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Medical Writer and Editor

About Me

It can be difficult to find a freelance writer that's right for your business. As an editor or business owner, you know there's a clear difference between someone who really understands how to tell a story and someone who is just going through the motions.

In medical communications, that problem is compounded. There tend to be two major contributors of medical content: writers without a medical background and the doctors who understand the medicine but don't have a communications background.

A ideal content contributor, then, would be someone who understands the medicine and is also a great communicator.

With more than 7 years of experience working as a writer and editor for full-service medical publishing companies such as SLACK Incorporated, Haymarket Media, and Frontline Medical Communications, I understand the need for a top-performing writer who can deliver great content all the time, every time.

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

Feature: ASH urges lawmakers to keep opioids accessible

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has released a new policy statement in favor of safeguarding access to opioids for hematology patients with chronic, severe pain as policymakers consider restrictions on opioid prescribing.


Case Study: Education is Key

When Alyssa brought up her painful periods, back pain, and constant abdominal pain to her doctors, many of them told her that her pain symptoms were a normal part of growing up. Because some of the women in her family also had reproductive issues, Alyssa always knew something wasn’t right. After suffering for years without relief, she knew she had to see a specialist.


Profile: Russian orthopedist finds second career photographing architecture in Houston

“Basically, all my life, in some way, I always did art,” he said, recalling a small clay Lenin head his mother claimed Gertsman created as a child. During the 1960s, he had a passion for drawing. The son of an amateur musician and painter father, Gertsman believes the talent to create art was always inside him.


News Story: Axial Spondyloarthritis Classification: Assessing Need for Spine MRI

Results from a study showing infrequent inflammatory lesions of the spine in patients with chronic back pain with no sacroiliitis prompted researchers to recommended against including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) classification criteria for axial spondyloarthritis.


Web Copy: Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center

Worked with practice owners to establish look-and-feel of branding of a new patient care initiative for women with endometriosis. Wrote all initial web copy, including patient testimonials, about, and prospect contact form page.



Freelance Writer

Writes monthly feature articles on managed care for various therapeutic areas.

Company: First Report Managed Care, HMP Global

I worked there from 7/2018 until now

Freelance Writer

Writes breaking news and feature content to Frontline Medical Communication sites including Rheumatology News, The Hospitalist, ID Practitioner, GI & Hepatology News, and Internal Medicine News, among others.

Company: Frontline Medical Communications (MDedge)

I worked there from 4/2018 until now

Freelance Writer

Contributed breaking news and meeting content to Endocrinology Advisor and Rheumatology Advisor, two clinical news subspecialty websites for medical professionals. Wrote timely news articles and covered top medical conferences, including the International Thyroid, American Thyroid Association, American College of Rheumatology, and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals meetings.

Company: Haymarket Media

I worked there from 10/2015 until 8/2017

Freelance Writer

Contributed content to the medical subspecialty pages on Healio.com, SLACK Incorporated's clinical news, information and education website for medical professionals. My topics of expertise include over two dozen medical specialties.

Company: Healio.com (SLACK Inc.)

I worked there from 1/2014 until 8/2016

Staff Writer

As part of a rebranding initiative, I helped the marketing team create a consistent voice and tone across all inbound and outbound campaigns, including website copy, blog copy, radio ads, in-house brochures, placards, newsletters, signage, and social media. Additional responsibilities include staying informed of infertility news and patient perceptions of infertility in the media to help bridge the patient-physician gap through new marketing initiatives.

Company: Reproductive Associates of Delaware

I worked there from 1/2014 until 8/2015

Managing Editor

Managed all online content for the Orthopedics page on Healio.com, an in-depth specialty clinical information website. I wrote and edited web articles, and shot video content as needed for the website, which at the time had more than 300,000 monthly visitors.

Company: Healio.com (SLACK Inc.)

I worked there from 8/2012 until 12/2013

Staff Reporter

Investigated controversial areas in the orthopedic world by interviewing surgeons, researching study results in medical literature and writing cover stories for SLACK's Orthopedics Today and Orthopaedics Today Europe newspapers.I also traveled to domestic and international orthopedic conferences, where I represented Orthopedics Today and covered the medical meetings for the newspapers.

Company: Healio.com (SLACK Inc.)

I worked there from 8/2011 until 8/2012

Content I Write