Black Maternal Health
Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year
We’re in this for life! Many women assume they only need an OB/GYN for pregnancy and childbirth. We specialize in all aspects of women’s health in all stages of life. Even if you’ve had a hysterectomy or your final pregnancy, there are important milestones ahead and we are here to help you through them. That’s why we stay at the forefront of advancements in therapies and treatments for healthy aging. Think of us as your partners in aging. We are here to provide any educational resources, guidance, and medical assistance you may need.
Exciting news… the average age women undergo menopause is 51. Menopause is generally declared after one year without a period. You may begin experiencing some perimenopausal signs and symptoms years before. We are here to help you manage this transition with all the grace and ease possible by treating any symptoms. Once you’ve conquered that transition, we are here to ensure your golden years are bright, happy and healthy as your wellness needs change.
This stage of life can include mood changes, sleep disturbance and changes in your weight, energy and libido. The good news is, we have solutions to alleviate these! There are hormonal and nonhormonal options available.
Your risk of breast cancer INCREASES with age. Self exams, clinical breast exams and mammograms are more important now than ever.
Are you experiencing urinary urgency, leaking or unusual frequency? This is not uncommon with age. We offer urodynamic bladder testing in our office. These tests evaluate how your bladder fills, empties and stores urine. We can help identify uro-gynecologic issues such as urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and leaking, chronic pelvic pain and chronic urinary tract infections. There are treatment options available to help eliminate the discomfort and embarrassment that can accompany bladder issues.
As you age, your body’s ability to produce hormones is disrupted. This may be natural process, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer the side effects. There are many options available to rebalance your hormone levels, regain your quality of life and improve your health. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can increase your energy, balance your mood, improve your sleep quality, help you manage your weight, enhance your mental clarity, and even restore your libido and sexual function. Our non-hormonal option can also restore vaginal health. We will assist you with however you wish to approach the aging process.