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Dr. Erin Fenstermacher

MD, The Ginger Doc.



24 Woodlands Drive

Tijeras, NM 87059

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Why Am I So Damn Tired?

Are you tired of feeling tired?  It seems like so many women in middle age have this complaint.  We have families to raise, career ladders to climb, houses to care for, aging parents to look after as well. All of these responsibilities can be exhausting, but do you ever feel as if there is something else causing your fatigue?  Is it out of proportion to what you are doing all...

Getting In Touch with Our Innate Inner Wisdom

What I Learned About Health from Native Amazon Tribes When I was organizing a trip through a Amazon rainforest on a boat to deliver medical care to the people there, I became acutely aware of a stark difference between our cultures: our healthcare is incredibly different. In preparing for my trip, I modeled my behavior around a physician that I looked up to as a child who used...

My Doctor Only Listened to Me for 10 Minutes

Integrative Health Coaching 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...

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...