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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Apr 27, 2021

My lifelong passion is, and always will be, helping patients on their journeys to optimal health.”

-Felice Gersh, M.D.


Felice Gersh, M.D. is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, a practice that provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where she received the highly coveted Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. She now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where she lectures. 

Felice Gersh, M.D. is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS and the PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track, and she has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She is a prolific lecturer and has been featured in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams and Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D. Her new book on menopause is coming out in fall of 2021. In this episode, Dr. Gersh discusses an integrative approach to osteoporosis testing. This interview is full of important information you do not want to miss! 



[02:22] Introduction to Dr. Felice Gersh

[13:17] About the bone-forming years: where does birth control come in?

[16:48] Lowering the diagnostic criteria for osteoporosis

[25:09] The truth about DEXA scan

[32:11] Testing recommendations for bone density



DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.