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Dr. Sara Stein

Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment
Woodmere, OH
34 years experience female

Locations

Stein Wellness Centers

Woodmere, OH

Address

27600 Chagrin Blvd, Ste 360, Woodmere, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Friday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(216) 831-4625

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Optum

SummaCare

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Tricare

About

Bio

Obesity Medicine, Integrative Psychiatrist, and Functional Medicine expert Sara Stein MD is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Obesity Medicine. She is the author of award-winning “Obese From The Heart” (2009), and the recipient of the 2011 Crain's Cleveland Health Care Physician Hero, the 2010 Kaiser Permanente Humanitarian Award for Community Service for her work with Obesity Clinic. Dr. Stein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and trained in General Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. She trained in General Psychiatry at MetroHealth Hospitals of Cleveland and Stanford University School of Medicine and completed a combined NIMH-Stanford University Clinical Research fellowship.

Specialties
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Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment

Functional Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Find the pattern!: It's important to identify what experiences you had while dieting. Did you start out gangbusters and try to be perfect? Did you over-restrict causing ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Anger over Weight: Great question! i'm assuming he is obese, not thin. It's helpful to reframe our understanding of obesity as a chronic medical condition instead of a c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Healing negativity: Interestingly, many of the negative emotions that we experience may be due to nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities, including cravings. Tak... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Snack on protein: Hi ahedeston - snacking on protein such as nuts, lowfat cheese, even a chicken breast will keep your blood sugar stable, give you energy and allow you... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Gluten Sensitivity: Wheat gluten sensitivity can cause severe gastrointestinal and pain symptoms including reflux, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, joint and muscle pain... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
B12/Gluten problem?: About 1/2 of the population has difficulty with b vitamin metabolism, and regular b vitamins may not help. Since genetic mthfr testing may be expensiv... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Topiramate & weight: Topiramate (topamax) is often used to suppress binging or snacking. The new obesity medication Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) is a combination of... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
MTHFR, iron, celiac: Could be a B12 metabolism error. Check mthfr dna and replace with methyl b12, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, l-methyl folate (folic acid). Bloodwork is only t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Quit smoking weight: Quitting smoking cold turkey causes in an increase in your body's Insulin levels that peaks at 3 months and is over by 6 months tobacco free. However ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Carb cravings: Escitalopram (Lexapro) increase available serotonin in the brain - this can cause an increase in both hunger and cravings for carbohydrates. In additi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
10 min Intervals: You can exercise effectively by doing 10-15 minute interval training on a stationary bike or elliptical. Set it on manual, do a normal pace for 2-3 mi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Beauty at any size!: Hi maura - make sure your qualifications and strength as an applicant shine through. Slimming conservative dark suit, tasteful jewelry, groomed hair ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Quit smoking weight: Quitting smoking cold turkey causes in an increase in your body's Insulin levels that peaks at 3 months and is over by 6 months tobacco free. However ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Is BMI reliable?: Hi erikka! body mass index (bmi) is only a measure of height & weight. As a result, a very muscular person may have the same BMI as an obese, overfat ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
No evidence for HCG: There is absolutely no evidence supporting HCG & weight loss - the weight loss comes from the 500-calories daily, nearly starvation. There is a small ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
If: If you are truly vegan, you must take a B12 supplement daily to prevent low energy and nerve damage.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Nutrient deficiency: Chronic overeating from nutrient deficiencies such as vitamins, essential fatty acids ( fatty foods), protein (meat), or unstable blood sugar may not ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Food for Appetites: Using food to suppress appetite is a great idea - here are some hints. Apples, green tea, fiber, red wine vinegar, pine nuts, and water can reduce app... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Gluten Sensitivity?: The easiest way to test this as a food sensitivity is to eliminate one of two major culprits for indigestion. Are you eating a lot of wheat (including... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Get healthy together: The kindest way to ask someone to lose weight is to ask them to get healthy with you. Everyone has some lifestyle that can be improved, and having a b... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Taking to doc tmrw! Bless you for responding & the info. So grateful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks I don't want to risk it.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

Cleveland Clinic

Residency

MetroHealth

Residency

Stanford HOSPITAL

Awards

2011 Crain's Cleveland Physician Hero Award
2010 Kaiser Permanente Humanitarian Award for Community Service for obesity work
2009 Indie Excellence Award Obese From The Heart: A Fat Psychiatrist Discloses

Affiliations

Institute for Functional Medicine
The Obesity Society
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