About Me

Hello! My name is Dr. Madhavi Risbud, and I am an internal medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente’s Stockdale Medical Offices in Bakersfield. Thank you for visiting my Web page. I appreciate your interest in me, and I look forward to the opportunity to care for you or your loved ones.


I was born and raised in Bombay, India. Both of my parents are physicians, as are my siblings and many of my extended family. We have 22 physicians in our family, and becoming a doctor was something I always wanted to do. I came to the United States in 1990 and trained at Los Angeles County Hospital before making my home in Bakersfield. My husband (who is also a physician here at Kaiser Permanente) and I have two beautiful children. When I do get free time, I enjoy singing and reading. I am currently learning Indian classical music. We also enjoy traveling as a family.

About my practice

In my practice, I approach my patients as health care partners. I share information so that you can be part of the process in deciding what care is right for you. More importantly, I help you understand the active role you need to take in preventing illness in the first place, and I also help you find the tools and resources you need to lead a healthy life.

How I thrive

I believe strongly in the power of prayer, meditation, and regular exercise. I always find time to spend with my children and in my garden. Watching nature’s miracles in spring and fall gives me a sense of rejuvenation.