Functional Medicine Doctor in Providence RI - Integrative Holistic Physician Achina Stein, DO, DFAPA, ABIHM, IFMCP


Meet Achina Stein, DO, DFAPA, ABIHM, IFMCP


Dr. Stein uses functional medicine to help patients find the underlying causes of illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to them. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that uncovers the root cause of disease instead of focusing on the suppression of symptoms. Dr. Stein will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting edge lab testing.  She will tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual. She may use diet, dietary supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the least invasive way to help your body restore balance. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by partnering with you.

Dr. Stein has lived in Rhode Island since 2000. She is board certified in both Psychiatry (1996, 2006, 2016) through the AOBNP and Integrative Holistic Medicine (2014) through the ABIHM. She graduated with High Honors from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey with a BA in Biology specializing in Neural Science and Behavior in 1986. She received her Degree of Osteopathic Medicine from UMDNJ – School of Osteopathic Medicine* in 1990. She completed a medical internship and psychiatric residency affiliated with the medical school at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. She was the Chief Resident during her final year.

Dr. Stein worked in Pennsylvania for 6 years prior to moving to Rhode Island in 2000. Since her training, she worked in the public sectors of mental health for over 20 years, 5 years of which were at East Bay Center in Barrington, RI as Medical Director. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University from 2002 to 2013 ending when she left to work at Visions Healthcare.

In 2008, she was given the Rhode Island Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and in 2009 was awarded the status of Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is a member of the AOA, APA, RIPS, and IFM.

Dr. Stein joined Visions Healthcare, a large functional medicine practice, in Dedham, MA in late 2012 where she started her journey. Dr. Stein moved her practice to Rhode Island when Visions Healthcare, unfortunately, had to close its doors in August 2015.  She also works at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, MA. Despite her busy schedule, she is teaching herself French, enjoys playing and coaching ultimate frisbee, gardening, singing and yoga. She is married and has three children.

*UMDNJ – SOM changed its name to Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2013.

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Institute for Functional Medicine

Watch the YouTube video below of Dr. Stein when she worked at Visions Healthcare, Inc.