group, PC

105 N. Bascom Avenue, Suite 204

San Jose, CA 95128

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I finally found nice family physician for me and family!
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Dr. Sarkis is a compassionate, empathetic and wonderful Doctor. She truly listens to her patients and goes above and beyond. Lucky to have been referred to her by a family friend.
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I felt good talking to Dr. Sarkis. She was straight forward with her recommendations. Her staff was friendly and I felt at ease.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very attentive and did not rush at all. Extremely pleased
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She is amazing She made me fill so comfortable I would recommend her to anyone
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Dr Sarkis is nice and knowledgeable. She has a great attitude and provides great advices. The only area that I'd like to see improvements is to ask the office managers to schedule the time more wisely to reduce the waiting time.
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The doctor herself is very mannered and able to connect to you as a friend more than anything. She explains everything in detail and makes you feel very comfortable. I came in extremely irritated with what was going on within mybody and here I am a few days later cleared of it. Unfortunately I did have to wait over an hour before seeing her.
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Going in I was initially nervous from bad experiences with " Cold" doctors with terrible bedside manner . But she really made me feel comfortable and that she genuinely cared . Which makes the anxiety from taking a trip to the doctors extremely less. Very sweet smart lady
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She has a fantastic Doctor who takes the time to understand your concerns;however, they have a tendency to overbook which creates a wait. I'm very happy overall :)
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Very pleased. Doubly so as she spoke Spanish so my wife could participate in the discussion.
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Was looking for a primary doctor and Arbella was exceptionall!! My husband said she was very helpful and personable. Will definitely keep her as our dr.
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She is Amazing :)
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Very nice, friendly, and personable. Makes patients feel comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Overall very personable. She is very booked but somehow still remembers me eve though I haven't seen her in over a year
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She's very professional, knowledgeable and helpful with any questions you may have.
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Very pleased. Very nice lady. Will definitely be going back, but hopefully not to soon =P Also was able to pay my copay right there. Very convenient. Also very pleasant and friendly staff.
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She seems like a wonderful person and has great bedside manners. However, there was no follow-up with her and the office scheduled a follow-up appointment without my knowledge. I need a primary care physician that can help me manage my physicalhealth and just did not get that understanding from her.
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Easy, fast, thorough
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Dr. Sarkis was very attentive and compassionate. She listens well and gives good feedback that lets you know she has heard what you have said. I was very happy with my overall experience with her.
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She was really really great, however the appointment I was there for (a dermatology consult) was not what I got unfortunately. The website showed that I could make an appointment with her specifically for that reason, and the front staff askedme a couple of times my reason for visit and was surprised to hear about dermatology. If I knew it wasn't commin to go there for a den consult I would have just asked my primary care physician for a referral to an actual dermatologist. She definitely was so sweet and kind, however I didn't get what I signed up for unfortunately.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very kind and thoughtful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Arabella is very competent, attentive, kind, and sweet. She listen all our issues, explain and clarify everything, our symptoms, possible causes, test results and advices. I just came from Brazil and was concerned about visit a Doctor fromanother country, but she made me feel comfortable and confident. She is also very patient with my difficulty speaking English.
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Dr. Arbella is very attentive. She answers every questions or concerns. I felt comfortable around her. She has excellent bedside manners.
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Great DR.
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Incredible bedside manner. She is energetic and has a very sweet and maternal vibe about her. Has answered a number of my questions and curiosities about medicine and my health and has taken the time to see me when I came in needing some quick help without giving notice.
More than 1 year ago
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Horrible doctor. Just asked what my symptoms were and prescribed.. What if I was wrong? Luckily I wasn't... I waited about an hour and 30 minutes. It was a TERRIBLY long wait.. Then she came in for 5 minutes.. She askedwhat was wrong and prescribed- Done. I would never go back!
More than 1 year ago
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Long wait but one of the best doctors I have ever been to. She helped me out when no one else would at a reasonable price. *Warning, before I begin this review is not intended to tip off pill shoppers?? asI think they are called to call her office and waste this excellent doctor's time*. Other primary care doctors accused me of trying to do this because I have had seizures w/ proof since my early twenties and prior to that I was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age. Soooo I have a very interesting prescription chart that makes most doctors refuse to even consider prescribing me medication even though I need it. Once they invent an ADHD drug that works for me (Straterra does) but has some nasty side effeects. I will gladly take it. I went to 2 doctors before she was willing to help me out before I moved to Oregon and she prescribed the medications that my former neurologist from Kaiser Permanente recommended, as well as, a stopgap measure for my ADHD. I know have a neurologist and primary care doctor that agree with her evaluation in Oregon. She gave me just enough medication (not too much, not too little) to make it to Oregon and start a new life. I recommend her because she really listened and understood that I was in a tough spot and and SHE ACTUALLY CARED!!!
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Sweetest doctor I've ever seen. Very attentive, thorough, and great sense of humor.
More than 1 year ago
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Arbella is genuine and direct. She is wise and fast. It's nice to have a doctor go into diagnosis with an open mind. Intelligent and through. Highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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I have never had such a warm welcome and thorough check-in from a doctor! She asked all the right questions and gave some sound advice. Her positive persona was so refreshing! I am more than happy to have found my new doctor ;)
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Excellent doctor and very good staffs.Very knowledgeable doctor.i highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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She was amazing! She was very welcoming!
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She is wonderful!
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I like Dr Sarkis but the wait times in her surgery are unacceptable. I have arrived for a 2:30pm appointment and left at 5pm before. No doctor is worth that wait, unfortunately, and her front desk staff leave a lot ofbe desired on the manners front. It's a shame, as I love Dr Sarkis herself.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone was extremely nice. Unfortunately there were a few too many interruptions. Rather than focus on just me, she was interrupted several times by her nurse. I had to ask the nurse twice for the lab slip for blood work. Herresponse was "Are you sure you are not getting it confused with the other patient we were talking about?" I also had to call the office the next day to remind someone to phone in my prescriptions.
More than 1 year ago
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She's a wonderful sweet caring doctor. Great new offices and change of staff is working great as well. Still a bit of a wait, but well worth it. Talking with other patients while waiting (20min), it's obvious she's there when youneed her no matter the hour. That's something I never had with other doctors and why I'm keeping her as long as I can (but hope I don't need her).
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All my questions were answered. Takes care of patients' insurance issues.
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She was wonderful!
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I've lived in several states and, therefore, have had numerous primary care physicians. Dr. Sarkis is by far my favorite. She actually spends times with her patients to ensure you understand what is taking place, what a medication will do, whymedication A instead of medication B, and she also offers recommendations that enhance and supplement medications.
More than 1 year ago
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Nice, thorough. But I really don't have an hour to wait to be seen - especially when I made an appointment. Otherwise, good experience.
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Awesome. Thorough, professional, kind, thoughtful.
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Awesome doctor! However, because she takes so much time with each patient get ready for a wait. She'll explain everything in detail and things you may not have thought of. Not your typical write a prescription and your out doctor. Really cares.
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She's always such a sweet considerate doctor who wants her patients to be healthy
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It was a wonderful experience over all. She was extremely nice & sweeT :) <33 very professional. I had a very good time there :)
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I love Dr. Sarkis. She is always so knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. And I love her fashion sense!
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Great doctor so far I loved her she makes you feel very comfortable!!
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The wait was to be expected as I was seen the same day as i requested an appointment. Everyone in the office is very kind and accommodating.
More than 1 year ago
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She is the most sincere and caring doctor I have had.She is a blessing to have in your life!
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The wait was way too long. The office is too small, and the organization of the office is terrible. So to summarize Dr. Sarkis is a wonderful caring doctor, but that does not outweigh the lack of order or extreme wait times.
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She is fantastic!!
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