“I founded HERmd to empower women, to advocate for them, to close the gender gap in healthcare.”





Dr. Javaid’s patients – women from all walks of life, seeking her expertise in sexual health – inspired her to open her first HERmd location five years ago.  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. 

After operating her first HERmd location for four years and being recognized as one of Candela’s National Centers of Gynecologic Excellence, founder Dr. Somi Javaid saw the opportunity to grow HERmd into a preeminent, female-forward wellness brand.

“Women’s sexual health has long been ignored, and there has been a real lack of information and treatment options – until now. I started HERmd to empower women to take control of their sexual health.”

Dr. Javaid is a pioneer in menopause and sexual medicine. She travels across the country training other physicians on the newest innovations and treatments, serving as a Key Opinion Leader for multiple healthcare companies and speaking on the importance of women’s sexual health. Dr. Javaid is currently leading multiple clinical research trials for women’s sexual health. In addition to her groundbreaking research, she has developed algorithms of care based on her years of experience.


Bachelors of Science, Neurobiology

Northwestern University


Doctor of Medicine

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency

University of Cincinnati

Chief Resident


Post Graduate Certification

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery



San Diego Institute of Sexual Medicine


Intravaginal misoprostol versus intravenous oxytocin for induction of labor in the preterm patient

The efficacy and safety of misoprostol in the preterm patient

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment as Adjunctive Therapy to High-Potency Topical Steroids for Managing Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Certified 2009

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Ohio State Medical Association

Warren County Medical Association

NAMS – North American Menopause Society

ISSWSH – International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health


Candela National Center of Excellence

Cincinnati Top Doc

Best of Cincinnati, Medical Spa


Key Opinion Leader for Candela, educating physicians across the country on the technology of the Intima Laser

Key Opinion Leader for Sprout Pharmaceuticals 

Key Opinion Leader for Allergan

Speaker for the #righttodesirecampaign