Beverly E. Gerard, M.D. a board certified OB/GYN, has over 40 years in the study and practice of bioidentical hormones, alternative, and integrative medicine.
Her background and training are not like that of a typical OB/GYN physician. Dr. Gerard graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with Honors in 1973 in History. During the next ten years as a housewife and a mother she took an avid interest in preventative and alternative medicine studying massage, yoga, herbs, nutrition, iridology, homeopathy, and naturopathy. It became apparent to her that conventional medicine did not focus on or promote long term wellness endorsing the preventative lifestyle practices she was studying. She entered Texas Tech Health Sciences Center medical school in 1983 to become a physician who would be as concerned about improving the health of patients as well as treating illness.
After completing her OB/GYN residency there in 1991 she had private practices in Austin, Tyler, Fort Worth, and Amarillo, Texas managing gynecologic and hormonal issues with bioidentical hormones and complementary alternative therapies. She did a five year research project in bioidentical hormones and adrenal fatigue through the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gerard just recently retired as an Assistant Professor from the OB/GYN Department at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she did research and taught medical students, residents, and post graduate fellows. She moved to Clayton, Georgia to establish NaturalTherapies.MD, a woman’s’ wellness and bioidentical hormone counseling practice.
Dr. Gerard has stated, “As a patient in my practice, you’ll receive the best in personalized care, with a special emphasis on overall wellness and prevention to ensure you stay your healthiest as you transition gracefully through your reproductive years and the change of life.” Dr. Gerard is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Rabun County Medical Society, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, and the Clayton Downtown Merchant and Business Association.