Rosemary Fernandez Stein, MD


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Born in New York City to legal Dominican immigrants, Dr. Rosemary Fernandez Stein completed her high school in French in Quebec. She went on to medical school and, after graduating, completed her pediatric residency in Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.

Dr. Stein met her husband Dr. David Stein during her first position after post-graduate training in Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he was a Major for the U.S. Army, serving for the 101st Airborne Division. Since their marriage, both Steins have worked tirelessly to further American family and children's causes. Some of the organizations they have helped build, support and volunteer in are CareNet and several pregnancy centers in the U.S., the Boy Scouts in establishing their own Soccer in Scouting Troop for underprivileged boys, Crossnore Homes for Children in educating and helping abused, neglected and abandoned children. They also founded an after-school program called Mustard Seed to help tutor children and guide them in biblical principles.

Dr. Rosemary Fernandez Stein and her husband began their own pediatric medical practice, the International Family Clinic, in 1999. The clinic was founded with the mission to give the best medical care and guidance to the underserved in Alamance County. They now have a practice that cares for 5,000 children and employs 14, including four other doctors.

Dr. Stein mentors and sponsors UNC, Duke and Wake Forest medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students. She formerly was adjunct teaching professor at the University of North Carolina and Wake Forrest Schools of Medicine.

As a member of the Board of Trustees for Alamance Community College since 2009, her mission has been to increase the graduation rates from the North Carolina Community College system and bring awareness to the fact that the rate of graduation has been terribly low and North Carolinians should not accept these failing numbers but instead support and encourage our colleges to improve the quality of training and education that our young citizens receive.

Dr. Stein has been a member of CMDA since 1991 and has written several articles for their online publications regarding teenage abstinence, parental rights and parenting for good outcomes. She and her husband also aired a commercial warning of the consequences of the Affordable Care Act, that they helped co-write, which appeared on the Fox News Hannity and The O'Reilly Factor in 2009. It was called a "home run" by Frank Luntz, political strategist and pollster.

Dr. Stein serves on Board of the North Carolina Smart Start Foundation and the North Carolina Minority Health Advisory Council, as well as the North Carolina Superintendent's Graduation Task Force. In 2013, she accepted the position of Chair of the North Carolina Republican National Hispanic assembly. She has spoken multiple times on Hispanic voter engagement at multiple North Carolina GOP functions. Dr. Stein has also been a speaker at the Civitas Conservative Leadership Conference on the topic of the Hispanic voter and on the topic of "It Takes a Mom, Not a Village to Raise Your Child."

Dr. Stein is the author of the book "Common Sense II, An American Parenting Revolution". This book makes the case for a return to parent centric parenting in order to save our children.

She and her husband live in Snow Camp, NC with their 15 year old daughter, Hannah. They love spending their free time in our NC High Country and visiting Revolutionary sites throughout our country that remind us all of why we are (still!) a free nation under God!

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