Women's Health and Patient Advocate
Marie Savard, M.D., former ABC News Medical Contributor and one of the most trusted voices on women’s health, wellness and patient empowerment, is the author of four books including Ask Dr Marie: What Women Must Know about Hormones, Libido, and the Medical Problems No One Talks About. In addition to providing occasional commentary for Good Morning America and ABC News, she provides health information through her website, medical consultations and in speaking engagements. She has appeared on all the major networks including The Today Show, Oprah Show and The View.
Dr. Savard earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Medical Degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Savard is currently the Physician Advisor to the health care practice at Diversified Search, the largest women owned executive search firm in the country. She was formerly the director of the Center for Women’s Health at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, technical advisor to the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, advisor to the American Board of Internal Medicine Subcommittee on Clinical Competency in Women’s Health, health columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, and senior medical consultant to Lifetime Television’s Strong Medicine. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the School of Nursing and member of the Diversity Committee of the University of Pennsylvania where she is also a Trustee. She lives in Philadelphia with her physician husband. She has three grown sons.
Most Popular Topics:
BELOW THE BELT AND ABOVE THE KNEES:
The inside Scoop on Sex, HPV, Hormones and Plumbing Problems for Women of All Ages
Women’s health problems can be mysterious and hard to discuss. Marie Savard, M.D., one of America’s most trusted voices on women’s health, offers frank and clear advice about everything from HPV to hormone therapy, “smart sex” to “waist management,” menstrual problems to stress management, fertility to birthing, doctor/patient relationships to plumbing — both urine and bowels. It’s as if your sister or best friend were a doctor with all the time in the world to answer the questions you’ve been afraid to ask.
FROM HORMONES TO HOT FLASHES:
Everything You Need to Know About Menopause Including the Pros and Cons of Hormones, Aging Well and Feeling Great
Millions of women are either approaching or passing through menopause yet are deluged with often conflicting and confusing information about what it means and what they should do about it. Former ABC News Medical Contributor, author and nationally recognized women’s health expert, Marie Savard, M.D. discusses all aspects of menopause and the controversy surrounding hormone therapy. She critiques the latest research and news headlines and provides women with a straightforward research-based approach to staying healthy and well and making the best hormone decisions for their unique circumstances.
GETTING THE HEALTH CARE YOU NEED AT ANY AGE:
Decade by Decade Look at What Women Need to Stay Healthy and Well
Women make most of the health care decisions for themselves and their loved ones, yet rely not only on their busy and time-stressed practitioners to tell them exactly what they need and when, but to hyped up and sometimes erroneous information they hear about from the media. Former ABC News Medical Contributor, author and nationally recognized women’s health expert, Marie Savard, M.D. dispels many myths and discusses the latest research and most up-to-date recommendations for preventive tests, immunizations, birth control, vitamins, supplements and herbs for women at every age or life stage.
HOW TO SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE:
A Revolutionary Approach to Getting the Best Health Care Possible
People tend to know far more about managing their cars and finances than they know about managing their health care. There are no “patient schools” to teach patients how to be effective patients, yet when patients are suddenly faced with a serious diagnosis or a chronic health condition they recognize the importance of taking charge of their health. Former ABC News Medical Contributor, author and nationally recognized pioneer in patient empowerment, Marie Savard, M.D. teaches patients how to manage and control their own health care both for themselves and for their family. With inspiration and passion, Dr. Savard demystifies the health care system and presents her revolutionary yet commonsense solutions that are prescriptive, practical and empowering.
EMPOWERING PATIENTS TO BE EFFECTIVE COLLABORATORS:
A Step-by-Step Approach to Teaching Patients How to Manage Their Own Health Care
Research has shown that the more informed and involved a person is in their care, the better the outcome. Yet most patients don’t know how to communicate with their practitioners and effectively manage their own care. The national spotlight on medical mistakes and health care reform provides us with the opportunity and obligation to address this problem. Former ABC News Medical Contributor, author and nationally recognized pioneer in patient empowerment, Marie Savard, M.D. examines the doctor patient relationship from the perspective of both the practitioner and the patient. With inspiration and passion, Dr. Savard presents her transformative patient management system and provides commonsense solutions for the practitioner that are prescriptive and practical.
SHAPE-SHIFTING THROUGH TIME:
Dr. Marie’s Waist Management Wellness Program for Women (and Men) of All Ages
Research has shown that all aspects of a women’s health is affected by body shape including weight loss, risk of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Former ABC News Medical Contributor, author and nationally recognized expert in women’s health, Marie Savard, M.D. examines an array of health issues impacting men and women through the lens of body shape and the accompanying changes with aging. With inspiration, humor and passion, Dr. Savard presents powerful solutions that will help both men and women sidestep the physical and emotional pitfalls of body shape in order to lose weight, feel healthier and live longer.