Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet is a preventive medicine hormone therapy specialist and the founder of the Hormone Health Strategies medical practices in Tucson AZ and Dallas TX, as well as HER Place ®: Health Enhancement and Renewal for Women, Inc. ®, all of which treat and educate patients about hormonal changes that affect women and men physically, emotionally, and socially.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. is a member of the International Menopause Society, the International Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the North American Menopause Society. She also served on the Female Sexual Dysfunction National Advisory Board evaluating data and medical issues for testosterone therapy for women.
Dr. Vliet was the 2007 recipient of the Voice of Women award from the Arizona Foundation for Women for her pioneering advocacy for the overlooked hormone connections in women’s health. Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD was also recognized by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations and presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2014 for her decades of dedication to medicine, consumer health education and medical freedom advocacy for patients around the world.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. is a nationally recognized speaker who has appeared across the USA and overseas presenting numerous scientific papers and keynote addresses at regional, national, and international conferences for physicians and other health professionals on the overlooked hormone connections that affect many different health issues.
Dr. Vliet has also made herself available to discuss public healthcare issues, such as the economic and medical impact of the new healthcare bill, on FOX News, Stuart Varney, Neil Cavuto, Fox and Friends, as well as a multitude of radio interviews across the country.
News Items featuring Dr. Vliet
Speaking at the “Defending the Constitution Convention,” Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD explains how ObamaCare’s violations of the U.S. Constitution are also an attack on the most important property of all, your life. 08/13
Dr. Elizabeth Vliet, a practicing physician and President of International Health Strategies, talks with Dan Rea in Boston about the controversial Supreme Court case dealing with health care law. (03/12)
Dr. Elizabeth Vliet explains to Fox News why she left the AMA, citing the fact that Obamacare tramples the doctor-patient relationship, compromises her ability to follow the Hippocratic Oath, and how excessive regulatory burdens and crushing costs imposed on doctors will make it completely unfeasible for many of them to stay in business. Examiner 03/10
In Wall Street Journal article Elizabeth Lee Vliet discusses symptoms that can be due to fluctuating levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone that can start as many as ten years before menopause in a life phase called perimenopause or menopausal transition. 10/10
Videos featuring Dr. Elizabeth L. Vliet
Health Books by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. include:
- It’s My Ovaries, Stupid! (Preview the book.)
- Screaming to Be Heard: Hormone Connections Women Suspect… and Doctors Still Ignore (Preview the book.)
- Women, Weight, and Hormones: A Weight-Loss Plan for Women Over 35
- The Savvy Woman’s Guide to PCOS
- The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Testosterone
- The Savvy Woman’s Guide to MEN’S Hormones (in press).
Bio of Dr. Vliet:
Dr. Vliet first earned her B.S. and M.Ed (Biology) degrees from the College of William and Mary.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet then earned her M.D. degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also completed her internship in Internal Medicine. Pursuing her interest in the integration of mind and body, she completed specialty training in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with additional education and training in Climacteric Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Pain.
After struggling for many years to get other physicians to understand and accept that hormonal shifts during menopause or andropause can effect brain chemistry and trigger changes in mood, anxiety, pain, headaches and other maladies Dr. Elizabeth L. Vliet ultimately resorted to undertaking a more systematic study of endocrinology and reproductive hormones.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.’s medical approach is to treat the whole person by carefully evaluating her “hormonally-challenged” patients throughout their entire life cycle, then integrating individually tailored preventive and complementary medicine that does not conflict with medications or alternative therapies for other health problems.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. has extensively studied, researched, and written on the effects of hormone changes on migraines, fibromyalgia and chronic pain, PMS, PCOS, depression and anxiety, memory loss, osteoporosis, cardiovascular risks, and neuroendocrine phenomena.
Dr. Vliet is also President of International Health Strategies, Ltd., a global healthcare and education service company whose mission is twofold: liberty and privacy in treatment options and preservation of the Oath of Hippocrates focus on the individual patient.
Dr. Vliet’s past medical positions:
- Women’s Health physician at Canyon Ranch, where she developed a hormone and bone-density assessment program for women in mid-life. She was also a specialty consultant at seminars on pain management, women’s health, and sexual health for men and women.
- Member of the Southwest Advisory Board for The Alliance for Better Bone Health.
- Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
- Director of the Behavioral Medicine Division in Family Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she developed the curriculum in Mind-Body Medicine for family practice residents and allied health professionals.
- Medical Director for the Women’s Program at Maryview Hospital, where she designed the first program in the region to focus on the total mind-body health of women.
- Associate Medical Director of the Pain Management Program at Maryview Hospital.
- Director of Consultation-Liaison Services at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
- Consultant to the Kansas Regional Diabetes Center, where her clinical research examined glucose control on cognitive function and mood in diabetics.
- Adjunct Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
- Medical Director for the Women’s Program at Maryview Hospital.
- Co-coordinating Editor for Practical Reviews in Women’s Health.
- Program Chair for two Southern Medical Association Preventive Medicine Conferences.
- Member of the Part III Test Development Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Recent Articles by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet:
- Why Are Some Governors Blocking Physicians’ Attempts to Save Lives in Coronavirus Pandemic?
- SCOTUS, the Constitution, Freedom and Your Health
- How President Trump Can Turbo-Charge Patient Freedom and Lower Medical Costs
- Facebook Data Breach: Portent for Your Medical Privacy, Too?
- Diagnosis: Denial of Reality and Responsibility Is Widespread Disease
- Diagnosis: Dereliction Of Duty Is The Disease
- Politicians’ Fitness for Office: Transparency Needed
- Americans and Germans at Risk of Disease from Unscreened Migrants
- Lessons from Ryan Care: We Need Reform, Not Relabeling
- Finally, a Physician Chosen to Head HHS
- Hillary’s Open Borders Bring Disease and Terrorism Risks
- Hillary’s “Healthcare Reform” Plan: A “Basket of Deplorables” for Patients
- Election 2016 AT STAKE: Your Choices for Medical Care
- While the CDC Spreads Fear That Zika Is Coming, TB Is Here
- Tuberculosis New Threat to Americans with Refugee Resettlement and Illegal Border Crossers