My journey onto the road less traveled began in 2011. At this point I was six years into a very busy OB/GYN group practice, doing what should’ve been my dream job. I had wanted to deliver babies since eighth grade and there I was, a full-time OB/GYN.
But, for some reason, I felt unfulfilled. I was seeing 30-35 patients every day and my group was telling me I needed to see more. I was not given the opportunity to really get to know my patients and I felt like I was not practicing good medicine. This was not what I had signed up for…
In 2011 I was also one year out from having my second child, a healthy, happy baby boy. One day I stepped on the scale and it said 236 lb! I was not happy. I was tired, crashing in the mid-afternoons, barely making it through my hectic work day. And when I finally got home at night, I didn’t have much energy left to really engage with my husband and two beautiful children.
I felt guilty, but yet I was exhausted. My only comforts were the couch and what I could find in the fridge or the pantry. I was in a vicious cycle that I know so many women experience. And to top it off, I felt really ashamed.
How could I talk to my patients about getting healthier when I was on the wrong path?
Something had to change.
I was finally sick and tired of where I was. I put my mind to work and started taking courses on weight loss. I even got board certified in non-surgical weight loss management with the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In the process, I lost 60 pounds between 2011 and 2013.
I felt empowered and I wanted to share what I learned with as many women as possible.
My journey into weight loss then led me into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) certification. Once I incorporated BHRT, I started seeing great improvement in my client’s health. But there was still something missing. The missing piece was integrative functional medicine which is all about discovering the root cause.
Now I have a complete toolbox to help women discover the underlying cause of their condition and truly unlock their body’s AMAZING potential.
Because I was seeing such amazing results in my own health and my patients’ health I couldn’t keep this to myself!
I decided to combine all my training and research…the thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours…I’ve spent attending conferences and obtaining more certifications, getting a deeper understanding of why the body breaks down and how to restore it, into a single solution that will make for happier physicians and happier patients.
I believe in holistic wellbeing. But I am also very practical. I strive to achieve a pathway to wellness that is achievable for each and every one of my clients. Whether you work with me as a client or a business partner, my mission is to go deeper, giving a no-nonsense plan that delivers. Each and every time.