Women's Health & Holistic Pelvic Care

Our Women's Health expert is Dr. Sterling and the following is a list of services Dr. Sterling offers in her own words: 

Women’s Health and Holistic Pelvic Care: 

I enjoy working with women of all ages, especially with regard to hormones, gynecological care and contraceptive management. I have been trained and certified in the basic and advanced models of HPC (Holistic Pelvic Care) and HPE (Holistic Pelvic Energy), as developed by Tami Kent. This training was something I have wanted to do for years, as it is one of the many therapeutic modalities I have personally benefited from. My approach to pelvic floor therapy is very much focused on the ancient, intuitive wisdom of women’s medicine and trust in the body’s innate ability to heal. Often times, I will combine pelvic floor work with Lomi Lomi Hawaiian bodywork in order to fully support the individualized needs of each patient. ​

 

Grief/Loss/Trauma: 

I have come to learn that grief is most definitely not a linear process, nor is it a definable process. I have sometimes described it as a dark cave, which one learns to navigate and explore. It can be vast, and intense, and when a person is properly held in the midst and throughout their grief, it can be a profoundly powerful opportunity for growth and healing. From my own experiences with grief and loss, I have gained a level of compassionate understanding when connecting with patients and people who are going through traumatic grief and loss themselves. 

 

Anxiety/Depression: 

Both anxiety and depression, in my opinion, are part of a broad spectrum…there are so many different ways that they can present and affect our lives; from the smallest affliction to the largest disruption. I am skilled with many different avenues of treatment, and have a lot of suggestions to offer to patients who struggle with these symptoms and diagnoses.  There are many resources and protocols that I use, which have been proven to help in well-researched clinical studies as well as through my own clinical observations. 

 

Cancer Care and Support: 

I feel very confident working with patients who are at any stage of a cancer diagnosis, and have a large pool of resources from which to help support them, some of which include supportive IV therapy, as well as many general supportive cancer protocols. I personally understand the underlying levels of exhaustion and confusion one is put through when they or one of their loved ones receive such a diagnosis. I spend time researching cancer studies, and I am always open to learning as much as I can about treatments and how to best support a patient. 

 

Transgender Medicine: 

Having worked with many transgender patients over the years, I have become very comfortable with the necessary protocols throughout the process of transition and transgender hormone therapy. For those of you that know one of my mentors, Dr. Leslie Nicholas, you know how special it was to learn from her, and I feel honored to continue working as a doctor in this area of medicine, being able to discuss details of hormone therapy, reassignment surgeries, and pertinent health exams. 

***I am more than happy to offer a 10 minute phone consultation, free of charge, in order for you to decide if I am the right practitioner for you. Or…if I have given you enough information and you feel like I might be the right fit, please feel free to schedule an initial visit.

 

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Phone: (503) 765-5265 

Fax: (503) 925-3222

  

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