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.

Join me for a live conversation with @chelsealeerock on all things health and wellness.
Friday, 6/21 at 10AM EDT / 7AM PDT.

Register at
https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/9040ff4c-da5b-4b5c-8b65-31b466bd8724@091f8b2f-1a2f-4274-91f0-37427597a218
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We`ll be discussing:

How can mental health play into female hormones?
How does your reproductive system affect your mind and body?
How would you start with fixing endocrine disruptors?
What are the most important health screenings women should undergo regularly?
What are common symptoms of perimenopause?

#womenshealth #reproductivehealth #endocrinedisruptors #perimenopause #hormonehealth
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Check out my interview with @kimheifnernp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjByKXjC-ps
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🚺 Menopause and hormone deficiencies- “You don’t have it, you give it.” Dr. Felice Gersh dives into the realities of menopause-related hormone deficiencies and current solutions.

Estrogen is truly a powerhouse hormone that touches nearly every aspect of a woman’s health and well-being. In my candid discussion with renowned OB/GYN @dr.felicegersh, it’s clear that the influence of estrogen extends far beyond just our reproductive system.

When estrogen levels decline during menopause, the ripple effects are felt throughout the entire body. From our cardiovascular health to brain function, bone density to skin elasticity, the genitourinary tract to the pelvic floor - estrogen plays a pivotal role in maintaining the optimal function of these intricate systems.

This interview promises to shed light on the far-reaching impact of estrogen and how its deficiency during menopause can manifest in ways we may not have even considered, including those bothersome heart palpitations!

💡Prepare to have your understanding of estrogen’s significance expanded as we delve into the intricate web of its influence on our hearts, minds, an physical beings. This is a conversation that promises to be both enlightening and transformative for women at every stage of life!
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Listen now on 🍎 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/menopause-hormone-therapy-and-vibrant-aging/id1517262867?i=1000658153208

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#Health #WomenWellness #Menopause #HormoneHealth #innerpower
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Oral contraceptives as they are standardly prescribed are often NOT a cure for menstrual migraines because during the placebo pill days, your estrogen level will still drop and potentially trigger a migraine.

One way to minimize or prevent these migraines for someone using oral contraceptives is to give low dose estrogen during the placebo pill days to reduce the drop. Another thing we can do is give several rounds of contraceptives back to back to reduce the frequency of bleeds, which at the very least reduces the frequency of menstrual migraines.

Watch my full talk on menstrual migraines:
https://youtu.be/QF87FDYYqIU
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#womenshealth #femalehormones #estrogen #estradiol #menstrualhealth #menstrualmigraines #hormoneheadaches
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Check out my interview with @kimheifnernp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjByKXjC-ps
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#repost from @kimheifnernp
In this episode of the Midlife Wellness NP podcast, I am thrilled to welcome the esteemed Dr. Felice Gersh, a multi-award-winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Gersh is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine and a globally recognized speaker and author on women`s health.

Join us as we delve into the critical topics surrounding menopause and midlife wellness. Dr. Gersh shares her expert insights on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), discussing its safety, efficacy, and the optimal timing for starting treatment. We explore the science behind why hormones like estrogen and progesterone are vital for long-term health and how they can help manage symptoms such as heart palpitations during perimenopause and menopause. In addition, Dr. Gersh explains the role of declining estrogen in inability to lose weight!

Additionally, Dr. Gersh addresses the underlying causes of heart palpitations in these stages of life and offers practical advice on dosing and managing hormone therapy. We also touch on the challenges of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in midlife and menopause, providing valuable information for women navigating these complex health issues.

Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how hormone therapy can transform your health and well-being during midlife and beyond. This episode is packed with actionable insights and expert advice that you won`t want to miss!

💡Episode Highlights:
- The safety and efficacy of hormone replacement therapy
- Optimal timing and dosing for HRT
- Managing heart palpitations in perimenopause and menopause
- Understanding and addressing PCOS in midlife and menopause
- The importance of hormones like estrogen and progesterone for long-term health
- The role of estrogen in metabolic health and weight gain

This podcast and video is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to provide guidance, diagnosis, or treatment.
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A menstrual migraine is a severe headache, often with aura, that is triggered by the drop in estradiol that precedes the onset of menstruation. It’s not caused by hormones directly, but by the abrupt change in hormone levels that are a natural part of the menstrual cycle.

One way to reduce or even prevent menstrual migraines is by minimizing the drop in estradiol by giving some estradiol during the window around when the period begins. So estradiol will still drop, but because we lift the floor, the drop will be smaller, and in many women, it will no longer trigger a migraine.

Watch my full talk on menstrual migraines:
https://youtu.be/QF87FDYYqIU
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#womenshealth #femalehormones #estrogen #estradiol #menstrualhealth #menstrualmigraines #hormoneheadaches
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A menstrual migraine is a severe headache, often with aura, that is trigger by the drop in estradiol that precedes the onset of menstruation. It`s not caused by hormones directly, but by the abrupt change in hormone levels that are a natural part of the menstrual cycle.

Watch my full talk on menstrual migraines:
https://youtu.be/QF87FDYYqIU
LINK IN BIO

#womenshealth #femalehormones #estrogen #estradiol #menstrualhealth #menstrualmigraines #hormoneheadaches
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A menstrual migraine is a severe headache, often with aura, that is trigger by the drop in estradiol that precedes the onset of menstruation. It’s not caused by hormones directly, but by the abrupt change in hormone levels that are a natural part of the menstrual cycle.

Watch my full talk on menstrual migraines:
https://youtu.be/QF87FDYYqIU
LINK IN BIO

#womenshealth #femalehormones #estrogen #estradiol #menstrualhealth #menstrualmigraines #hormoneheadaches
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This last week at the @ipmcongress in London was such a phenomenal experience. Here are just a few snapshots from the conference. I’m already getting excited for next year!

Thank you to all of my amazing hosts (@ipmcongress @pureencapsulations @mosaic_dx_) and to all my friends, new and old, that I got to meet, let’s keep in touch, especially if we’ve started discussing projects and collaborations. So excited for all of the ideas that came out of last week. Let’s make it all happen!

@ipmcongress #ipmcongress #impcongress2024 #integrativemedicine #personalisedmedicine #functionalmedicine #lifestylemedicine #wholepersonhealth
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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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