Marie Savard, M.D., ABC News Medical Contributor is one of the most trusted voices on women's health, wellness and patient empowerment. She is the author of three books, The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss, How to Save Your Own Life: The Savard System for Managing--and Controlling--Your Health Care and The Savard Health Record. She is currently at work on a new book, Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk and Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions,an informative and entertaining guide to women's health that combines snappy, on-point opinions with the hard core facts about sex, libido, hormones, and other medical facts of life.
Dr. Savard is a frequent speaker and spokesperson on behalf of a wide array of health issues, featured in print, radio and television for ABC News.
In addition to providing commentary for ABC News, she continually provides up-to-date and empowering health information through her website, newsletters and a regular blog on the health page of ABC News and her website www.DrSavard.com titled, Ask Dr.Marie. She has been asked hundreds of questions in the past few years on a wide array of topics of impact and interest to everyone. It is her comprehensive and compassionate and sometimes humorous responses to these universal questions that are the subject of her current book project. Her responses not only inform, they challenge people to take charge of their health and make the best decisions for themselves and for their family. It is Dr. Savard's ability to recognize what people need to know and then clearly and simply inspire them to take specific action that makes sense for their circumstances that has given her the ability to help countless people.
Dr. Savard earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She was director of the Center for Women's Health at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, technical advisor to the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, advisor to the American Board of Internal Medicine Subcommittee on Clinical Competency in Women's Health, health columnist for Woman's Day magazine and senior medical consultant to Lifetime Television's Strong Medicine.
In addition to her work as a regular medical contributor for ABC News and her medical care of the religious sisters in Philadelphia, Dr. Savard is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and of the Board of Overseers of the School of Nursing. She is a member of the public policy advisory board of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Trustee of the College of Physicians and chair of the PhillyHealthInfo.org Advisory Board, and member of the Family Circle and Popsmear.org Advisory Board. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her physician husband. She has three grown sons.
MOST REQUESTED TOPICS:
A Body Shape Approach to Heart Health
Assessing Risk, Understanding Hormone Choices & Making Optimal Decisions
We know how to prevent heart disease, yet each year more women than men die often because women begin preventive steps too late. In this informative and motivational program Dr. Savard will preent her innovative system to size-up your heart risk, evaluate hormone options, and implement a personal plan with the most up-to-date diet, exercise, stress-reduction and medial treatment advice available.
The Shape of Your Health
Harnessing the Power of Body Shape to Promote Health and Wellness
Are you apple-shaped or pear-shaped? Cutting edge research tells us it makes all the difference inyour best decisions for diet, exercise, hormone choice and other healthcare options. With inspiration and passion, Dr. Savard presents years of research and groundbreaking information and provides powerful but simple solutions that will help you take charge of all aspects of your health in order to lose waist size, feel healthier and live longer.
How to Save Your Own Life
Empowering People to Manage Their Health and Health Choices
Many people know far more about their car's maintenance record or their pet's medical history than they know about their own health or health history. Not until they are suddenly faced with a serous diagnosis or a chronic health condition do people recognize the importance of their medical histories and taking charge of their health. With clarity and passion, Dr. Savard demystifies the health care system and presents revolutionary yet commonsense solutions that are prescriptive, practical and empowering.
Empowering Women to be Effective Collaborators
Women make most of the healthcare decisions - and provide most of the care - for their children, parents and partners, and lastly, for themselves. yet most women know far more about their car's maintenance record or their pet's medical history than their own health needs.
For years, research has shown that the more informed and involved a person is in their care, the better the outcome. Despite a long history of advocacy for increased patient involvement and evidence that women want more information and participation in their care, much less attention has been paid to reaching this goal.
Marie Savard, M.D., a former nurse, practicing physician and champion for patient rights describes her inspiring approach to health care that empowers each woman to manage and control her own health care. Dr. Savard views a new era where women have confidence in their instincts, routinely archive their medical records, research their conditions, shoulder the responsibility for preventing and managing chronic illness and learn to work in a true partnership with their practitioners.
Women's Health & Patient Empowerment
Dr. Savard can target her talks to address a broad range of topics including: heart disease in women, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, hormone issues from menstruation through menopause, working better with your doctor, avoiding medical mistakes and all aspects of preventive health & wellness.