Herman A. Carstens, M.D.Herman A. Carstens, M.D.

A woman has special health care needs. Dr. Carstens and his staff at office are dedicated to addressing these issues. Since Dr. Carstens began the practice, he has been committed to delivering complete quality women care. We 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.

Our staff works as a team. We want to ensure our patients the high-caliber care they deserve. For problems outside our specialty, we will work closely with your family physician, internist or other health care provider.

As obstetrician and gynecologist, I am concerned with maintaining optimal health and providing medical care to women throughout their adult lives. As obstetrician, I am skilled in providing the best care to you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and delivery. The practice of gynecology focuses on the health of the reproductive system throughout all phases of life.

Dr. Carstens, whose mother had the honor to be the first female physician in Central America, after she graduated from Loma Linda University, is a third generation physician, who completed his residency Ob-Gyn from the New York Medical College- Westchester County Medical Hospital in NY, and has been in private practice in Riverside since 1983. He and his wife Zaida, a pediatrician, have two children.


Medical Societies and Associations

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1983- date
American Medical Association 1985- date
California Medical Association 1985- date
Riverside County Medical Association 1985- date
Riverside/San Bernardino OB/GYN Society 1989- date
American Association Gynecology Laparoscopist 1986- 2004
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1993-1995
Member, Board of Directors, Inland Empire OB/GYN IPA, 1997-2001
Diplomate of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1986-date
Member, Board of Directors, Riverside Foundation Health Plan 2000- 2002
Member, Board of Directors, Riverside Physicians Network 1994- 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, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007-2012-  Best Doctors in the Inland Empire, Doctors that make a difference
2005- Angel Award- Riverside Community Hospital

Special interests

High-risk Obstetrics
Operative gynecology, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
LEEPZ, Ablation

Contact Information

Herman A. Carstens, M.D.
4646 Brockton Avenue Suite 202
Riverside, CA 92506

Phones: 951-274-0800 or 951-686-8600
Fax: 951-686-8656

Office Hours: 
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-1:00pm