Navigating Menopause: A Journey to Self-Discovery and Healing with Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

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Navigating Menopause: A Journey to Self-Discovery and Healing with Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

April 28, 2023

Navigating Menopause: A Journey to Self-Discovery and Healing with Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

In this episode of the Women Physicians Lead podcast, Dr. Lisa Herbert interviews Dr. Arianna Scholes-Douglas, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and founder and medical director of Tula Wellness and Aesthetics, a medical practice in Tucson, Arizona focused on women’s integrative health and wellness. Dr. Arianna shares her story of transitioning from corporate medicine to starting her practice and how going through menopause was instrumental in that decision. They discuss the challenges and difficulties of this period of transition and how it ultimately led to Dr. Arianna’s holistic approach to patient care. The episode provides valuable insights into the challenges and rewards of transitioning to a new career path and the importance of a holistic approach to patient care.

Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG is the author of the best-selling book, The Menopause Myth: What your mother, doctor, and friends haven’t shared about life after 35.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Arianna then earned her Doctor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Martin Luther King Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, respectively. She later graduated from the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. She has served as clinical faculty at UCLA, the University of Maryland, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomate of the American Board of OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

As a visionary and innovator in the women’s health community, Dr. Arianna has received multiple awards, including Outstanding Women’s Health Provider by Inside Tucson Business, Women of Influence: Business Woman of the Year award, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s: Woman of Impact award and the Enterprising Women of the Year award.

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