In this book, Dr. Lisa Masterson--star of the hit daytime show "The Doctors"--focuses on the life-altering work she does as hands-on head of a foundation called Maternal Fetal Care International, through which she’s established clinics in India and Africa devoted to helping ensure that mothers and babies survive in regions where resources are few and maternal mortality is high.
Dr. Lisa M. Masterson, M.D., is a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning. She is on the staff at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and maintains a private office in Santa Monica. She is also founder and medical director of the Ocean Oasis Medical spa, also in Santa Monica, which offers spa treatments, exercise and nutrition programs tailored for women. Dr. Masterson is also the hands-on head of a foundation called Maternal Fetal Care International, through which she's established clinics in India and Africa devoted to helping ensure that mothers and babies survive in regions where resources are few and maternal mortality is high.
Ten million U.S. viewers each week and a growing international audience know the dynamic mix of expertise, humor and compassion that Dr. Lisa Masterson brings to the syndicated daytime TV talk show “The Doctors.” She's an integral part of the show's “dream team” of physicians, answering viewer questions, exploring medical breakthroughs and offering reliable health advice.
Dr. Masterson is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and the medical school at the University of Southern California. She and her husband have a 17-year-old son, and the family lives in Southern California.
Donna Frazier (co-writer) is a journalist and poet who has collaborated with authors including best-selling psychologist Susan Forward (“Emotional Blackmail” and others) and Dr. Pamela Nagami, an infectious disease specialist whose popular “The Woman With a Worm in Her Head” combines memoir and case studies.
One: You and Me against the World
Two: Girl Alone
Three: Always Moving
Four: Wonder Woman
Five: Moods and Secrets
Six: Angel with a Briefcase
Eight: A Trap Door into Medicine
Thirteen: Cheap Tricks
Fourteen: Spiraling Up, Spiraling Down
Sixteen: Anatomy, and a Wedding
Twenty: The Prize
Twenty-one: Life-and-Death Situations
Twenty-two: Without Her
Twenty-three: Call Me Dr. Masterson
Twenty-four: “I Love Lucy”
Twenty-five: Butterflies and Oprah
Twenty-six: Daniel's Mom
Twenty-nine: Diary of a Relief Trip, Eritrea, 2007
Thirty: The Doctors
“Moving debut memoir...an inspiring account of challenges faced and overcome, not only as a child but as a physician, mother, TV celebrity and the guiding spirit behind the Maternal Fetal Care International foundation, which she founded.” – Kirkus Reviews
Dr. Lisa Masterson tells the inspiring story of her childhood and her path to become a renowned physician and cohost of The Doctors.