Our Origin Story
Our founder, Roya Pakzad is a fierce doer with the mind of an engineer and the heart of an advocate. When she sees something that needs fixing, she doesn’t just raise a flag. She starts a company. Her interest in helping all women take charge of their hormones is personal. When she was 19, Roya had severe cystic acne. She was miserable and wanted answers. Instead, she got a 5-minute visit with her gynecologist and a prescription for birth control pills–a band-aid solution. No explanation of side effects. No alternatives. She felt dismissed. Her mother and several girlfriends who suffered from their own issues–painful and heavy periods, PCOS, infertility–also felt dismissed by their doctors. Roya dedicated the next decade to finding a more holistic approach to addressing hormone-related symptoms.
This journey led her to many naturopathic and functional medicine doctors–some who didn’t take insurance, but who listened to her story and helped her get to the root cause of her symptoms. Along the way, she discovered protocols that balance hormones instead of masking them. And because she wasn’t satisfied with simply healing herself, she founded Feminade to make holistic healthcare that targets hormonal imbalances accessible and affordable for everyone with a uterus.
FOUNDER & CEO
Our Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Biller is the Chief Medical Officer at Feminade and a founding member of our medical team. She is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University California. She is the first naturopathic doctor, who graduated in the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) fellowship program. She is a recipient of the Bastyr Founder’s Alumni Award and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She practices in California and Arizona, and globally through Telehealth video consulting.
The types of patients who come to see Dr. Biller are often struggling with hormonal imbalances resulting in hair loss, hot flashes, menstrual irregularities, painful breasts, difficulty maintaining weight, fibroids, anxiety, insomnia and migraine—amongst many other women’s/menstruator's health issues.
DR. ERIN RHAE BILLER, ND, FAIHM
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility for people with vaginas, and people often receive their first PCOS diagnosis while trying to become pregnant.
Feminade was built on the belief that everyone has a unique hormone story and that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We give you more accurate data about your hormones and access to a group of specialized health coaches so you can live your healthiest life. Instead of suppressing your hormones, we turn them on.
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We’re here for you at every step of your hormone journey.