Dr. Lauren Weber earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Va. She completed a family medicine residency at Broward General Medicine Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a Women’s Health Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
She is board-certified in family medicine and osteopathic medicine and a certified menopause practitioner.
“After two years as an emergency room physician in the South Bronx, and two years in family medicine, I discovered my love for women’s health,” Weber says.
She completed a Women’s Health Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and plans to build her practice caring for women of all ages, from teenagers to older women.
“As a Women’s Health Specialist, my interests include perimenopause, menopause and hormone therapy; prevention and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis; contraceptive counseling; female sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and vulvovaginal disorders; office-based gynecologic procedures (colposcopy, IUD, biopsy), preventive medicine and women’s cardiovascular health.”
Weber wants her patients to understand the effects of menopause on their overall health.
“Loss of the female hormone estrogen can weaken a woman’s bones, increase cholesterol levels that contribute to coronary artery disease, cause emotional changes, vaginal changes, and urinary tract changes. I offer my patients hormone therapy, including the FDA-approved bio-identical hormone therapy.
“I am a strong believer in patient education and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” she says.
She writes a blog called “Women’s Health with Dr. Weber” on NorthBay.org focusing on women’s health issues, healthy eating and organic recipes.