About the Author

Knowledge is power and this starts with information. As a practicing physician, healthcare leader and mom, I’ve had the privilege to interact with diverse groups of people. My patients come from all walks of life and after each interaction I have the same concern: Has she been given enough of the right information to make good health care choices?

In many cases the answer was no and thus I was inspired to seek other ways to provide women with health education. My book, “The Essence of You: Your Guide to Gynecologic Health” is a comprehensive overview of most gynecologic and other medical issues a woman might encounter over the course of her life. My goal is to provide readers with relevant information that is understandable and accessible.  It is meant to be used as a resource to educate and improve communication with healthcare providers.

It is my sincere hope that “The Essence of You: Your Guide to Gynecologic Health” provide women with usable information that will help them make wise choices, so they may: live healthy, live well and live long.

Take Care!

Dr. Denise


Denise Howard attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and received her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her residency at Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the University of Michigan where she also served on the faculty. She has practiced in the U.S. and the Middle East.

The Essence of You

The Essence of You