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Women In Wellness: Dr Jennifer Berman of Womens Wellness Center On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Being physically active for just 30 minutes a day can have tremendous benefits for your overall health. Not only does exercise help to improve your cardiovascular health and reduce your risk of chronic diseases, but it also boosts your mood and helps you to sleep better at night.

As a part of my series about women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Jennifer Berman of Womens Wellness Center.

Dr. Berman founded and created The Berman Women’s Wellness Center in Beverly Hills as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary State of the Art Center dedicated solely to women and wellness. Today, Dr. Berman focuses on her patients in the Center and continues to serve as a recurring expert for the media.

She is featured regularly on The Dr. Phil Show, The Today Show and Good Morning America and co-hosted the CBS Emmy award-winning television show, The Doctors as well as Discovery Health’s TV Guide award-winning show, Berman & Berman. Dr. Berman is not only a credible and relatable authority in the field of female sexual and menopausal health, but her message, commitment, voice and vision are impacting women across all generations and creating positive change for women and girls today.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

I am a Urologist, researcher, and television personality. I have been working in the field of sexual health for over 25 years. I started my career at UCLA, studying human sexuality. I quickly realized that there was a lot of taboo surrounding the topic of sex, and I decided to use my platform to start discussions about controversial topics in an effort to educate and make a difference. I believe that open dialogue is essential to normalizing these discussions and making progress. Over the years, I have gained a large following, and I use my platform to continue the conversation about sexual health. I am committed to helping both men and women live their best lives by providing accurate information and promoting open dialogue.

I am passionate about empowering women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health. This commitment is evident in everything I do — from being featured on award-winning television shows to speaking with patients every day. My voice and vision are making a positive impact on women across all generations, and I am proud to be leading the charge for change. To further serve men and women, I started my own company and practice. I am excited to create a space that treats various needs and expand my services to all. I am excited to change the conversation around female sexual and menopausal health — one patient at a time. In addition to traditional medical services, my company provides patient education, support groups, and other resources to help women feel informed and empowered about their health. I am committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for all patients, regardless of their age, race, or gender identity. By providing comprehensive care and services, I hope to help more women feel confident and comfortable discussing their sexual and reproductive health needs.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?

Being a female in a male dominated industry can be extremely intimidating and creates an additional layer of doubt. Not only am I a women in this industry I am also talking about taboo topics that most men are too afraid to talk about, this caused many people to want to silence my practice but I remained confident in what I was doing for women in relation to sexual health and menopause. I have been able to connect with various companies such as Bio-Te, BTL Aesthetics and Inmode Aesthetics to offer the best technology and greatest results to my patients.

I find it interesting how the conversations of sexual health are changing and I am excited for what is to come. Not only sexual health treatments but also technological advances that help with urinary incontinence, weightloss and body contouring. These changes help make people’s lives better and give them back a sense of control. It is my goal to help as many women as possible feel comfortable in their own skin and love themselves at any age. We all deserve to feel beautiful, sexy and confident no matter what our age is!

Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

When I first started my medical practice, I made the mistake of underestimating the popularity of my treatments and having a small team for a large number of patients. In order to deal with this, I spent time investing in my team, the best nurses and patient coordinators. I also spent a lot of time and effort investing in marketing, from social media to interviews/podcasts to traditional marketing efforts. As a result of these investments, my practice has grown significantly and I am now able to provide the best possible care to my patients. My advice for anyone starting a medical practice is to invest in your team and marketing from the start, so that you can build a successful practice that meets the needs of your patients.

Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing? Please give an example or story for each.

  1. Being physically active for just 30 minutes a day can have tremendous benefits for your overall health. Not only does exercise help to improve your cardiovascular health and reduce your risk of chronic diseases, but it also boosts your mood and helps you to sleep better at night.
  2. Drinking plenty of water is another simple lifestyle change that can have a profound impact on your health. Water helps to flush out toxins, carry nutrients to your cells, and keep your body hydrated and functioning properly.
  3. Taking time out of your busy day to relax and de-stress is important for maintaining your mental health. Whether you enjoy reading, listening to music, or spending time in nature, make sure to schedule some time each day to unwind.
  4. Routine check-ups with your doctor are essential for catching potential health problems early on. By making small changes to your lifestyle, you can journey towards wellbeing and live a healthier life.
  5. It’s important to listen to your body. If you’re feeling run down or under the weather, take a rest. Don’t push yourself harder than you need to.

These 5 lifestyle tweaks are just a few small steps on the long road to wellbeing, but they are important ones nonetheless.

If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?

In my practice, I see patients of all genders struggling with a wide range of issues related to sexual health. I feel privileged to be able to help my patients navigate these difficult conversations and find solutions that work for them. My hope is that by continuing to start these conversations, we can break down the stigma surrounding sexual health and make progress towards a more open and inclusive society.

What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?

As a young doctor, there are many things that I wish someone had told me before I started my career.

One of the most important things is to invest in your team. A good team will be essential to your success, and it is important to find people that you can trust.

Another thing that I wish I had known is to invest in marketing, both digital and traditional. Marketing is crucial for building a successful practice, and it is important to reach as many potential patients as possible. Additionally, I wish I had known the importance of creating relationships with patients that will last throughout your career. These relationships are essential for providing quality care, and they can also be a source of referrals.

I also wish someone had told me to persevere through taboo topics. There are many taboo topics in medicine, but it is important to discuss them openly in order to provide the best care possible.

Finally, do not limit yourself when it comes to technology. There will be many advances in medical technology and you need to be able to adapt to change.

Sustainability, veganism, mental health, and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?

Mental health is something that is often overlooked, but it is so important. Your mental health affects everything from your mood to your physical health. If you’re not mentally healthy, it can be very difficult to live a happy and fulfilling life. I’ve seen firsthand how mental health issues can Affect people’s lives, and that’s why I’m so passionate about helping people to improve their mental health. I believe that everyone deserves to feel good on the inside so that they can look and feel their best on the outside. I treat each of my patients with compassion and understanding, and I take the time to get to know them so that I can help them in the best way possible. If you’re struggling with your mental health, I encourage you to seek help. There are many resources available, and you don’t have to go through this alone. With the right help, you can improve your mental health and live the life you deserve.

What is the best way for our readers to further follow your work online?

You can follow me on my instagram @jenbermanmd

Thank you for these fantastic insights! We wish you continued success and good health.

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