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.

Yesterday, I snapped a quick shot while getting ready for the day`s patients.

Did you know that I run an in-person, brick and mortar medical practice? Sometimes, I feel a little like a dinosaur, but I still believe the best medical care is delivered in-person. In my office, I do physical exams, biopsies, ultrasounds, skin treatments, and more!

Of course, I also practice telemedicine because it allows me to reach women who can`t easily see me in the office, and for those patients, I still try to be as hands with care as possible. In most cases, my distance patients need to fly out once a year for an in-person visit.

My schedule is pretty full, but I always try to make room for people who need me!

Integrative Medical Group of Irvine
Irvine, CA
(949) 753-7475

#traditionaldoctor #medicaldoctor #womenshealth

Progesterone might be the most misunderstood and undervalued female hormone, even more so than estradiol -- is it possible?!?

Progesterone plays a critical role in the health of the brain, the immune system, cardiovascular system, and bones.

And women only make it for the 2-ish weeks of the menstrual cycle after ovulation. Any woman who isn`t ovulating regularly is progesterone deficient to some degree. This includes women on hormonal birth control, women with PCOS who have irregular cycles, women in perimenopause who have missed periods, and all women in menopause.

Progesterone receptors are widespread throughout the body. Many people know that progesterone helps a woman shed the uterine lining during menstruation and it is critical to maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

But did you know that progesterone
* is neuroprotective
* anti-inflammatory
* lowers blood pressure
* supports strong bones
* protects against cancer
* lowers anxiety
* promotes sleep

Watch my talk to learn more about this essential hormone!

#thepill #hormonalcontraception #PCOS #menopause #perimenopause #hrt #bhrt #estrogen #estradiol #progesterone #mentalhealth #bonehealth #healthybones #osteoporosis #immunehealth

Dr Gersh Discusses the etiology and treatment of endometriosis - with a focus on an integrative approach! ...

Progesterone should be part of HRT for all women, even those without a uterus. But it’s best to give it pulsed, 2 weeks on then 2 weeks off, because progesterone down regulates estrogen and testosterone receptors.

To learn more, watch my talk on Progesterone Deficiency

#thepill #hormonalcontraception #PCOS #menopause #perimenopause #hrt #bhrt #estrogen #estradiol #progesterone #mentalhealth #progesteronedeficiency #strongbones

Progesterone is not just a reproductive hormone. It plays a critical role bone health. It increases both the quantity and function of bone-building osteoblast cells in bones.

To learn more, watch my talk on Progesterone Deficiency

#thepill #hormonalcontraception #PCOS #menopause #perimenopause #hrt #bhrt #estrogen #estradiol #progesterone #mentalhealth #progesteronedeficiency #strongbones

Progesterone is not just a reproductive hormone. It plays a critical role to protecting the health of your brain and central nervous system.

To learn more, watch my talk on Progesterone Deficiency

#thepill #hormonalcontraception #PCOS #menopause #perimenopause #hrt #bhrt #estrogen #estradiol #progesterone #mentalhealth #progesteronedeficiency #strongbones

Today! Instagram Live on Thursday
Root causes and effective treatments

Thursday (today!) at 7:30PM Pacific time

Endometriosis is extremely common, and yet it is poorly understood, under-diagnosed, and inadequately treated.

Join me to do a deep dive into what we do and don`t know about this often painful chronic condition that can have huge impacts on women`s fertility, sexuality, and overall quality of life. And then let`s explore how, by getting to the root causes of this condition, we can make better decisions about treatment so women can find relief.

Tune in to my talk to get your endometriosis questions answered!

#endometriosis #womenshealth #progesterone #reproductivehealth

SUMMIT: How to Get Pregnant in 2024
Fertility Advice You Have Never Heard Before

Register for free:

I am excited to be a guest speaker for the upcoming free summit, How to Get Pregnant in 2024. Hosted by fertility expert, Saskia Roell, this summit features 22 amazing guest speakers. My interview, Natural approaches to improve PCOS fertility, is especially targeted toward my fellow PCOS women.

In this summit:
22 experts cover a wide range of fertility topics, including:
* hormones, testing, and restoring balance
* circadian rhythm and sleep
* stress
* gut health
* post-40 pregnancy

And more!

#pregnancy #fertility #infertility #PCOS #pcosfertility

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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