For those suffering with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, our practice offers a unique blend of compassionate medical experts and integrative lifestyle practitioners, all actively seeking to speed you along the way to recovery and resolution.
Led by Dr. Felice L. Gersh, a widely respected thought leader and national speaker on the topic of PCOS, our team takes a comprehensive approach to this complex problem.
We utilize herbal formulations that are proven to remedy both symptoms and their underlying causes, while employing nutritional and fitness programs that improve overall health.
In addition, we offer a variety of other integrative treatments that can be matched to other aspects of your condition, including Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, essential oils, guided imagery, aesthetics, and therapeutic massage.
Pharmaceuticals may be a part of your treatment plan, but they are never the sole focus or the first choice.
Of special concern is the issue of cystic acne, a common symptom that exacts a devastating emotional toll. We incorporate all appropriate strategies to improve skin health, including supplementation and externally applied therapies.
Of equal importance is obesity, which occurs in 70 percent or more of PCOS patients. If you are among this group, we will help you permanently lose this inflammatory adipose tissue through a combination of integrative therapies and different dietary options.
You Deserve a Realistic Approach
This approach is in stark contrast to the rather simplistic notion of a pharmaceutical solution to the complicated condition of PCOS. In fact, oral contraceptives may aggravate the underlying PCOS issues of insulin resistance and systemic inflammation rather than resolve them.
We are keenly aware of the latest scientific studies concerning the impact of environmental toxins, such as Bisphenol A, on the development of PCOS. Recent discoveries involving hormonal receptor dysfunction are also transforming the therapeutic frontiers of PCOS.
These new therapies may hold the key to the ultimate resolution of the symptoms of PCOS, and possibly even provide a cure.
Living with PCOS
Living with PCOS is a perplexing medical, emotional, and social challenge. I can honestly tell you that we understand PCOS and the pain you endure, and will use the most scientific and holistic therapies to assist you in restoring your health and happiness. We want you to have the beautiful life you desire and deserve. There is no center, anywhere in the world, which is comparable to ours, for the care and treatment of PCOS. We welcome you to come and see us, and discover how you can attain the life you dream of.
PCOS is a complicated syndrome, with a consistent theme of inflammation driving its many abnormalities. Inflammation breeds insulin resistance, cholesterol abnormalities, belly fat and weight gain, anxiety and depression, gastrointestinal dysfunction, sleep disturbances, autoimmunity, poor detoxification, acne, menstrual irregularity, infertility, cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer risk, and more! We work to understand the root cause of your inflammation, and “tame the flames of PCOS!”
The work-up for women with PCOS is elaborate. A broad array of laboratory testing is necessary, covering cardiovascular risk markers, markers of inflammation, comprehensive hormonal status, autoimmunity, gastrointestinal evaluation of digestion and the gut microbiome, nutritional deficiencies, detoxification pathways, epigenetics, toxin loads, and allergies.
Therapies can include nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, nutritional therapy, exercise and fitness, detoxification, energy modalities such as acupuncture and grounding, various forms of stress reduction, sleep promotion, periodic fasting with the unique fasting mimicking diet – ProLon, and natural skin care.
We encourage you to become a member of IMGI for one year. That allows a reasonable amount of time for us to accomplish what is needed to help you to become the healthy and vibrant woman of your dreams. Restoring the health of women with PCOS does take time.
We do allow individual appointments to be purchased, but for most, that becomes more costly and less comprehensive in scope. If you are uncertain which approach is best for you, we suggest that you begin the process with a consultation appointment with Dr. Felice Gersh, and then decide based upon your proposed diagnosis and treatment plan.