Felice L. Gersh, M.D.
About Felice L. Gersh, M.D.
Assisting each patient to regain the health, happiness, and vitality they desire and deserve is the overriding mission which guides Dr. Gersh’ practice of medicine. Her career has evolved over the years into one which utilizes the most cutting-edge and high-tech diagnostic testing, while incorporating science-based therapies – from the herbal to the surgical – to assist in the healing process. Adept in all areas of women’s health, Dr. Gersh has exceptional expertise in the area of women’s hormones across all ages, particularly in regards to how they positively affect PCOS and the aging process and are negatively impacted by pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins, stress, and aging.
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Gersh received her education and training at some of the most prestigious institutions. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at Princeton University, where she majored in History and was graduated in only three years, while her medical degree was earned at the University of Southern California, where she was awarded entry into the prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Subsequent to medical school, Dr. Gersh did her residency at the renowned program at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles, where she won the CREOG Award annually, recognizing her as her program’s highest scoring resident on the standardized test administered to all OB/GYN residents across the nation. Since founding the Women’s Medical Group of Irvine, which was transformed years later into the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, Dr. Gersh has continued to gather numerous awards. She has received the Orange County Medical Association’s Physician of Excellence Award for the past 13 years, and the SuperDoctor of Southern California Award several times as well, most recently in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She has been honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award by the OB/GYN department at the University of Southern California, where she taught residents surgery as an attending staff and Assistant Clinical Professor for more than 12 years.
Dr. Gersh has spent her entire career as both educator and student. She has never stopped learning and striving to increase her expertise in all areas of medicine. She sees the patient as an integrated whole, and refuses to accept conventional medicine’s limited view of people in terms of isolated organ systems. To properly treat her patients, she believes that continual learning is a must, and, to that end, she attends numerous conferences each year. In addition, Dr. Gersh is now one of the most sought after lecturers on topics of women’s health and speaks around the world at major medical conferences, as well as doing webinars, webcasts, and podcasts. She also writes a series of monthly articles on the topic of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which is read by women around the globe.
Dr. Gersh is a dedicated physician, committed to excellence in all respects, who always puts the interests of her patients above all else and has looked to the safest and most efficacious therapies to guide her patients on their paths back to wellness.
On a personal note, Dr. Gersh is a lover of children, with four wonderful, accomplished offspring and a few gorgeous grandchildren as well. Her husband, Bob, is her lifelong companion and also the fitness specialist at the practice. Dr. Gersh loves adventure travel, reading, writing and dining with friends.
Assisting each patient to regain the health, happiness, and vitality desired and deserved is the overriding mission which guides the care which Dr. Gersh provides. Her career has evolved over the years she has practiced, into one in which she utilizes the most cutting-edge and high-tech diagnostic testing, while incorporating a unique blend of science-based therapies – from the herbal to the surgical – to assist in the healing process. Adept in all areas of women’s health, additionally, Dr. Gersh has exceptional expertise in the area of women’s hormones across all ages, addressing the negative impact which pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins, stress, and aging impart.
Dr. Gersh is one of small handful of Board Certified OB/GYNs who have graduated from the prestigious Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She recognized the underlying fallacy of conventional medicine, which is that we humans have the capability to micromanage the incredible complexity of a human being. Although pharmaceuticals can be lifesaving, they have serious side effect potential. Dr. Gersh’s goal is to use pharmaceuticals when truly needed, while working in collaboration with patients to address the root causes of their problems.
Recognizing that no one doctor has all the medical skills needed in all cases, she has teamed closely with several highly respected and experienced naturopathic doctors, creating a dynamic synergy rarely, if ever, seen in medical practice.
Dr. Gersh is available to see patients on most days of the week, and appointments can usually be arranged within one to two weeks. In the event of an emergency or urgent need, Dr. Gersh will always make time in her schedule to see a patient on short notice. Please click here, if you would like to make an appointment.