Dr. LaReesa is on a mission to create an integrative healthcare experience that empowers, heals, and transforms women so they can positively impact their lifespan and their community.
Winter Garden, FL – Women’s health expert and FemTech advisor LaReesa Ferdinand, MD, FACOG, is one of the Central Florida organizations recently awarded grants funded by BeyGOOD Foundation, the public charity founded by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter in partnership with Adidas. This program was administered by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.
Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD is a charitable foundation that aids groups working in marginalized communities, and provides scholarships and grants to students and businesses in those same communities. The foundation awarded 100 grants in the Central Florida area alone and was announced during Black History Month.
Dr. LaReesa, founder of Thrive Beyond Wellness said, “I’m honored and proud to be one of the BeyGOOD Foundation grant recipients and I gladly represent less than 3% of African-American female physicians.” “My focus and vision is to help create intergenerational health advances by redefining mindset and intentional actions through whole body connection, innovative possibilities, and human experience.”
The problem: How can women improve trust and mutual respect with their health care provider where they are valued, heard, and understood? How can this be achieved with preventive and personalized services with a holistic connection? An integrative approach is the solution. Heal women. Heal the world.
Forbes recently published an article early this year that states “despite women making up more than 50% of the population and sex-based differences influencing all tissues, organs, and bodily functions, little attention has been made to the prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of women’s unique health needs. About 1% of healthcare research and innovation is invested in female-specific conditions beyond oncology.”
The Global Wellness Institute reports: “In the past two years, women are more likely than men to say a health care provider has dismissed their concerns (21% vs. 12%), or didn’t believe they were telling the truth (10% vs. 7%). One in three women who had a negative provider experience say they were treated this way because of their age. One in five say it was because of their gender. Nearly four in ten black women say they were treated this way because of their race/ethnicity.”
Emerging holistic related markets create ongoing venues and services outside the established medical system where consumers often pay out-of-pocket. Sometimes they even hide it from their doctors for fear of being questioned and criticized. However, a trusted healthcare professional that can garner value with additional medical training and education to this paradigm shift is pivotal and critically necessary. Creating non-traditional health care opportunities in a clinical setting promotes a more whole care experience that can improve outcomes and reduce anxiety around diverse backgrounds.
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About LaReesa Ferdinand MD, Thrive Beyond Wellness the Estrogen Doctor Company:
Dr. LaReesa Ferdinand is an OB/GYN, menopause health expert, and CEO/FOUNDER of Thrive Beyond Wellness Center & the Estrogen Doctor Company Consulting Services. Dr. LaReesa helps women improve hormone balance to live more productive, powerful, and performance-driven lives through perimenopause and beyond. In 2020, she was named one of the top OB/GYN Physicians in the Orlando Family Magazine. She is a best-selling contributing author of the “Codes of Longevity-Be Ageless-Live Limitless”, and serves as a Women’s Health Advisor to Bossa Bars, Inc. Additionally, Dr. LaReesa advises and consults with companies who are creating innovative solutions for improving health and wellness for women. Her passion is to improve healthcare delivery models and services for women, which extends from direct patient care to medical expertise in the emerging FemTech market.
Thrive Beyond Wellness Center provides integrative medical wellness services for women virtually and in-person. We offer an array of women’s health services often diminished in traditional health care models. Our focus is providing personalized holistic solutions for common and unique problems that range from noninvasive management of hormonal disorders, like fibroids, to gut and nutrition health. Our mission is to create an integrative healthcare experience that empowers, heals, and transforms women so they can positively impact their lifespan and their community. Heal Women. Heal the World.