In today's episode we have Dr. Jerisa Berry a board-certified Emergency Medicine doctor also known as Dr. Jerisa ER. She is a nationally recognized speaker, media consultant, and author. In this episode Dr. Jerisa shares her infertility journey with uterine fibroids, multiple surgeries, IVF, and how surrogacy was her final decision to become a mother. Dr. Jerisa also uses her expertise in partnering with Lab Corp and creating Secure Your Fertility an app to help women identify their ovarian reserve a test that insurance typically does not cover. For only $97 you can go to your local Lab Corp, get blood drawn, and it will determine how many eggs you have so you can make a sound decision around taking control of your fertility. Dr. Jerisa and I are on similar journey's and surrogacy is something I am considering and her experience has solidified that no matter how we become mothers, we have to continue to take control of our health and trust that God will give us the desires of our hearts.
Dr. Jerisa Berry's Bio
As one of the nation’s acclaimed doctors, board-certified in Emergency Medicine Dr. Jerisa Berry a.k.a “Dr. Jerisa ER” is also a nationally recognized speaker, media consultant, and author. She is on staff at several emergency facilities in South Florida and is co-owner of a medical clinic, Vital Care Medical Center, Inc with her husband. Dr. Jerisa is founder of SecureYourFertility.com, where she helps single ladies and career-minded women take control of their fertility. Because experience and medicine both are the best teachers for women seeking to optimize and work through the various fertility options, Dr. Jerisa is a subject matter expert in ovarian preservation, assisted fertilization, and surrogacy, helping to decrease the pressures and stressors associated with the process.
When she is not saving lives in the ER, she shares her expertise in real-world health strategies as a sought-after media expert regarding acute, emergent and chronic health conditions. Her mission is simple: Make ER visits less stressful and more productive by increasing public awareness. As a relatable woman and ER doctor, women feel secure with her guidance to understand an optimal time to start a family and lessen the confusion of the fertility processes.
Dr. Jerisa graduated from Howard University and earned her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed her internship and dual-residency, for both Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.