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Dr. Carla Stelling, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

Dr. Carla J. Stelling received a B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an M.D. from Albany Medical College in New York. Dr. Stelling completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 Trauma center serving the underserved. During her training Dr. Stelling managed extremely high-risk obstetrical patients and advanced gynecologic diseases. She also performed research on cervical cancer screening of adolescents. Prior to her medical training Dr. Stelling worked with the UCSF AIDS Health Project where she provided client-centered counseling, performed research on sexually transmitted infection, and was a major contributor to the program publications. Stelling also researched the use of Acupuncture in treating pediatric chronic pain. Dr. Stelling’s interests include Adolescent gynecology, sexual health, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for treatment of fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse, and endometriosis. Dr. Stelling speaks Medical Spanish.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Union University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477745933

Office locations

East Bay Women's Health

3300 Webster St, Ste 1200

Oakland, CA 94609

East Bay Women's Health

512 Westline Dr, Ste 103

Alameda, CA 94501

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Dr. Stelling is good - seems very knwoledgable. Unfortunately office staff is not friendly. It seems every time I would like to get test results that I have to call and ask, not an easy process!, rather than them being set to me when received.
Less than 1 year ago
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Highly recommend.
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Dr. Stelling was great but front desk staffs need to work on their customer service skills. Not smiling looks mad and not friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Stelling was extremely kind and I felt like she actually listened to me and addressed my concerns (which I've had a hard time with previous doctors, especially gynos). She was very nice, and explained how to go forward with mycase without making me feel pressured to do anything I didn't want to. Waiting time for my appointment (and the follow up I didn't schedule through zoc doc) were both very short, I think 30 minutes at most (and I usually show up 15 mins early). Overall I love this doctors office, and plan on using Dr Stelling for as long as possible.
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Definitely not going back here. Despite an empty office, I was kept waiting for quite awhile. Moreover, when I finally did get to speak to the doctor, I had a lot of questions about getting an IUD. She acted annoyed byhaving to answer them, and tried to rush me through. She didn't act sensitive to my concerns. She told me that somebody from her office would contact me shortly about IUD insurance coverage, but instead they just sent me a bunch of forms to fill out. I followed up by e-mail and called -- no response. This is no way to treat your patients, or to guide them through important decisions!
More than 1 year ago
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I really like the doctor, but the wait time is awful. I arrived about 10 min early to my appointment as instructed, and my total wait time until the doctor could see me was over 45 minutes. There is a parkinggarage which ended up costing $10. Street parking is available but limited.
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She was very kind and her communication was great.
More than 1 year ago
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She was great and very helpful!
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Dr. Stelling is a wonderful doctor. She accurately diagnosed my problem a couple of years ago and has helped me maintain my good gynecological health. I highly recommend her.
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I like Dr. Stelling a lot, she has been very helpful. However, I had to wait an hour and a half today and saw her for less than three minutes. Because of the parking situation in the building, I had topay to wait for her, and this appointment cost me more than it needed to. I understand doctors fall behind, but for a quick follow up consultation I shouldn't have had to pay $12 to park or wait an hour and a half. I would rather have done without the follow up, save my time and money and just send an email for my prescription to be refilled.
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My first visit with Carla and her staff went very well. Carla had a great bedside manner which is very important to me. I am looking forward to being a patient of hers for a long time. Thanks!
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Doctor Stelling was patient, warm and informative! She answered all my questions during the routine exam and was absolutely sensitive to all my medical concerns. I wish all physicians would embody her bedside manner!
More than 1 year ago
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I met with the nurse practitioner. She was so kind! She didn't rush me or make me feel uncomfortable. I felt actually cared for. She really took the time to answer ALL of my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Stelling was very kind, knowledgable and had superb bedside manner. She was thorough and answered any and all questions I had. I'd highly recommend her and her office for anyone looking for a quality OBGYN.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very thorough and professional
More than 1 year ago
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My appt was at 430 got there at 415, finally saw the doc after 6 pm ....
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Stelling made me feel comfortable and in control of the entire appointment. She asked numerous times if I had any questions and encouraged me to reach out if any arose. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a new OBGYN.
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Carla is wonderful. Very clear and nice. Although, the recepcionist weren't too nice or helpful. They were supposed to call me to give me another app and they never did.
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My visit was the best I had ever had at a Gyno- it doesn't hurt that I live about 7 minutes away, either! I had brought a book just in case of a wait, and I saw in the office thatI would have a 35 minute wait. Maybe it was because I was around/after lunchtime but I was ushered right into the doctor's office! No waiting! Carla was fantastic, and I felt very comfortable telling her anything. I look forward to my next annual!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Stelling was good. She has a clear, focused, friendly manner. The annual pap & check up wasn't painful at all, and she did a good job stating/letting me know what was coming next in the process. The one thing thatI wish were possible: I needed to get an ultrasound test done, but the next available appointment to discuss results was three weeks later. I got the test done two days later--and wish I didn't have to wait three more weeks to understand the results. It seems like a long time.
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It was my first appointment and I had seen reviews about wait time so I was a little worried but everyone in the office was very friendly and helpful, including of course dr. Stelling
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Nice office and pleasant stuff. I liked my visit a lot.
More than 1 year ago
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Great Doctor, highly recommended. She apologized for the delay and long wait time.
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Dr. Stelling was absolutely wonderful. I have been looking for a good OB/GYN in the Bay Area and found a GREAT one in her. She was incredibly compassionate and kind and really took the time to patiently answer all of myquestions. I would recommend Dr. Stelling in a heartbeat.
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Very nice, not awkward at all, and answered all of my questions. Defnitely one of the best gyno's I have ever been too.
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She was very informative and helped make everything go smoothly.
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She was very nice had I not had to wait over 40 minutes the review would have been better.
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Carla was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and a top notch professional. The visit went smoothly and she was able to provide me with answers to the questions and topics I discussed with her. I was forced into finding a new OBGYN aftermine retired and I'm really happy to have found Dr. Stelling.
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Dr. Stelling was awesome. I had a list of questions which she answered thoroughly and with no judgement. The only down side to the appointment was the assistant. I didn't appreciate her reaction to my not having a check up ina really long time. The questions the assistant asked were also asked by reception during a pre-visit phone call, and could have easily been filled out on the forms and kept between me and the Dr., or only asked by the Dr. since she asked the same questions anyway. I felt uncomfortable telling everyone who worked there what I wanted to discuss with the Dr.
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She was so nice and I immediately felt comfortable, which says a lot! Going to the OBGYN can be uncomfortable and especially to a new Doctor, but she was great and put me at ease and I'd definitely make her my main OBGYN.
More than 1 year ago
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Good first appointment with this office. They provided the forms ahead of time online for me to fill out so there were no forms or extra waiting upon arrival. Insurance information was also taken and verified ahead of time by phone.On the day of my appointment, I was as seen pretty quickly after just a few minutes of waiting. Nurse and Doctor were each friendly and good about fielding any questions I had. Planning of being a return patient with this Doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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I was very pleased with my visit! Dr. Stelling was amazing, as was the entire staff! I am so happy to have found this practice!
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I was not happy with how long my wait time was--over 30 minutes in the waiting room after my appt time, and then 40 more minutes sitting in the exam room before my doctor even walked through the door. I've bookedanother appointment, so we'll see if that was an anomaly, or if I'll be seen in a reasonable amount of time.
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I found Dr. Stelling to be professional but not very warm and she she seemed like she was reading from a script the entire time I was speaking to her. I felt like just another patient to rush through before shewent to see another. I also waited 45 minutes to see the Dr. She apologized and told me she was "giving some bad news to another patient" which if its true is too bad but she was basically telling me this other patient's time was more valuable than mine.
More than 1 year ago
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She was incredibly easy to talk to and very informative!
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I really like Dr. Stelling. She has a good rapport and inspires confidence. However, the wait was over an hour and the parking in the building is exorbitant.
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Great. No problems!
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Very professional. Did a great job explaining what she was doing. Quick visit.
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Great provider
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I was about to leave after the horrible wait time but she changed my mind when she walked in and was super patient and understanding with me. She answered all the questions I had - I will definitely go back butI will make sure I allot at least 2 hours.
More than 1 year ago
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I really enjoyed this visit! I just found out that I was pregnant and was very nervous about the appointment, but she shared the joy with me and took a lot of time to answer all my questions, show me theultrasound of the baby and print pictures. I was called directly after filling out the patient forms, so no wait time.
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Great doctor, very warm and knowledgeable
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She was great.
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic. I was extremely nervous and Carla was very patient with me. She also has a great sense of humor. I have selected her as my OB-GYN.
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Always makes me feel comfortable and asks how I am doing -- I would definitely recommend her!
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I was waiting for over an hour without any pants on in a room, and I fell asleep. I was about to leave, but the nurses insisted I stay for 5 minutes more. I was scheduled to have an IUD placedand was really nervous about it - I think if I hadn't stayed, I would have probably put the appointment on the back burner. The procedure itself went really smoothly and a lot better than I thought it would. Dr Stelling had come from a baby delivery and was still calm and had a kind attitude towards me even though I was probably visibly irritated by having to wait over an hour with no pants. I'm glad I waited.
More than 1 year ago
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Easy to talk to and helpful with my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Carla was super patient and thorough---she spent a great deal of time explaining different birth control options and other female related issues--she was understanding and made me feel super comfortable to talk to her. Best care and bedside manner I think I've ever had visiting an OB-GYN.
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Dr. Stelling was very nice and professional. I waited almost an hour to be seen. There was a good reason, but it would have been nice to know sooner why I waited so long.
More than 1 year ago
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I had to wait a very long time, but that's fine. It's a doctors office after all. Dr. Stelling was so nice and easy to talk to. I had an evening appointment and she stayed late to talk with me after everyone else had gone home. Very helpful overall.
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