"What has been frustrating for me as a doctor, and I know for you as a patient, is that there is never enough time to ask questions and get the answers that you need and deserve. So think of this book as you read it, as our time together as doctor and patient, but in the comfort of your home."
Dr. Saralyn Mark is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in woman's health. An endocrinologist, geriatrician, and woman's health specialist, she was the first senior medical advisor to the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services and is a medical consulant for NASA.
She designed the first women's health fellowship in the U.S., helped create the National Centers of Leadership in Academic Medicine, the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health, and landmark educational campaigns on critical health issues. Dr. Mark, a faculty member at Yale and other universities, has lectured around the world and is a frequent contributor to media outlets including CNN, Good Morning America Health, and the Washington Post.
As president of SolaMed Solutions, LLC, Dr. Mark continues to serve as a medical and scientific policy advisor to organizations and agencies dedicated to improving health for women and men around the globe and beyond.
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Dr. Saralyn Marks’ Stellar Medicine seemingly invites us into her home for a cup of tea and conversation about wide-ranging topics friends might chat about over weeks and years. Why is it so rare for a highly trained and distinguished physician to talk from her heart, her personal experience and her expertise directly to us, human to human? For me her coverage of the truly unprecedented challenges facing military veterans in describing the post traumatic stress many face in coming home from the longest wars in our history is particularly compelling. She conveys that for her this is also a matter of personal experience , and how daunting it can be for loved ones to feel they succeed in meeting levels of challenge they’d never dreamed of. Dr. Marks’ description of the historic nature of the wounds seen and unseen so often coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq is authoritative and compassionate. I relished the conversational tone of Stellar Medicine, and felt I’d come to know the genuine thoughts of a highly skilled and perceptive physician on a very wide range of topics. I learned a great deal about evidence-based thinking and the latest insights about a wide range of health care concerns women must address for themselves and their families, and encourages us to lifestyles that promote fitness and balance. In today’s highly polarized climate about so many issues it is refreshing to read her unabashedly progressive stances on women’s choices and lifestyles. It is a bold thing, alas, that she is candid,. unapologetic and direct as she is in sharing her experience and her points of view. Dr. Mark manages to be Sara here, and offers what feels like a breath of comfort and encouragement, albeit from an expert on women’s health, endocrinology, and even space medicine. I look forward to her continuing the conversation, and welcome other experts unmasking themselves as she does in this informative and generous book.