34 Rye Ridge Plaza
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Dr. Fitz is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist who is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. In her practice she melds traditional medicine with non-Western approaches, nutrition, botanicals, mind/body therapies and lifestyle interventions to help women address their gynecological and reproductive health concerns. She specializes in women’s health including preconception care, irregular/painful periods, PMS and PMDD, vaginitis, HPV, cancer risk reduction, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, peri-menopause, menopause, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.
“I was drawn to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology because I loved the combination of surgery and primary care. I enjoy women’s health because, as a woman, I can empathize with my patients. That’s not to say that everyone is the same. In fact, if I have learned anything during my career so far, it is that each woman is a unique physiological and spiritual entity who interacts with and experiences the world in a distinct way.”
After working for more than a decade in traditional gynecological practices, she became interested in finding a way to incorporate more holistic approaches with patients. Her interest in mindfulness and meditation lead her to pursue a two-year Fellowship at The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, under the leadership of world renowned Integrative physician, Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Fitz seeks to blend traditional and complementary modalities in exactly the right combination that suits each woman based on her preferences.
“Within Integrative Medicine we strive to incorporate healing modalities that have scientific studies that demonstrate safety and efficacy.”
In addition to Gynecology and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Fitz has also obtained post-graduate training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. Like Integrative Medicine, the Functional Medicine paradigm rests on the premise that people start with a baseline of wellness. Dr. Fitz looks to restore and preserve wellness by honoring mind, body, and spirit with nourishing practices like using food as medicine. Proper exercise and rest of both body and mind are also integral to the Functional and Integrative approaches.
“What I love about Functional Medicine is that it acknowledges one’s individuality and allows me as a practitioner to truly get to know each patient: understand who she is, what her history is, what she values, and what her health goals are. Once I have that level of understanding, then we can work together to determine the root cause of her problem and map out a plan to achieve optimal wellness again.”