Women’s Center for Mind-Body
About Dr. Harise Stein
|After many years in
Walnut Creek, California as a “regular” ob/gyn, performing surgeries and
delivering thousands of babies, Dr. Stein has decided to concentrate on
something she has always believed in--the importance of a woman
understanding both her body and how her life and body interact. (Hence the
center's slogan “information and insight”.) Through countless
experiences with her patients, she has seen how life events, coping
skills, support networks, preparation for what lay ahead, and self
perspective have impacted her patients’ symptoms and health status.
Dr. Stein is now in a position to formally concentrate on the interface between medicine and life's realities. Her practice is solely office-based, which avoids emergency interruptions, and enables her to provide intensive, focused, personalized care. Two hour initial appointments, which include a thorough history and physical, enable her to spend considerable time answering questions and treating each woman as a “whole” person. In addition, she can “translate” surgical and medical reports, do internet searches, and coach women on how to approach and talk to their other doctors.
Dr. Stein's academic credentials:
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University
Besides being a physician, Dr. Stein is a wife and mother, and has been through many of the same ob/gyn experiences as her patients. This enhanced perspective from having been on “both sides of the table” is coupled with her training in Mind-Body Medicine and Interactive Imagery. She is the first ob/gyn in the country to also be certified in Interactive Imagery, and is very pleased to be able to offer this invaluable resource as an added dimension of care. [See Imagery.]