Dr. Jessi hopes to make this an informal interaction to help you get to know her philosophy and approach to care. This will be an interactive discussion about bodily autonomy in reproduction, childbirth and beyond.
She will also discuss how when people go to the doctor, it’s all advice and recommendations and that YOU are ultimately the decision maker.
Dr. Goldstein caught the birth bug at age 13 while timing contractions for her sister’s birth. She received her doctorate in Medicine from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL in 2001. Dr. Goldstein served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years including two tours as a flight surgeon serving military pilots and families in California, Florida, Asia and the Middle East. Dr. Goldstein is Board-Certified in Family Medicine. She completed a Fellowship and received a certificate in public health in 2012 at the University of New Mexico and specializes in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. Dr. Goldstein has surgical privileges including cesarean section privileges at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. She is happily married and has three, school age, daughters. Her youngest daughter was born at home in 2014 and that had a large impact on her views on the importance of empowerment in birth. After moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 2015, she has been an advocate both locally and nationally about the need for collaboration between physicians and midwives for safe birthing and healthy families, and is very excited to join this team of wonderfully talented women with the mutual goal of keeping families well.
Her services include but are not limited to:
High risk obstetric and trial of labor consultation
Newborn and Peds well/sick visits
Reproductive health needs
Contraceptive counseling/management (IUDs, Implants, Depo-Provera injection)
Preconception counseling and management
Ultrasound dating, growth, non stress tests and amniotic fluid monitoring
Miscarriage management including surgical management if needed
Joint injections/skin biopsy/cryotherapy
Trigger point injections
Preconception and postpartum mental health
Chronic disease management (Depression, anxiety, diabetes, hypertension, etc;)