Get Healthy Tampa Bay Podcast with Dr. Kerry Reller

December 20, 2023

Welcome to the Get Healthy Tampa Bay Podcast with Dr. Kerry Reller! This week I am joined by Dr. Basma Faris delved into various aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). We will explore topics such as the use of oral contraceptives, insulin resistance management, and the significance of comprehensive education for PCOS patients. Dr. Faris introduced her online course, "Polly Prep," aimed at providing accessible education. The conversation covered personalized supplement recommendations, a weight-neutral approach to PCOS management, and the importance of addressing misinformation on social media. Dr. Faris shared insights into her telemedicine practice and extended holiday wishes to the audience.

Dr. Basma Faris is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College and completed the Registered Dietetics Internship at the same time. She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2009. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

She began her career in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian with adults and children to manage chronic health conditions and obesity. She developed curricula for group nutrition interventions for children, pregnant women and adults. As a resident, she published a study on the impact of lifestyle intervention on pregnancy outcomes in obese pregnant women. She enjoys educating her peers on how to incorporate nutrition into everyday practice and helping patients make healthier choices and to that end she created an online course for physicians titled Culinary Medicine Basics: Nutrition for Busy Physicians. She is the founder of PollyPrep and PollyPrep MD, both aimed at educating and treating people with PCOS using an evidence-based mix of Culinary Medicine and Gynecology.  She is passionate about integrating nutrition into all aspects of Women’s Health care, at every life stage.

She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, twin boys and dog.