Board Certified Endocrinologist
Menopause and 

Thyroid Specialist

"In cultivating compassion we draw from the wholeness of our experience- our suffering, our empathy as well as our cruelty and terror. It has to be this way. Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well we can be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity" Pema Chodron


Due to very high demand, the practice is currently closed to NEW PATIENTS. If you'd like to be included on my waiting list, please email:




                 Are you a woman in your late 40’s or early 50’s and  you feel like you are struggling? 

                 Everything in your life is a challenge- what used to be so easy, all the basic things that come naturally-


                  sleeping, eating, sex- nothing is the way you know it? You can’t sleep, can’t eat without gaining weight and


                  sex is just another painful chore on your to-do list? 

                  Do you feel like you have been living life for everyone else, except for yourself? 

                  Do you feel like you don’t even know who you are any longer?

                  Do you long to reconnect with the parts of yourself that used to give you joy- life used to be so much fun!-'      


                  where did all that go? 


                 Menopause is a beautiful, amazing transition- yes, you read that correctly! It is a time of shedding old systems, old


                 beliefs, old habits, and everything in our life that doesn’t serve us. With the right guidance, it can be a wonderful

                 celebration of life and an incredible transformation. A time for us  to connect with all the lost parts of ourselves,


                 everything that we have given up on. To drop the  societal  conditioning, to look deep into who we are and restore our                  


                 If you are ready to feel better, ready to reinvent yourself and to shine again, I am here to guide you on your


                 journey back to health!


For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor. In my young seven year-old mind, being a doctor

equaled being a magician. To be able to make humans feel better, to have the knowledge and the skills

to take away pain and suffering seemed incredible, almost magical. Both my father and my paternal grandmother, even though not doctors, were the local healers in their Romanian towns. They provided home remedies for colds and flu, injections, cared for dog bites, diagnosed fractures, and more. My father did it all. My grandmother, a school teacher, knew everybody in her village, and everybody knew her and

went to her for advice. She was considered "The Wise One.” I observed them, and I naturally started

applying all the knowledge they taught me.


Being accepted into medical school was one of the best days

of my life. My dream of becoming one of them, one of the "healers", was finally coming true!

I graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest in 1996, and completed my Internal

Medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2002. I graduated from the

Endocrinology and Metabolism fellowship and became a specialist in endocrine disorders in 2005. I am

Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and have been a menopause and thyroid specialist,

serving the Greater Baltimore area since 2005. 

Leaving my job for 14 years was the hardest and best decision I've ever made. Confronted with

pressures from many different directions—which most doctors now endure—I decided to forge my own

path and live my dream, to be the healer I always wanted to be, the way I envisioned it long ago. I

named my practice Ideal Endocrinology because I now have the chance to create what I consider the ideal

patient experience.   In a broken health care system, the ideal care model has produced thousands of thriving medical practices all over the country, creating happy patients and happy doctors. None of the usual barriers between doctors and patients exist—no phone trees, sterile, cold buildings, or endless navigation of corporate grounds and parking lots. You will not be a number on an assembly line. 

I am looking forward to knowing YOU as a human being. I am very skilled at interpreting lab results and prescribing medication, but my gift is looking at you as a whole human, making sense of the lab tests in the context of everything else happening to you. I am the questioner, the one who always asks "why,” who always wonders why things don't fit with the bigger picture. I want to get to the root of the problem, not just offer quick fixes.

Medication is only one of the tools I have in my tool box. I also use a nutritional assessment, 

mindfulness, lifestyle interventions and a team approach of outstanding healers to refer to. 

I strongly believe that healing resides in the integration of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual components of the human being. My interpretation of spirituality has nothing to do with organised religion, but rather the quest for meaning: meaning of life, meaning of health challenges and transitions. 

If you desire a personalized medical experience with a holistic and integrative approach, somebody who will look at the complex interactions between body, mind and soul, if you want a partner in your journey to health- someone who will know you well, care deeply and have the knowledge and expertise to help you—

I may be the right doctor for you!​

Due to very high demand, the practice is currently closed to NEW PATIENTS. If you'd like to be included on my waiting list, please email:

Please note: As an "out-of-network" physician, all the tests and labs that I order WILL BE COVERED BY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY/MEDICARE.  For the office visit, you can use HSA/FSA money, and I will provide an itemized bill at the time of your visit, that you can submit to your insurance company, at your convenience for partial/complete reimbursement (depending on your insurance coverage). My office DOES NOT participate with any insurances, including Medicare. 

Areas of specialty: 

-Integrative Endocrinology

-Holistic Fertility



-Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Due to very high demand, the practice is currently closed to NEW PATIENTS. If you'd like to be included on my waiting list, please email:

"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." Maimonides

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