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Dr. Kira Stein

Psychiatry
Sherman Oaks, CA
24 years experience female

Locations

West Coast Life Center & West Coast TMS Institute

Sherman Oaks, CA

Address

5170 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 380, Sherman Oaks, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8187631124

About

Bio

I specialize in adult psychiatry, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology (medications) and transcranial magnetic stimulation. I am very interested in integrative and comprehensive approaches to psychiatric conditions, including dietary changes, exercise (both mental and physical), and bright light therapy, etc. I enjoy working with men and women, and have special training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. A medical doctor for almost 20 years, I still feel deeply fulfilled by, and passionate about, my work helping people reach and maintain mental health and balance. I chose psychiatry as my medical specialty because I thoroughly enjoy both the science of medicine and the application of psychotherapy – both effective tools that can be used independently or in combination to achieve emotional wellness. l am also very interested in the use of supplements (such as omega-3 fatty acids, certain herbs, vitamins and minerals), relaxation techniques and exercise in the management of mental health. Genetic testing can also be used to figure out how each individual metabolizes various medications and substances in order to improve medication response, or reduce the risk of various deficiencies or medication side effects. I work hard to provide patients with comprehensive, cutting-edge care. I am interested in my patients’ day-to-day experiences and backgrounds, their families, communities and cultures of origin — all of which enhance my ability to be an empathic and effective doctor.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

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98 Answers
38 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Not a simple answer: If you are simply experiencing the baby blues, which is a low and emotionally fragile/sensitive mood, this should subside over the next couple weeks. But if you are clinically depressed, anxious and/or sleep deprived and breast feeding is further sleep-depriving you, it is important to talk with a reproductive psychiatrist who can help you weigh the risks vs benefits of breastfeeding.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Genes & Imaging: The future in psychiatry will be characterized by genotyping patients in order to (a) clarify if they are fast or slow metabolizers of medications in order to more accurately dose medications , and to (b) determine if they are likely to respond to a specific medication or brain stimulation treatment. Functional brain imaging will also help direct psychiatric treatment.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Philosophically...: The "ideal" in medical treatment is to achieve a healthy norm. This is very difficult to achieve, but should always be the goal. In psychiatry this means helping patients (as much as possible) develop the ability to realistically experience and navigate the world, enabling them to adapt to stressors while they experience life's joys, losses, and disappointments with a healthy range of emotions.

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Apr 26, 2013
Dr. Stein a knowledgeable, skilled, and caring doctor.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I. Have alredy had a heart attack. Thanks. For your help. Always.Want. to keep on update of future medical info. Thanks for. :
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! If by brain stimulation u meant something like ECT I have have also had this done twice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank yoy, your answer was very helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Residency

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Awards

Best Doctors of America 2003-2013
U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor 2012
Best Doctor, Best Doctors of America

Affiliations

UCLA Clinical Faculty
American Psychiatric Association
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