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Our Doctors

Pandia Health is on a mission to make women’s lives easier by bringing birth control to women wherever they have internet and a mailbox. The doctors who work with Pandia specialize in women’s health and have a passion for providing affordable and convenient birth control evaluation services to our patients. Our specialists at Pandia Medical Group & Pandia Health (listed below) will review your health questionnaires, answer your questions, and write prescriptions.

SOPHIA YEN, MD, MPH

SOPHIA YEN, MD, MPH

BIO

Dr. Sophia Yen has over 20 years of experience in medicine. She serves as a clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School. She graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkeley with a MPH in Maternal Child Health. Dr. Yen co-founded Pandia Health and enjoys educating the public and other physicians about birth control, acne, weight management, and other adolescent health issues. She has been featured in many publications for her work in reproductive health and as CEO of Pandia Health.

LINGIE CHIU, MD, MBA, FAAP

LINGIE CHIU, MD, MBA, FAAP

BIO

Dr. Lingie Chiu is a board-certified pediatrician and has over 15 years of experience in medicine. She completed her Adolescent Medicine Clinical Year at University of Texas Houston, Pediatric Residency at the University of Florida Shands Children’s Hospital, combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Internship at St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center Manhattan, and Executive MBA at University of Hawaii Manoa Shidler School of Business. She joined the Pandia Health team to help bring simple birth control solutions to your doorsteps.

HUONG NGHIEM-EILBECK, MD, MPH

HUONG NGHIEM-EILBECK, MD, MPH

Dr. Nghiem-Eilbeck, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, over the past 10 years, she worked in private HMO/PPO practice, academic practice at UCLA as Assistant Clinical Professor, and as a laborist physician at local community hospitals in Los Angeles. She has always advocated for women's and children's rights since her MPH at Drexel, defending Southeast Asian immigrants participation in the WIC program. She worked at an international non-profit, Plan International, to improve the quality of their Maternal and Child Health programs in Vietnam.

SAARA SCHWARTZ, MD

SAARA SCHWARTZ, MD

Dr. Saara Schwartz is a board certified pediatrician and adolescent medicine physician with over 20 years experience. She graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition from Cornell University, then graduated New York Medical College. She did her pediatric residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center and her Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Center. She specializes in eating disorders, acne, menstrual problems, contraceptive management, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She has given many talks at a national level about important issues women face today. She joined Pandia Health because she enjoys bringing easy access to and helping women with their contraceptive needs.

NORMA JO WAXMAN, MD

NORMA JO WAXMAN, MD

BIO

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman is a clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. She graduated from UC Berkeley, St. Louis University Medical School, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UCSF/SFGH. A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Waxman educates health care providers and the public on primary care issues, reproductive health, and women’s health. Lectures have included all aspects of contraception, sexuality after menopause, adolescent medicine, migraine, depression, obesity and physician advocacy.

IRA JOYNER, JR., MD

IRA JOYNER, JR., MD

Dr. Ira Joyner, Jr., board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and ACOG Fellow, has 43+ yrs experience serving women as an obstetrician/gynecologist from birth control to menopause to high-risk deliveries. He graduated Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and did his residency at David Grant US Air Force Medical Center. His motto is “Birth Control is a personal choice and no one should control it but You! “

Why Pandia Health Was Started

The Story Behind the Name "Pandia Health"

The name Pandia Health comes from the Greek goddess of healing, light, and full moon, Pandia. Pan = every, Dia = day. Pandia Health has you covered every day of the year. We call that “Pandia Peace of Mind.”

The Story Behind the Name 'Pandia Health'
Making Women's Lives Easier

Making Women's Lives Easier

Pandia Health was founded by Dr. Sophia Yen, Perla Ni, and Elliott Blatt with the intention of making women’s lives easier. We’re on a mission to make sure women never run out of birth control on our watch. Women have better things to do with their time than run to the pharmacy or sit in a doctor’s office to obtain a prescription for birth control. We believe that women deserve  #PandiaPeaceOfMind, knowing that your birth control is taken care of so that you can focus on everything else that comes up in your busy lives. No more #PillAnxiety – the fear of running out of medications or having to run to the pharmacy each month. You have #BetterThingsToDo. Go out there and enjoy life and let Pandia Health do the worrying!

Our Team

We are on a mission to make women’s lives easier by providing a one-stop shop for recurring medications. Founded and Led by a female doctor who specializes in reproductive health, we want to bring convenient birth control delivery to the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. We partner with pharmacies and doctors specializing in women’s health to provide affordable, convenient, and dignified access to telehealth and pharmacy services.

Sophia Yen, MD, MPH

Sophia Yen, MD, MPH

CEO

MIT ’93, UCSF ’97, UC Berkeley ’04, Reproductive Health Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Founder of several pro-women non-profit organizations

Elliott Blatt

Elliott Blatt

CTO

Full-Stack Software Engineer, iOS Developer, Co-founder of Upstairs.io, formerly Full-Stack Engineer at ActivityHero, Founder of Blackstrap.it

PC Sien

PC Sien

Principal Developer

MIT ’85, UC Berkeley ’86, ’91, Full-Stack Software Engineer, Co-founded Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce), formerly at Oracle, Pure Software, PureAtria, Rational Software (acquired by IBM), TightLink, Thrasys