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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beverly Hills, CA
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

8920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 511, Beverly Hills, CA
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz completed her undergraduate education at Wesleyan University and post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies at Mills College. She earned her medical degree in 1996 from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has been in private practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Los Angeles, CA since 2000. After many years of a personal yoga and meditation practice, she completed her Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist degree at California College of Ayurveda in 2009 and was board certified in Integrative and Holistic medicine in 2008. Suzanne is involved in women’s empowerment and public education, and appears frequently as an expert in women’s and integrative health on TV, online and in print. She is co-founder of Cedars Sinai Medical Center's Green Committee and is deeply committed to the promotion of healing that involves individuals, families, communities and the planet. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children in a "green" renovated home with a sustainable native plants garden and organic “urban mini-farm”.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
45 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Participate: Partners of a pregnant woman are entering a major period of transition too- but without the physical aspects to keep them involved, it is important to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: Syndactyly, or fusion of the fingers or toes is one of the most common limb malformations & nearly always an inherited condition. Unless your bf knows... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Biology: Progesterone is either produced in a woman's ovary or synthesized in a lab and is considered "bio-identical". A progestin, as dr eun mentions, is biol... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Online: Also see the bravewell consortium website for nationwide referrals to integrative and holistic centers that are of the highest quality. Many large uni... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Who knows: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Complicated: There are many certifying bodies and also direct entry midwives. Midwives either enter specialty training to obtain skills nec for prenatal, labor, po... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Other natural remedy: Tea tree oil and oil of neem have been shown to have powerful antimicrobial effets- some trials have demonstrated tto efficacy against mrsa!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
How regular r u?: If you experienced irregular menses before the iud was inserted and depending on which iud you were using, you may return to your baseline of irregula... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: Ovarian cysts, depending on size and the rest of the hormonal context, usually won't impair fertility in an otherwise healthy, menstruating woman. Cys... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No evidence: I wouldn't rely on evening primrose for your teen's moods. Evening primrose oil is a source of essential omega 6 fatty acid gla. There's some mixed ev... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: The method of assisted reproduction you should consider depends on age, fertility history and a host of other factors- hormone status, tubal function ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes!: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best st... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: If you are suffering from hot flashes in particular, remifemin may reduce that burden. Many perimenopausal women seem to have hot flashes toward the e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No & yes: By definition, menopause is the cessation of periods for one year. Without menstruation and ovulation, spontaneous pregnancy just cannot occur. Howeve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Same as regular: Occurring before the age of 40, the cessation of menses for at least one year is considered premature ovarian insufficiency (failure sounds so judgey!... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: But my short list for all women is calcium, magnesium, vitamin d and fish oil. The rest depends on you diet, fitness and any other medical conditions ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Pretty good: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best st... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not diagnostic: The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Good digestion: Digestive symptoms are common in pregnancy.Make sure you are getting plenty of fiber, fluids & whole, nutritious foods. An easy bowel movement daily h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: If your body is stressed enough by the eating disorder, rapid or large weight loss or if you don't have enough body fat to aid in manufacture of femal... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids h... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Afp, ultrasound: Between 15 and 20 weeks you should be offered the second trimester screening or "afp" test which assess risk for some fetal chromosomal and anatomic a... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not typical: Classic signs & symptoms of preeclampsia include swelling, especially in hands and face, protein in urine, elevated BP and possibly (w advancing, more... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Be present now: It may sound cliched but living in the moment is a hugely helpful technique for thriving with and without cancer! I have learned some of my most impor... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not clear: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids h... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Hot flashes yes: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best st... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids h... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Support this!: Ayurveda has many tried and true techniques- check out www.Kanykumari.Us - a well respected ayurvedic center in milwakee, wi for good chicago referral... Read More

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Sep 28, 2011
I work with Dr. Gilberg-Lenz and SO HAPPY that I do!!! She is amazing and I would highly recommend her to my own family!
Aug 13, 2012
Very knowledgable & impressive.
Jul 6, 2012
Excellent resume, impressive.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA,1996
Graduated 1996MD

Affiliations

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
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