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A different type of medical practice with a holistic and patient-centered approach

505-633-3566

drerin@gingerdoc.net
24 Woodlands Drive Tijeras, NM 87059

Dr. Erin Fenstermacher

MD, The Ginger Doc.

505-633-3566

drerin@gingerdoc.net

24 Woodlands Drive

Tijeras, NM 87059

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My Doctor Only Listened to Me for 10 Minutes

Integrative Medicine Helps You Get the Health Care that You Deserve If you have ever had a complicated medical problem, or have been suffering with a condition for many years, or you have some mysterious symptoms, you have most likely been frustrated by the lack of attention from most health care providers. It seems that you just sat down and got started with your story, when your physician jumps up...

Don’t Let PMS Run Your Life

In our house, periods seem to be a big DEAL. My teenage step-daughter will often exclaim, "LEAVE ME ALONE! IT'S SHARK WEEK!" Her brother will then respond by backing away slowly with a wide-eyed expression and retreating to a safe location until he feels it is safe to speak to her again. We have bottles of ibuprofen for our wicked cramps and "girl materials" stashed...

Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Chocolate on Valentine’s Day (and Other Secrets to a Better Libido)

While people all over the nation are trying to romance their sweetheart's this Valentine's Day, many others in long-term relationships are finding it difficult to keep the spark going. Sometimes society would have us believe that marriage and commitment mean perpetual bliss. Valentine's Day can often leave us feeling inferior as we scroll through social media and see all of the happy couples and gifts on display. ...

The Real (Non-Kooky) Way That Meditation Changes Your Life

It is said that the best path to self-development is to regularly do something that scares you. While I was going through a Category 4 hurricane divorce (to quote Tina Swithin), it became clear that I needed to redefine myself in some way. I went on trips, I made new friends, I rented an RV and drove across the country all alone with my 2-year-old and my Labrador...

Conquering the 3 AM wake-up call

Sleep. It is something we all need and yet most of us struggle to achieve. Sleep-deprivation is often used as a tool to torture prisoners, train medical residents and military recruits to overcome their own bodies' needs supposedly to serve others, and has been known to worsen an array of medical conditions. Studies have shown that circadian rhythm disorders such as those present in night-shift workers have...

Taming Anxiety without Addictive Substances

Imagine a gazelle, peacefully grazing in a field of grass. Suddenly the animal notices something moving out of the corner of its eye. Its hair stands up and its body suddenly goes on high alert as it sees a lion coming towards it. Everything in the animal's body suddenly shifts to survival mode. The heart races, the blood is diverted to the muscles and away from...

Do I Really Need to Take Anti-Depressants?

Whether you are just surviving a nasty break-up, getting used to a new job, trying to manage a household of small tyrants, or just feel down in the dumps for no reason, life can certainly make us all feel depressed at one time or another. Depression is characterized by greater than two weeks of overwhelming feelings of sadness, lack of energy, anxiety or insomnia, changes in appetite, loss of interest in...