DR. Elissa HELLMAN, MD, FACOG
As an experienced obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Elissa Hellman is the physician at the Confident Kallah. She received her baccalaureate degree in Biology at University of Wisconsin and her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine. She completed her residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY (now part of Northwell Health System) and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She has been in full time clinical practice in Milwaukee, WI for over ten years practicing the full scope of OBGYN. She has a special interest in adolescent gynecology, patient education, and being a resource for the special medical concerns in the larger Jewish community. She is knowledgeable in the laws of Ta'harat Hamishpacha, including the intricacies of niddah and mikvah. During her years as a clinical OBGYN, she found a gap in women's health awareness and education as they were preparing to become Jewish brides and mothers. This was her motivation for starting the Confident Kallah practice.
Along with her professional career, she is also a wife and mother to three wonderful, rambunctious children. Her outside interests include healthy cooking, being an avid reader, and being crafty.
At the Confident Kallah, we are committed to empowering the Jewish woman to feel in control of her life decisions within the framework of Taharat HaMishpacha, the laws of family purity. By providing education and medical advice, we help her understand her own unique medical needs throughout the Jewish life cycle. As a gynecologic medical practice in the virtual setting, we focus on providing our patients with a solid grasp of how the female body works (including anatomy, menstrual cycle function and manipulation, and sexual wellness). We are then able to address and treat a wide variety of concerns with personalized options. Our goal is to enhance and improve the lives of our patients, at times and with issues that may need extra sensitivity.
Many issues I aim to address are suited to a telehealth platform. Of course, as in any medical field, there are times when a hands-on physical exam is needed. I am not able to provide that in a virtual setting, but will happily advise you to see an OBGYN in an office setting if appropriate.
Prescriptions and Medical Care:
Due to licensing and prescribing regulations, I am only able to see patients virtually who live in the following states: WI, NY, NJ, IL, CA and FL. I am also able to send in prescriptions to your local pharmacy when provided with the contact information. Please be in touch if you live in a state or country not on this list to let me know of your interest for consultation.
I practice on this platform as a medical doctor first and foremost. Though I have a strong and knowledgeable background and experience in the issue and concerns related to Taharat Hamishpacha, I recognize that each Jewish woman has a unique and personal way of observing. I strongly encourage concordant consultation with your local rabbinic authority for rulings that need halachic input. My goal is to give comprehensive education on your specific medical concern, so you are able to make a fully informed decision for yourself. It is your choice to involve halachic authority in that decision or not.
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