Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN), Sexual health specialist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

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Professional Education
  • NCMP, NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner: North American Menopause Society (NAMS), Perimenopause / Menopause (2020)
  • Residency: Stanford University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (2004) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (2000) CA
  • Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1999) IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007)
  • M.D., Northwestern University, Medicine (1999)
  • B.A., Columbia University, Art History (1994)

Honors & Awards
  • ACOG/Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award in Female Sexual Dysfunction, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2008)
  • Excellence in Education, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholarship, NIH/NICHD (2004-2008)


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Specializing In

  • Perimenopause

Practice Locations

Gynecology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 725-6079

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Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Garden Level, Suite W0050

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-6079

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(89 reviews)

Dr. is top at her speciality. Loved her recommendations and confident in her approach. Getting in to see her was a nightmare.
Dr. Millheiser has consistently been a direct communicator and caring physician. i would recommend her to others as she delivers great patient care.
Best possible doc and nurse.
Excellent Care!!
Amazing doctor, so glad she is my doctor and would recommend her highly.
Dr. Millheiser was kind, confident and informed.
Dr. Millheiser is always kind, helpful and does not make me feel rushed at my appointments, but it is hard to get through to her directly if I have a question, and she has such a busy schedule that it is difficult to get a convenient appointment time. In addition, the often has called me several times to change an appointment. When appointments are changed, I don't get any explanation except that the doctor's schedule has changed.
Dr. Millheiser is superb, I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Leah is THE BEST. She is thorough, listens closely and is so very helpful. She is up on the latest stuff to assist those of us that have had Tamoxifen side effects, etc. and she CARES
Dr Millhieser is fantastic
Dr Millheiser upon our initial visit showed great listening and communicating skills.
The doctor was generally good and answered my question, but I felt like maybe I wasn't being fully heard or that she was in a slight rush.
I can't say enough good things about this doctor. I have recommended her to others.
Dr. Millheiser is fantastic. Exactly what I was hoping for in a doctor.
Great Doctor. There just needs to be 5 of her.
it took 6 months to get an appointment and then, because of construction, I was 30 minutes late to my first appointment so, it had to be rescheduled.
Excellent! Treats the whole person!
Doctor was excellent, kind and professional
I had an excellent experience. I only wish this appointment would have been made for me four years ago.
Dr. Millheiser is terrific she made it easy to talk bout personal, medical concerns I highly recommend her.
Dr. Millheiser - a perfect 10!
I like this provider but the appointment felt rushed. I would have liked to have shared more medically relevant info w/her if I didn't feel pressure to wrap it up.
I feel very lucky to have found Dr. M.
Dr. Millheiser is one of the best Docs I've ever seen (and I unfortunately have seen more than my share!) and I most highly commend and recommend her.
The doctor was amazingly thorough and well-informed about my problem which is quite a specialty. She listened very patiently and asked follow-up questions, explained things very thoroughly. I'm very grateful I was referred to her
I love Dr. Millheiser she takes the time necessary, listens & offers good advice.
I had a good visit & look forward to staying as her patient.
Dr Millheiser is an excellent practitioner. I highly recommend her
She is the only doctor who pushes and supports me. I would not be as healthy w/o her. Please give her a referral from referral from... promo happens.
I am very loyal to Dr Leah. I trust her and love her. She is wonderful doctor and person.
Dr Millheiser's initial diagnosis was only partially accurate, as I discovered upon seeing another physician. at my follow-up appointment, she tried to backtrack by saying that her original diagnosis matched that of the other physician (but then, checked her own notes and realized that it did not - WHOOPS)
Dr. Leah is such a great, caring dr. I am so happy I was referred to her by my oncologist, Kathy Smith @ Stanford Cancer Center. 1-10. Excellent.
Attentive, compassionate.
Dr. Millheiser was SO personable and easy to speak with!
I always feel as though Dr. Millheiser is fully engaged with me at all times.
Dr. Millheiser is one of my favorite physicians. I'm glad I was able to see her again. I feel very comfortable with her.
I am very please to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Millheiser spent over 45 minutes with me - so thorough! Given that I'd had a longstanding issue with a condition that no one else had diagnosed with certainty, I so appreciated that she got to the point and explained everything in detail.
Dr. Millheiser is absolutely the best!
I love Dr. Millheiser. She is just terrific.
One of the best OBGYN's I've ever been to!
Dr Milliheser is the best! She has the expertise and empathy for her patients, that I tried my best to stay with her.
Dr. Millheiser is phenomenal! The care she provides is exceptional. I feel so blessed to have her expertise on my side.
Dr. Millheiser changed my life. I came to her after surgery & she explained what had happened, what was happening. My former OBGYN did not know or believe my symptoms. Everyone at Stanford OBGYN helped me.
Dr. Millheiser is wonderful!
before checking the doctor makes the decision she told me that I was in wrong place
I love Dr. Millheiser, she is a smart, capable, and caring doctor.
Dr. Millheiser always spends quality time with me. She's very easy & nice to talk with, I never feel rushed.
Dr. Millheiser is consistently attentive & aware of current state of medicine regarding my issues.
Dr. Millheiser is only there on Monday and I waited 7 months for this appt. she is the most patient and understanding I have ever had in this clinic.
Wish there were more of (hours) her and more awareness of how she could help others I was suffering for years with my condition before I found her.
Dr. Millheiser is excellent; she listens carefully, and answers questions thoroughly.
Very kind & personable. Put me at ease.
Dr Millheiser is the best!
My experiences with Dr. Millheiser have probably been the best I've had with any physician. Her manner and her experience in the real world of working individuals makes her especially valuable!
I have total confidence with my doctor's ability, knowledge, care.
Simply the best :)
Dr. Millheiser is one of the very best ob/gyn doctors I have ever seen. Caring, compassionate, understanding! I look forward to my visits with her every year!
Care provider was too casual almost flippant. Chewing gum and beginning an conversational exchange with "so,... over and over does not set a caring, professional tone.
Dr. Millheiser and all the staff at Stanford OBGYN are terrific.
Very good experience. Dr. Millheiser is the best.
She was kind of in a bad mood, which is understandable at the end of the day.
Most confidence I ever have experienced with a gynecologist who understands my moods
Dr. Millheiser is an excellent communicator & listener. She repeats back all that I tell her.
Dr. Milheiser is an excellent physician, and I am grateful to be her patient.
Provider 30 min late. No apology. Provider does not answer her own email. Provider has chilly, aloof manner. I sent her ONE email which was never addressed.
I recommend Dr. Millheiser all the time!
I think Dr. Millheiser is a wonderful physician who personable and mindful in her interactions with me. I trust her implicitly as she guides me through medication and treatment options. I have recommended her to others with similar medical conditions. It's too bad that she is only in clinic one day per week.
Consistently excellent.
Dr. Millheiser & her assistant are outstanding!!!!
Very gentle and caring.
Dr. Milheiser is an excellent physician!
Difficulty of getting timely appointment and the frequency of rescheduling by the clinic limits my inclination to recommend.
Dr. Millheiser solved a common diagnosis that managed to elude 4 other doctors. I'm happy!
Because of her limited availability, waiting 3 months for urgent needs is impractical.
Suggestion to slow down a bit; visit felt a bit rushed; a little tough to take in info post exam.
As stated previously, I praise Dr. Millheiser for coming back into my room to finish addressing my needs since there initially was not enough time allotted in between patients.
I feel extremely comfortable w/her while talking about personal issues and sexual concerns.
Dr. Millheiser & staff are simply THE BEST!!!
Only confusion had was I was told how to care for my issue verbally but I would have liked it in writing.
Love my provider front office needs help.
The doctor was rushed, and the pelvic exam particularly uncomfortable. I felt as if the doctor was dismissive of my concerns.
I was very impressed by Dr. Millheiser and am so glad I was referred to her.
I would like time for more discussion of my questions.
Excellent friendliness & courtesy. Most excellent dr. for me - she's changing my life in positive way.
I went to Dr. Millheiser for a 2nd opinion about a hysterectomy. She is very through and conducted some extra testing which it proved a hysterectomy was unnecessary. She is awesome!!
Dr. Millheiser is the best gyn I have ever been to in my 70 years!
Loved care provider.

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