Doctor's Biography
Dr. William E. Straw
PTP Fellow
Primary Care
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: 650.254.5225
Fax: 650.254.5286


Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Languages Spoken: English
Handicapped Accessible Office: Yes
Hospital Privileges: Stanford University Hospital; El Camino Hospital


Team Affiliations
San Jose Sharks, NHL

Medical Specialities
Anabolic steroids (Androstenedione)
Heat related illness
HIV testing in sports


Biography
Dr. William E. Straw is the team physician for the San Jose Sharks and has been on the medical staff of the San Francisco Giants. He is a family practitioner at the Los Altos Center of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Los Altos, California.

An expert on topics of sports medicine, Dr. Straw has appeared on Fox News, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and multiple sports talk shows to discuss issues including anabolic steroids, creatine, HIV, and heat-related injuries. In addition, his articles have appeared in USA Today and U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Straw is a member of the Board of Fellows of Professional Team Physicians. Fellows are the members who supply the primary medical and orthopedic care to professional and elite athletes.


Education
University of Colorado, 1975, M.D.

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice; 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996

Medical Society Affiliations
Santa Clara Medical Society
Pi Mu Epsilon


ProTeamPhysicians.com articles written by: Dr. William E. Straw
Fighting the flu
Heat illness
Imaging techniques
Pain Relievers
Ski-Proof your body
When to call the doctor