Dr. Aviva Romm

Physician & Author

Aviva Romm, a physician, midwife, and herbalist who practices medicine and sees health a different way than a lot of doctors.

Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve found your way to my website! As a woman, midwife, Yale MD, and mom, I’ve seen health care from a whole lot of angles. I know how overwhelming and confusing it can be to sort out fact from fiction when it comes to both what doctors are telling you – and what you’re reading from the endless number of health ‘gurus’ on the internet. It’s enough to make me dizzy sometimes, and I’m trained in this stuff.

I’ve spent the past 35 years (I promise, I’m older than I look, and as you’ll learn from my story below, I got started young) dedicated learning what really works when it comes women’s and children’s health – when conventional medicine is optimal, and when it not only might not be the best option, but might be more harmful than natural alternative. And I’ve been on a 35 year pursuit to learn which natural approaches, from foods to herbs and supplements, to mind-body practices really work and for what.

My mission is simple: to give you the facts you can trust and the tools you need, bridging the best of traditional wisdom and modern medicine, so you can feel like yourself again and feel empowered in your choices whether for staying healthy, or getting well. I truly believe our bodies have the capacity to heal beyond what we’ve ever been led to believe.

antibiotic resistance

How to Stick a Fork* in Antibiotic Resistance

What would happen if our children’s serious infections no longer responded to antibiotics? If an infection in the uterus of a mother who has recently given birth couldn’t be treated with antibiotics? If there were no longer a cure for meningitis, or any number of life threatening infections? The magnitude of this reality is upon us as we enter into an era that is, according to major public health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, defined by the global health crisis called antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic Overuse

How to Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics

Did you know that… Antibiotic abuse in the United States is widespread. We have only 4.6% of the global population but we have 46% of the global antibiotic market? 95% of clinicians prescribe antibiotics even when they are not absolutely sure they are needed? 1 in 10 doctors will write a prescription for an antibiotic even though they know it’s not needed, just because a patient asks for it?