Voted "Best Doctors in the Inland Empire" from 2000 - 2017
Women have special health care needs, and Dr. Carstens and his staff are dedicated to addressing these issues. Since beginning his practice in 1983, Dr. Carstens and his team have been committed to delivering high quality care for women. Our staff provides obstetrical care, office gynecology, gynecological urology and surgical gynecology. We also specialize in laparoscopic surgery, laser surgery, LEEP procedure, hysteroscopy and vaginal ultrasound techniques. We have female practioners working at both of our locations.
Our staff works as a team. We want to ensure our patients the high-caliber care they deserve. For problems outside our specialty, we work closely with your family physician, internist or other health care practitioners. We take pride in our professional capability and great pleasure in serving our patients.
Dr. Carstens is board-certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Please note patients are seen by appointment only. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 951-686-8600.
Herman A. Carstens, M.D.
Dr. Herman A. Carstens is a third-generation physician: his grandfather, and his mother, who was one of the few women to graduate from medical school in the early 1940's at Loma Linda University, but also the first female physician in Central America.
Dr. Carstens was born in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his internship and first year surgical residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City, then he did four years of OB-GYN residency, receiving his specialty from the New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital Center. He met his wife, a Pediatrics resident, in New York. Once married, they moved to California where Dr. Carstens' mother was still practicing.
Dr. Carstens settled in Riverside, working at the Riverside Medical Clinic from 1983 to 1991. In January of 1992, Dr. Carstens decided to open his private practice, and joined Dr. Marvin Sando, until Dr. Sando retired.
The Carstens' have two children who both attended public school in Riverside. They now live and work in NYC.
Medical Societies and Associations
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1983- to date
American Medical Association 1985- to date
California Medical Association 1985- to date
Riverside County Medical Association 1985- to date
Riverside/San Bernardino OB/GYN Society 1989- 2006
American Association Gynecology Laparoscopist 1986- to date
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1993- to date
Member, Board of Directors, Inland Empire OB/GYN IPA, 1997-2001
Diplomate of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1986- to date
Member, Board of Directors, Riverside Foundation Health Plan 2000- 2002
Member, Board of Directors, Riverside Physicians Network 1994- to date
Riverside Medical Clinic, Chairman OB-GYN Department- 1987-88
Riverside Medical Clinic, Vice- Chairman OB-GYN Department- 1986-87
Riverside Community Hospital Vice-Chairman Dept OB-GYN- 1993-1994; 2004-2007
Riverside Pregnancy Counseling, Director 1994-2007
Women's HealthCare Services, Riverside Community Hospital, Director 1994-2005
Honors and Awards
2000 - 2017- Best Doctors in the Inland Empire, Doctors that Make a Difference
2005- Angel Award- Riverside Community Hospital