Wolf Mehling, MD

Family and integrative medicine specialist

Dr. Wolf Mehling is an expert in the areas of family and community medicine and integrative medicine and is on the staff of UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a graduate of Hamburg University in Germany. For 12 years, he was in private practice in Germany, before moving to the United States and repeating a family practice residency.

Mehling has studied manual therapy, psychotherapy and various techniques of "bodywork," such as breath therapy, Feldenkrais, yoga, massage and Rolfing. He also has instructed German physicians and physical therapists in manual therapy. At UCSF, he is a professor of clinical family and community medicine.

Clinics

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7700
Fax: (415) 353-7358

Hours:
Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Wolf Mehling

Additional Languages

German
Spanish

Education

University of Hamburg School of Medicine 1976

Residencies

University of Hamburg 1982
Sutter Medical Center, Family Practice 2002

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Family Medicine Clinical Research 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Goldstein LA, Mehling WE, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE, Barnes DE, Choucroun GJ, Silver A, Talbot LS, Maguen S, Hlavin JA, Chesney MA, Neylan TC. Veterans Group Exercise: A randomized pilot trial of an Integrative Exercise program for veterans with posttraumatic stress. J Affect Disord. 2017 Nov 04; 227:345-352.
  2. Mehling WE, Chesney MA, Metzler TJ, Goldstein LA, Maguen S, Geronimo C, Agcaoili G, Barnes DE, Hlavin JA, Neylan TC. A 12-week integrative exercise program improves self-reported mindfulness and interoceptive awareness in war veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms. J Clin Psychol. 2017 Oct 27.
  3. Lin FL, Hsu CC, Mehling W, Yeh ML. Translation and Psychometric Testing of the Chinese Version of the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness. J Nurs Res. 2017 Feb; 25(1):76-84.
  4. Farb N, Mehling WE. Editorial: Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:1898.
  5. Mehling W. Differentiating attention styles and regulatory aspects of self-reported interoceptive sensibility. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Nov 19; 371(1708).
  6. de Jong M, Lazar SW, Hug K, Mehling WE, H÷lzel BK, Sack AT, Peeters F, Ashih H, Mischoulon D, Gard T. Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Body Awareness in Patients with Chronic Pain and Comorbid Depression. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:967.
  7. McDermott K, Kumar D, Goldman V, Feng H, Mehling W, Moskowitz JT, Souza RB, Hecht FM. Training in ChiRunning to reduce blood pressure: a randomized controlled pilot study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Oct 15; 15:368.
  8. Calý G, Ambrosini E, Picconi L, Mehling WE, Committeri G. Investigating the relationship between interoceptive accuracy, interoceptive awareness, and emotional susceptibility. Front Psychol. 2015; 6:1202.
  9. Mehling WE. Low back pain has a poor prognosis for recovery among seniors. Evid Based Med. 2015 Aug; 20(4):147.
  10. Farb N, Daubenmier J, Price CJ, Gard T, Kerr C, Dunn BD, Klein AC, Paulus MP, Mehling WE. Interoception, contemplative practice, and health. Front Psychol. 2015; 6:763.
  11. Mehling WE, Ebell MH, Avins AL, Hecht FM. Clinical decision rule for primary care patient with acute low back pain at risk of developing chronic pain. Spine J. 2015 Jul 01; 15(7):1577-86.
  12. Mehling WE, Avins AL, Acree MC, Carey TS, Hecht FM. Can a back pain screening tool help classify patients with acute pain into risk levels for chronic pain? Eur J Pain. 2015 Mar; 19(3):439-46.
  13. Barnes DE, Mehling W, Wu E, Beristianos M, Yaffe K, Skultety K, Chesney MA. Preventing loss of independence through exercise (PLI╔): a pilot clinical trial in older adults with dementia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0113367.
  14. Bornemann B, Herbert BM, Mehling WE, Singer T. Differential changes in self-reported aspects of interoceptive awareness through 3 months of contemplative training. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:1504.
  15. Wu E, Barnes DE, Ackerman SL, Lee J, Chesney M, Mehling WE. Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLI╔): qualitative analysis of a clinical trial in older adults with dementia. Aging Ment Health. 2015; 19(4):353-62.
  16. Mehling WE, Daubenmier J, Price CJ, Acree M, Bartmess E, Stewart AL. Self-reported interoceptive awareness in primary care patients with past or current low back pain. J Pain Res. 2013; 6:403-18.
  17. Daubenmier J, Sze J, Kerr CE, Kemeny ME, Mehling W. Follow your breath: respiratory interoceptive accuracy in experienced meditators. Psychophysiology. 2013 Aug; 50(8):777-89.
  18. Mehling WE, Price C, Daubenmier JJ, Acree M, Bartmess E, Stewart A. The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e48230.
  19. Mehling WE, Gopisetty V, Bartmess E, Acree M, Pressman A, Goldberg H, Hecht FM, Carey T, Avins AL. The prognosis of acute low back pain in primary care in the United States: a 2-year prospective cohort study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Apr 15; 37(8):678-84.
  20. Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE. Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:792042.

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