Archive for the ‘Open Letters’ Category


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
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A Note to Diane Dennis

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

In response to Diane’s show from October 23, 2010 (get the podcast here):

UC Berkeley and UCSF were major medical academic training grounds in the early years in science and medicine. But the larger world of taking care of thousands of women, from Obstetrics to Gyn surgery, cancer survivor care, encouraging patients to pay attention to their feelings in the context of living and working every day, emphasizing healthy lifestyles for disease risk reduction, and seeking balance over time are themes that underlie my professional life. My recent “pocket guide to bioidentical hormones” really is an effort to educate, motivate and guide women to optimal health and self care in the second half of life. There are so many portals to help women help themselves; the book being another effort to reach out.
Your feedback invited.
Thanks,
Ricki