Mature Womens Health 1 of 2

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life, but it's a time that often brings many questions. In this interview, Ellen Beth Levitt talks with a gynecologist who specializes in caring for women in middle age and older. They discuss menopause, including hormone therapy and the debate over bio-identical hormones. The program also covers sexuality and other topics that concern women as they age.

Part one of this two-part interview addresses the following topics:

  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause signs/symptoms
  • Hot flashes
  • Women’s Health Initiative
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Benefits/risks
  • Bio-identical hormones
  • Compounding pharmacies
  • Personalized therapies

Dr. Valerie Omicioli, a gynecologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a certified menopause practitioner. Dr. Omicioli is also an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: July 23, 2013

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