At the Institute for progressive medicine we offer solutions to many health concerns specific to women in any phase of their lives. Our doctors offer women a wide variety of options ranging from medications to nutritional and herbal therapies. Integrative medicine offers effective and innovative solutions to a wide range of women’s health concerns.
Annual Exam and Physical
Our doctors use up to date liquid based pap technology. We take the time necessary to perform a thorough physical examination. We also allow time to explain any pertinent findings as well as answer questions. Our doctors pride themselves on offering a complete and gentle gynecological exam.
Perimenopause & Menopause
We offer a wide variety of solutions for hormonal balancing during transitional years and beyond. We offer therapies including Bio Identical Hormonal Replacement and Herbal Alternatives.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is highly effective in alleviating or eliminating menopausal symptoms, otherwise difficult to treat. Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, depression, weight gain, loss of interest in sex, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, urinary tract infection, are all part and parcel of hormone deprivation, reversible through the addition of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The presumed adverse effects of estrogen are attributable to the use of non-human identical chemicals, and are preventable with human-identical preparations.
Women who experienced irregular menses that occur at unpredictable times or have very heavy menstruation are categorized as having menstrual disorders. We will investigate the underlying imbalance and recommend gentle therapies to correct the problem.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
PMS symptoms can range from irritability and depression to bloating and acne. There are dozens of symptoms that have been attributed to PMS. Every woman experiences PMS in a different way. Many of these symptoms are precipitated by hormonal imbalance or lifestyle factors. Our doctors take the time to understand the underlying cause of your PMS symptoms and treat them appropriately.
We offer a herbal and nutritional treatment protocol using supplements and topical therapies to correct abnormal Pap smears. This treatment has a high success rate in reversing abnormal Pap smears, and may help you avoid surgery if you have abnormal cells.
Yeast, bacteria, or hormonal changes can cause vaginal infections. What women may believe is a yeast infection is commonly caused by something else. A thorough examination and evaluation of your particular vaginal discomfort is necessary to determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment. Often, it is necessary for a combination of investigational tools to be used including looking at vaginal discharge under a microscope or sending it in to the laboratory for evaluation. Integrative therapies can include pharmaceuticals as well as natural agents to relieve your current symptoms as well as addressing the underlying cause to prevent future occurrences.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition with an underlying cause of insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance. It is associated with symptoms such as irregular menses, infertility, weight gain, abnormal hair growth and acne. We offer a variety of treatment options incorporating conventional and natural means to control your symptoms and address the underlying causes.
We offer effective therapies that not only prevent further bone loss, but actually improve your bone strength and density. Diet, lifestyle modifications, weight-bearing exercise and nutritional supplements are all useful therapies for osteoporosis.
Many women complain of “lumpy bumpy” breasts that are oftentimes painful around their period. Many of these symptoms can be controlled through lifestyle modification and nutritional supplementation. We will discuss with you ways in which to improve your breast health. A comprehensive program designed to help you prevent breast cancer is also available.
If you have any questions about how our doctors can help you, please call our office.