Jeffrey Stevenson M.D.
1953 - 2018
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Jeffrey Stevenson M.D. Husband and father Dies at 65 Dr. Jeffrey L. Stevenson, died December 22 in a cycling accident on the Pacheco Pass trail. He was 65. Jeffrey was a doctor for over 32 years in the Bay Area and served the Marin community in general practice and occupational medicine. Dr. Stevenson lived in the hills of southern Novato and is survived by his wife Charmaine, and his two sons Vincent, 22, and Kirkum 20. Jeffrey was born in Berkeley on December 16, 1953 to UC Berkeley professor emeritus Merlon Lynn Stevenson and Lois Stevenson. His siblings consist of two brothers Scott and Conrad as well as two sisters Leslie and Cybele. Jeffrey is an alumnus of UC Berkeley having received a degree in neurobiology in 1978 and obtained his medical degree from George Washington University in 1986. He is a veteran, having served in the military during the U.S. invasion of Panama. Jeffrey volunteered for the infantry and was commissioned second lieutenant for signing up under the HPSP scholarship. Over the course of his military career he traveled to Korea, Belgium, Germany and Panama. Part of his time in the military was spent racing bicycles in Europe for the Army's world championship team. By the end of his service he had achieved the rank of Captain. For Marin County, he served in Novato Community Hospital before establishing his own business with his wife in 2005 where he took on both private patients and patients from workers' compensation. Jeff was a member of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society Board of Directors and was recently re-elected to the California Medical Association House of Delegates. He was an avid cyclist and enjoyed working on old cars and motorcycles. He especially loved driving his 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super. A memorial for Jeff will take place at Trek Winery in Novato on January 23.

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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Jan. 2, 2019.
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June 1, 2020
I have been away for over two years & just learned of Dr. Stevensons passing. I am sad & shocked about this news. Dr. Stevenson was one of the most compassionate human beings I have ever had the privilege of knowing. His intelligent enthusiasm for life was contagious. I often wondered about his secret. He loved his family, sharing stories as a matter of everyday happenings. Dr. Stevenson, you would be proud of the legacy you created. Rest with your angels for now. You will be with your loved ones one day.
Shirley Bassett
Shirley Bassett
January 23, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Dr. Stevenson's passing. I am grateful for the exceptional care he provided me over the last 12 years. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Charmaine and his sons. RIP Dr. Stevenson.
Britta Branigan
January 23, 2020
So sorry this is so late. I just heard the very sad news. He helped me through a horrible illness. I will be forever grateful. RIP Dr. Stevenson. Keeping your boys and Charmaine in my thoughts and prayers.
Britta Branigan
December 23, 2019
Miss you Jeff...much love to the Stevenson family - wishing you deep peace during this season.
Bill Nadal
December 23, 2019
I miss you Dr. Stevenson! You made a difference in my life and I will always be grateful to you.

I've thought of your family, throughout the year. Hoping they are doing well while missing your presence. You left far too soon.
December 23, 2019
I wish I could say that I can't believe it's been 2 years already since you went to heaven but it has been a long 2 years been a long 2 years without you. I remember one Christmas Eve You were working (of course and Thank God) you had a new espresso machine. You were so happy. You had sooooo many cookies and candies and was trying to make me help you eat them at 900 am lol. There hasn't been a day I haven't thought of you. You were like family to me. I wish for your family a Merry Christmas and for them to know their sacrifices are not and will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing you Dad, husband with so many people. It wasn't for nothing. I love and miss you very much
Shelia LeBlanc
November 16, 2019
There hasn't been a day that I haven't missed you. You were much more than an amazing Dr. To me, you were family
June 8, 2019
Jeff and I became friends in 2015. He always amazed me with his enthusiasm and jest for life.

Working with Jeff has been a wonderful and life-long cherished moments for me. We worked/brainstormed on several projects, reached out to each other whenever we could,. Though we lived almost 120 miles apart, Jeff would reach South Bay on a moments notices.

I met Jeff recently just before Christmas and we exchanged chocolates. He shared pictures of him working with Vincent's car. He was so proud of everything in life and always curious.

Friends like you are rare and precious to find and leave a hole in our heart when you leave.

Rest in peace my friend. Will miss you always.
Sachin Naik
March 22, 2019
I offer my sincere condolences to Jeff's family.
Rita Ruderman
March 18, 2019
This news comes as a complete shock. I was patient for almost 15 years and sadly I am just hearing of this today. He was a wonderful, kind, caring doctor. I enjoyed talking cars with him, getting sound advice, being treated with care, and always knowing there'd be an email, text, or phone call to follow up with the appointment a few days before. I feel blessed for being under his care. He will be missed!
Deanna Chase
March 1, 2019
It was only recently I learned of Dr. Jeffery Stevenson's passing. I am so sorry and deeply saddened. Jeff was a true force-of-nature and he will be greatly missed.

Jeff was my physician and also a wonderful friend. And a brother-in-arms in wanting to improve all dimensions of how healthcare is delivered - and tirelessly working to improve the quality of life for all his patients.

Jeff gave extraordinary care and attention to my family as they grew up in Novato. Many times we received a late evening phone call to follow-up on a sick or injured child. Jeff was a guardian angel to my family.

Jeff was a tireless warrior in trying to improve many of the antiquated systems he had to deal with - and in promoting a larger vision for healthcare, by dealing with, as he put, insurance companies illegally practicing medicine, by denying services and treatment plans he ordered for his patients and injured workers.

Jeff's efforts were well known and respected by many of the injured first-responders he helped back to health by navigating through the worker's compensation systems.

Jeff is a true hero to me - and to those who knew him.

Bill Nadal
February 24, 2019
I was devastated to learn today of Dr Jeffrey Stevenson's passing. He has been my doctor since I moved to Novato 8 years ago, and during that time he also became my friend.

His passion for life and the welfare of his patients were surpassed by no other person I've ever known. The world has lost a gigantic force for good and will be diminished forever because of his passing.

Goodbye Dr. Jeff. I will remember you forever.

Curt Eckhart
February 12, 2019
I am saddened to learn of Jeffrey's death. He was the first friend I made at medical school after we both arrived not knowing a soul. We became roommates our first and second years and we shared similar interests. Jeffrey was an exceptional athlete and it appears that throughout his life he continued to pursue those activities that gave him joy. We drifted apart after graduating but bumped into one another at one of the early reunions. His laugh had not changed a bit as we re-lived old our past antics. He was single then but I am pleased to see he had a family and my heart and thoughts go out to them at this difficult time. Although our lives had drifted apart after medical school I will always remember him fondly. Reading through these condolences one can see he was well loved and respected. No doubt he will be missed.
Samuel Weirich
January 23, 2019
Jeffrey-Stevenson is our best family doctor. We will remember you. You are still alive in our hearts.
Sharon and Bob
Jan 23th 2019
Bob Foley
January 22, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I raced with him to many times to count in the '70's. My heart goes out to Jeff's wife and two sons. I know they are proud of Jeff as I am and he gave his life over to helping others, you just can't do any better than that. may God Bless Jeff and continue to Bless his wife and sons!
January 21, 2019
Thank you Dr. Stevenson for everything you did for me. You were a good man who showed his care for his patients. I would not be receiving proper medical care right now if it wasn't for you. Rest easy.
Curtis M.
January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019
I In loving memory of a wonderful person. We loved his upbeat passion and zest for life. An awesome Doctor and a caring friend. We will truly miss him!
Curt & Suzanne Humphrey
January 15, 2019
Such a tragic loss for all who knew him. Jeff was not only a colleague but also my personal MD. His unending passion for his patients is unrivaled. He always went the "extra mile" for those in need of his expertise. His caring and devotion for all those who entrusted him with their health was undeniable. He will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all his patients.
Vincent Marino, DPM
January 15, 2019
This is my RSVP for the memorial. I will be there
Shelia LeBlanc
January 14, 2019
It is with great shock and sadness, that I read of Doctor Stevenson's untimely passing! He was true champion of his patients, like no other physician I have ever met. Doctor Stevenson's passing is a loss, to his family and so many of us, who he tirelessly helped! Prayers sent for his family. RIP Doc!
January 13, 2019
My sincerest prayers & condolences to Dr. Stevensons family. Your big heart to your patients will be cherished & remembered forever. God bless you & May you RIP
Arca Bemily Ross
January 13, 2019
My dad, brother Kirk, and I at Nevada City Classic in 2002.
Thank you all for your support.

We are organizing a memorial for my dad on January 23, 2019 at Trek Winery in Novato from 1-4pm. If you would like to attend, please fill out this RSVP:
Vincent Stevenson
January 13, 2019
Teff Ayral
January 13, 2019
Born to ride
Cybele Stevenson D'Ambrosio
January 13, 2019
We're so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. We got to know him while Kirk was playing rugby with our son. He was a great team doctor & friend. I hope this poem will help Charmaine, Vincent & Kirk as it has helped our family in times of loss.

Miss Me - But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little--but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me--but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And busy your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me - But Let Me Go.
Shannon, Brad & Colin Topor
January 12, 2019
I miss you so very much. More than I ever imagined. RIP Dr. Stevenson you were and always will be my hero. I want to Thank your family for sharing so much of yourself to all your patients.
Shelia LeBlanc
January 10, 2019
I am so sorry to Dr Stevenson's family for his passing. He will be greatly missed by so many. He was the best Doctor ever. I'm sure many of my friends at MCSO feel the same. He really cared for all of us and was such an advocate for all of us!
Kathy Ostrom
January 10, 2019
Dr. Stevenson was a truly caring doctor and human being. He will be sorely missed by so many of my clients and friends.
My condolences to all who loved him.

Craig Dykman, San Rafael
January 9, 2019
A great doctor and human being. My doctor and my friend. You have left us much too soon. Doing what you loved and living life to the fulliest was your hallmark.
My heartfelt condolences to the Stevenson family and his office staff. You were an amazing advocate for patient rights and proper treatment. You treated me and every patient with genuine concern for our well being. You were the standard bearer for your profession. You will be greatly missed by so many but not forgotten.
Daniel Marrett 12509 Village Springs Rd
January 9, 2019
Such a tragic loss of a exceptional person and thoughtful and caring physician! My heartfelt condolences to family and loved ones. May the love and support of friends sustain you during this difficult time. God bless you!
Terrie Kress
January 8, 2019
Jeff Stevenson - Larger than life! A fierce advocate for California workers, dedicated to his family and friends, and joyful in his hobbies and interests. My heart hurts for his loss, and sympathizes with those closest to him: please know he was treasured by many and will be remembered eternally. His work with the California Medical Society brought honor to his name and to our profession. His voice will reverberate throughout time.
Dr. Ruth Haskins
January 8, 2019
Jeff was my doctor for many years. He helped me and my wife deal with my wife's cancer that took her life last October. Jeff went out of his way to help his patients. I am sure all who knew Jeff will miss this fine man who cared so much for those he served.
Gene Stockwell
January 8, 2019
IM Jeff, who I knew since our days at Berkeley High.. He will be missed by many..
My deepest sympathy, and condolences to his family.
Larry Ruth
January 7, 2019
My husband and I are devastated to hear of Dr. Stevenson's passing. He had been our physician for the past ten years, and helped us through the hardest decade of our lives. His intelligence, dedication, compassion, and wicked sense of humor were unparalleled. He was the best doctor we've ever had. Our hearts go out to his beautiful family and stellar office staff. Rest in peace, dear Sir.
Laura Dunning
January 7, 2019
I called to his clinic this morning to get a follow up appt. thru my workers comp. Because I am coming to California this coming March. I was so terribly shocked to hear the voice message that he already passed away. I was terribly sad to hear this. He is a very kind, compassionate doctor. He is one of a kind. He really cares for his patient & he is very sincere helping me with my health problems. That's why I still exist. I thank first to our Lord God & next to Dr. Stevenson for my health. It is hard to believe that he is gone now. He is truly heaven sent to help all patients like me. My sincerest deepest condolences to his wife & family.
A. Ross
January 7, 2019
The shock and disbelief was palatable when I learned we lost one of the best physicians I have ever worked with as a nurse case manager. Dr. Stevenson embodied the true meaning of a physician; caring without hesitation for his patients and helping them through difficult challenges in their recovery process. He was not to be denied as he helped so many. I will miss him. It is not often we are blessed to have such a person in our lives! My heart breaks for his family!
Glenda Evans-Shaw
January 4, 2019
So very sorry to hear of his passing. Love & prayers to his family.
Diane Newman
January 4, 2019
My condolences for the family RIP DR Stevenson the best doctor
Osvaldo Segura
January 4, 2019
This just breaks my heart. I worked for Jeff for many years. He was such a great doctor. His patients always came first and he worked tirelessly for them. He is definitely going to be missed by many. My thoughts are with his family. RIP my friend.
Laura L.
January 4, 2019
This just breaks my heart. I worked for Jeff for many years. He was such a caring man who always put his patients first. He worked tirelessly for his patients. He was a one of a kind Dr. My thoughts are with his family. RIP my friend.
January 4, 2019
High integrity physician, always keeping the patient welfare first.
Kind and considerate empathetic...May his memory give his family strength.
He will be missed.
Bart Gershbein M.D.
January 4, 2019
A true patient advocate. My doctor for over 10 years. He will be missed.
Lorraine Nelson
January 3, 2019
My healing comforting prayers and thoughts are with the family. Jeff loved life ~ passionate about giving his best to his family, friends, and patients while enjoying cycling, his antique red car, and smiling, laughing. Rest In Peace for eternity
Susan D.
January 3, 2019
Dr. Stevenson was definitely a One of a kind individual. Committed to his family, patients, community and his profession. It's truly an honor to have known and interacted with him. His infectious smile and refreshing sense of humor will be missed. He always went the extra mile for his patients. His behind the scenes efforts were instrumental in facilitating legislative changes at the state level to WC rules/laws.
Our thoughts and prayers are his family and office staff.
Scott Wilson
January 3, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this Dr. Stevenson was my workers comp dr. for many years and did all he could to take care of all your needs he has a wonderful wife she would always talk to me when I was there and his staff was wonderful too my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time and he will be greatly missed.
Patricia giugno
January 3, 2019
I just heard the news and this breaks my heart. No one will be able to care for his patients the way he did. He really cared and wanted the best and thought the best about everyone. I've never met someone who could turn a potentially bad situation into a good time like he could. This is so sad. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. We will all feel his loss.
T Bockwoldt
January 3, 2019
Deepest condolences, Jeff was a great doctor and we are so sad for your loss.
Marie McAdams
January 3, 2019
My sincerest condolences for his family, this community, his friends and office staff.
Dr. Stevenson was my very first client when I joined MMPC approximately 14 years ago. His office was not furnished yet, so at our first meeting we sat on a bench outside his office door. He bought me a sandwich (that we shared) and he told me how his wife and kids had just recently located to the area. Throughout the years, it has been my absolute pleasure getting him know him. Huge loss for his family and the community; such a sweet man and wonderful doctor. His kindness made a big impact on me & I will keep him in my thoughts & prayers.

Betty Sittenfeld
Betty Sittenfeld
January 3, 2019
So sorry to hear the news!
Our family met Dr.Stevenson during our kids Novato Pop Warner Football days. He was always very kind and generous. Helped out many young kids who their families could not afford physical exams in order to play football.
Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.
Putman family
January 2, 2019
Jeff, heading out for a ride after fueling up at the Coffee Roastery in Fairfax, 9/1/18.
Jeff was an amazing doctor and patient advocate. He advocated tirelessly for his patients, who included many firefighters and police officers. Through creativity and perseverance he was able to achieve outcomes that others thought were impossible. There is unfortunately no one else I know that could do all the things he was able to do and it is a huge loss to his patients and the medical community.
Marko Bodor
January 2, 2019
Dr. Stevenson's passing is truly heartbreaking. He made such a difference in my life, my health and well being. He will be missed. It does help my grief to know that he died doing another thing he loved, biking. But he is gone far, far, too soon.
Lizabeth Healy
January 2, 2019
MD Stevenson, treated me for many on-duty injuries I had as a police officer. Stevenson was often a beacon dark times for me- I will never forget the compassion and demeanor during our interactions. Stevenson was an outstanding advocate for myself and many others and I cannot say enough about his care and understanding he showed me.

My sincerest of condolences to his family and the medical profession at large for his passing. Stevenson was a very accomplished American and I hope his family knows just how important and giving he was- and how he touched so many lives for the good of all.

Thank you "Doc" you will be missed and not forgotten for your service! "Blessed are the healers"

Rob Dehner
January 2, 2019
To Jeff's family and friends, Jeff was a devoted physician. He thought about his patients past present and future and worked tirelessly to help them medically and, through organized medicine, with the CMA and SFMMS, to help all California patients diligently. He had a sense of humor that was self effacing and dry. He enjoyed a glass of wine with his colleagues, and he was always very generous with his time and energies. We will miss him greatly.
Anne Cummings
January 2, 2019
Remembering your great love story today and always.
Cristina Igoa
January 2, 2019
My condolences to Dr. Stevenson's family. I am simply devastated. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Nanette Jeffers
January 1, 2019
Dr. Stevenson was an amazing doctor who put his patients first, advocated for them, and truly cared about them. I have never met a doctor so caring, personable, and dedicated to his patients. Dr. Stevenson leaves behind a legacy that none of us will ever forget; he was truly one of a kind and a great loss for everyone. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Thank you Dr. Stevenson for the positive impact youve had on my life and so many others. Godspeed
R. Snider
January 1, 2019
Dear Charmaine my heart is breaking,can't believe we lost a very special man..He to me was truly a great doctor he went to great lengths to help each one of us,he truly loved what he did.
He'll be missed.. I'm so sorry for your loss..
My friend, my doctor. " God rest your soul."
Victiria McGill
January 1, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Jefferey Stevenson. "Dr. Jefferey was the best GP I've ever had in my 70 years of experienced with good doctors. He was the very best of the best! My heart goes out to family and Jeffery;s dear spouse. he will be missed by many! David Pfaff
January 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dr. Stevensons family, awesome staff, friends and fellow patients. The loss is immeasurable. Dr. Stevenson was larger than life and made a huge positive impact on so many. I am so grateful to have been under his care. Medicine is almost never just a commodity. It is relationship based and very personal. It is less a job than it is a relationship, less about medications and procedures than it is about life, love and humanism. Dr. Stevenson had an incredible devotion to and care of his patients that by far is one of the most invaluable traits a physician could achieve. Someone so special can never be forgotten.
A Heim
December 31, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family, office staff, and patients. I just learned of this and my heart is broken. It was great to have a doctor that cared so much for the whole person.
David Wickizer
December 31, 2018
A great person and Doctor. I'm glad I was able to have him as my Physician and enjoyment of his sense of humor. Condolences to all the family.
mitchell egan
December 31, 2018
He was a wonderful, kind doctor who truly cared about his patients, listened to them, and advocated for them. My condolences to those closest to him.
Diana L.
December 31, 2018
My deepest condolences to Jeff's family and friends. Dr. Stevenson was my workman's comp doctor and I have to say he was one of the most caring Doctor's I have had. He truly looked out for his patients. What a great loss! I always remember talking to him about his love of bicycling. He will be missed by many!
D. Barnhill
December 30, 2018
Jeff's enthusiasm for life will be sorely missed. Whether spending time with his family, working with patients, biking with friends, or driving sports cars, he did so with complete commitment. His amp went to 11. Godspeed Jeff.
Christine Rotolo Stevenson
December 30, 2018
As the occupational health provider for so many in safety positions, workers throughout the Bay Area are all suffering the loss of a person that made us feel whole again by being believed and supported at a difficult time as well as encouraged and cared for. RIP Dr. Stevenson. You dedicated your life to the worker and you brought humanity to the vulnerable and forced management and institutions to respect us. You restored us with your practice, skills, and love. We are forever grateful.
Stephanie Madison
December 30, 2018
Thinking of you in these difficult times.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. You will forever be in our hearts and memories. Dr. Jeffrey Stevenson had such a huge impact on so many lives, your smile warmed hearts, your laughter will be missed, you meant so much to all of us, we will never forget someone who has given us so much to remember.
Jessica Contreras ramirez
December 29, 2018
Jeff was a treasured friend of mine since college. I will always remember the bike rides, wine tastings and good times. He will always be a mentor to me representing courage and great spirit in all that is life. My condolences to Charmaine, Vince, Kirk, and Jeff's siblings and his father Lynn.
Allen Hibbard
December 29, 2018
Jeff has been not only my Occupational Health Doctor, but a good friend of mine for the past 12 years!! The dedication and determination he possessed to help his patients find relief from their injuries could never be matched! We lost a truly great man!!
Bob Green
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