I did my undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley. I went to St. Louis University for medical school and graduated with my MD in 1993. I then did a Family Medicine residency at the Ventura County Medical Center and became board-certified in Family Medicine. During my Family Medicine residency, I fell in love with delivering babies, and I was told I had "good surgical hands," so I did a second residency in OB/GYN and finished in 1999. I have been doing OB/GYN ever since. I did "full scale" OB/GYN for 18 years in Ventura CA. I eventually took a job as an OB hospitalist, which I am currently still doing; this allowed my wife and me to move to Lake Arrowhead CA, a longtime dream of ours.
Winona is a new company - we launched in April of 2021. My son is one of the founders, and he recruited me to be the Chief Medical Officer. I am really excited to be able to help in this endeavor. The prescribing and management of HRT doesn't require labs or even a physical exam. Best practice is to treat based on symptoms, which makes it ideal for this environment. Patient safety is my primary concern, and I can say that the rest of our team feels the same way. Winona helps bring symptom relief in a safe and convenient way to patients that are in need of help.