Dr. Klein enjoys taking care of the whole patient — from children and teenagers to seniors and families and everyone in between. She finds her role as a faculty physician in a teaching clinic rewarding.
“I try to encourage my patients to be as healthy as possible, and I encourage our teaching resident physicians to be the best doctors they can be,” she says.
The loss of her father to diabetes when she was 18 had a profound effect on Dr. Klein. It prompted her to pursue family medicine so she could treat and help prevent diabetes.
In her practice, she emphasizes a healthy diet and daily exercise. “I like thinking about complex medical issues and diagnostic challenges,” she says. “I especially enjoy treating patients with depression and seeing them improve with treatment. I care very much for my patients. I have been seeing some of them for more than 20 years.”
Dr. Klein earned her medical degree from University of Southern California and completed her internship and residency at Santa Monica Hospital. She also holds a master’s degree in medical education from USC.
Dr. Klein grew up on a farm in central California. When she’s not working, she enjoys playing piano, baking, reading, walking half marathons with friends, traveling and photography. She also enjoys hiking with her husband and spending time with their two adult sons. In 2014, she volunteered with Medical Teams International in Niger, Africa.