Christy Beyer, MD FACOG NCMP
An early passion: “My mom was a labor and delivery nurse, so all I ever wanted to be was an OB/GYN. I did my residency in OB/GYN and ultimately switched to focus on gynecology exclusively, with a focus on hormonal health. Currently I’m the only Menopause Society certified menopause provider in my zip code in Texas. Women need the help down here!”
Her weight loss experience: “I have a speciality in weight wellness, and I’ve learned from personal experience, as well. As I approached my 50th birthday, I realized I had gained weight. I decided to change my entire regimen: I switched up my supplement routine, joined a gym, cut out processed foods, cut down snacks and carbs, and made a bunch of other lifestyle changes. It took five months but I lost 35 pounds.”
Offering empathy, and options: “When a patient is struggling I can tell them that I’ve been there, I know how this feels, how tough it is to go to the gym when you’re tired. As a doctor I know the supplements to decrease inflammation, increase antioxidants, and boost metabolism, which are key to losing weight. And of course I can also look at the weight loss medications and add those if appropriate. It’s so gratifying to see the improvement patients experience. I just saw someone whose LDL cholesterol dropped 50 points!"