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Jeanne Leventhal Alexander MD

Office: 2920 Domingo Avenue, Ste 204
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Web Site: www.psychsites.com
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Profession: Psychiatrist
Services: Medication Evaluations
Medication Management
Neuropsychiatry
Psychiatric Evaluations
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Practice Description: My patient’s have related to me that what would have been most helpful to them in knowing whether or not to see a particular doctor would be what others had to say about that doctor. In that spirit, here are a few recent comments from my patients who commented on Yelp, along with one older comment from the
Berkeley Parents Network.

*****I am a post menopausal woman whose ADD was undiagnosed prior to the thorough evaluation by Dr Alexander. My life has certainly improved with the treatment she has prescribed. During the regular follow up appointments, I have found her to be insightful, compassionate and intelligent.
Her office is conveniently located and making an appointment has not been a problem. I highly recommend her! 10/29/2013 Jan B, Martinez, CA

*****I am a 41 year old female Registered Nurse, married to a physician, and I say this only to illustrate that I am not a layperson and I do have some medical knowledge, so you would think that it would be easier for me to find a qualified psychiatrist. That being said, I have been to many psychiatrists for my ADHD and Depression to get treatment that would really help, not just giving me different meds and handing out prescriptions. I went to The Amen Clinic in Fairfield and The Hallowell Center in NYC, etc. I felt like they would empathize with me and then just give me a prescription. I never got any better. I never felt like my depression was improving. I am very fortunate to have found Dr Alexander. She was so thorough. She looks at me as a whole person, not just a psychiatric patient. She looks at my nutrition, sleep, happiness, social interaction. After 5 or 6 years of feeling desperate to find a doctor that would actually try to figure out my 'whole' picture, I am happy to say that I feel better! Yay! Without ANY hesitation I would highly recommend Dr Alexander. 10/14/2013 Anne H, Copperopolis, CA

*****At the crossroads I found myself, I could not have found a better person to walk me through the steps to wellness. I am of an age where ADD was always a possibility but never anything I was willing to look at. Since depression based on the ADD was also an issue she was the perfect person to assist and see me through. Dr. Alexander's experience and expertise helped me with more than I knew in reference to my life and my choices. I highly recommend her and she works with all types of health plans. Hoping you find your light, L. 7/29/2013 Peter E, Oakland, CA

*****Jeanne really knows what she is talking about. Spot-on diagnosis. Definitely recommend. However, she is quite expensive and does not take insurance. Worth the money, I say. 6/9/2013 Joshua H, Albany, CA

*****A person's experience in life depends in large part on that person's expectations. If you see Dr. Alexander, or take someone you care about to see Dr. Alexander, with the expectation that Dr. Alexander will "fix" you or your loved one, then chances are high that you will be unhappy with Dr. Alexander. If you are willing to take responsibility for your health, then Dr. Alexander can help guide you. I was at my wits' end when I happened to find Dr. Alexander. My daughter had withdrawn from college, was extremely depressed, and had been working with a psychiatrist who specialized in my daughter's previously diagnosed disorder. Dr. Alexander assessed my daughter, made the proper diagnosis, prescribed the right meds, carefully adjusted the meds, and now my daughter is doing so amazingly well (back in school, doing outstanding work, and she is happy). Dr. Alexander helped my daughter get to a place where she could function, but the responsibility for "getting well" really depended on how motivated my daughter was to "get it together" so she could go back to school. I told my daughter that thanks to Dr. Alexander, you were able to return to school and function, but it was her responsibility to get to class on time, eat decently well, get almost adequate sleep, and produce wonderful art. Mona N, 5/11/13, Santa Cruz, CA

*****I consulted Dr. Leventhal-Alexander because I was frustrated with the assessment and direction I had received elsewhere for my lifelong ADHD, and more recent hormone imbalances. I am very grateful that I found her. She really listens, she is thoughtful and intelligent in her assessment of my medical records and myself, and her guidance has been excellent. She treats me with respect. I have had no problems with any billings or any prescriptions. I have found her to be a warm, funny, caring professional who is truly expert in her field (just read the extensive list of articles she has written). I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone struggling with the issues that she lists on her website as her areas of expertise. Louisa J, 3/23/2013, Hayward, CA

*****I really enjoyed working with Jeanne. She has a friendly and straightforward style that worked well for me, and I was able to have real conversations with her. I felt right from the start that she was on my side, that she truly cared, and that she was going to hang in there with me until I was okay. She was also very generous with her time.I have years of experiences with psychiatrists and Jeanne is the best of the best. I recommend her to anyone who is struggling and wants help. Cece L, 7/25/2012, Berkeley, CA

*****Dr. Alexander is fantastic. A consummate professional who has a level of expertise far beyond what one typically finds. Funny, caring and empathic as well. For anyone with a complicated medical history and in need to expert care, this is the doc to see. J. S., 9/14/11, Oakland, California

*****My daughter had her third appointment with Dr. Alexander. A friend of mine had seen her while Dr. Alexander worked at Kaiser Permanente and spoke very highly of her. We have tried many Dr's for our daughter and not one has shown the interest and integrity of Dr. Alexander. She is very well informed, takes a great deal of time with our daughter, and has made more progress with her in three visits than all the other combined. I can not recommend her highly enough. Erika K, 9/2/11, Lafayette, California

*****Dr. Leventhal is probably the best in the business. No wonder she is often booked up - although, I got an appointment within a week. I've seen a few doctors in my day but I have never had one perform a 1 1/2 hour intake interview in order to truly understand my medical history. I highly recommend her and encourage anyone seeking help with post-partum depression , as I did , to give her a call. Margret L, 9/2/11, Berkeley, California

****Here's what having Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist looks like:
On my first visit, she gave me a very thorough battery of surveys, surveys that are widely accepted and have proven validity and reliability in the psychiatric profession. The result of these surveys pinpointed in a scientific way the conditions that exist. She then worked with me over several weeks to create the best medication combination (in both type and amount). It's a continual process, and she's tenacious in her approach. I'm knocking off one star only because she's not a preferred provider on Blue Cross. Jason R, 8/20/11, Eugene, Oregon

*****Dr. Alexander is the best psychiatrist I've ever had, bar none.

She has a no-nonsense yet empathetic and caring personality, and shows a genuine care for her patients, but that would mean nothing if she didn't know what she was doing. She does.

The medication cocktail she prescribed for me is more effective than anything I've tried in the past, and I've tried oh-so-many with other psychiatrists. I am so glad I found Dr. Alexander, because I've dealt with very serious depression for many years, and I'd all but given up when I found her since other psychiatrists hadn't been able to effectively treat me -- and yet she does - with unquestionably positive results. I think it's probably fair to say that she saved my life. I've never written that kind of accolade in a review before.
H. E., 8/20/11, Oakland, California

*****Great doctor who really knows what she's doing and will think outside the box. In addition to being creative and very knowledgeable, she's personable and like-able. I highly recommend her. Jane M, 8/18/11, Richmond, California

*****Dr. Alexander is very compassionate about her work. She is patient, kind, and verrrry intelligent. She has helped me so much and goes out of her way to help her patients. This doctor cares and loves what she does. If you are serious about getting proper care, Dr. Alexander is definitely worth it. The world needs more doctors like Dr. A. Anita F, 8/5/11, Alameda, California

*****Dr. Alexander's diagnostic skills and her ability to empathize make her an extremely effective psychiatrist. She is extraordinarily perceptive and is able to focus on specific needs and then recommend therapeutic resources to meet those needs. I found Jeanne to be patient, thoughtful, intelligent, professional, and caring, and highly recommend her. Greg M, 7/1/11, Walnut Creek, California

*****Jeanne has provided much relief to my mental and physical well being. The statement doesn't cover how much she has done for me. I was almost unable to function when I saw her for the first time. I didn't realize how long I had been depressed until I started with her. Through her questionnaires she was able to diagnose my deep depression and maniac periods. She immediately prescribed some medication that took effect right away. We are still working on the final stages of finding the right "cocktail" of medication, but I am getting closer to my desired state of mental wellness. Our goal is to get to a point where I only see her twice a year, just to stay current. I feel I am getting closer to that point.

Also, she was able to recommend a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist that has given me some tools to manage my daily life. She communicates with the therapist about my case so that she can apply that knowledge to my well being.

Jeanne has been able to schedule many appointments for me when I have not felt myself, so that we can make adjustments to my treatment. She is wonderful at responding to my emails when I have had concerns.

I honestly don't know how I would be dealing with daily life without her help.
Cj M, 6/24/11, Orinda, California

*****Dr. Jeanne has made a significant difference in my well being. I feel like my true self for the first time in many years. I have seen numerous doctors and practioners over the last two decades. I have some family mental health history and a complicated diagnosis. Jeanne is the first professional to do extensive intake and assessment to get my treatment right. I firmly believe this approach along with her unique backgroud in women's health, endocrinology, psychopharmacology and psychiatry have made the difference. I highly recommend her. Her rates are relative to others in her field, and despite not taking individual insurance plans, she is diligent and resourceful in helping patients submit claims for maximum reimbursement. I will continue with Jeanne and her treatment plan for a long time to come. Janise E, 6/7/11, Pleasanton, California

*****Jeanne is a truly exceptional practitioner.

She is caring, compassionate, and warm. She shows genuine concern for me, making me feel like I really matter to her, which I know I do. She's direct, she calls me on BS, and she says what she really thinks (I love this and I need this) but she does so with such compassion and respect it's easy to hear.. She's extremely well-educated, she's on top of all current research, and she even does extra research to understand my specific situation fully. She's also really insightful and perceptive, putting together the physiological aspects of my situation together with the psycho-emtional components to capture the totality of the issues I face and putting them all together in a cohesive picture.

She knows the medications and approaches them with delicacy and concern. She doesn't just prescribe willy nilly - she really takes into account who I am, what I face, and what my unique physiology is.

The first time I saw her she took a two-hour family history followed by a one-hour personal history. She put together the family dynamics and the medical history together with what I'm currently facing to develop a holistic (sorry for the buzzword, but it applies) approach to treatment.

I'm sorry for the rambling, but I'm really grateful to Jeanne I want to express it.
Jeremy K, 5/31/11, Berkeley, California

*****Jeanne is an exceptionally smart, experienced and compassionate psychiatrist. I was fortunate to have been referred to her by another therapist for the treatment of my chronic pain and all of the mental/emotional issues that go with the territory. Dr. Alexander helped me identify the right medications for me and referred me to my current therapist, who has also helped me a great deal in coping with my situation. I definitely recommend her to anyone seeking the guidance of a seasoned Psych with impressive credentials and a caring attitude toward her patients. Jill W, 5/30/11, Orinda, California

*****Jeanne is the first doctor I've seen who really gets the whole picture. She combines extensive knowledge of psychopharmacology with deep intuition for the root of a patient's distress and how to address it. She listened carefully, took time to get to know me, and asked a lot of good questions other doctors didn't think to ask before beginning my treatment. In addition to finding just the right medication to relieve my crippling anxiety she has taught me to have compassion for myself and a sense of humor about the human condition. Years of therapy didn't work for me. I am so grateful to the therapist who highly recommended Jeanne. I feel calm and hopeful for the first time I can remember. Mary C, 5/19/11, Berkeley, California

*****Smart, efficient, no-nonsense,caring and compassionate - an absolutely unbeatable combination! Her focus was always on me - how I felt, what would help, what I needed, what I could use, and how to get me to the next step. She put her incredible smarts towards helping me deal with my concerns, fully explaining diagnoses, potential treatments - pros and cons - and alternatives. She wasn't wedded to a specific format, style, or medication - she always took the time (and did the research!) to work out what would work best for me at each stage of my treatment. She valued my feedback and always made me feel like a colleague in our (!) process. I can't be sufficiently grateful. Extremely highly recommended! Deborah Z., 5/19/11, Oakland, California

*****A girlfriend recommended Dr. Alexander after hearing her speak at a women's conference. When I told Dr. Alexander about my hormonal issues that were affecting my marriage, family and most importantly my self image. She was very thorough in evaluating my history and could help me cut through alot of my brain fog to see what I needed to focus on and prioritize.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Alexander to all women!! L. L., 5/17/11, San Francisco, California

*****This was my first time meeting with a psychiatrist. The first session with her was really great! She is very caring and understanding. This session was really worth every penny. She is very knowledgeable and very modern. She is about to change my life! Every morning, I feel like a better person. I feel really lucky to be Dr. Alexander's patient. Joanne H, 5/17/11, Burlingame, California

*****Dr Leventhal took an extensive background history and was very thorough in getting to understand my personal situation.  In addition, my desire is to find ways to deal with mental health other than purely through medication.  Dr Leventhal has been very supportive of this referring me to other professionals and encouraging my vision.  I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a psychiatrist. Marcus H, 5/8/11, Oakland, California

*****I came to Dr. Alexander through my psychotherapist; we were looking for someone who would treat me as a whole person and who would be willing to hear my story and to engage in dialogue with me about a variety of issues. I also was of course looking for someone highly competent in diagnosing psychiatric conditions and prescribing treatments. Dr. Alexander more than fulfilled my expectations. She is knowledgeable, intuitive, concerned, and caring, and she goes out of her way to explain diagnoses and treatments. She came up with the perfect medication to treat me and was very carefully attentive to the dose that worked best for me. She has particular expertise in women's health but was beyond qualified to help a male patient--me--with my own issues. I recommend her with utmost enthusiasm. John Q, 5/7/11, Berkeley, California

***** When I was desperately need to see a psychiatrist, no one would response to me except for Dr. Alexander. She has been instrumental and anlytical treating me as her patient, taking care of my most immediate needs as well as planing for my long term recovery. She is the most supportive, compassionate doctor I have met and is more than a doctor to me during a very difficult time of my life. Francis L ,5/5/11, Oakland, California

*****Attentive, knowledgeable and caring. Highly recommend. Judy W, 5/5/11, Danville, California

*****When providers at my HMO couldn't "connect the dots" with my care, I finally decided to seek outside help.  Jeanne Leventhal Alexander came highly recommended, and I'm glad I sought her help.  Jeanne quickly put together the pieces that my HMO was missing.  Some doctors are smart, some are caring, some are quick-- but it's hard to find everything in one person. Jeanne is a rare combination of all those things we want in a health care professional-- she's persistent, intelligent, insightful, responsive, genuine and warm.  I really appreciate the expertise she has added to my healthcare. Jenna W, 5/3/11, Santa Rosa, California

*****Dr. Alexander is by far the best doctor I have seen.  She is incredibly thorough and provides wonderful care.  I come to Berkeley from the other side of the tunnel to see her and it's absolutely worth it.  Dr. Alexander is a brilliant doctor and seems to be knowledgeable about everything!  She is always willing to take whatever different approaches are needed in order to benefit the patient, and her tenacity is amazing.  I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone. JM, 5/2/11, Lafayette, California

*****Dr. Leventhal Alexander is one of the best doctors and the best psychiatrist I have ever worked with.  Her intellect is fierce and her heart is huge.  She has taken such good care of me over the past five years and I don't know where I would be without her.  As a good psychiatrist should, she has gotten me to a place where I rarely need to see her anymore,  but when I e-mail or call her with a question, concern or need she always responds immediately.  Just knowing she is a phone call away has been an incredible reassurance over the past 4+ years. DO, 5/2/11, El Cerrito, California

*****If you're luck, you run into a doctor like Jeanne Alexander once in a lifetime. She has the kind of voracious intellectual and curiosity that delights in recognizing subtle clues, teasing out underlying factors, and making connections across medical disciplines. She sent my young adult son home with a new medication plan, a new beahvioral plan, a plethora of practical advice, new hope, and referrals for the evaluation of contributing factors we hadn't even suspected. Her network of specialists is dazzling and they pay attention when Jeanne Alexander refers someone to them. She is also a delight to work with: warm, intuitive and generous of spirit. She remains available as a resource after the consultation process is over. I've never written an online review in my life, before this, but Jeanne Alexander changes peoples live's. See her! Gael J, 4/4/11, Oakland, California

*****I met with Dr. Leventhal last year,  given questions about medication that had been prescribed for anxiety.  Dr. Leventhal took a VERY extensive history and wrote an amazingly thorough report, and provided me with good information about medication options.  Since that time, Dr. Leventhal has quickly responded to my request for recommendations for CBT therapists in the bay area, and also in another state (the latter necessitating Dr. Leventhal to consult with various colleagues of hers in that state).  Her help and expertise is very much appreciated. Mark T, 2/27/11, Berkeley, California

*****I can not thank Dr. Leventhal-Alexander enough for everything that she did. She was the first person who really sat down and listened. She instantly knew what was going on just by looking at me, and she was the first person who honestly cared. She took time out of her weekend to help me in an emergency visit and worked with me to find the best solutions. She changed my life for the better. I would highly recommend Dr. Leventhal-Alexander, your life is worth it=) EP, 12/1/10, Goleta & Lafayette, California

*****Being in complete emotional distress due to perimenopause, I was looking for a doctor who was an expert in hormones and mood. Three different professionals all pointed me in the direction of Dr. Alexander. She was a lifesaver-not only was she warm, respectful, comforting, and hopeful, she is an EXPERT in her field. Her suggestion for my treatment took into account my entire life history and got me back on track in my life-the difference was like night and day. She was also very available for consultation in between appointments. I recommend her without reservations. SL, 10/15/10, Berkeley, California

*****Jeanne Leventhal Alexander knows more about the connections between hormones and women's mental health than any doctor I've come across. Other M.D.s recommend her when they suspect a woman is suffering from hormone-related emotional issues, which is how I originally found her. She helped me enormously with problems with PMDD (a serious form of PMS) and later perimenopausal mood swings. She is very generous with her time and willing to keep on trying new tactics when others fail. She also has a sense of humor and is very personable and enjoyable to work with. Nina F, 6/15/10, Oakland, California

*****"Having much experience on both sides of the consultation room, I, a man, was so emphatically impressed with Dr. Alexander's approach to clinical assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment. So often I have seen extensive assessments leading to the "same ol'" treatment for everyone. Dr. Alexander take the time, uses creative assessment instruments, and implements treatment interventions which she tests for outcome, tweaks, and provides consultations access 24/7 regarding outcome. What a "find", Dr. Alexander!: 6/6/10 NR, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, YELP

*****Dr. Leventhal was the light at the end of a very long tunnel. She literally saved my life. She was always encouraging and positive, repeatedly telling me I was going to be okay and happier than I've possibly ever been before in my life. After many, many years of suffering, seeing numerous doctors, Dr. Leventhal was the first to listen to my entire health history and to take what I was saying seriously and in so doing in a very short time frame identified the issues everyone else had been missing. In this world there are many doctors, but there are very few outstanding doctors. Dr. Leventhal is truly an outstanding doctor who looks at the whole patient and the entire medical history.
Thank you Dr. Leventhal. 5/7/10, RAM, DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA, YELP

*****I had the good fortune to meet Dr. Alexander at a very stressful time. I had adverse reactions to many medicines and Dr. Alexander never gave up on me. Her treatment of my situation went way beyond the call of duty. She was generous with both her time and energy. She was kind, patient and caring. Dr. Alexander is an excellent doctor and I can't thank her enough! A Fabulous doctor! 2/18/10, SC, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, YELP

*****Dr Alexander is one of a kind. She is the most knowledgeable, well informed and up-to-date on current practice and medications doctor I have ever met. On top of that, she relates to patients in a personal, compassionate, caring and in-depth way. She is a psychiatrist that talks to her patients and sees potential and possibilities in them rather than labeling a condition or disorder and just dispensing medication. In our case, we believe that Dr. Alexander has literally been a life saver. After unsuccessful treatment with two other psychiatrists, we made the move to Dr. Alexander. It was like going from black and white to 3-D color. Dr. Alexander worked with the whole family to help us deal with the family member in mental crisis. She was able to stabilize our family member and then help them get back towards normal - actually, better than their old normal.
Dr. Alexander defines what a doctor should be and is everything that a patient could wish for. If I could give her more than 5 starts, I would. 2/18/10, LM, LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA, YELP

*****Dr. Alexander is simply a terrific psychiatrist. She knows her field and treats her patients as people not "sick" people. I would highly recommend her as a "go to" person in the process of enhancing mental health. 2/17/10, RICHARD, ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, YELP

*****“My wife has been undergoing anti-depressant treatment with Dr. Jeanne Leventhal Alexander … I have been impressed by Dr. Leventhal Alexander’s breadth of knowledge and her desire to stay at the forefront of research for both clinical depression, as well as women's hormonal issues. She is well known and, therefore, very much in demand…how you're handling the meds, what kinds of side effects, etc….She is overwhelmingly committed to finding you the best regimen. Having first-hand experience with this, both my wife and I know how hard it is to hit on the right kind of treatment (we're still fine-tuning things over selves)-- we wish you all the best.” anonymous, 2006, Berkeley Parents Network.



LOCATION

My private office is conveniently located across from the Claremont Hotel, a few blocks from the Hwy 24 tunnel, Hwy 24 from Oakland, or Hwy 13. There is also excellent access driving up Ashby from 880 below Berkeley-if you are coming from San Francisco or Marin. The office is directly next to a Peet's Coffee, and near one of the beloved restaurants for this area, Rick and Ann's. Because of this wonderful location, and my expertise, my patients come from as far as San Ramon, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Marin. If they arrive early, they often go to Peet's coffee first. Also, keep in mind that this kind of psychopharmacology/medication practice involves an intake appointment, then intermittent appointments for managing the medication process. Hence, you would not be driving to my office on a weekly basis.

CONTACT-EMAIL JeanneAlexanderMD@yahoo.com

TYPE OF PRACTICE

Medication Management
Psychopharmacology
Psychoneuroendocrinology

ABOUT MY PRACTICE

I practice full time medical psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and psychoneuroendocrinology. I am experienced doing consultation and have a primary psychopharmacology practice treating patients with simple as well as complicated psychiatric conditions, often in combination with medical problems. The latter medical problems are sometimes known to the patient and many times not. I find that some of these medical problems are adding to the illness and occasionally are found to be the primary cause of the mood or anxiety problem. With this experience, I have learned the value of taking a detailed history on every aspect of a patient’s life, history, and health. I have also learned the value of being both a knowledgeable psychiatrist as well as being comfortable with the aspects of medicine relevant to delivering this kind of care.

SPECIALTIES

MEN & WOMEN:
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults (diagnosed or not)
Depression
Anxiety
Bipolar
Mood problems related to prednisone treatment for other conditions (asthma, lupus, and other autoimmune conditions)
Thyroid problems associated with fatigue (not feeling right)

WOMEN:
Premenstrual Syndrome
Treating any psychiatric condition in pregnancy and post partum
Menopause/breast cancer/Hysterectomy related mood, sleep, hot flashes, or libido/sexual response problems
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Depression
ADHD
Adjustment Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Physical Illness
Crisis/Trauma
OCD
PTSD
Sexual Dysfunction
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Menopause Related Problems
Pregnancy and Post Partum
Premenstrual Syndrome
Breast Cancer
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Light Therapy
Psychoeducational
Medical Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology
Education: BA, Biochemistry
University of California, Berkeley, 1975

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1979

Residency, Psychiatry
New York University Medical Center, 1984
License #: G52060
License State: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN),
Board Certified, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada -F.R.C.P(C)
Professional Affiliations:
ACP American College of Psychiatry , invitation only
ISPN International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology
NAMS North American Menopause Society
IMS International Menopause Society
ACWHP American College of Women’s Health Physicians
NASPOG North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology
ISSM International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
ACOG American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, affiliate membership
Accepted Insurance: No insurance, you may submit bill as "non preferred provider"
Insurance and Billing Instructions: PAYMENT-FEES

It is important for those reading my website to understand that I do not take insurance. Patients can turn in their bill to their insurance if their insurance allows “non-preferred provider” reimbursement. Generally this will reimburse less than the fee I am charging. When a patient is not sure whether or not they ought to do a private consultation with a doctor not on their insurance panel, I explain that it is similar to seeing an accountant to review your taxes, or to have advice on setting up a trust, or to going to an alternative care practitioner such as an acupuncture doctor, naturopath, chiropractor, etc. Many of these professionals are not covered by most insurance. Some patients will see me only for a single consultation whilst others are able to continue care without the benefit of insurance reimbursement. I am comfortable with either.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9-5PM
Additional Comments: RECOMMENDATIONS (YELP REVIEWS)
1) 5 STARS- Richard H, Alameda
2) 5 STARS-Neil R, Berkeley
3) 5 STARS-RK, Berkeley
4) 5 STARS-EP, Lafayette
5) 5 STARS-GJ, Oakland
6) 5 STARS-LM, Lafayette
7) 5 STARS-RM, Danville
8) 5 STARS-NF, Oakland
9) 5 STARS-Mark T, Berkeley
10) 5 STARS-DO, El Cerrito
11) 5 STARS-JM, Lafayette
12) 5 STARS, JW, Santa Rosa
13) 5 STARS, Judy W, Danville
14) 5 STARS, FL, Oakland
15) 5 STARS, John Q, Berkeley
16) 5 STARS, Marcus H, Oakland
17) 5 STARS, SC, Berkeley

AWARDS/COMMENDATIONS

2011-2012 Best Doctors in America, bestdoctors.com

2003 to Current-Top Doctors Award, Consumer Checkbook

2007-British Medical Association Medical Book Competition, “commended Mental Health” presented to the editors, David Castle, Jayashri Kulkarni, and Kathryn M Abel, and Cambridge University Press, for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Women, my involvement in this project was as coauthor for chapter 11, Mood and Menopause, coauthors Lorraine Dennerstein and Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

2007-International Women’s Day Honor- Zonta Club of Berkeley/NorthBay, “In recognition of your work & contributions to our community, the members of the Zonta Club of Berkeley/North Bay honor you on International Women’s Day 2007”

2004-Elected to Fellowship, the American College of Psychiatry

2004-Certificate of Appreciation, United States Army Tripler Medical Center, Department of Gynecology, visiting faculty

2002-Elected to Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association

1991-Elected to membership, Group for Advancement of Psychiatry

1990-Elected to membership, American College of Psychiatry

1985-Good Housekeeping Centennial Issue Award, “One Hundred American Women of Promise”

1981 to 1982-Case Presentation, Psychoanalytic Continuous Case Seminar, New York University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

1980-The American College of Psychiatry Laughlin Fellowship Award, “In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Significant Achievements in Psychiatry”

1979-JM Foundation Fellowship in Rehabilitative Medicine

1975 to 1979-The Amelia Earhart Women in Aerospace Science Fellowship Award

1974-Skylab Achievement Award, NASA

1972 to 1973-University of California Alumni Scholar

PUBLICATIONS
1. Alexander JL: Mood, depression, and the menopausal transition. Manag Care. 2008 Mar; 17(3 Suppl 2): 10-4;discussion 25-6. Open Access

2. Alexander JL: Quest for timely detection and treatment of women with depression. J Manag Care Pharm. 2007 Nov; 13(9 Suppl A): S3-11. Review PMID: 18062736. Open Access

3. Alexander JL, Dennerstiein L: Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S35-43. PMID: 18039067 [PubMed - in process] Series overview and introduction. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S3-6. PMID: 18039066 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

4. Alexander JL, Dennerstein L, Woods NF, Halbreich U, Kotz K, Richardson G, Graziottin A, Sherman JJ: Arthralgias, bodily aches and pains and somatic complaints in midlife women: etiology, pathophysiology and differential diagnosis. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S15-26. PMID: 18039063 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

5. Woods NF, Alexander JL, Dennerstein L, Richardson G: Impact of clinician and patient attitudes on clinical decision making for the symptomatic menopausal woman with or without comorbidity. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S27-34. PMID: 18039065 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

6. Burger H, Woods NF, Dennerstein L, Alexander JL, Kotz K, Richardson G: Nomenclature and endocrinology of menopause and perimenopause. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S35-S43. [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

7. Alexander JL, Dennerstein L, Kotz K, Richardson G: Women, anxiety and mood: a review of nomenclature, comorbidity and epidemiology. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S45-58. PMID: 18039068 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

8. Alexander JL, Richardson G, Grypma L, Hunkeler EM: Collaborative depression care, screening, diagnosis and specificity of depression treatments in the primary care setting. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S59-80. PMID: 18039069 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

9. Alexander JL, Dennerstein L, Woods NF, Kotz K, Halbreich U, Burt V, Richardson G: Neurobehavioral impact of menopause on mood. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S81-91. PMID: 18039071 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

10. Alexander JL, Dennerstein L, Woods NF, McEwen BS, Halbreich U, Kotz K, Richardson G: Role of stressful life events and menopausal stage in wellbeing and health, Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S93-113. PMID: 18039072 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

11. Alexander JL, Burger H, Dennerstein L, Richardson G, Rosenbaum R: Treatment of vasomotor symptoms in the menopausal transition and postmenopausally: psychiatric comorbidity. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S115-137. PMID: 18039061 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

12. Alexander JL, Neylan T, Kotz K, Dennerstein L, Richardson G, Rosenbaum R: Assessment and treatment for insomnia and fatigue in the symptomatic menopausal woman with psychiatric comorbidity. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S139-155. PMID: 18039062 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

13. Alexander JL, Sommer BR, Dennerstein L, Grigorova M, Neylan T, Kotz K, Richardson G, Rosenbaum R: Role of psychiatric comorbidity on cognitive function during and after the menopausal transition. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11 Suppl): S157-80. PMID: 18039064 [PubMed - in process]. Open Access

14. Dennerstein L, Lehert P, Koochaki PE, Graziottin A, Leiblum S, Alexander JL: A symptomatic approach to understanding women's health experiences: a cross-cultural comparison of women aged 20 to 70 years. Menopause. 2007 Jul-Aug; 14(4): 688-96.PMID: 17290159 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].

15. Kotz K, Alexander JL, Dennerstein L: Estrogen and androgen hormone therapy and well-being in surgically postmenopausal women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2006 Oct; 15(8): 898-908. Review. PMID: 17087613 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

16. Dennerstein, L, Alexander, JL. Estradiol and sexual function in postmenopausal women: differential effects of mode of administration and dose. Editorial, 2006 Sep-Oct; 13(5): 721-3. PMID: 17087613

17. Alexander JL, Dennerstein L, Burger H, Graziottin A: The Role of Testosterone in the Libido of Menopausal Women, Future Medicine, Women's Health, May 2006, Vol. 2, No. 3, Pages 459-477. Pubmed was pending for this journal at the time of publication, http://www.futuremedicine.com/toc/whe/2/3.Open Access

18. Goldstein I, Alexander JL: Practical Aspects in the Management of Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women with Vaginal Atrophy and Sexual Dysfunction, J Sex Med. 2005 Sep; 2 Suppl 3:154-65. PMID: 16422792

19. Alexander, JL, Kotz K, Dennerstein L, Kutner J, Wallen K, Notelovitz, M: The Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapies on Female Sexual Functioning: A Review of Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trials, Menopause, 2004 Nov-Dec; 11 (6 Pt 2): 749-65. PMID: 15543027 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

20. Alexander, JL (Leventhal), Kotz, K: Depression, Antidepressants and Female Sexual Dysfunction in Women: Clinical Approach, Urodynamica, 14:76-79, 2004

21. Alexander, JL (Leventhal), Kotz K, Dennerstein, L, Davis, SR: The Systemic Nature of Sexual Functioning in the Post-Menopausal Woman: Crossroads of Psychiatry and Gynecology, Women’s Mental Health supplement to Primary Psychiatry, 10(12) pg 53-57, 2003

22. Dennerstein, L, Alexander, JL (Leventhal), Kotz K: The Menopause and Sexual Functioning, Annals of Sexual Research, 2003:14:64-82 PMID: 15287158

23. Coates, AO, Schaefer, CA, Alexander, JL (Leventhal): Detection of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in a large Health Plan, Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 2004: 21:10: pg 117-123 PMID: 15255221

24. Fireman B, Koran LM, Leventhal JL, Jacobson A: The prevalence of clinically recognized obsessive-compulsive disorder in a large HMO, American Journal of Psychiatry, 11 (158): 1904-1910, 2001 PMID: 11691699

25. Koran LM, Leventhal JL, Fireman B, Jacobson A: Pharmacotherapy of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a Health Maintenance Organization, American Journal of Health - Systematic Pharmacology, 57(21): 1972-1978, 2000 PMID: 11094651

26. Koran L, Leventhal J, Fireman B, Jacobson A: Pharmacotherapy for OCD in a pre-paid health plan over time (abstract), European Neuropsychopharmacology, 1999:9 (suppl 5): S305

27. Baron DA, Hardie T, Leventhal JL, Della Badia CR: Timing of hysterectomy surgery during the menstrual cycle – impact of menstrual phase on rate of complications: preliminary study, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 99(1): 25-7, Jan 1999 PMID: 9972092

28. Leventhal, J, Baron, D: Menopause and mood: A practical review, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol 97, No 5, Supplement to May 1997, S14-S19

29. Bernstein, A, Leventhal, J: Neurotoxicity Associated with Topical Tretinoin (Retin A), Annals of Internal Medicine, 1996 Jan 15; 124(2): 227-8. PMID: 8533998

30. Leventhal, J, Taylor, M, Sadock, V: Treatment of Dyspareunia Following Medical Illness, Western Journal Of Medicine, 156:196-197, Feb 1992, PMID: 1536080

31. Mayeux R, Stern Y, Leventhal J: Depression, Intellectual Impairment and Parkinson’s Disease, Neurology, 1981 Jun; 31(6): 645-50. PMID: 7195481 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

BOOK CHAPTERS-PROFESSIONAL

1. International Society for Sexual Medicine Textbook, © 2006, Blackwell Publishing, Edited by Hartmut Porst and Jacques Buvat, chapter 19 “Female Sexual Desire Disorder (FSD), Introduction” Graziottin A, Whipple B, Dennerstein D, Alexander JL, Banner L, Giraldi A, pages 362, 364; Chapter 21 “Sexual Desire Disorders”, Dennerstein L, Alexander JL, Graziottin A; Chapter 28 “Conclusions” Graziottin A, Whipple B, Dennerstein L, Alexander JL, Banner L, Giraldi A

2. Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Women, Editors, David Castle, Jayashri Kulkarni, Kathyrn M Able, Cambridge University Press, © 2006, Chapter 11, Mood and Menopause, Lorraine Dennerstein and Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, pages 212 to 242

3. Alexander, JL (Leventhal), Kotz K: Libido/Sexuality and the Menopause, Supplement to Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology, ©August 2003, pages 11-15

4. Alexander, (Leventhal) J: Sexual Function and the Older Woman, pages 58 to 62, in Menopause: The State of the Art, IMS Congress, Berlin, ©June 2002, edited by H.P.G. Schneider

5. Alexander, (Leventhal) J, Kotz K, Davis D: Estrogen and Androgen: Mood, Sexual Function, and Quality of Life in the Menopausal Woman, in Lobo RA, Crosignani PG, Paoletti R, Bruschi F, editors, Women’s Health and Menopause: New Strategies - Improved Quality of Life, Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ©2002

MONOGRAPHS

1. Bachman G, Leventhal JL: Report of the Second Task Force on Female Sexuality During the Menopause, section on Dyspareunia: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology, Supplement to OBG Management, ©May 2000, p. 21

2. Metzger DA, Chosak R, Leventhal J, Young RL: Practical clinical considerations in the use of estrogen/androgen therapy. A case-based forum, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 43 (8 Suppl): 753-62, ©Aug 1998, PMID: 9750205

3. FIGO Monograph, participant, The Emerging Role of Estrogen/Androgen Therapy in the Care of the Postmenopausal Patient, ©1997

POSTERS

1. Pharmacotherapy for OCD in a pre-paid health plan over time. Poster presented at the 12th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress, London, UK, Sept 21-25, 1999 (Authors: Koran LM, Leventhal J, Fireman B, Jacobson A)

2. Recognition and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder in a pre-paid health plan: Does adequate treatment reduce costs? Poster presented at the 10th Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vienna, Austria, September 13-17, 1997 (Authors: Koran LM, Leventhal J, Fireman B, Jacobson A)

3. Stanford-Kaiser Study of the Prevalence and Treatment of OCD in a Managed Care Setting. Poster presented at the 150th Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, May 17-22, 1997 (Authors: Koran LM, Leventhal J, Fireman B, Jacobson A)

PUBLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC

1. “Our Bodies Ourselves” – Women and Menopause, chapter 15, “Memory and Mood”, pg 221-232, Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, ©2006, Boston Women’s Health Collective, Touchstone Books

2. Leventhal, J: Psychological Implications of Dermatological Conditions, Healthline Publications-Stanford University, Physician Issue, December 1995

3. Leventhal, J: Diagnosing and Treating Depression, Healthline Publications - Stanford University, April 1995, General Public Issue

4. Leventhal, J: The Holiday Blues, Healthline Publications - Stanford University, December 1994, General Public Issue

CME COURSES/TEACHING
2006-2009 Northern California Kaiser Permanente Nurse Education Live and Video/DVD series on Libido, Mood, and Menopause (distributed nationally to Kaiser Permanente)

2005 -2007 Gynecology resident teaching on topics in psychiatry and women’s health

2004-2006 Annenberg Foundation CME Series on Sexual Health at Midlife, lecturer and one of the author’s of slide set

2001 Director, National Kaiser Permanente Conference on Mid Life Sexuality, and presenter

1998-2001 Director, Stanford-Kaiser Women’s Wellness Grand Rounds Seminar, monthly guest lecturers, audio and video tapes distributed throughout the Kaiser system nationwide

1998 Director, Northern California Kaiser Permanente Conference on Mood and Menopause

1997, 1998 Live audiovisual series for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Kaiser Northern, Southern, Hawaii, Colorado on Psychiatric Aspects of Women’s Health Issues

1999 to 2006 Yearly lecture in the McGann Women’s Health medical student education program at Stanford Medical School

LECTURES SELECTED FOR CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AUDIODIGEST PROGRAM
(Issue, Lecture, Audiodigest Code, Date Tape Issued)

OB 5211- Transition into Menopause from the UCLA/Women’s Sexual Health Conference, #3712, 4/18/05

PS 3106 Menopause and Mood, UCSF/OB/GYN Update: What Does the Evidence Tell Us, #2684, 3/1/02

OB 4904 Menopause and Mood, UCSF/OB/GYN Update: What Does the Evidence Tell Us, #2684, 1/8/02

OB 4903 Hormones and Sexuality,UCSF/OB/GYN Update: What Does the Evidence Tell Us, #2436, 12/29/00

CONFERENCES, SCIENTIFIC, & PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS, INVITED LECTURES
CME (1989-current)

3/2010 9th Annual Allison taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference, San Francisco, California, “Mood, Depression, and Hormonal Changes in the Breast Cancer Patient”
12/2009 John Muir Advisory Board Meeting, “Libido, Orgasm, and Arousal in the Iatrogenic and Natural Menopausal Woman”, December 8, 2009, Walnut Creek, California

11/2009 UCSF Women’s Health Elective, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-Diagnosis, Treatment, and Comorbidities, November 10, 2009, San Francisco, California

4/2009 East Bay Psychiatric Association, “Assessment and Treatment for Insomnia and Fatigue in the Symptomatic Menopausal Woman with Psychiatric Comorbidity”, April 14, 2009

10/2008 California Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP) Seminar, Two lectures, “Vasomotor Symptoms and Psychiatric Comorbidity”, and, “Stress, Mood, and the Menopausal Transition”, October 11, 2008, Anaheim, California

3/2008 East Bay Psychiatric Association, “Treatment of the Symptomatic Menopausal Woman with Mood Comorbidity”, March 11, 2008

12/2007 2007 Medical Director Managed Care Colloquy, “Mind Your Body: The Intersection of Physical and Behavioral Health”, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 7-8, 2007, “Mood, Depression, and the Menopausal Transition”

11/2007 The Permanente Medical Women Physicians in Leadership Fall Meeting, “Mood, Memory, Hot Flashes, and Sex Drive- What is the Menopausal Transition and What is Not? An Overview of the Psychiatry Model of Care Project on the Symptomatic Menopause”, November 8, 2007

8/2007 Festschrift Symposia for Professor Lorraine Dennerstein AO, Professor and Director, Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, “The Premenstrual Syndromes”

4/2007 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, 19th Annual Meeting, Satellite Symposium, Shrinking Health Care Disparities in Women: The Depression Dilemma, “Quest for Timely Detection and Treatment of Women with Depression”, San Diego, California

3/2007 Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Educations, NPACE, Mental Health and Addictions Update and Older Adult Specialty Track, Phoenix, Arizona, 3/23/07, “ADHD Across the Lifespan: Treatment and Co-Morbidities”, “Treating Depressive Illness to Remission”

11/2006 Saint Agnes Hospital Symposium on Diabetes Management: “Behavioral Issues in Diabetes Management”, Fresno, California

11/2006 Saint Agnes Hospital Symposium on Depression and Anxiety Throughout the Lifecycle, “Women: considerations in the treatment of anxiety and Depression”, Fresno, California

11/2006 Northern California Cancer Society Seminar for Social Work and Nurses, “Sexual Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment: Hormonal Changes, Depression, and Menopause”, three lectures, morning seminar, California Pacific medical Center, Pacific Campus, San Francisco, California

9/2006 Sexual Health State of the Art Series, Jointly Sponsored by The Berman Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 1-2, 2006, three lectures: “Guidelines for Testosterone Therapy”, “Depression and it’s Impact on Libido/Desire”, “Role of HT in Perimenopause and Menopause”, Chicago, Illinois

9/2006 Northern California Kaiser Permanente Women’s Chemical Dependency Conference, “Mood Disorders secondary to Reproductive and Hormonal Co-Morbidity and Chemical Dependency in Women”, Oakland, California

6/2006 Sexual Health State of the Art Series, Jointly Sponsored by The Berman Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 1-2, 2006, three lectures: “Guidelines for Testosterone Therapy”, “Depression and it’s Impact on Libido/Desire”, “Role of HT in Perimenopause and Menopause”, New York, New York

6/2006 H. Baker Annual Symposia, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, “The Painful Aspects of Depression: Somatic and Psychological Aspects of Depression”, Anxiety Disorders: More prevalent than depression, often comorbid with depression, and not treated to remission”, Las Vegas, Nevada

4/2006 Sexual Health State of the Art Series, Jointly Sponsored by The Berman Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 1-2, 2006, three lectures: “Guidelines for Testosterone Therapy”, “Depression and it’s Impact on Libido/Desire”, “Role of HT in Perimenopause and Menopause”, Los Angeles, California

10/2005 California Health Systems Pharmacy Meeting, “Libido in Women-Change of Desire with Age” and “Libido in Men-Change of Desire and Age”. Los Angeles, California

9/2005 National Nurse Practitioner Association Meeting, Naples, Florida, Pre Course on the Impact of Estrogen on Sexuality and Urogenital Aging, one of four lecturers, Women and Midlife Sexuality

9/2005 Northwestern University Medical Center, Conference on Female Sexuality, Management of the Symptomatic Perimenopausal Woman

9/2005 H. Baker Annual Symposia, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Management of the Symptomatic Perimenopausal Woman

9/2005 Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, Oregon, Women’s Health Symposia, two lectures, The Painful Aspects of Depression, and, Women, Menopause, and Sexuality

9/2005 World Sexology Meeting, Montreal, Canada, symposium sponsored by the International Society for the Scientific Study of Female Sexuality (ISSWSH), Review of Evidence from Randomized Control Trials for the Efficacy of Estrogen and Estrogen plus Testosterone for Menopause Related Libido Problems

6/2005 Advances in Health Care for Women Over Forty, Sponsored by Contemporary Forums, “Sexuality Issues as Women Age”, San Francisco, California

5/2005 Southwest National Women’s Health Care Conference sponsored by NPACE (Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education), “Libido, Orgasm, Arousal, and the Menopause”, Phoenix, Arizona,

5/2005 American Association for the Education of Sex educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) 37th Annual Conference, Plenary Lecture, “Sexual Functioning in the Post Menopausal Woman”, Portland, Oregon

4/2005 2005 Women’s Sexual Health State-of-the-Art Series, UCLA, School of Medicine, “Diagnosis and treatment of Menopausal Mood Problems”, Los Angeles, California

4/2005 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Oregon Section 12th Annual Clinical Meeting, “The Systemic Nature of Sexual Functioning”, “Depression, Antidepressants and Female Sexual Function”, Sun River, Oregon

12/2004 San Diego Naval Medical Center Annual Conference on Women’s Health, “Sexual Function after Hysterectomy Oophorectomy”, and “Evidence for Estrogen and Testosterone for Treatment of Libido”

11/2004 The Ashbury Conference, Corvalis, Oregon, “Women and Mood”, “Sexual Function after Hysterectomy Oophorectomy”, and “Evidence for Estrogen and Testosterone for Treatment of Libido”

11/2004 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hawaii District Annual Meeting, “Women and Mood”, “Mood and Menopause”, “Libido and Menopause”

10/2004 American Society for Reproductive Gynecology, Post Graduate Course on Sexual Dysfunction, four lectures – “Management of Depression: Use of the Newer Antidepressants in the Gynecologic Setting”, “Depression and Anxiety in Women: Impact on Sexuality and Sexual Function”, “Sexual Functioning after Hysterectomy”, “What do the Randomized Control Trials Tell Us About Libido in the Symptomatic Surgically and Naturally Post Menopausal Woman?”

10/2004 Dutch Menopause Meeting, Female Sexual Dysfunction Symposia, Urogenital Change and Sexual Desire, Amsterdam, Holland

9/2004 First Annual Female Sexual Dysfunction Conference, Northwestern University, Chicago “Mood and Perimenopause”, “Evidence for Use of Testosterone for Libido from Randomized Control Trials”

8/2004 Visiting Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tripler Medical Center, Grand Rounds, August 14, 2004, Women: Pregnancy, Post Partum, and PMDD Grand Rounds, Honolulu, Hawaii

6/2004 Indian Medical Association, Northern California, “Mood and the Perimenopause”

5/2004 American Urological Association National Meeting, two different courses, one on “Women, Mood, and Libido” and one on “Predictors of Poor Sexual Outcome for Hysterectomy Oophorectomy”, San Francisco, California

5/2004 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Post Graduate Course, course leader Leon Speroff, four lectures – “Women and Mood, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Perimenopause and Mood, and Libido and Menopause”

4/2004 Northern California Obstetrics and Gynecology Society Meeting, “Libido and Menopause”, Sacramento, California

4/2004 Women’s Sexual Health Conference, UCLA, Beverly Hills, 3 lectures: “Panel Discussion: Guidelines for HRT post WHI, Mood Disorders in Perimenopausal Symptoms”, Libido Treatment Guidelines: Evidence from Randomized Control Trials, What it Means to the Clinician”

2/2004 Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, “Update on HT/ET and Menopause”

1/2004 Fourth Miami Annual Update on Women’s and Men’s Sexual Health, “Libido Treatment Guidelines: Evidence from Randomized Control Trials, What it Means to the Clinician”

11/2003 Physician Wellbeing Conference, Northern California Kaiser Permanente, “Depression Workshop”, afternoon breakout session, November 18, 2003

11/2003 The Northern California Obstetrical and Gynecological Society 37th Annual Symposium, “Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology”, Sacramento, California. “Psychopharmacology for the Gynecologist: What to Treat and What to Refer”

11/2003 San Francisco Gynecological Society Meeting, San Francisco, “Libido and the Post Menopausal Woman- What does the evidence tell us”

10/2003 California Society of Health System Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California. “Libido and the Post Menopause – Treatment Issues”

8/2003 The 17th Annual International Psychosomatic Medicine Conference, Symposium Chair and lecturer, “Mood and Menopause”

4/2003 Eleventh Annual Northern California Regional Psychiatry Conference, Moderator and speaker, symposia on Women’s Health, lecture by myself – “Women’s Mental Health: Libido and Menopause”, “Mood and Perimenopause”

4/2003 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Contemporary Ob/Gyn CME Breakfast Symposium, Menopause and Sexuality: Impact of Hormones, one of three lecturers on the above topic, New Orleans

4/2003 Post Graduate Course, Director, Leon Speroff, American College of Gynecology, New Orleans, four lectures: Libido and Menopause, Mood and Menopause, Women and Depression, PMDD

3/2003 Women’s Sexual Health: State of the Art Series, UCLA, “Review of Randomized Control Trials – Androgens, Mood, and Quality of Life”, “Libido and Menopause: What do the Randomized Control Trials Tell Us? Los Angeles, California

3/2003 26th Annual Conference of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners “Libido and Menopause”, Monterey, California

2/2003 5th Annual Expert Roundtable on Androgens and Menopause, Robert Wood Johnson University of Medicine and Dentistry, Directed by Gloria Bachman, MD, “Androgens and Mood/Quality of Life”

2/2003 North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology meeting, Hawaii, Roundtable, Libido and Menopause: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

2/2003 American College of Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Plenary Lecture, “Women’s Mental Health: Libido and Menopause”

12/2002 Challenges in Gynecology, Symposia Medicus, NY, NY, Three lectures: Female Sexual Dysfunction: Causes and Interventions, Depression in the Female Patient: Recognition & Management, Psychiatric Issues in PMS: What the Clinician Should Know

9/2002 Plenary Lecture, North American Menopause Society Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, Libido and Menopause: What do we know?

6/2002 10th International Congress on Menopause Society Meeting, Berlin, Germany, Symposium on the Elderly Couple, “The Role of Sexuality in the Elderly Couple”

5/2002 Annual meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Los Angeles, ACOG Post Graduate Course on Menopause, Course Director Leon Speroff, MD, multiple lectures for this course

4/2002 UCLA Female Sexual Dysfunction Conference by National Foundation for Sexual Health, “Female Sexual Health”

3/2002 Contemporary Forums on Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference, San Francisco, California, “Mood and Menopause”

2/2002 UC Davis 19th Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference, “Mood Disorders and Perimenopause,” “Sexual Dysfunction after Hysterectomy”

2/2002 UCLA Conference on Women’s Sexual Health, State of the Art Series, “The Best Practices Model in Promoting Female Sexual Health”

1/2002 Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Expert Panel on Female Sexuality, “Post Hysterectomy Sexuality,” Chairwoman, Dr. Gloria Bachman

12/2001 2nd Annual Women’s Health Symposium, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, “Review of Mid Life Sexuality,” “Predictors of Post Hysterectomy Sexual Function Outcome”

11/2001 Straub Foundation, Eve in Paradise: Controversies in Women’s Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, and “Women’s Sexuality at Midlife”

8/2001 West Coast Tricare Conference, US Military, Libido and Menopause

9/2001 Mid Life Sexuality Kaiser Conference, Conference Director and Speaker, “Post Hysterectomy Sexuality”

5/2001 Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation 4th International Symposium on Women’s Health and Menopause, New Strategies for Improved Quality of Life, Washington, DC, May 19-23; Co-Chair and Invited Lecturer- Workshop on Quality of Life, Sexuality, Symptoms “Quality of Life, Sexuality, and Symptoms,” May 20; Co-Chair and Invited Lecturer, Workshop on Androgens and Anti -Androgens, “Estrogen, Progestin, and Androgen Improve Quality of Life,” May 22

2/2001 North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, Annual Meeting, NASPOG, Kona, Hawaii –Two invited lectures: Mood and Perimenopause, Libido and Menopause

1/2001 3rd Roundtable Expert Consensus, Robert Wood Johnson, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Libido and Midlife, Focus on Hysterectomy, Chairwoman, Dr. Gloria Bachman, MD

10/2000 UCSF Annual Fall Course Obstetrics and Gynecology Update: What does the evidence tell us? Lecture on “Hormones and Sexuality”

10/2000 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, 2000 Education Conference, San Diego, California, Symposium on Libido.

10/2000 Northwest Kaiser Permanente Women’s Health Symposium, Portland, Oregon, Lecture on “Libido and the Mid Life Woman”

9/2000 UCSF 3rd Annual Optimizing Pharmacotherapy for Peri- and Post-Menopausal Women, Lecture on “Libido and Menopause”

1/2000 2nd Roundtable Expert Consensus on Female Sexuality, seven experts, international, Dyspareunia and Menopause, Chairwoman, Dr. Gloria Bachman, MD.

1999- 2001 ACOG Post Graduate Course, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Annual Meeting, SU3, Psychiatry in Ob/Gyn, Course Director, Dr. Melissa Holmes, MD, multiple lectures by myself each year

9/1999 Annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM, Toronto, Canada, post graduate course on Peri and Post Menopause, Directed by Dr. Leon Speroff, MD: Four lectures on Reproductive Psychiatry – “Review of Perimenopausal Mood Problems,” “Libido and Menopause,” “Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Gynecologic Setting,” and “Review of the Newer Antidepressants”

8/1999 Southern California Kaiser Nursing Symposium, Post Partum Depression, Premenstrual Syndrome, Mood and Menopause lectures, Management of Libido and Menopause

10/1999 17th National Kaiser Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference, Kauai, Hawaii, Use of the New Antidepressants in the Gyn Setting, Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Gyn Setting: What Drugs? What Treatments? The Post Menopausal Libido Controversy: When is it Hormones?

5/1999 Annual Meeting of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, ACOG Evening Symposia, Sexuality and Vitality in the Menopause: Patient Management Strategies, G Bachman, J Leventhal, W Andrews, and P Sarrel.

10/ 1998 Southern California Kaiser Behavioral Medicine Symposium, Review of Psychiatric Problems in Pregnancy and Post Partum

10/1998 Kaiser Northern California Symposium on New Concepts in Reproductive Gynecology and Fertility, “The Libido Controversy: When is it Hormones and When is it Psychiatric?”

9/1998 Western Occupational Medicine Meeting, Depression in Primary Care

8/1988 Southern California Kaiser Permanente 2nd Interregional Symposium for NP’s, PAs, CNMs & CRNA’s, Libido and Menopause, Mood and Menopause lectures

4/1998 Kaiser National Geriatric Institute, Denver, Colorado, Workshop Speaker, Libido and Menopause, Depression in the Geriatric Setting

4/1998 Kaiser Southern California Family Practice Symposium, Geriatric Depression and Libido and Menopause Lectures

4/1998 Kaiser Northern California Primary Care and Musculoskeletal Conference, Hawaii, “Libido and Menopause,” Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Primary Care with a focus on SSRI’s”

1997-1999 Seminar for Psychiatry Residents, Stanford School of Medicine

11/1997 Riverside County, California, Obstetrics and Gynecology Society Meeting, presentation on Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Change in Libido and the Menopausal Woman

10/1997 First Australasian Menopause Society Meeting, Perth, Australia, invited speaker, Review of Biological Factors in Mood Change with Perimenopause and HRT

10/1997 North American Menopause Society Meeting, Boston, USA, Treatment of Depression and Review of Newer Antidepressants

10/1997 Kaiser Permanente South Orange County Palm Springs Gynecology Symposium, presentation on Mood and Menopause

10/1997 Group Health Cooperative Family Practice Symposium Vancouver, Canada, Libido and Menopause Evaluation for Family Practice

8/1997 XV FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, August 7, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark, Practical Clinical Considerations in the Use of Estrogen/Androgen Therapy: A Case-Based Forum

6/1997 Howard T Baker Southern California Kaiser Annual Gynecology Symposium, two presentations, Libido and Menopause, Post Partum Depression

5/1997 Director and Speaker, First Annual Women’s Mental Health Symposium, Focus on Psychiatric Aspects of Menopause

4/1997 Bridging the Gap: A Conference for Psychiatry and Primary Care Providers, Fifth Psychiatry Conference, Northern California Kaiser Permanente, “Team Model for Women’s Health in Psychiatry”

1-12/1997 Nurses Northern and Southern California Kaiser, Live Audiovisual Lecture Series on Psychiatric Aspects of Women’s Health, twelve lectures

1-12/1997 Women’s Wellness Clinic Psychiatry Residents Seminar on Psychiatric Aspects of Gynecology, Stanford Medical School

10/1996 Invited speaker, Northwest Permanente Geriatric Institute, Portland, Oregon, “Libido and the Peri and Post Menopause,” “Mood and Menopause”

7/1996 Invited speaker, The National Kaiser Permanente Conference on Internal Medicine, Kauai, Hawaii, “Review of SSRI Antidepressants,” “Mood and Menopause”

7/1996 Invited speaker, The National Kaiser Permanente Ob/Gyn Conference, Big Island, Hawaii, Series of four talks on Psychiatric Aspects of Gynecology, “Peri-Menopausal Depression,” “Premenstrual Syndrome,” “Libido and Menopause,” “Review of SSRI Antidepressants and Their Use in Ob/Gyn”

4/1996 Invited speaker, The 6th Kaiser Permanente Interregional Conference on Primary Care and Musculoskeletal Medicine - “Sharing & Disseminating Best Practices and Clinical Practice Guidelines through Evidence-Based Clinical Education,” Kauai, Hawaii, teaching in two half day modules, Somatization and Primary Care, Depression and Primary Care

11/1995 Invited Speaker, Annual Northern California Kaiser Permanente Meeting of Providers for Nursing Homes, “Review of Geriatric Psychiatry with a Focus on Nursing Home Care”

5/1995 Conference on Violence in America, RX: An Ounce of Prevention, sponsored by Physicians for a Violence-free Society, “Violence through the Ages: Incidence, Circumstances and Perceptions of Violence in Canadian and American Society,” Jeanne Leventhal, M.D., Margaret Beare, Ph.D.

4/1995 Keynote Speaker, Annual Regional Nurse Practitioners Meeting, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, “Premenstrual Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment”

1989 “Psychiatry as a Career Choice for Women,” presentation to Fourth Year Medical Students, UCSF Medical Center, 1989


GRAND ROUNDS- (1998-current)
February 2007 Kaiser Martinez Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, “Mood and Menopause”

September 2006 Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, “Practical Case Review for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting”, Oakland, California

8/2006 Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, “Treating the Symptomatic Menopausal Patient with Psychiatric Co-Morbidity”, Martinez, California

4/2006 Santa Teresa Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Review of Randomized Control Trials for Testosterone Treatment of Libido in the Menopause, San Jose, California

12/2005 Herrick Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Menopause and Hot Flashes: Treatment Options”, Berkeley, California

11/2005 Kaiser Hospital Oakland Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Newer Antidepressant Medications, Oakland, California

October 2005 Annenberg Foundation Lecture Series, “Libido and Menopause”, El Paso, Texas

October 2005 Harbor City Kaiser Hospital Wide Grand Rounds “Mood and Menopause”, Family Practice Grand Rounds “Use of SNRI’s”

October 20055 St. Agnis Medical Center, “Menopause and Mood: Treatment Approaches”, Fresno, California

October 2005 South Sacramento Kaiser Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds “Mood and Menopause”, Sacramento, California

October 2005 Contra Costa Psychological Association, “Libido and Menopause”, Lafayette, California

May 2005 Annenberg Foundation Lecture “Libido and Menopause”, Scottsdale, Arizona

May 2005 Herrick Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds “Review of Anxiety in Women & Anxiety in General”, Berkeley, California

Apirl 2005 Annenberg Foundation Lecture “Libido and Menopause”, Fresno, California

April 2005 Kaiser Hayward Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds “Mood and Menopause”, Hayward, California

April 2005 Good Samaritan Hospital Grand Rounds, "Mood, Libido and Hormones: Differential Diagnosis of Libido Problems in Mid Life Women", San Jose California

March 2005 Sutter Hospital Santa Rosa Psychiatry Grand Rounds “Mood Disorders in the Female Population”, Santa Rosa, California

March 2005 Kaiser Hayward Grand Rounds, “Women and Anxiety”, Hayward, California

March 2005 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Hospital Wide Grand Rounds “Mood Disorders in the Female Population”, Berkeley, California

December 2004 Alta Bates Hospital, “Women, Depression and Remission”, Oakland, California

December 2004 John Muir Hospital, “Libido and Menopause”, Walnut Creek, CA

December 2004 Sutter Tracy Hospital, “Anxiety and Depression in Post-menopausal Women”, Tracy, California

November 2004 Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, “Drugs in pregnancy and post partum” San Diego, CA

October 2004 Martha Jefferson Hospital, “Hormones, Libido, Sex Drive-What means What-Discussion of the Evidence for the Actions of Estrogen and Testosterone: What we know, what we don't know and what you can do”, Charlottesville, Virginia

April 2004 O’ Connor Hospital South San Jose, Grand Rounds, “Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Women”, San Jose, California

April 2004 Herrick Grand Rounds, Herrick Alta Bates, “Male Menopause Issues”, Berkeley, California

April 2004 Doctor’s Medical Center, Tennet Modesto Health System, Clinical Conference, “Libido and Menopause: Evidence for E and T Replacement”, Modesto, California

April 2004 Good Samaritan Hospital, Dept: Internal Medicine, “Libido and Menopause”, San Jose, California

April 2004 Mt. Diablo Medical Center, Dept: Medical Staff, “Mood and Menopause”, Mt Diablo, California

March 2004 Valley Care Hospital, Grand Rounds, “Menopause and Libido”, Pleasanton, California

March 2004 San Jose Medical Center, Dept: Internal Medicine, “Libido and Menopause”, San Jose, California

March 2004 San Francisco General Hospital, Dept: Psychiatry, “Mood and Menopause”, San Francisco, California

January 2004 O’ Connor Hospital, San Jose Medical Group, “Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Men and Women,” San Jose, California

January 2004 Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, “Depression and Anxiety in the Post-Menopausal Woman,” San Diego, California

November 2003 Sunrise Medical Center, “Depression and HRT in Women”, Las Vegas, Nevada

November 2003 Mt Diablo Hospital Grand Rounds “Mood and Menopause”, Concord, California

November 2003 Washington Hospital Grand Rounds “Anxiety and Women”, Fremont, California

October 2003 Kaiser Fremont Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Mood and Menopause”, Fremont, California

October 2003 National Foundation for Sexual Health “Managing Sexual Health in Men and Women”, San Francisco, California

October 2003 Kaiser Walnut Creek Psychiatry Grand Rounds “Mood and Menopause”, Walnut Creek, California

October 2003 San Ramon Regional Medical Center Grand Rounds “Menopause and Libido”, San Ramon, California

July 2003 California Pacific Medical Center, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Women”, San Francisco, California

July 2003 Kaiser Redwood City Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Women and Anxiety”, Redwood City, California

February 2002 Washington Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Grant Rounds, “Mood and Menopause”, Fremont, California

January 2002 John Muir Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Women and Depression”, Walnut Creek, California

March 2001 John Muir Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Women and Anxiety Disorders”, Walnut Creek, California

March 2001 Tripler Army Medical Center, US Armed Services Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Chronic Pain and Pelvic Pain”, Honolulu, Hawaii

October 2000 University of California San Francisco, Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Update: What Does the Evidence Tell Us –Hormones and Sexuality”, San Francisco, California

October 1999 Marin General Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand Rounds “PMS”, Marin County, California
October 1999 Hayward Kaiser Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Pelvic Pain/Chronic Pain”, Hayward, California

October 1999 Santa Teresa Kaiser Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Libido and Menopause Revisited”, San Jose, California

October 1999 Richmond Kaiser Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Libido and Menopause”, Richmond, California

October 1999 Kaiser Pleasanton Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Psychiatry, “Update on the Management of Mood and Menopause”, Pleasanton, California

September 1999 California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Update on Libido and Menopause”, San Francisco, California

June 1999 Kaiser Redwood City Department of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Post Partum”, Redwood City, California

June 1999 Kaiser Hayward Department of Pediatrics, “Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Post Partum”, Hayward, California

June 1999 Novato Community Hospital, “Depression in Women at Midlife, Differential Diagnosis of Perimenopausal Mood Problems”, Novato, California

June 1999 San Francisco Kaiser, Treatment of Depression in Primary Care: Part II, The Newer Antidepressants”, San Francisco, California

June 1999 St Francis Hospital, “Review of Libido and Menopause”, San Francisco, California

July 1999 Honolulu Kaiser, Department of Psychiatry, “Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Post Partum”, Honolulu, California

July 1999 Honolulu Kaiser, Department of Family Practice, “Perimenopause and Mood”, Honolulu, California

August 1999 Richmond Kaiser Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Post Partum Depression”, Richmond, California

August 1999 Kaiser Orange County Obstetrics and Gynecology, Grand Rounds,
“Mood and Menopause”, “Libido and Menopause” – special two hour grand rounds, Anaheim, California

August 1999 Kaiser Orange Country Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Psychiatric Disorders of Pregnancy and Post Partum”, Orange County, California

August 1999 Kaiser Santa Ana –Orange County Obstetrics and Gynecology, Grand Rounds, Mood and Menopause: Approaches in the Ob/Gyn Clinic, Santa Ana-Orange County, California

August 1999 Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds, Kaiser Orange County, Tustin-Santa Ana, “Management of Mood in Menopause”, Tustin-Santa Ana, California

July 1999 Kaiser Honolulu Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Case Discussion: “Mood and Perimenopause”. Honolulu, California

July 1999 Kaiser Honolulu Family Practice Grand Rounds, Mood and “Perimenopause and Mood”, Honolulu, California

July 1999 Kaiser Honolulu Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Mood and Menopause”, Honolulu, Hawaii

June 1999 Grand Rounds Novato Community Hospital, Mood and Perimenopause, Novato, California

June 1999 Kaiser SF Grand Rounds, Treatment of Depression: Review of Newer Antidepressants, San Francisco, California

June 1999 Kaiser Redwood City Pediatric and Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Post Partum Depression”, Redwood City, California

June 1999 Kaiser Hayward Psychiatry and Pediatric Grand Rounds, “Post Partum Depression”, Redwood City, California

October 1998 Walnut Creek Kaiser Hospital CSA Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression – Part II”, Walnut Creek, California

May 1999 Alta Bates Medical Center,” Review of Perimenopause and Mood”, Berkeley, California

May 1999 Sequoia Hospital, “The Newer Antidepressants and Depression Treatment in Primary Care”, San Mateo, California

April 1999 Marin General, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Depression in Women at Midlife, Differential Diagnosis of Perimenopausal Mood Problems”, Marin, California

September 1998 St. Francis Hospital Grand Rounds, “Review of Mood and Menopause”, San Francisco, California

September 1998 Kaiser Oakland Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, “Review of Psychiatric Aspects of Women’s Health with a Focus on Hormonal Change”, Oakland, California

September 1998 Walnut Creek Kaiser Hospital CSA Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Ob/Gyn Part I”, Walnut Creek, California

September 1998 Kaiser Richmond Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Overview of the Liaison of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn”, Richmond, California

July 1998 Kaiser North Sacramento Grand Rounds, “Review of Depression throughout a Women’s Life Cycle”, Sacramento, California

July 1998 Kaiser San Raphael Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Perimenopause and Mood”, San Raphael, California

June 1998 Kaiser Santa Clara Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Psychiatric Disorders of Pregnancy and Post Partum”, Santa Clara, California

June 1998 Kaiser San Francisco Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Economics and Diagnosis of Depression in the Primary Care Setting”, San Francisco, California

June 1998 Kaiser Fontana Hospital Wide Grand Rounds (Southern California), “Libido and Menopause”, Fontana, California

March 1998 Kaiser Santa Clara Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Premenstrual Syndrome”, Santa Clara, California

January 1998 Group Health Seattle Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Libido and Menopause”, Seattle, Washington State

December 1997 Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Perimenopausal Causes of Mood Change, Etiology and Treatment”, Santa Clara, California

December 1997 San Francisco Kaiser Hospital Wide Grand Rounds, “Mood and Menopause”, San Francisco, California

December 1997 Stanford Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, "Libido and Menopause", Stanford, California

November 1997 San Diego Kaiser Family Practice Department, Mood and Menopause, San Diego, California

November 1997 California Pacific Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, San Francisco, “Review of Perimenopausal Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Change”, San Francisco, California

June 1997 Sacramento Kaiser CSA Urogynecology Update Grand Rounds, “Clinical Care of Women: Mood, Libido, & Midlife”, Sacramento, California

May 1997 Kaiser Santa Teresa Grand Rounds: Post Partum Depression, San Jose, California

April 1997 Stanford Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Review of SSRI Antidepressants, and Mood and Menopause: An Overview, Stanford, California

March 1997 American Medical Women's Association Santa Cruz Chapter, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Problems in the Peri-menopause", Santa Cruz, California

March 1997 Northern California Psychiatric Society Santa Clara Medical Society Section, "Mood and Menopause", Santa Clara, California

February 1997 Tripler Medical Center Internal Medicine, Honolulu, Grand Rounds, "Mood and Menopause", Honolulu, Hawaii

February 1997 Tripler Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Honolulu, "Premenstrual Syndrome", Honolulu, Hawaii

February 1997 Kaiser Honolulu Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds, Cases Discussions of Psychiatric Aspects of Gynecology, Honolulu, Hawaii

January 1997 Sunset Kaiser, "Depression Through a Women's Life cycle - PMS, Peri-menopausal, and Case Discussion", morning symposia, Los Angeles, California

January 1997 South Sacramento Kaiser, Grand Rounds, "Geriatric Psychiatry", Sacramento, California

January 1996 Hayward Kaiser Hospital,"Depression in Primary Care: Economic and Treatment Aspects", Hayward, California

November 1995 South Sacramento Kaiser Hospital, "The Sociocultural Aspects of Menopause and the Current Theories on Peri-Menopausal Depression", Sacramento, California

November, 1995 Santa Teresa Kaiser Hospital, "Comparison of SSRI Antidepressants to TCA's", San Jose, California

September, 1995 Richmond Kaiser Permanente Hospital, "Geriatric Depression and the Newer Anti-depressants", Richmond, California

January, 1995 Richmond Kaiser Permanente Hospital, "Review of SSRI Antidepressants: Pharmacoeconomics, Treatment Indications and Side Effects", Richmond, California

May 1982 "A Review of Interictal Psychological Phenomena in Grand Mal and Psychomotor Epilepsy", Grand Rounds, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, New York University Medical Center, New York City, New York

PRESENTATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC
Sept 2010 John Muir Health Women’s Wellness Center, Living Well Beyond Cancer, Walnut Creek, California, “Hormones, Mood, Menopause, and Cancer”

Sept 2010 Northern California Cancer Society Caregiving, Caregivers, and Cancer Conference, Stanford, California, “Sexuality, Intimacy, Mood, and Depression”, sponsored by NCCS and the Stanford Cancer Center


Feb 2010 9th Annual Allison taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference, San Francisco, California, “Mood, Depression, and Hormonal Changes in the Breast Cancer Patient”
Feb 2010 Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Fifth Annual East Bay Women’s Health Conference, “Libido and the Menopausal Transition.”

November 2009 Northern California Cancer Society, Now What? The New Normal of
Cancer Survivorship After Treatment, Mission Bay Conference Center, Saturday, November 14, 2009, San Francisco, California, co sponsored by Stanford and the American Cancer Society

September 2009 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Lafayette Women’s Center, The Lifestages Series, Sex and the PrimeTime Couple: It Takes Two…and Men Change Too!, September 17, 2009, Lafayette, California

March 2009 Northern California Cancer Center, 8th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast
Cancer Conference, Breakout Session 1, “Sexuality, Sexual Function, and Intimacy”, Breakout Session 2,“Mood/Depression/Hormones”,San Francisco, California, March 7, 2008

November 2008 Northern California Cancer Center, 2nd Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference, Afternoon Break Out Session, Intimacy & Sexuality-Women-Partners, November 8, 2008, San Francisco, California

March 2008 Northern California Cancer Center, 7th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference, Plenary Lecture, “Menopause, Hormones, Sexuality, and Urogenital Changes”, San Francisco, California, March 1, 2008

December 2007 Northern California Cancer Society Survivorship Conference, December 1, 2007, Afternoon Breakout Session on “Female Sexual Function after Cancer”

March 2007 6th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast
Cancer Conference, Plenary Lecture, “Mood, Menopausal
Symptoms, and the Breast Cancer Patient”, afternoon
workshop, “Arousal, Urogenital Aging, and Dyspareunia with
Breast Cancer Treatments”, San Francisco, California

October 2006 Community Breast Health Project, “Mood, Menopause, and Sexual Function in the Woman with Breast Cancer”, Palo Alto, California

March 2006 5th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference, “Arousal, Urogenital Aging, and Dyspareunia with Breast Cancer Treatments”, San Francisco, California

April 2005 Valley Women’s Health Conference, “Libido, Menopause, and Hormones”, Fresno, California

March 2005 4th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference, “Arousal, Urogenital Aging, and Dyspareunia with Breast Cancer Treatments”, San Francisco, California

September 2004 KQED, California Health Report, Radio Interview on Depression

October 2003 Alta Bates Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness, and Wisdom “Menopause, Mood, Hot Flashes”, Oakland, California

June 2000 Body in Balance, Kaiser San Francisco Women’s Health Education Day, “Let’s Talk About Sex: Mind, Mood, and Desire”

November, 1989 “Communication Skills,” Training for the Board of Directors, Junior League of San Francisco

1989 “Rape and Women’s Self Defense,” Spring Training, Junior League of San Francisco

RESEARCH
2000-2001 Kaiser Permanente and Bristol Myers Squibb, Nefazodone versus SSRI’s in the Treatment of the Affective Disorders of Outpatient Perimenopausal and Post menopausal Women: Focus on Libido, Orgasm, and Sleep, Principal Investigator Liz Gruskin, DrPh, Co-Investigator Jeanne Leventhal, MD, Co-Investigator Robin Dea, MD, Consultants, David Rubinow, MD, Clinical Director, NIMH, and Phillip Sarrel, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale (Kaiser Institutional Review Board halted the study midway due to “black box” of Serzone by FDA)

1999-2000 Kaiser Innovations Grant, Screening and Follow-up for Postpartum Depression at Pediatric Well-Baby Visits, Principal Investigators: C. Schaefer, Ph.D., A. Coates, MPH, Barbara Spaulding Anglin, Division of Research, and Jeanne Leventhal, M.D., Kaiser Oakland

1999-2000 Kaiser Permanente-Southern California Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, An Open Label Study of Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) for the Prophylaxis of Migraine, Principal Investigator Morris Maizels, MD, Woodland Hills, Co-Investigator Allan Bernstein, Santa Rosa, Kaiser, Co-Investigator Jeanne Leventhal, MD, Oakland, Kaiser

1998-1999 Lilly Pharmaceuticals and Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Grant, Stanford-Kaiser Pharmacoeconomic Study of Depression, Principal Investigators, Dr. Lorrin Koran, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford, Dr. Jeanne Leventhal, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, co investigator, Dr. Bruce Fireman, MS, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

1996-1999 Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Grant, Cost Effectiveness of Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in a Managed Care Setting: A Stanford-Kaiser Collaborative Study Principal Investigator, Dr. Lorrin Koran, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University, co-investigator, Dr. Jeanne Leventhal, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

1996 Kaiser Foundation Research Grant, “The Correlation Between Menstrual Cycle Phase, Symptom Presentation and Serum Level of Psychotropics in Depressed Females,” Principal Investigator, J. Leventhal, Co-Investigator, Dr. David Baron, NIMH

1978-1979 Neurobehavioral Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, and Depression, Neurologic Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

August 1975 Data Analysis, SO54 Apollo Telescope Mount, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard College Observatory-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

July 1975 White Mountain Research Station Barcroft Laboratory (altitude of 12,500 feet), undergraduate research assistant in high altitude physiology research

June-July 1973 Data Analysis, Apollo Telescope Mount SO54 Solar X-ray Experiment, Skylab Space Station, Solar Physics Research Group, American Science and Engineering, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1971-1974 Student Skylab Investigator, National Student Skylab Program, Skylab Experiment ED25, “A Search for X-Rays from Jupiter,” Skylab (AS&E SO54) Astronomy Experiment Team, American Science and Engineering, Mission Control Center, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, during portions of Skylab Missions I, II, and III, 1973
 

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander MD, Psychiatrist in Berkeley

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