Dr. Herman Carstens, MD

Dr. Herman Carstens, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Herman Carstens, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Riverside, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

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

6926 Brockton Ave Ste 7

Riverside, CA 92506
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Access Care
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
  • Exclusive Healthcare

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Dr. Carstens' Experience

Dr. Carstens' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carstens "We understand your concerns and fears and try approach your care as a partnership, taking the time to answer your questions. We realize that we are not just providing quality OBGYN care, but we are building lasting relationships as well. We believe that each woman has a right to health care which is respectful of her privacy and her cultural differences, supports her rights to make informed decisions regarding her care, is provided in an atmosphere of mutual respect, follows the standards of the ACOG. We stay updated on the latest technologies, treatments, and procedures through regular continuing education courses. Our practice size facilitates the patient provider relationship and allows the patient to participate in the decision making process. We strive to provide care for our patients with compassion and concern."


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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Dilatation
  • Dysplasia
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Genital Warts
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Premature Labor
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse


  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Ablation
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Amniocentesis
  • Amniotomy
  • Breast Exam
  • C-Section
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Circumcision
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Condyloma Fulguration
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Surgery
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Laser Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids and Polyps
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Neck Surgery
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • NovaSure® Ablation
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Physical Examination
  • Polypectomy
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Repair Vaginal and-or Cervical Lacerations
  • Repair of Perineal Laceration
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Sonography
  • Sterilization
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wellness Examination


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Whittier Presbyn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • New York Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors Inland Empire, 2005-2011
  • Excellence Women Screening Services, 2004
  • Guardian Angel Award, 12/2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Carstens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Riverside Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Carstens is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Carstens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carstens to family and friends
based on 70 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Carstens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Riverside CA |
The office is extremely outdated and uncomfortable looks dirty and gloomy Dr. Wasn't in.. the nurse practitioner seem uncaring and not very knowledgeable of anything or my prob.and I was referred by my GM Dr. she's all over the place rushing from lunch minutes before my appt never took time too try to expline anything circled a few things on my US results and that's it I'm still unsure about exactly what's going on with me this place is a mess I wouldn't feel comfortable taking my clothes here
in Riverside, CA |
Came here looking for a birth control option, and the doctor prescibed something my insurence didn't cover. I have called the office 3 times with no help. They all promised to call me back, and i have yet to hear a thing in 3 days. The last call, the staff said they would call the pharmacy and see what was wrong and give me a call back. I never received a call, so i called the pharmacy to see if the doctors office had called, they said no. Dr.Carsten has terrible staff that do not follow through
Riverside, CA |
Today was the last straw with this office. I have seen dr Carsten himself twice and his PA's at least a dozen times. However since his regular PA left the Brockton office a few years ago I have lost total faith. Wait time anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. Conflicting information and absolutely will not recommend his Brockton Ave office. If you do have alternative options using another OBG as a patient go that route !
in Riverside , CA |
The office is always under staffed. The average wait time is over an hour. Dr. Carsten is never there. Over my total pregnancy I met him 1 time. He has a group of doctors he works with and the main physician I met with at all my appointments was not an OBGYN, only a nurse practitioner. She was very kind but the overall experience was disappointing. With my first child I had Medical insurance with my job. However, with my 2nd child I had IEHP insurance. I wouldn't recommend this practice.
in Riverside, CA |
your office girls are rude not willing to help. I called in regards my procedure and this particular girl was not professional with me. What a shame now i need to look for another GYN.
in Riverside, CA |
Dr.Carstens is wonderful! His staff is RUDE! Especially Elba and Jeanette, non compassionate, non caring. I've been waiting months for a surgery date and continue to get the run around. I'm now looking for a different doctor.
in Corona, Ca |
Worst place ever. Made me wait 2 hours and then told me I wasn't going to see the Dr. First and only time being here. I will never come back. Save yourself from the anger just go elsewhere.
Riverside, CA |
Kind, understanding, very knowledgeable!
in Wildomar, CA |
I only went to this dr because of my referral but after meeting with him and discussing my problem I feel very comfortable with him. I believe he is very knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed and overall a pleasant experience. He explained my options some were hard to understand but I am doing my research on the internet so I know a little more about some of the procedures.
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Dr. Carstens accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Access Care
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
    Federal Employee Program
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Employers Health Network
  • Exclusive Healthcare
    Exclusive Healthcare EPO
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare EPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare POS
    Medicare PPO
    Tricare EPO
    Tricare PPO
    Tricare WC
    Universal Care HMO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    DirectCare America
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Intergroup
    Intergroup PPO
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
    Medicaid HMO
  • Medicaid of California
    Medicaid of California PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina HMO
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Financial Group
    Principal Financial Group PPO
  • Prudential
    PruCare PPO
    Prudential HMO
    Prudential POS
    Prudential PPO
  • Quality Health Plans
  • Travelers
    Travelers PPO
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
  • UniCare
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
    United Food and Commercial Workers WC
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice Plus POS
    Commercial HMO
    Empire Plan
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare California POS
    PacifiCare California PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare Medicare Advantage PFFS
    PacifiCare PPO
    Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Zurich

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Hospitals where Dr. Carstens has admitting privileges

Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
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Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center
3865 Jackson St
Riverside, CA 92503
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