Integrative Gynecology Specialist

Erica Song, MD -  - Functional Medicine Specialist

Vibrant Life Medicine

Erica Song, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Integrative Gynecologist located in Englewood, NJ

At Vibrant Life Medicine in Englewood, New Jersey, Erica Song, MD, FACOG, knows that conventional medicine doesn’t always provide the best solutions to women’s health issues. Her training in integrative and functional medicine has led her to offer a holistic approach to women’s health with integrative gynecology. Whether you’re struggling with painful periods, infertility, or troubling menopause symptoms, Dr. Song offers patient-focused integrative health care to help you lead a healthy and vibrant life.

Integrative Gynecology

What is integrative gynecology?

At Vibrant Life Medicine, Dr. Song and her team combine the best of conventional medicine with alternative treatments to enhance your overall health while also addressing your gynecological needs. Many women use alternative therapies but don’t necessarily talk about them with their gynecologist, and this could lead to uncoordinated care.

Dr. Song provides detailed consultations and asks questions about everything you do to care of yourself, from your diet and the supplements you take to your exercise habits and any therapeutic treatments —  like acupuncture or massage — you have had.

Dr. Song takes your overall health and wellness into consideration and provides advanced testing to identify the true root cause of your symptoms before creating a highly personalized treatment plan.

What should I expect during a women’s wellness appointment?

Your women’s wellness appointments follow a similar structure to other medical appointments, but Dr. Song spends more time talking to you about your overall health and symptoms while also performing health screening tests, including breast exams, pelvic exams, and Pap smears.

Depending on your health, she may order comprehensive blood panels and hormone testing to search for information that can help her diagnose the condition causing symptoms like painful periods, weight gain, or fertility problems.

How can integrative gynecology help me have a healthy baby?

At Vibrant Life Medicine, Dr. Song offers customized fertility assessments as well as preconception care and counseling to help improve your overall health and fertility to increase your chances of having a baby. She provides care that goes beyond addressing your surface symptoms and instead aims to address the root cause of your issues and improve your overall health. She provides emotional support, counseling, nutritional recommendations, and other customized advice to help you achieve optimal health for conception and pregnancy.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

Dr. Song provides BHRT for women approaching and experiencing menopause. Your hormone production decreases rapidly with menopause, causing a variety of disruptive symptoms including:

  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Libido loss

Dr. Song provides customized menopause care and advice including BHRT, lifestyle modifications, and alternative therapies to help relieve your symptoms and enhance your overall wellness, so you can continue to lead a vibrant, healthy life as you age.

If you’re interested in an integrative approach to gynecology and women’s health, call Vibrant Life Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

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