Julie Schwartzbard, MD is board-certified in neurology and specializes in migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, vertigo, stroke, epilepsy and dementia. In addition to seeing patients in her private South Florida practice, Dr. Schwartzbard assists residents-in-training as part of the volunteer faculty at the University of Miami. As a member of our expert panel and advisory team, she reviews scientific articles and develops content for Women’s Health Network.

Dr. Schwartzbard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her neurology training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, where she was a fellow in neuromuscular diseases. She is also the creator of Better Mind where you can find her exclusive supplement she has formulated to support memory and brain health.

Dr. Schwartzbard’s philosophy is to provide medical services that focus on quality, not quantity. She is committed to providing each of her patients with customized care based on their individual needs.

To get to know Dr. Schwartzbard better, see her answers to the questions we ask all our contributors.

Get to know Dr. Schwartzbard

1. Book or movie that changed your life?

Book: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. This book is wonderfully life affirming, and shows how a person in late middle age can transform his whole life simply by changing his outlook. Additionally, the dry British humor and excellent writing make this book a pleasure to read!

Dr. Julie Schwartzbard, MD

2. Favorite healthy snack?

Popcorn!

3. What do you do for exercise?

I work out by cross-training and using an elliptical machine. I try to exercise 3 to 4 times a week.

4. Guilty pleasure?

People Magazine! I love it.

5. Favorite hobbies and things to do when you have time off?

I like to read and spend time with my husband and kids — all four of them! I go to the theater and symphony regularly, and I love to travel, too.

6. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Definitely Southeast Asia.

7. What’s most exciting to you about working with Women’s Health Network?

My philosophy about brain health has evolved over my 20 years of clinical practice as a neurologist, and it’s so great to have an opportunity to share what I know and believe with readers.

8. How did you become interested in women’s health?

As a female physician, it’s only natural that I would develop a particular interest in women’s health. Women often identify more easily with each other. As a medical doctor, it continues to bring me great satisfaction because I am able to help women of all ages attain their goals for good, lifelong brain health.