Dr. Eden Fromberg


Holistic Gynecology and Female Structural and Functional Medicine

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About Dr. Eden Fromberg 

 

 
 Dr. Eden Fromberg

Dr. Eden Fromberg

Dr. Eden Fromberg is the Founder and Director of Holistic Gynecology New York, a pioneering sanctuary for truly holistic women's health throughout the life cycle where personalized, innovative care cultivates authentic wellness, activates the healing process, and unravels chronic and complex gynecological, hormonal, painful, structural and autoimmune issues. As a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who is also Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Eden Fromberg is fully trained, credentialed, and has over 25 years of clinical experience in a broad spectrum of traditional and holistic medical and wellness theory and practice. An osteopathic physician, clinical professor, and Founding Member of the Fascia Research Society, who directed a NYC yoga studio for 13 years, Dr. Eden Fromberg researches, develops, and teaches clinical applications of yoga and manual and movement therapies for female health, and is a midwifery-supportive OB/GYN. She teaches professional courses with structural integration anatomist Tom Myers, appeared in the film The Business of Being Born, works intimately and teaches with midwives including Robin Lim and Ina May Gaskin, has been on the Medical Review Board and writes for the Huffington Post, and is a featured speaker and teacher.

Dr. Eden Fromberg specializes in an empowering, holistic clinical approach to female health and gynecology. She is a true Gyn-Ecologist in that she truly emphasizes and values the ecological aspects of female health and the interconnected nature of our bodies, and is a passionate advocate for informed consent and bodily integrity. She judiciously integrates complex diagnostics and state-of-the-art OB/GYN with a caring, personalized approach, in an expanded functional and structural medicine holistic context. She seeks to empower you, the patient, with meaningful information, cutting edge research, alternative perspectives, and a range of holistic options that offer you the tools that you need to heal and feel well in your body, while avoiding the potential side effects and risks of synthetic hormones, pharmaceutical medications, and surgery. 

This includes everything from Pap smears, sonograms, functional medicine lab work, D+Cs and bioidentical hormone prescriptions to restoration of the microbiome, personalized nutrition, plant medicine, osteopathic structural medicine, visceral manipulation, fertility awareness, somatic movement and yoga, and incorporating the principles of connective tissue biology, fascia research, midwifery, indigenous healing traditions, and more...

With over 25 years of clinical experience, research, and innovation, Dr. Eden Fromberg has been on the frontier of developing and gaining mainstream acceptance for many of the current holistic perspectives and approaches that were previously viewed (if not disparaged) as the domain of hippies, midwives, and folk healers. With the healing potential of these holistic and indigenous practices increasingly becoming recognized by modern science and medicine, a sea of “functional medicine” and celebrity-driven wellness trends have arisen, many using similar marketing terminology and Instagram-ready imagery. Dr. Eden Fromberg cultivates a fresh perspective and is an independent (yet always interdependent) voice of wisdom and clinical effectiveness in holistic medicine, staying well ahead of and deconstructing the trends. She cuts through the noise and uncertainty, and takes the time and thought to seek out and treat the root causes underlying symptoms.

Her personal journey healing autoimmune, structural, arthritic, fatigue, pain, neurological, and microbiome issues in her own body gives her particular insight into unraveling the complex challenges that women face when symptoms are overwhelming and healing feels elusive. Dr. Eden Fromberg is a passionate advocate for informed consent and bodily integrity, values the wisdom and rhythms of nature and the interconnectedness of the body, integrates the sacred with the scientific, and cultivates environments, relationships, and experiences that potentiate the emergence of deeply healing biological intelligence, creativity, and self-expression.

What to expect

A visit with Dr. Eden Fromberg reaches beyond the typical GYN office visit to truly delve into any issues of concern and keep patients healthy for years to come, including the essential underlying nutritional, metabolic, hormonal, structural, functional, and emotional aspects of women’s health. Generous time and focused attention are devoted, with the goal of providing comprehensive, meticulous, personalized, truly holistic care.

Dr. Fromberg’s extensive and diverse background, years of clinical experience, dedication to caring well for her patients, and active interest in current research and innovation give her the opportunity to sort out complex issues and develop customized treatment plans incorporating a multifaceted range and depth of biologically intelligent options to meet her patients' needs. Patients are given the information, time, resources, and ongoing support that they need to achieve true health and well being in any or all aspects of their lives.

In addition to her expertise in integrative fertility, pregnancy, and birth, Dr. Fromberg applies a structural and functional holistic approach to addressing all areas of gynecology, and women’s health, and beyond. She creates unique, customized programs designed to encourage the body’s innate abilities and healing processes to flourish, addressing underlying causes and prevention in addition to symptoms. Dr. Fromberg takes a special interest in the complex areas of female pain, pelvic floor and sexual dysfunction from an integrative perspective. She helps women throughout the life cycle achieve optimal hormonal health, and has prescribed bioidentical hormones for over 25 years. She helps women with chronic pain, inflammatory, stress related, and autoimmune conditions regain structural and functional health, and avoid medications with serious side effects.

Dr. Fromberg’s ongoing commitment to keeping abreast of current research and clinical updates allows her to treat a range and depth of women’s health conditions. She listens carefully with an open mind and broad perspective, thinks outside the box, and is adept at diagnosing and sorting out complex problems that may be dismissed or not adequately addressed by conventional gynecological and medical care.

Dr. Fromberg is dedicated to caring well for her patients, and she provides detailed, personalized guidance in making informed choices with compassion and respect for each woman’s personal orientation and individual needs. Even problems that may seem straightforward are handled thoroughly, gently, and with kindness and care.

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Becoming a Patient

If you are interested in becoming a patient at one of Dr. Fromberg’s offices, please contact us at office@holisticgynecologynewyork.com to learn more about our services and fee schedule. In her medical office, Dr. Fromberg can diagnose, treat, order labwork and prescribe tests and medications.  Dr. Fromberg will provide a coded claim form to patients seeking insurance reimbursement. If you cannot travel to one of Dr. Fromberg's offices for your initial visit, you may schedule a virtual, educational consultation.

Fee schedule and payment

Please contact the office for our current fee schedule. We are a fee-for-service, hybrid-concierge practice and do not contract with any insurance company. Patients are responsible for full payment at the time of service, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Dr. Fromberg will provide a coded claim form to patients seeking insurance reimbursement or for tax purposes. Holistic Gynecology New York's fees are based on the costs of operating an independent, female-owned, private medical practice with no corporate affiliations or obligations in the heart of New York City, and are on par with the fees of functional medicine doctors and wellness practitioners who do not have the added expense of maintaining sterile instruments, specialized equipment, and trained staff.

Cancellation Policy

Appointments cancelled or rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to the appointment will be charged the full visit fee.

 Dr. Eden Fromberg

Dr. Eden Fromberg

Offerings and Services

 

Dr. Fromberg offers holistic gynecology, prenatal and fertility care, complex and chronic gynecology, female structural and functional medicine, chronic female pain

  • Comprehensive, holistic, state of the art gynecological and functional medical care for women throughout the life cycle
  • Integrative, holistic, functional, structural, and biointelligent medicine approach
  • Wellness & prevention: beyond gynecology
  • Pap smears, GYN & breast exams
  • Structural and pelvic floor assessments
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive osteopathic structural and functional pelvic health specialist
  • Holistic hormone health and endocrinology for women, including:
    • testing and treatment of hormonal imbalance
    • menstrual irregularities
    • abnormal bleeding
    • menopause
    • testing and restoring adrenal health
    • stress, fatigue, energy
    • blood sugar, weight
    • thyroid testing and natural treatment, metabolism
    • PCOS
    • bioidentical, herbal, and metabolic approaches
  • Integrative fertility & reproductive endocrinology, including:
    • fertility evaluations, testing and treatment
    • fertility awareness & cycle charting
    • sonography (ultrasound)
    • natural ovulation enhancement
    • bioidentical hormones
    • prevention & treatment of miscarriage
    • gynecologic visceral manipulation (French osteopathic technique)
    • integrative care for women undergoing IVF
    • nutrition for fertility
    • single women and couples of all orientations welcome.
  • Nutrition & metabolism expert
    • Discover your optimal dietary blueprint: expert testing and treatment of nutritional deficiencies and underlying metabolic and hormonal imbalances, correlation with current symptoms and health goals.
    • Food as medicine: customizing and optimizing all types of diets including paleo, autoimmune, vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, Weston Price, ketogenic, FODMAPS, GAPS, SCD, Wahls, low glycemic, metabolic typing, and various weight loss and popular diets
    • Integrative, personalized nutrition programs
  • Holistic prenatal care & reproductive support
    • Prenatal nutrition expert: all types of diets
    • Midwifery-supportive obstetrics
    • Miscarriage prevention
    • Holistic prenatal care and referrals
  • Abnormal pap smears, cervical dysplasia, HPV:
    • true integrative care
    • immune support
    • important information
    • second opinions
    • colposcopy
    • LEEP
    • nonsurgical treatments
  • Abnormal bleeding & irregular periods:
    • evaluation and appropriate treatment of underlying causes
    • hormonal investigation
    • perimenopausal bleeding
    • sonography available in office
  • Bioidentical hormones: used judiciously, expertly and with care. Dr. Fromberg has prescribed bioidentical hormones for over twenty years, and has been a pioneer in the field.
  • Menopause: all aspects, including prevention and treatment of hot flashes, mood swings, lidibo, sexual pain & dysfunction, vaginal dryness, tightness, and discomfort, urinary leakage, pelvic floor weakness or tightness, osteoporosis, abnormal bleeding, weight management, nutrition, movement and exercise, breast changes, energy levels, cognitive and intellectual changes, cancer prevention, and more
  • Contraception & family planning: all methods including cervical caps, IUDs, and fertility awareness
    • How to stay and feel as healthy as possible when taking or discontinuing birth control pills
  • D+C
  • PMS
  • Stress, adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalance
  • Osteoporosis: beyond calcium
  • Fibroids
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome): restore cycles and fertility, improve metabolism
  • Hirsutism and alopecia: testing and treatment of excess hair growth or hair loss
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Vulvodynia, vulvar pain, pelvic & sexual pain: Dr. Fromberg is an active member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, and keeps up to date in this complex field while applying a holistic
  • Vulvar dermatology: rashes, bumps, growths, discoloration, peeling, itching, etc.
  • Mircobiome expert
  • Yeast, BV, other and recurrent infections
  • Bladder infections, urinary tract infections, UTI
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing, treatment, and prevention, including HPV, herpes, and HIV.
  • Cancer screening, integrative consultations and referrals
  • Chronic and complex illness, including the diagnosis and holistic treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, adjunct holistic treatment of inflammatory bowel, arthritic, chronic pain and autoimmune syndromes in women
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalopathy, and systemic exertion intolerance disorder
  • Digestive disorders, inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis, intestinal parasites, irritable bowel syndrome, dysbiosis, microbiome and fecal microbiota transplant education
  • Organic supplements & botanical remedies
  • Osteopathic structural and connective tissue evaluation and treatment including gynecologic visceral manipulation
  • Functional and naturopathic medicine
  • Anthroposophic medicine: advanced training, mentorship and active member of Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine
  • Movement, yoga & exercise prescriptions: extensive training and experience
  • Minimally invasive & alternatives to surgery

 

Holistic Women’s Health and OB/GYN Educational Consultations

 

Holistic Women’s Health and OB/GYN Educational Consultations give you the opportunity to personally access Dr. Eden Fromberg’s wisdom and expertise from anywhere in the world without being a patient in her medical practice.  Dr. Fromberg can discuss your personal concerns, medical history and lab results and provide you with meaningful information and insights into the interconnectedness of the body and methods to activate and support your well being, healing process and wellness goals.  Diagnostic and treatment considerations to discuss with your own physician and health care team will be provided, but because this consultation is educational only, Dr. Fromberg herself will be unable to diagnose, treat, or order lab tests or prescriptions without you first becoming a patient in her office.  Medical insurance does not reimburse at this time for Holistic Women’s Health Educational Consultations. Holistic Women's Health Educational Consultations are nonrefundable.

If you are interested in Holistic Women's Health Educational Consultations, please contact us at office@holisticgynecologynewyork.com to learn more.

BECOMING A PATIENT

If you are interested in becoming a patient at one of Dr. Fromberg’s offices, please contact us at office@holisticgynecologynewyork.com to learn more about our services and fee schedule. In her medical office, Dr. Fromberg can diagnose, treat, order labwork and prescribe tests and medications.  Dr. Fromberg will provide a coded claim form to patients seeking insurance reimbursement. 

Fee schedule and payment

Please contact the office for our current fee schedule. We are a fee-for-service, hybrid-concierge practice and do not contract with any insurance company. Patients are responsible for full payment at the time of service, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Dr. Fromberg will provide a coded claim form to patients seeking insurance reimbursement or for tax purposes. Holistic Gynecology New York's fees are based on the costs of operating an independent, female-owned, private medical practice with no corporate affiliations or obligations in the heart of New York City, and are on par with the fees of functional medicine doctors and wellness practitioners who do not have the added expense of maintaining sterile instruments, specialized equipment, and trained staff.

Cancellation Policy

Appointments cancelled or rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to the appointment will be charged the full fee.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eden Fromberg in NYC or Woodstock, or to learn more about how to work with her, please contact:

Holistic Gynecology New York
16 East 40th street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 343-8053 Fax: (212) 343-8055

www.holisticgynecologynewyork.com

office@holisticgynecologynewyork.com

 

Professional Credentials & Experience

 Dr. Eden Fromberg

Dr. Eden Fromberg

Professional Credentials

Eden G. Fromberg, DO,  FACOOG, ABIHM is an osteopathic physician, Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1999) and Board Certified in Integrative & Holistic Medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (2003). She is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine, and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine since 2000. Dr. Fromberg is the Founder and Director of Holistic Gynecology New York (est. 2016), and of Lila Wellness (2003-2016), and has been the Obstetrical Consultant to Yayasan Bumi Sehat Foundation and midwife Robin Lim (CNN Hero of the Year, 2011) since 1997.

Early influences

Born by natural childbirth in Brooklyn, New York in 1965, Dr. Fromberg was fully breastfed, weaned to a naturopathic diet, and raised as a third generation vegetarian. In the 1950s, Dr. Fromberg’s grandparents owned and operated Hygiology Country Club, an organic vegetarian retreat in Rhinebeck, New York - only a few miles from the site of today’s Omega Institute – where her parents met and married. Dr. Fromberg grew up with an awareness of the wholeness of all things and the goodness within people. Her research and experience with various diets, cultures, and healing traditions of the world confirms the importance of personalized nutrition and medicine to support the body through illness, childbirth, stress, and the cycle of life.

Education and training

Dr. Fromberg began studying nutrition, yoga, midwifery and botanical medicine at Oberlin College, graduating with a B.A. in Biology in 1985. While volunteering at the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center and apprenticing with midwives and bodyworkers, Eden completed a premed program at University of California, Santa Cruz, then worked at Planned Parenthood and the legendary midwife-run Booth Maternity Hospital in Philadelphia prior to attending medical school. She graduated from Southeastern University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, and completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. Following graduation, Dr. Fromberg worked at the Catskill Women's Health Center in the Hudson Valley, collaborating with midwives and seeing patients in vintage farmhouse offices.

International childbirth work, birth center and publications

In 1997 and ever since, Dr. Fromberg has worked intimately as an obstetrical consultant and midwifery educator with internationally renowned midwife, Robin Lim, CNN Hero of the Year 2011, and Bumi Sehat Foundation. With Robin Lim, Dr. Fromberg teaches Eat, Pray, Suture: Advanced Childbirth Skills, and Sustainable Childbirth workshops. Dr. Fromberg has also worked with Birth India, and continues to work collaboratively with midwives and birth centers internationally. She wrote the forward to Eating for Two: Recipes for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women by Robin Lim, and was an assistant researcher for Obat Asli Bali: The Synthesis of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Modern Medicine in Bali, Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali), in addition to professional publications. She appeared in the film, The Business of Being Born, and in the Pregnancy Health Guru series on Fetal Development. Dr. Fromberg has discussed various childbirth controversies and co-taught prenatal and childbirth preparation classes with friend and colleague, midwife Ina May Gaskin. Before opening her independent practice in New York City, Dr. Fromberg was an integral contributor to opening and operating the original Birth Center at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Private OB/GYN practice

In 2005, Dr. Fromberg established her independent holistic and integrative gynecology practice as a sanctuary for truly holistic women's health care dedicated to sorting out complex issues and offering a range and depth of options and treatments to meet her patients' needs while developing further diverse expertise including bioidentical hormones, alternative therapies, integrative fertility, female pain, sexual dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune illness in women.

Yoga and somatic movement

Studying yoga since 1983, Dr. Fromberg has extensive training and experience in various yoga styles and methodologies, while developing her own approach. Dr. Fromberg taught yoga on road trips and concert tours during college, and her in-depth studies of yoga revived in 1997 when Alex Auder opened the original Hudson Valley Yoga in Tivoli, NY. She completed Forrest Yoga teacher training there in 2003 while also studying intensively at the Lafayette Street Jivamukti and with Alison West at her original Broome Street loft, then discovering Kula. With Mia Borgatta, who began to develop the Ma Yoga Prenatal method at Jivamukti, Dr. Fromberg founded Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness, a pioneering studio on the Bowery, NYC from 2003-2016. Lila Wellness is now a virtual studio hosting women's wellness education and yoga and movement programs and trainings for women and professionals internationally. Among workshops and trainings Dr. Fromberg produced at her studio over the years include her most influential friends, colleagues, and teachers, including Liz Koch of Core Awareness, Sue Hitzmann of MELT Method, Jill Miller of Yoga Tune Up, Glenn Black Yoga & Bodytuning, Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement, NYC’s first Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest (2005), and Robin Becker of Continuum. Studying closely with Nevine Michaan and Abbie Galvin at Katonah Yoga since the Chelsea studio first opened in 2011, Dr. Fromberg helped Abbie coordinate the Katonah Yoga Bowery studio in an adjacent Bowery loft before closing Lila’s studio space in 2016. Dr. Fromberg teaches anatomy, physiology, prenatal yoga, fertility and women’s yoga, and biointelligent alignment for yoga and prenatal yoga teacher trainings, and teaches workshops, retreats, and trainings incorporating advanced women's yoga practices and somatic movement education. She is a Continuum Wellsprings practitioner, having also studied directly with Emilie Conrad, and is completing a master's degree in Dance and Somatic Well Being via the University of Central Lancashire, UK and Mary Abrams. In 2016, Dr. Fromberg conceived and co-teaches the popular, 2-day, professional level course, The Female Pelvis in the Cycles of Life with structural integration pioneer and Anatomy Trains author, Tom Myers. She teaches professional training courses and female healing process workshops and retreats internationally.

Fascia and connective tissue

Dr. Fromberg is a Founding Member of the Fascia Research Society, and connective tissue insights are integral to her holistic medical perspective and treatment concepts. As an osteopathic physician, her foundation in understanding how the body’s structure affects its function and her studies during medical school with the Upledger Institute led her to pursue postgraduate advanced studies in manual and movement therapies, including courses in visceral manipulation via the Barral Institute and advanced urogenital manipulation training directly with Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, PT,  and with the Barral Institute’s pelvic and women’s health specialist, Gail Wetlzer, PT. As Dr. Fromberg has been phasing out surgery in favor of manual and movement therapies in her holistic OB/GYN practice, her extensive anatomical knowledge and meticulous surgical skills now inform her application of specific hands on techniques that improve and restore connection and communication in organ and tissue relationships, having the potential to resolve pain and physiological issues without pharmaceutical drugs or surgery, and improving healing after injury or surgery. Dr. Fromberg enjoys interfacing with manual and movement therapists, dancers, and innovators of all stripes, and includes Gail Wetzler and Jean-Pierre Barral of the Barral Institute, Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains, Sue Hitzmann of MELT Method, Emilie Conrad and her legacy of Continuum, Judith Aston of Aston Kinetics, Don Van Vleet, Maureen Fleming, Gil Hedley, Antonio Stecco, MD, and Hal Blatman, MD, among her influential friends, colleagues, and teacher in the field.

International Work

Dr. Fromberg’s inspiring touch has been felt by women around the world. 

 

In addition to a longstanding relationship with renowned midwife Robin Lim, 2011 CNN Hero of the Year, Dr. Fromberg has served as a consultant for Birth India and has worked intimately with Bumi Sehat Foundation in Bali, Indonesia since 1997.

Dr. Fromberg continues to serve as a women’s health consultant in the New York City area and beyond.

Lila Yoga, Dharma, and Wellness Center

 Eden

Eden

Lila Wellness is a unique yoga, Dharma, and healing arts center in New York City founded by Dr. Eden Fromberg in 2003, a virtual studio since 2017, dedicated to the cultivation and celebration of the cycle of life. Lila Wellness sponsors many of Dr. Fromberg's courses.

UPCOMING COURSES: SEE COURSE PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS

January 27, 2018, Rejuvenating the Female Ecosystem: Somatic Process as Healing Process, with Dr. Eden Fromberg, at Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson, NY http://sadhanayogahudson.com/events-workshops/

April 18-22, 2018 Dr. Eden Fromberg will be teaching several courses at the Midwifery Today conference in Mount Laurel, NJ https://midwiferytoday.com/conferences/new-jersey-conference-2018/nj-conference-2018-program/

June 28-July 1, 2018. Teaching assisting Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 for the Barral Institute shop.iahe.com/Workshops/Abdomen-1-VM1/VM1-06.28-07/01.18-NY

MARK YOU CALENDAR for BALI, JANUARY, 2019 (exact dates to be announced)

FEMALE HEALING PROCESS RETREAT

FEMALE HEALING ARTS PRACTITIONER TRAINING MODULE

EAT, PRAY, SUTURE: Advanced Midwifery and Obstetrical Skills, The Sacred, Scientific, Sustainable Approach to the Integrative and Culturally Sensitive, Judicious Use of Technology and Hands-On Interventions in Childbirth in All Settings, Co-Taught by Dr. Eden Fromberg with Midwife/Ibu Robin Lim, CNN Hero of the Year 2011, at Yayasan Bumi Sehat Klinik, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2018/2019:

The Female Pelvis and the Cycles of Life, co-taught with Tom Myers

Sustainable Childbirth co-taught with Midwife/IbuRobin Lim

Book Dr. Eden Fromberg for a class or workshop: office@holisticgynecologynewyork.com

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