Revolutionizing Women’s Healthcare

HerMD’s mission is to educate, advocate for, and empower women.
We provide women with comprehensive and female-focused health care. Our patients benefit from the accessibility of in-person or virtual care, 24/7 access to our clinical team, and easy Rx refills. With easy online booking, longer appointment times and same or next day appointments women no longer have to put their healthcare on hold.
In addition to our in-person locations, we also serve companies to provide HerMD benefits to employees and their families.

Providing All Women Access to Exceptional Healthcare

We’re proud to accept all major medical insurance plans and Medicare. We allocate more time to each patient visit, including 60 minutes for all new patient consultations to ensure your most intimate issues are heard and addressed. 

Founded by Dr. Somi Javaid, a recognized thought leader and pioneer in women’s sexual health, we understand the unique challenges modern women face when it comes to optimizing their health and appearance. We strive to make every patient’s experience remarkable. Within our warm and welcoming centers, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment, cutting edge procedures and knowledgeable staff who will keep you feeling and looking your best. You deserve a women’s wellness team, led by a board certified physician, that listens to your concerns, respects your lifestyle choices and puts your health first.

Mission Driven

Educate: Many women do not know that they may be suffering from some type of sexual dysfunction. 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction, yet many suffer in silence – afraid to talk about their issues, dismissed by their doctors, or unable to find a provider trained in sexual health. At HerMD we educate women and help them understand their treatment options.

Advocate: There are currently 26 FDA approved drugs for male sexual dysfunction and only 2 for women. Through research, education, and ensuring we are all having the conversation about women’s sexual health we can advocate for women and close the gender gap in sexual healthcare.

Empower: At HerMD women are heard. We listen to their concerns, their symptoms, and we work with them to develop a treatment plan that empowers them to reclaim their sexual health.

Created for Women by Women

Dr. Javaid’s patients – women from all walks of life, seeking her expertise in sexual health – inspired her to open her first HerMD location in 2015. Her vision was to create a place where all women would have access to experts in the field of women’s healthcare within an insurance-based model. 

Women’s sexual health has long been ignored, and there has been a real lack of information and treatment options – until now. Sexual health patients are complex, and require a multi-step approach – but it’s hard for women to find all the specialists they need easily. HerMD provides women with access to experts in the field of sexual medicine, including gynecology, oncology, urogynecology, pelvic floor physical therapy and sexual health counseling.

HerMD gives women a place to go with their sexual health concerns to be able to ask questions, seek treatment and therapy, and to do so with providers who take insurance.

Why has women’s sexual health been ignored?

43%

of women suffer from sexual dysfunction.

1 in 10

women suffer from HSDD (low libido).

75%

of women will experience sexual pain in their lifetime.

A healthy sex life is a barometer for a woman’s overall health & wellness

Lower blood pressure

Better immune system

Lower risk for heart disease

Improved self-esteem

Decreased depression & anxiety

Stress reduction

Increased libido

Pain relief

Better sleep

Increased intimacy

Leadership Team

Dr. Somi Javaid

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Somi Javaid is a board certified OB/GYN, leading women’s sexual health care provider, thought leader, and founder & Chief Medical Officer of HerMD.

Her passion for women’s health, from the gender disparity in healthcare to female-focused research studies, has allowed her to educate and advocate for women. She has been a speaker for various health and wellness campaigns, events and podcasts such as the #rightodesire campaign, The White Dress Project Dialogue with Doctors, the Susan G. Komen Sex and Breast Cancer Conference, Bulletproof Radio Podcast, and Pink Ribbon Girls: Sex and Survivorship. She also recently developed a class on Orgasm Dysfunction for Rosy Wellness. She has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Well+Good, InStyle, Parents, Refinery29, Mashable, Adweek, and Popsugar.

In August 2020 Dr. Javaid spoke about Gender Bias and the Female Sexual Health Revolution on the TEDx mainstage and in January 2021 she was featured in Women on Topp for her work as a trailblazer and pioneer in women’s sexual health. She was also recognized as a finalist for the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards in the advocate category for her work in women’s sexual health. Dr. Javaid leads female-focused research and advises the FDA on emerging treatments in women’s healthcare with the goal to close the gender gap in healthcare. She travels around the country training physicians on the latest developments and treatments for women’s sexual health. Through all her work, she remains focused on her mission to educate, advocate for, and empower women.

Dr. Javaid earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was Chief Resident. She was an Assistant professor of Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Javaid completed her preceptorship at the San Diego Institute of Sexual Medicine and is a NAMS (North American Menopause Society) and ISSWSH (International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health) member.

Kathy McAleer

Chief Executive Officer

Kathy McAleer serves as the Chief Executive Officer for HerMD to lead the growth strategy as the company expands into new markets. She brings over two decades of success driving growth and delivering results for companies ranging from startup to Fortune 500.

McAleer is a growth-oriented leader passionate about people, process and innovation.  She believes that every team member has a superpower and when we work to lean into those powers, magic happens.

Before joining HerMD, McAleer was the Chief Operating Officer of ZoomCare, an on-demand, technology-enabled care delivery organization that features neighborhood-based medical clinics. During her tenure, she led efforts to increase ZoomCare’s presence from 23 to 63 clinics across six markets alongside the acquisition by Peace Health Hospital.

She has held leadership roles at software and service organizations and propelled their growth. Her successes include the acquisition of Renaissance BankCard Services by Household Finance, MyHealthBank acquired by QCSI and, ultimately, Trizetto, along with roles at Shiftwise and United Parcel Service.

McAleer holds an MBA in Marketing from Marylhurst College and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.

Kathy Lai

Chief Strategy Officer

In her role, Kathy is responsible for establishing and executing the company’s strategic vision and business plan. She is passionate about female empowerment, health and wellness and humanitarian causes. She is currently a Midwest Board Member for UNICEF USA.

Prior to joining HerMD, Kathy was a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of SweatWorking, Inc., a digital fitness and wellness company, where she led financial reporting and planning, fundraising and digital content development. Previously, she held various positions at Lincoln International, The Blackstone Group and JPMorgan Chase.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Komel Caruso

Chief Growth Officer

Komel oversees the strategy and execution of business development, sales, patient experience and marketing, including branding and content, across all marketing channels.

“HerMD is changing women’s lives – we give women a safe space to talk about all of their healthcare concerns. For far too long, women have been dismissed and have felt shame and stigma. We are empowering women to take control of their sexual health and wellness.”

Prior to joining HerMD, Komel held several marketing and leadership roles within the education and ed tech space. She was the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at Applerouth Tutoring services where she oversaw marketing, business development and the opening of new markets. Prior to that she held the role of Chief Revenue Officer for Story2 where she was responsible for marketing, sales, and strategic partnerships. Komel spent over a decade at Kaplan Test Prep in various marketing, sales, business development, and customer experience leadership roles.

Komel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Masters of Science in Integrated Marketing from New York University.

It’s time for better women’s healthcare.

It’s time for HerMD.