CORINA FRATILA, M.D.
Board Certified Endocrinologist
"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
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CORINA FRATILA, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED ENDOCRINOLOGIST, MENOPAUSE AND THYROID SPECIALIST
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.