Hi, I’m Dr. Iris! I can’t wait to work with you & empower you to achieve wellness.
Hi there - I'm so glad you're here!
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I’m Dr. Iris, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Lifestyle Medicine Physician and a Women's Health Pre/Post-Natal Performance Training Specialist. I grew up in South Jersey for most of my life, graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science, went to Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor (since I was a little girl), and completed my PM&R Residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC.
I’m a mom to 3 adorable furbabies: a dog, Lan-Lan, and 2 cats, Tristan & Liam. I enjoy baking, listening to music, playing guitar/ukulele, writing songs, painting custom shoes/acrylic on canvas, knitting (because I’m secretly a grandma), and ALL things Disney (oh, I’m also a kid at heart- how does that work?).
I’m a proud Physiatrist (PM&R Doctor) and Osteopathic Physician (I treat my patients with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine)! After years of training, I was extremely burnt-out and tired of the bureaucracy of our healthcare system. I've also realized that we as physicians are not given the time nor the opportunity to learn or educate our patients on lifestyle-related preventive care (nutrition, fitness, sleep, wellness), especially when it comes to treating the pregnant and post-partum population.
Even my OB/Gyn colleagues lack the knowledge because we're simply not taught any of this in medical school/residency. That's why I decided to create my own Women's Osteopathic Wellness practice with a focus on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), nutrition, fitness, & lifestyle changes to provide the best care I can for my patients.
The root of the problem...
Growing up with an Eastern Medicine influence, I’m a firm believer in avoiding medications unless absolutely necessary, and that’s why I have a huge passion for Lifestyle Medicine. Unfortunately, 2/3rds of the U.S. are currently either overweight or obese. As a doctor, I feel a responsibility to right this wrong that has occurred in today’s society. And the only way to do that is to not only lead by example to motivate my patients/clients to make a change but to also empower them to focus on their own health & wellness by creating healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
I'm fortunate to have found a way to incorporate my passion for women's health, fitness, & nutrition, with my background in Health & Exercise Science and career in Medicine to better serve my patients.
My own journey...
Little did I know, my new-found passion would take me on my own health & wellness journey - physically, mentally, and emotionally - as a result.
On January 23, 2016, I made the vow to stop caring so much about what other people thought of me and to start taking care of myself & my body. I started to live life for myself - and no one else.
And you better believe that was the best decision of my life as it extended into all areas of my life.
Even throughout my Internship and Residency, working 80+hrs/wk, I felt healthier, happier, and more confident than I had ever been in my whole entire life! If I could feel that way, despite working tirelessly, I knew this could work for other people.
So it is now my life's mission to...
Empower women from pregnancy to motherhood without stress by achieving wellness.
There is a lack of knowledge & support in traditional medicine when it comes to nutrition, fitness, and musculoskeletal issues that arise throughout pregnancy and extend into motherhood, such as pelvic floor and pubic symphysis dysfunctions leading to urinary incontinence (a "taboo" but very common issue amongst women - even those who have never given birth!) and post-partum pain. I began doing a ton of research, and eventually completed my training as a Pre/Post-Natal Performance Training Specialist and Lifestyle Medicine Physician.
By incorporating the aforementioned certifications, my knowledge as a Physiatrist (PM&R Physician), and my skills as an Osteopathic Physician, I am able to provide the best and most holistic treatment for my pregnant patients and their babies (spouses and family members always welcome too!).
I'm here to show you as well as give you the tools you need to succeed - to properly prepare for pregnancy, labor, & motherhood, so you can live a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life!
Can't wait to work with you!
Stay True to Yourself,
Iris X Tian, DO
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
Lifestyle Medicine Physician
Pre/Post-Natal Performance Training Specialist
Empower yourself and achieve wellness from pregnancy into motherhood.
My method for living a healthy, happy, & fulfilling life by achieving wellness is simple, but you have to be willing to put in the work and invest in your own health.
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