Erika M. Steffe, M.D. is a board certified Internist and Infectious Disease expert who has been practicing medicine in Sonoma County for over 25 years. After serving the community by providing Infectious Disease consultations in every hospital in the county, she changed her practice to offer more office-based availability, where she brings her expertise to everyday people with difficult to diagnose and/or chronic health issues. She will do a full history and physical exam on the first visit and appropriate lab testing as indicated.
Beyond looking carefully for a diagnosis, Dr. Steffe emphasizes educating a patient around ways that their health can be supported or improved. She will offer very differing ways of healing depending on the patient’s problem and requests. An Integrative Medicine approach using the Western Medicine model then incorporates other methodologies such as functional medicine, mind/body medicine, non-prescription supplements and other non-traditional modalities. These techniques are often very useful when working with chronic disease. Mind/body medicine using dreams and imagery, in which Dr. Steffe is trained, can be particularly useful during a life transition or working with a difficult ailment. Additionally, if needed, Dr. Steffe Additionally, if needed, Dr. Steffe is now board certified in Addiction Medicine and can provide support around detoxification and stressors.