Diane Stein, M.D. Neurologist (See Practice Closing Below)

You will never meet another neurologist quite like Dr. Stein. She strives to provide the highest quality compassionate personalized care. 

In Dr. Stein’s extensive experience, especially in care for those with autism and epilepsy, she sees that families needing a neurologist often feel overwhelmed. She prides herself on her exceptional ability to explain complex medical disorders and treatments in a way that anyone will understand. She dedicates herself and her time to insure you know all the options and are confident in making each great decision. This is the path to wellness and EVERY family deserves to live well.

Dr. Stein sees grown-ups who have childhood-onset neurologic disorders, neurogenetic syndromes, developmental disabilities, and/or epilepsy. We have a huge need for neurologists who have expertise in child neurologists and interest in continuing their care into adulthood. When Dr. Stein was in practice with adult neurologist she saw no need for them to see adults with Neurofibromatosis or Tuberous Sclerosis just because the patient was over 18 or 21. The adult neurologists had plenty of people to help with strokes, MS, Parkingson’s disease and more. Even more important, these are her people!

No one becomes too old to be seen by Dr. Stein. No one is too disabled to live better, no one needs to ever give up making life better or answering the question, “Why is this happening to me.” So, if you have a new diagnosis or have had a developmental syndrome from a young age, you are welcome here in our office.

Dr. Stein's Practice

Dr. Stein's Irvine Practice is Closing

As of May 31, 2017 my solo private practice will be closed. If you are in need of a last returning patient visit please email me at Office@SteinNeurology.com as I have only a few days in the clinic in April and May with openings. The office phone goes to voice mail and is checked daily. Sending a fax 949-743-5682 or email office@SteinNeurology.com is appreciated. For more information see FAQ below. 

TeleMedicine Visits & Education  

Telemedicine or Telehealth using digital / telecommunication tools to deliver care.  Some insurance carriers cover telephone visits, check with your insurance carrier to find if you plan covers these servces. Visits are scheduled for 30 min or 60 min. These visits may be used for returning patients to recieve management or new patient evaluation (if in Il, NM, CA) or education.  I am happy to explain my understanding of reports and to review general risk, benefits and alternatives for treatment ect. in a straightford manner.  

A majority of patients in my care have been seeking a new view of chronic, complex, neuro-developmental or neuro-genetic disorders. As a Board Certified Epileptologist I truly enjoy finding the root cause of the epilepsy and autism or developmental issues or bring complex interactions of various body systems to light so we can treat the cause not just the symptoms.  I am known widely my care of those with complex multi-system disorders such as mastocytosis and multiple autoimmune conditions as well as 


Is this the Dr. Stein that used to work in Stein Life Child Neurology? 

Yes, that was my business in which I had a receptionist, medical assistant, Board Certified Registered EEG technologist and a business manager (not a healthcare provider) to provide for a busy medical business.  

How do we contact you now that the practice is closing? 

My contact information will not change: email: office@SteinNeurology.com or fax: 949-743-5682 or leave a voice mail 949-743-5678.

What if I need care before I can be seen by another neurologist? 

I am available without delay until the end of May 2017. Thereafter please ask your primary care provider for assistance if you have an emergency. You may also contact me via above contact information for assistance with non-urgent matters. 

Who works with you now? 

I will be managing telemedicine practice directly. Currently, Brandy Lewis continues to work remotely, part time providing office "support," assisting in releasing records, finishing up billing from practice.  To contact her (the office) email: office@SteinNeurology.com or fax: 949-743-5682 or leave a voice mail 949-743-5678. 

I need help immediately, what do I do?

The office message includes my personal cell phone number (Dr. Stein's cell phone) to be used for emergencies. It is not appropriate to call her for directions, an appointment or a non-urgent question. I can not guarrantte that you will reach me promptly after 5/31/2017. 

I need a refill on a prescription, what should I do?

Have your pharmacist send a fax to the office. If the request is after 5/31/2017 I hope you can defer to your primary care provider or new neurologist.  The pharmacy can call Dr. Stein's cell if needed.

Will you be billing insurance providers after 5/31/2017? 

No, all services will be offered after payment or credit card authorization has been received. Billing has been a very big part of the reason to close my medical practice. 

What will you do now Dr. Stein? 

Now Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at UC Riverside, I  look forward to  teaching medical students and residents, I am also enjoying my work as a "locums tenens" or Per Diem traveling doctor covering inpatient pediatric neurology needs for large teaching hospitals and outpatient work at various clinics as a "locums tenens" or Per Diem traveling doctor. It is a joy to be meeting so many new providers and medical group support staff. I am licensed in California, New Mexico and Illinois. And of course branching into TeleMedicine with Secure Video face to face visits is great. A further treat is having the time to consult for companies as well as participate in Clinical Advisory Boards such as that for Up To Date while continuing advocacy. 


Dr. Stein achieved two bachelor’s degrees from UC San Diego in Psychology and Animal Physiology. She graduated with an MD from Chicago Medical School. She completed a Neurology residency and Pediatrics residency followed by Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at UC Irvine. She trained with nationally recognized specialists in Pediatric Epilepsy, Autism, Autoimmune Neurologic Disorders and Neuro-Radiology. After Neurology, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Neurology training she boarded in both Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology. Dr. Stein is currently a board eligible Epileptologist.  She continues to stay up to date with yearly attendance of the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting as well as membership and academic association with the International League Against Epilepsy, Child Neurology Association, American Neurologic Association, American Association of Neurology, CMA, OCMA and AMA.