IMG of Irvine

Felice Gersh
About Dr. Gersh

After receiving my medical degree from the USC School of Medicine, I studied Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles, where I was awarded the CREOG award as the top resident every year. Soon after graduating I became Board-Certified, and over the following years as a practicing OB/GYN, I developed a unique take on women’s healthcare.

From the beginning of my career, my approach to medicine has been inclusive, which is why I have always incorporated treatments rarely found within the confines of conventional American medicine.

I followed my interest in holistic approaches to healing, and graduated from the two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

My primary job is Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, which focuses on understanding women’s innate physical and emotional make-up. Through my research, using state-of-the-art procedures and technology, I have come to understand that women have an internal natural rhythm.

This rhythm is affected by hormones, namely estrogen, and may be kept in balance through both conventional and holistic treatments. While pharmaceuticals deal with symptoms, they can also disrupt the body’s natural ability to heal and affect women’s reproductive functions.

At the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, we help our patients understand what drugs can and can’t do for the body to enable them to take control of their health.

Outside of my practice, I speak at various lectures, host webinars and appear on numerous podcasts. I’m a prolific writer on numerous topics relevant to women’s health.

I am also currently writing my first book, on PCOS, which is due to be released in the fall. My goal is to provide the very best care for my patients, using every tool available, and to teach doctors around the world about the importance of creating a healthy environment within the female body.

I’m very proud to have been recognised for my work. I have been awarded the Orange County Medical Association’s ‘Physician of the Year’ Award for the last 13 years consecutively, and Southern California’s ‘SuperDoctor’ Award for the last several years.

In my role as a physician teacher, I served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years, for which I was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award.

I also serve my medical community, and have been active in organized medicine; I have served on the Legislative Committee at the Orange County Medical Association and as a delegate to the California Medical Association numerous times.

IG Live today! Join me at 5PM Pacific on instagram at @dr.felicegersh to discuss exercise. Let's talk about why it's important for your current health, how it can help strengthen your immune system, and why exercise is a critical part of planning for the end of shelter in place.
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Today, Tuesday, April 7 at 5:00PM Pacific Time
Here on Instagram at @dr.felicegersh.
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#womenshealth #covid19 #exercise #socialdistancing #integrativemedicine #healthcare #pandemic #pandemicquestions #instagramlive #quarantine
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Intimacy is an important part of human sexual health, but sex during a pandemic can be a tricky thing. I was happy to contribute to this article by @meawwcom.
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https://meaww.com/coronavirus-sex-isolation-lockdown-quarantine-twitter-safe-sex-tips-during-quarantine
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#womenshealth #sexualhealth #coronavirus #pandemic #pandemicquestions #safesextipsduringquarantine
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RESCHEDULED FOR TODAY due to tech issues. Join me today at 11:00AM PDT to talk about non-covid-19 medical care in the age of coronavirus.
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How do you manage other medical conditions? What's urgent and what can wait? When should you go in to see your doctor and what are the alternatives?
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In my Instagram Live, I'll talk about:
* Resources for making personal medical decisions.
* What to know about telemedicine.
* Questions to ask your healthcare provider before deciding to go in. * How to minimize your coronavirus risk when visiting a medical facility.
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Today, Saturday, April 4 at 11:00AM Pacific Time
Here on Instagram at @dr.felicegersh.
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#womenshealth #covid19 #telemedicine #socialdistancing #integrativemedicine #healthcare #pandemic #pandemicquestions #instagramlive
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Never be embarrassed about a health question or need. Truly, we doctors have seen it all. I was happy to contribute to this article by @healthline.

Although uncommon, it is possible to temporarily "lose" a condom that comes off in your vagina. Here are some tips to get it out, what to expect if you need medical help, and a list of precautions you should take to avoid an unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection.
https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/condom-stuck-in-vagina

#womenshealth #sexualhealth #condomquestions #sti #birthcontrol #birthcontrolfailure #birthcontrolaccident
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Join me today at 1:00PM PDT to talk about non-covid-19 medical care in the age of coronavirus.
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How do you manage other medical conditions? What's urgent and what can wait? When should you go in to see your doctor and what are the alternatives?
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In my Instagram Live, I'll talk about:
* Resources for making personal medical decisions.
* What to know about telemedicine.
* Questions to ask your healthcare provider before deciding to go in. * How to minimize your coronavirus risk when visiting a medical facility.
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Today, Friday, April 3 at 1:00PM Pacific Time
Here on Instagram at @dr.felicegersh.
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#womenshealth #covid19 #telemedicine #socialdistancing #integrativemedicine #healthcare #pandemic #pandemicquestions #instagramlive
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I was happy to contribute to this @readersdigest article on painful sex. Pain is not normal and you shouldn't suffer in silence. Here are some of the reasons you might experience abdominal pain.
https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/causes-abdominal-pain-after-sex/

#painisntnormal #itshouldnthurt #dontsufferinsilence #womenshealth #sexualhealth #integrativemedicine
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A fun article by @purewow that I was happy to contribute to. Getting back in shape slowly and safely after you have your baby is essential, but with everyone sheltering in place, it's never been more difficult. Here are a few fun tips and tricks.
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https://www.purewow.com/family/baby-workouts
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#4thtrimester #postbabybody #homeworkout #integrativemedicine #womenshealth #babyworkout
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My granddaughter @cookies4cures_kids has switched from baking cookies to sewing masks. She just sent a shipment to my office. She is making as many of them as she can, as fast as she can. If you need a mask, let her know!
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We've put a pause on baking to switch to mask-making. This first batch is for my grandma @dr.felicegersh who is a doctor. Her office is still open but they are almost out of masks. She asked for these for her birthday, which is next week. Happy early birthday, grandma!
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We are also making some for our local hospital that needs them, some for our neighbors, and one for my 92 year old great aunt in NYC. .
Msg me if you need a mask. We are giving them away as fast as we can make them. We don't have a price for them, but a donation to Cookies4SMA would be amazing. www.gofundme.com/cookies4sma
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Felice Gersh M.D.
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Here are a few of the integrative therapies that we are proud to offer in conjunction with conventional medical therapies and pharmaceuticals.

  • IV therapy
  • Fasting, including the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet
  • Therapeutic use of cannabis, hemp, and CBD
  • Nutraceuticals
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
  • LED light therapies
  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • HeartMath biofeedback system for emotional health and stress reduction
  • Essential oils/Aromatherapy
  • Breath work
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Guided imagery
  • Nutritional therapies and menu planning
  • Herbal therapies
  • Body composition analysis and interpretation
  • Fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, and exercise classes
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In this revolutionary book on one of the most common disorders to affect women, Dr. Felice Gersh offers simple and effective steps to living with PCOS, drawing on her vast experience as a gynecologist, obstetrician and expert in integrative medicine, and her own struggle with the disorder.

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