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Selected as Huffington Post Watch Dog for Women’s Health

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Dr. Pollycove has never been content to let her patients drown in the overwhelming and often contradictory health advice that they encounter everyday. That’s why she has been selected as a regular contributor by the Huffington Post to help women decipher the conflicting medical advice and reporting they hear from the media – to help women see through the scare stories and hype to come up with the facts about their health care options.

The guiding light of her career of 30 years since completing her MD and residency at the UC San Francisco school of medicine has been her singular mission to tell women how to best look after their health – even when that means giving controversial advice that defies popular opinion. It’s her dedication to educating women that their health care needs are individual and special and that their best health starts with their own best understanding of their unique biology and treatment options. 

Stay current and up-to-date on Women’s Health and check out her latest blog at
The Huffington Post!

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Hormone Update: Your Lifeline for Midlife and Beyond

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Please join us for a presentation and conversation presented by Dr. Ricki Pollycove – popular author and women’s integrated wellness specialist for over 30 years.

Bioidentical Hormones

What is menopause? What’s “normal” to expect? Must I suffer through these hot flashes and night sweats? Why can’t I sleep? Is it all in my head? Are hormones safe? Are they necessary?

Many questions about menopause persist. With the right support, good information on which to base good decisions, confidence in your knowledge and a clear understanding of the role of bioidentical hormones, this phase of life can be one of your best.

You’ll get details, updates and information on the latest science of women’s health, menopause and hormones in a relaxed, comfortable atmophere as Dr. Pollycove shares highlights from her new book.

Share in a holiday boutique of fancy foods with gourmet jams and relishes created by Kitty Meyers of Aunt Kitty’s Kreations and Artisan Gourmet Chocolates made in Switzerland shared by Lorraine Thomson, Owner of Truffuli di Pellegrini.

Wine and nibbles hosted by Healthwell Physical Therapy Group whose commitment to integrated health continues to expand and benefit you!

DATE: Monday, December 6, 2010
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Healthwell Physical Therapy Group
1200 Gough Street, Lobby Level, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Map)
FREE PARKING: Available at Healthwell’s facilities
RSVP: Seating is limited. Please call Healthwell to RSVP
by December 2nd at 415.921.1211

Download the flier (PDF)

Meet Dr. Ricki Pollycove this weekend at Day in the Dogpatch

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by Acupuncture Kitchens’ Day in the Dogpatch event this weekend and meet author Dr. Ricki Pollycove, integrated women’s wellness specialist for over 30 years. Have your chance to inquire about her recent book The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Bioidentical Hormones.

Are you…Having hot flashes or night sweats? Losing sleep? Lost your desire for sex? More aches and pains? Stiff joints? Is it in your head? Or is it menopause? Confused? Scared? Worried about cancer, dementia or heart attack?
What’s a Woman to do?

Midlife and beyond: there is a lot to know to help you make good decisions and go forward with confidence. Get the depth and details of good science presented in a very digestable format.

You can find more information about the Day in the Dogpatch on Facebook. Event starts at 11:00am and pie judging starts at 3:00pm.

Women’s Health Day

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Come down to the 450 Sutter Pharmacy on October 19th for a discussion with Dr. Ricki Pollycove on making the best choices in Menopause, Fact vs. Fiction and what You need to know. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase her latest book, The Pocket Guide to BioIdenitcal Hormones.

October 19th, 2010 – 5:30p to 7:00p

450 Sutter Pharmacy

450 Sutter St, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA (map)

Please RSVP by October 18th to Elaine Chan, 415-392-4137, as space is limited.
Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks and Prizes will be provided.
$10/person donation (100% of proceeds will go to Sofia Project)

Sophia Project serves children and families who are at risk of recurring homelessness and its effects. They are located in a low income neighborhood in West Oakland. Their programs include infant and toddler program and care, early childhood education, extended hours of childcare, a before and after school program which includes both tutoring and care, artistic activities, a weekend respite program, parenting education and family support services. Working with the children and mothers in this way enhances a healthy family life and creates a firm foundation of early learning, critical to later success in school.