"Before I met Dr. Abrahams I felt lost and like I had aged out of being taken care of. I never knew there was such a thing as a Menopause Specialist..."
With a clinical specialty of menopause, Dr. Michael Abrahams has extensive experience working with women who are moving past their child bearing years. He can identify and treat your perimenopause and menopause symptoms and validate the sometimes complex emotions that may accompany this phase of life.
Why see a Menopause Specialist? Here is and article on finding the right Menopause Doctor, and a video on how women can find a menopause specialist. If you are going through surgical menopause this article by a patient states "most surgeons are not hormone specialists" and goes into other aspects of surgical menopause.
From Dr. Abrahams:
Q: Why are your different? Why should women having a difficult menopause see a Specialist?
Dr. Abrahams: “I feel passionate about helping women through menopause. I am straight forward and have no incentive for testing or surgery. My clinical acumen is based on years of gynecological experience and special training in the area of menopause and perimenopause.
This is my focus. Research has changed. This isn’t your mother’s menopause anymore. I have experience using both natural treatment options and bioidentical hormone therapy. Women often have unfounded fears around hormone therapy. Many Doctors who are generalist don’t keep up with studies and research and are still practicing what they did 20 years ago with limited tools, practicing old school medicine and sometimes even sending women to psychologists.
A Menopause Specialist can guide you and help you make sense of what is happening to you in this transitional time in your life. I can diagnose unfamiliar sensations and feelings in your body and validate your sense of change. When you are unsure of what is normal, I rule out pathology and use the most up to date methods and practices to help you." –Michael Abrahams, MD
"I didn’t know what hit me when perimenopause came on. I had suffered from endrometriosis for years which exaggerated my peri symptoms and I felt crazy! Before I found Dr. Abrahams I went to a few other Gynecologists who didn’t help me at all. They only seemed to be concerned with women having babies. Before I met Dr. Abrahams I felt lost and like I had aged out of being taken care of. I never knew there was such a thing as a menopause specialist and was relieved to find Dr. Abrahams. I feel like Dr. Abrahams understands me and what I am feeling. His treatment and care helped me to feel balanced and normal again.” –JH
Why see a Menopause Specialist?
Menopause is a normal part of aging. Most women finish their reproductive years without much fanfare. There are those, however, who find themselves having extreme symptoms that make daily activities and sleeping patterns difficult. Whether you present with irregular bleeding patterns, mild or extreme hot flashes, mood changes, difficulty concentrating, libido issues, or general irritability, it is important to find a physician who is attentive to and knowledgeable about the variations and extremes of the menopausal transition.
Many women who have been told that they are having a “nervous breakdown”, are “depressed” or even “bipolar” are in actuality experiencing a difficult menopause transition without treatment.
In the United States, the average age of a women’s final menstruation (the definition of menopause), is 51. Menstruation changes and peri-menopausal symptoms (the years surround the menopause) sometimes may begin as early as the 40’s and continue late into the 50’s and beyond.
It is important to decipher what symptoms are a normal variant and what symptoms signal a possible significant metabolic or physiological problem. Your menopause physician must be familiar with your complete endocrine (hormonal) system and be able to recognize and treat any imbalances.