Hormone Health in the Childbearing Years-Article By Dr. Gina Published in LA Parent

January 28, 2013

Check out the latest article by Dr. Gina, on hormone health in the childbearing years, published in LA Parent magazine.

Click here to access the La Parent article.

 


Concierge Integrative Medical Services

November 4, 2012

Just a quick post to share my excitement as our medical practice expands to offer to our patients the only medical service of its kind in southern California.

As you know, I am passionate about integrative medicine, and after 15 years treating patients and teaching physicians how to practice this medicine, I am still in awe of the results that come with helping the body to heal itself.  There are natural options available for major health challenges, like depression, infertility, ADHD, hormone imbalance, memory loss, chronic pain, and rheumatoid arthritis.

I have been practicing concierge medicine with our high profile patients and am now offering this service to more people.

As a concierge patient you have the option for home visits, a private line to the doctor, help with shopping for the best foods for your body, and a more personal and direct relationship, the way medicine used to be practiced, when your doctor was also a family friend.

Read about our patients’ experiences to learn firsthand from others who have gotten results with the help of this medicine.

You can call our offices at 310-734-0950 (Beverly Hills) or 949-715-9321 (Newport Beach) for more info.

In health,
Dr. Gina

BPA Found to Affect Critical Hormones in Pregnant Women and Boys

October 4, 2012

A new study raises concern about the effects of BPA on thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and in young boys.  BPA is found in plastic bottles, the lining of food and beverage cans, dental sealants and even in sales receipts.  Originally BPA was found to cause harmful synthetic estrogen-like effects.  Now we are learning that it impacts one of the most critical hormone groupings in pregnant women and children.  I teach physicians about testing newly pregnant women at a very specific time, for thyroid hormone levels (including TSH, Free T3, Free T4 and TPO Antibodies) because if left untreated, an imbalance in these hormones will lead to recurrent miscarriage, difficulty producing breast milk, and serious developmental challenges in a newborn.

Dr. Gina


CME Presentation Delivered by Dr. Cushman

July 13, 2012

Dr. Gina Cushman, founder of HealthBridge Management and HealthBridge Medical Center, delivered her final lecture in a live pharmacy CME series on thyroid health yesterday July 12th, 2012 at 8 PM EST through PharmCon.  The attendee feedback was very positive, with an audience for the series in excess of 3,000 licensed healthcare professionals.

Below are  a few of the comments we received from physicians, nurses and pharmacists in attendance…

“Excellent program. I learned a lot.”

“I have thyroid disease and it’s going to help me personally as well as professionally.”

“Very informative, very thorough”

“Best CE from PharmCom to date”

“Great speaker. One of the best CE lessons.”

“Thorough, well organized, excellent thanks so much, learned  a lot which i will incorporate in my practice.”

“Very informative, great presentation!!!!”

“This presentation will be very helpful in my practice.”

“Excellent presentation. wonderful slides”

“Very informative”

“Super”

“Fantastic CE”

“Well-organized, knowledgeable speaker. Excellent review of thyroid disease basics, as well as an outstanding discussion of various treatment options.”

“Loved the presentation”

Check back here for news on upcoming live CME presentations offered by HealthBridge and Dr. Gina Cushman.


Live CME Webinar Series on Thyroid Health

April 19, 2012

Join PharmCon’s pharmaceutical webinar series on “Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function” on April 23rd at 10:30 AM EST with Dr. Gina Cushman, NMD, PhD, founder of HealthBridge Management LLC and HealthBridge Medical Center in Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Cushman will be discussing the benefits and appropriate use of the various thyroid medications available to healthcare practitioners, and a new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid-related imbalance.

AMA and ACPE approved for 1.25 live pharmaceutical continuing medical education credits. Cost is free to members (nominal $50 annual fee for unlimited access to live CMEs) and $30 to non-members.

Register Now


NEWS Release

March 12, 2012

(Newport Beach, CA) – Due to overwhelming demand and positive feedback from the global healthcare profession, Gina Cushman, NMD, PhD has been invited by PharmCon to deliver a fourth presentation on thyroid health on Monday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM EST. PharmCon is the leading provider of live online continuing education to the healthcare profession through its principal operating division – FreeCE, with over 250,000 registered users.  PharmCon offers healthcare professionals the flexibility and convenience of completing an education program from virtually anywhere.

Feedback from physicians and pharmacists attending Dr. Cushman’s January 2012 lecture included,  “Best program I have EVER attended!”; “What a blessing to have well informed practitioners!!! We need help informing the MD population!”; “Excellent presentation”; “Very effective explanation and treatments”; and “Awesome presentation!!! One of the best!!”

The presentation offering 1.25 hours of LIVE pharmaceutical CE credit hours runs from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Eastern on http://www.FreeCe.com. Cost to participate is free to PharmCon members or $30 per person.


New CME Presentation on Thyroid Health this Wednesday Jan 18th at 5PM Pacific!

January 13, 2012

 

Feedback from physicians and pharmacists in attendance at Dr. Cushman’s lecture last month on this topic was extremely positive (e.g. “This was absolutely the best explanation of thyroid problems I have ever heard; ” “Excellent presentation”)

Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function; Continuing Medical Education Credits for Healthcare Professionals

New research suggests that 13 million Americans, twice the amount we previously thought, may have thyroid disorders and not know it. The thyroid gland is often ignored as the source of symptoms a patient is facing – from weight gain, to brain fog, hair loss, low energy and depression. The “healthy” range for thyroid test results is wide, and not all healthcare practitioners are aware of all components that require testing to screen for thyroid related disorders. This lecture will focus on comprehensive treatment strategies that work to resolve patient symptoms and address the underlying causes for thyroid disorders.

Educational Objectives

* Understand the causes, symptoms and risk factors associated with thyroid-related disorders

* Understand the Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal axis and the role it plays in thyroid health

* Learn about options for thyroid treatment: T4, T4-T3 mechanisms of action, dosage strategies, benefits and risks

* Learn new strategies for treating thyroid and underlying adrenal issues using an integrative approach to medicine.

Click here to register now!


How to Optimize Thyroid Function

December 13, 2011

Dr. Gina Cushman is delivering a second live online Continuing Medical Education presentation this Thursday, December 15th from 9 PM to 10:15 PM ET.

The presentation topic is: “Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function.” Healthcare practitioners (including licensed physicians, pharmacists, nurses and naturopathic physicians) receive LIVE pharmacy credit hours by logging on at www.freece.com and registering for Dr. Cushman’s talk.

Just a few comments from physicians and pharmacists who have attended Dr. Cushman’s presentation:

“Excellent breakdown and explanation of the key differences between thyroid products.”

“Would love to see more programs with Dr. Gina – so interesting – she is GREAT!”

“Excellent speaker and welcomed content!”

The lecture is free to members and only $30 for non-members and you receive 1.25 hours of live continuing medical education credits!

Hope to see you there!


Thyroid Presentation Post Program Evaluation

November 28, 2011

Dr. Cushman’s lecture today on “Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function” was a great success.  Here are just a few comments from the physicians and pharmacists in attendance:

“Thanks Dr Cushman,excellent presentation.”

“Would love to see more programs with Dr. Gina – so interesting – she is GREAT!”

“Please get Dr. Cushman back often. She’s excellent.”

“The best one on this [Live Continuing Medical Education] website.”

“Excellent speaker!

“Excellent speaker and welcomed content!”

“Excellent presentation!”

“Excellent breakdown and explanation of the key differences between thyroid products.”

Don’t miss her next presentation scheduled for Thursday, December 15th 2011 on www.freece.com and receive 1.25 hours of live continuing education pharmaceutical credits!

 


Stay On Top of the Thyroid Epidemic

November 22, 2011

Dr. Gina Cushman of HealthBridge Management LLC to lead a live online continuing education (CE) event on “Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function.” Licensed healthcare professionals receive 1.25 hours of LIVE pharmacy credits by logging on to www.freece.com and registering for Dr. Cushman’s seminar. The first presentation,  Monday November 28th, 2011, offers 1.25 hours of live pharmaceutical CE credits and runs from 10:30 AM ET to 11:45 AM ET.

As always, you won’t want to miss this talk, that will provide new information on how best to prevent and treat the most prevalent thyroid conditions of our time.

Note from Dr. Cushman…”most of my patients associate thyroid issues with weight gain or weight loss. This is true, but just as significant is the powerful impact that an unhealthy thyroid has on your mental health, causing depression, anxiety, difficulty focusing, and difficulty handling stressful situations. Most physicians only test “TSH” which is an antiquated and ineffective way to catch and treat the MAJORITY of treatable thyroid conditions our country is challenged with. I encourage all practitioners to attend this seminar that includes digestible, take home strategies and clinical pearls that you can apply in your practice the next day.”


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