Author, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Diana Hoppe is a distinguished physician in Obstetrics/Gynecology, highly respected clinical researcher and popular public speaker. Interestingly, as a child, Dr. Diana dreamed of becoming a veterinarian specializing in small pets. Her love for animals led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. While at U.C. Berkeley, she volunteered at Cowell’s Women’s Hospital, working with nurse practitioners performing physical exams and providing contraceptive counseling. It was there that she realized her true calling for the field of women’s health. Dr. Hoppe earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she also completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology. Having been raised and trained in Southern California, wanderlust filled her soul so she decided to embark on the adventurous journey of locum tenens where she explored various parts of our country, from Bismarck, North Dakota, to Winona, Minnesota, to Newport, Vermont. These travel experiences awakened her sense of curiosity and exploration for the country as well as the world.
In 1994, she returned to Southern California and practiced with group practicing before deciding to embark on her own private practice. She co-founded Pacific Coast Women’s Health in 1998 which became a thriving practice and earned her the acclaim of San Diego’s Top Doctors in Ob/Gyn in October 2005. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Hoppe began doing international clinical trials in numerous areas of women’s health, including menopause, peri-menopause and libido.
In April 2010, Dr. Hoppe released her well-received book, Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life,which received the award for best Published Non-fiction, Self-Help and Inspiration in June 2011 and was a finalist in the BenjaminFranklin Awards in Interior Design in May 2011.
She has appeared on numerous local and national television andradio shows, including a recent segment on the Dr. Oz Show, an interview with Dr. Christiane Northrupon Hay House radio. She is a frequent contributor to women’s health magazines, including Vogue, Women’s Health Magazine, FitPregnancy and Brides Magazine.
Her frequent blog posts on her website, www.listentoyourlibido.com, have received national attention, recently being featured on the Village Voice on-line edition. Dr. Hoppe’s quick wit combined with her ease with discussing intimate topics, such as decreased libido and female sexual dysfunction, creates a non-threatening environment for her audience to participate and relate at a heartfelt level.
Thank you again for your being curious, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.
Wishing you a lifetime of health, intimacy, passion and pleasure.