Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

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

Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

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Education & Certifications
  • 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)

  • Member, International Society For The Study Of Women's Sexual Health (2004 - Present)
  • Member, North American Menopause Society (2018 - Present)


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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 in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 2nd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-6079

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Patient Reviews

(187 reviews)

She is very caring and puts me at ease
She was really nice and made me feel better about my medical situation
Dr. Millheiser and Gloria her tech were great!
She is a fantastic doctor. Very personable and Incredibly knowledgeable. She also listens and answers questions well and addresses any concerns that I have.
Very thorough and empathetic. Live follow up appointment already scheduled.
She is amazing, caring and really dedicates time to patient. I feel heard and care for.
Wonderful doctor, I feel so lucky to be in her good care.
Excellent visit with Dr Millheiser. She was quick, informative and warm (which made it really easy to discuss my health issues). Very pleased that I have found Dr Millheiser.
Exceptional physician and staff
She is one of my two favorite doctors! Knowledgable, honest and caring!
It was really great to feel listened to and to have my concerns addressed. She explained things very well and with adequate detail. I appreciate detailed explanations. I felt comfortable asking questions and telling Dr. Millheiser intimate details pertinent to my issues. I feel that our treatment plan will bring improvements for my issues and to my quality of life.
Absolutely wonderful doctor- she is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely empathetic
She's a terrific doctor. Very innovative and caring. I'm so grateful for her help.
She is very knowledgeable and understanding of my issues.
Great experience!
She is an excellent doctor who is easy to talk to and provides plenty of information.
I wish more doctor were like Dr. Leah S. Millheiser
Dr. Millheiser is the absolute best. The nature of her specialty is often deeply personal and somewhat uncomfortable, but she always puts me at ease and has zero judgment.
She makes me comfortable, easy to talk to, thorough and available.
Dr. Milheiser is amazing. Incredibly knowledgable and pleasant. I feel at ease and well taken care of when I see her.
Excellent provider with a rich depth of knowledge and experience
She is so lovely!! So caring and listened to everything I had to say.
Excellent care. Professional and personal.
Dr millheiser listens asks the right questions and gives good guidance and care.
knowledgeable, helpful, and thorough...
She is helpful and knowledgeable. I saw her a few years ago and was unable to complete treatment due to issues in my life. And I am glad to re-establish care with her.
Dr. Millheiser is one in a million! She is caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She is very easy to talk with and I never feel rushed during any of my visits.
she is excellent! so thoughtful, informative and compassionate
Dr Millheiser is a caring doctor.
Always very kind and welcoming to all my questions and concerns
Dr. Millheiser was instantly easy to talk to. I feel much more hopeful after talking with her.
She looked very professional for her video visit. Her blouse was elegant, and her jewelry made a statement. And her brown, curly hair was pleasant to look at. Dr. Millheiser was nice to talk to. Video visits are wonderful; there is no need to deal with driving, looking for parking, etc.
Fantastic doctor! She was fully present, listened and believed me, answered my questions and provided wonderful advice. I loved the telemedicine format. It saved me taking too much time off work AND was effective.
The conversation was thorough and helpful, and I walked away with a great action plan. I very much appreciated the expertise and the care and attention to my situation on sensitive topics.
She is amazing! She listened to all my concerns and had answers.
Dr. Leah Millheiser was professional yet friendly. She asked me questions, provided information and gave me options. This was just what I was looking for.
Dr. Millheiser is consistently caring, open to patient participation, and forward thinking in women's health care
Dr.Milheiser is excellent
I feflt heard, as we continue to look for a solution.
She is a knowledgeable clinician and seems to really care for how her patients are doing. She always answers all my questions.
Dr Millheiser is an incredibly knowledgeable and kind doctor !
She was caring, compassionate, very knowledgeable. Presented me with information I had never known before.
Easy to communicate with open and friendly. Trustworthy and knowledgeable
Excellent physician and team. Very caring and professional. Dr.M and Gloria are great.
Very happy with this doctor
Amazing service
Dr. Milheiser is fantastic! So knowledgeable and warm, and took time to answer all my questions.
Dr Millheiser is fantastic
She is truly knowledgeable, likable, and professional as well as warm. I would like to continue to use Dr. Millheiser in the future. She gave all the positives on continuing with hormone therapy as well as the risks. She assesses the situation on a patient by patient basis, not a one size fits all. I think this is a good methodology for medicine because everyone is different.
Dr Millheiser is excellent. Her listening and understanding is impeccable
I love Dr Millheiser, she is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate and has lots of good ideas on things to try to deal with my problems.
She is terrific!
professional knowledgeable personable careful listened provided clear feedback and instructions
She is excellent!
She's knowledgeable, easy to talk to
I felt comfortable and safe
Both the resident Dr Pagano and the specialist Dr Millheiser were great.
Dr. Millheiser is amazing. She is warm and takes her time answering my questions.
Dr. Millheiser is an exceptional physician! She listens to my concerns and provides guidance and treatments that make me feel comfortable and well taken care of. Top Notch!
The answers provided for this question do not make sense, however my experience with doctor Millheiser was excellent. She was very engaged, answered my concerns and is very knowledgeable
I have been a patient of Dr Millheiser for several years and have just recommended her to a friend who is looking for a specialist like her at Stanford. Post menopausal women have many special needs which are not often met. I am also a breast cancer survivor, and chemotherapy has led to many gynocological problems which few doctors know how to treat well. Dr Millheiser is a standout . . and in addition she is a kind and gentle, caring physician.
Very kindDr. And staff. Very professional and knowledgeable. She’s also a great listener.
I love Dr. Millheiser. She is a great listener and is clear when making a plan for my care. She is very knowledgeable and the best gynecologist I’ve ever had.
Dr was very caring and understanding.
Great bedside manner. Compassionate and competent when I started crying.
Dr. Millheiser is excellent. Answers all questions and really cares about her patients
She is excellent. I’ve been seeing her for Years.
Dr. Millheiser is a great Doctor
Thank you
Great doctor
It's nice to talk to someone so knowledgeable and also personable
She is a great provider!!
Candid, informative, forward thinking
I feel like I have someone with whom I can speak honestly and openly about very personal concerns. She is one of the key members of my team who has helped restore quality of living in my life. I am grateful to have her expertise available to me.
Dr Millheiser spent time reviewing my health, she asked and Answered questions. I felt like she genuinely cared about me and my health
I think she is one of the most empathetic and thoughtful doctors at have ever seen, and that is particularly telling given how difficult are some of the issues with which she deals.
Dr Millheiser is wonderful
Leah is amazing
Dr. Millheiser is the best!
She has been excellent, she's very nice, and she has really taken great care of my issues in every way possible. I'm very happy with the care she has provided me thus far.
She’s great!!!!! Would highly recommend
Dr. Millheiser is personable, VERY nice, SUPER thorough and knowledgeable. She is the BEST!
Dr Millheiser is an amazingly well informed, compassionate and caring doctor!
She is exceptional.
She's a super star - very grateful for her.
She is superb
she is great!
She had great ideas that I think might really help and she just understood the situation.
Dr. Millheiser is thoughtful, listens well and provided me with several options to address my concerns.
Dr. Millheiser is amazing. She is extremely patient and listens to my concerns. She is very knowledgeable about my condition snd I have total faith in her.
Dr Millheiser made me feel at ease, the procedure was swift
Dr. Millheiser took time to listen, understand the problem , took extensive notes of all the details . reviewed meds & history , and was very thorough and compassionate . She seemed very caring. Although we are still working to figure out my problem , I felt I am in good hands!
excellent care--very knowledgeable. Doctor was very open and supportive. Easy to discuss sensitive issues with her. Highly recommend.
Dr. Millheiser is exceptional!!
I always feel rushed. I know she is busy (and LOVE her) - I understand that she wants to be on time for her next patient but she was a bit late for my appointment. I felt like I didn't get to ask all the questions I wanted to ask.
Excellent doctor--easy to talk to, listens to me and provides great solutions. Very happy with her care.
She is very knowledgable, an excellent listener and a caring doctor.
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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