Rosemary Rau-Levine, M.D.

Dr. Rosemary Rau-Levine     690 Church Street, Suite 1      San Francisco, CA 94114      (415) 522-0250

Rosemary Rau-Levine, M.D. is a licensed physician and board certified psychiatrist, specializing in:
  • Integrative family medicine
  • Homeopathy, both classical and anthroposophic traditions.
  • Osteopathic manipulation/craniosacral therapy
  • Auricular medicine (trained by Dr. Nogier)
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry
  • Anthroposophic medicine (including art therapy, and mistletoe/Iscador immuno-therapy)
  • PTSD therapy (post traumatic stress disorder) and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing)

  • Detoxification treatments (residual chemical-sensitivity, child and adult vaccinations, etc.)

Introduction to my Multidisciplinary medical approach

I am a licensed physician and board certified psychiatrist, and often augment the conventional American allopathic medical approach with a range of healing methods that I have integrated into my practice over the course of my four decade professional career. Prospective patients who are interested in a medical consultation or treatment should know the following features of my practice:

I work with a number of complimentary healing modalities, and I use a variety of tools, techniques, medicines, remedies, and procedures. These may include the following:
  • Homeopathic treatment: prescribing a range of protocols and remedies, tinctures, tablets, pellets, injections, creams, sprays, etc.
  • Vitamin therapy: recommendations for over-the-counter vitamins or prescribed in-office injections.
  • Non-force osteopathic manipulation and muscle-energy procedures.
  • Osteopathic cranial-sacral therapy: non-force method.
  • Auricular medicine: Dr. Nogier's non-insertion/ needleless ear acupuncture using metallic gold and/or silver beads.
  • Cold Laser treatmentDr. Nogier's painless treatment on acupuncture points.
  • Fiber optic lens treatment: Dr. Nogier's method for thyroid conditions, and medication-free postpartum depression.
  • EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Mistletoe (Iscador) therapy, for immune system enhancement.
  • Anthroposophic art therapy for cancer survivors, to help prevent recurrence.

I prescribe conventional pharmaceuticals very conservatively, especially antibiotics and steroids. I carefully avoid prescribing antibiotics to patients that do not urgently require them, because I have found a number of treatments that are more effective and have less risk of adverse side effects. My approach to medicine is more conservative than many conventional physicians. This has served my patients and my practice quite well for decades, and has gradually become more widely adopted by mainstream medicine. We now see far fewer antibiotics prescribed for common ailments such as pediatric ear infections, for instance. Growing numbers of doctors and informed patients have likewise adopted this more conservative approach in recent years.

My Office Accommodations

Having spent my professional medical career working in a range of medical settings, I have chosen not to work in a modern medical office with nurses, computers, or cutting edge medical technology. My office is located in a residential neighborhood across from historic Dolores Park. I see patients in a calm, quiet, home-like atmosphere, with a fireplace, wooden furniture, artwork, an assortment of toys for children to play with, and plenty of natural light. Children often enjoy their visits, and have been known to ask their parents when they can come back.

Office address

690 Church Street, Suite 1
San Francisco, CA 94114
415 522 0250

Office and telephone consult hours:
Thursday and Friday afternoons, by appointment only.

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Doctor-Patient Relationship

I currently have a limited number of openings for new patients on my panel. I employ a traditional anthroposophic doctor-patient approach. My patients call me by my first name, and I inquire into the patient's experience from both a physiological and psycho-emotional perspective.

I am professionally interested in your emotional experience, and how this affects your physiological condition. I ask questions and engage in discussions that help to inform me, and better diagnose your condition. I have learned that the quality of doctor-patient communication and relationship is essential, and extends far beyond examinations and test results.

Telephone Consultations

I am licensed to treat patients who reside in California, Florida or Wisconsin. I can give phone consultations only to patients who reside in those states. (If you reside in another state, and would like to find an anthroposophic physician in your area, you may find one through the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine).

Working with your primary care physician

If you have a primary doctor or HMO, I strive to work constructively with and to compliment your available medical resources. While I do not accept insurance plans (and have carefully chosen not to involve myself with the required bureaucracy and overhead expense), some patients have been able to work with their insurance or PPO providers to obtain reimbursement for my services.

Payment Arrangements

I provide my services on a immediate fee-for-service basis. I keep my overhead low, and prefer to offer my services at affordable rates. I do not accept insurance. I expect payment upon the conclusion of your visit, and do not accept credit card payment for my services. Please bring your checkbook.

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