Dr. Clare Bertucio, MD - Radiation Oncologist

When you meet Dr. Clare Bertucio, you quickly understand why she's at the forefront of revolutionizing women's health care, particularly in the field of vulva care. As a seasoned Radiation Oncologist with over 30 years of medical practice, Dr. Bertucio’s journey is a narrative of commitment and transformation aimed at empowering women to better understand and care for their bodies.


From her early days at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, to her rigorous training in Trauma Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Bertucio’s educational path set a strong foundation for her distinguished career. Completing her residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, she not only honed her expertise but also cultivated a deep-seated drive to address the gaps she observed in patient care.

As a board-certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Bertucio has been a pivotal figure in the field. Her leadership roles, including serving as the medical director at a renowned oncology clinic in Washington state and as a member of the University of Washington’s clinical staff, allowed her to influence cancer care practices significantly. Beyond her administrative and clinical duties, Dr. Bertucio’s voice has resonated in the medical community through numerous peer-reviewed articles and presentations at international conferences.

Vision and Philosophy

For Dr. Bertucio, the move to focus on vulva care came from a profound place — her own observations of the misconceptions and lack of clear, respectful dialogue surrounding women’s body knowledge. Witnessing the rise of the "clean beauty" trend, she saw an urgent need to shift the narrative from vague and often misleading terminology to a more enlightened understanding of women’s health. Dr. Bertucio’s approach is refreshingly straightforward: educate, clarify, and empower.

Role at Medicine Mama

As CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Medicine Mama, Dr. Clare Bertucio brings an unmatched level of expertise and passion. She is deeply involved in every aspect of the company, from product development to strategic planning and community outreach. Her scientific background ensures each product is not only effective but also safe for the sensitive needs of vulvar skin. Dr. Bertucio champions the use of science-backed ingredients and clinical testing to validate the efficacy of the products, setting new standards in the field of vulva care.

Under her guidance, Medicine Mama has launched several groundbreaking products that focus specifically on the needs of the vulva, distinguishing clearly from vaginal care products, which are designed for entirely different concerns. This distinction is vital for proper care and speaks to Dr. Bertucio’s dedication to educating women about their bodies in a transparent and accessible way.

Achievements and Impact

Dr. Bertucio's impact on women's health extends beyond product creation. Her work has sparked important conversations about women's health, challenging long-standing stigmas and empowering women with knowledge. Through her efforts, Medicine Mama has become a leading voice in advocating for the accurate and respectful treatment of women’s health issues.

Her contributions to the field have been recognized with numerous accolades, reflecting her role not only as a pioneering doctor but also as a transformative leader in health care. Her ability to merge medical rigor with consumer health needs has made a noticeable difference in how women approach and manage their vulva health.

Community Engagement and Advocacy

Dr. Clare Bertucio believes that change in women’s health care extends beyond clinical settings and product lines — it thrives in community interaction and advocacy. She spearheads numerous initiatives aimed at demystifying women's health issues, partnering with educational institutions, health organizations, and community groups. Through workshops, webinars, and public speaking engagements, Dr. Bertucio actively promotes a deeper public understanding of vulvar health. 

Her efforts include campaigns to improve health education curricula, ensuring young women receive accurate and comprehensive information early in life. Dr. Bertucio also collaborates with other healthcare professionals to standardize terminology and treatment approaches, advocating for policy changes that support better health outcomes for women. These activities underline her commitment not only to advancing health care but also to nurturing a community well-versed in the nuances of women's health.

Beyond Medicine

Dr. Bertucio’s influence is not confined to the corridors of clinics or the boardrooms of Medicine Mama. She actively engages with the broader community, speaking at events and leading initiatives that support women’s health education. Her approachable manner and deep knowledge make her a sought-after speaker and a reliable source of practical advice.

She also ensures her work-life balance is enriched with activities that reflect her commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Whether it's spending time with her family, exploring the great outdoors, or simply enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, Dr. Bertucio practices the wellness she preaches.

Future Aspirations

Looking ahead, Dr. Bertucio is excited about the future of Medicine Mama and the broader impact it can have on women’s health. She is constantly exploring new scientific advancements and cultural shifts that can inform more effective care. Dr. Bertucio is particularly passionate about expanding educational resources, empowering women to make informed choices about their health care, from adolescence through menopause and beyond.

A Visionary Leader Transforming Women's Health Care

Dr. Clare Bertucio's work with Medicine Mama is more than a career — it’s a calling. With each product developed and each conversation sparked, she is helping to reshape the landscape of women’s health care. Her dedication to providing women with the tools and knowledge they need to take charge of their health is not just changing lives — it’s making history.

Through her leadership, Dr. Bertucio continues to inspire and challenge the norms, making a significant contribution to the way women think about and care for their bodies. Join her as she leads the charge in transforming vulva care into an integral and celebrated part of women’s health and wellness.


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