Meet our Physicians

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Meet the physicians helping Uqora make urinary tract health a reality:

Dr. Sherry Ross, OBGYN

Dr. Payal Bhandari, MD., Integrative Functional Medicine

Dr. Carrie Aisen, Urologist

Dr. Sherry Ross, OBGYN

Dr. Sherry is an Ob/Gyn, author, and health expert with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Sherry’s mission is to change the narrative of how women talk and learn about their intimate health and overall well-being. Upon attaining her medical degree from New York Medical College, Dr. Sherry spent her Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She was named one of the best doctors by The Hollywood Reporter, Southern California Super Doctor, Castle Connolly Exceptional Women and Top Doctor in OBGYN and given the Patients Choice Award.
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UTIs may be painful, frustrating, and disruptive — but they don’t have to be a life sentence. My patients see the most success when they stay proactive. Practice prevention daily. Tune into your body’s signals. And don’t wait to seek help when something feels “off.” We’re our own greatest advocates, and listening closely to our bodies is the surest way to stay healthy and happy.

-Dr. Sherry Ross

Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D., Integrative Functional Medicine

Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. is a leading practitioner of integrative functional medicine and the founder of SF Advanced Health. She combines the best in Western and Eastern medicine to define the root cause of illness. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and Doctor of Medicine degree from West Virginia University. Dr. Bhandari completed her Family Medicine residency from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2013 Dr. Bhandari launched San Francisco's top integrative medical center focused on bringing together the best holistic practitioners.
Get to know more about Dr. Payal here.

In order to prevent and treat recurrent UTIs, it is critical to flush the urinary tract with tons of water and shift to an alkaline diet. Uqora effectively helps strengthen the bladder's immune system and flush out bad bacteria. When a person is struggling with recurring UTIs the key is to keep immune defenses up so the bacteria have a harder time reproducing/multiplying and wreaking havoc. This includes drinking lots of water, eating nutrient-packed foods and staying physically active. It is critical to avoid super acidic items such as alcohol, sugar, processed food, red meat, all dairy products, poultry, eggs, fish, bread, and GMO products (i.e., wheat, soy, corn). Cut down on dry foods and snacks like nuts, candy, and trail mix. Focus on having fresh plant-based alkaline food rich in nutrients which help strengthen the immune system. This includes all green vegetables, beans, ancient whole grains (not flour; quinoa, amaranth, millet, sorghum), and mushrooms. Get lots of rest and de-stress.

-Dr. Payal Bhandari

Dr. Carrie Aisen, Urologist

Carrie Aisen M.D. completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and residency training at Columbia University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital. She practices urology in San Diego, Calif. She focuses on evidence-based medicine to provide up-to-date and a personalized approach to provide the best care possible for each patient. Through discussion and shared decision making, she works as a team with the patient to create a health care plan that is ideal for them.
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Uqora helps me with my goal to reduce my patients' recurrent UTIs while limiting antibiotic use as much as possible. Antibiotics have side effects, cause antibiotic resistance and can cause an increase in symptomatic UTIs when overused. I try to empower my patients with information and resources and they really like the information that Uqora shares about it's product ingredients and how they work. Uqora is especially helpful because it has different components to the regimen that can be tailored to each patient's needs.

-Dr. Carrie

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