Top-rated certified midwife, Rolinda McIntosh of Broadway Gynecology, located in New York City’s Financial District, provides a full scope of health services for women, including hormone replacement therapy.
In the 2 to 8 years prior to women hitting menopause, defined by 12 consecutive months of not having a period, they experience fluctuations in the female reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone. These swings, which can also be the result of a hysterectomy and certain conditions, such as hypothyroidism, often cause a multitude of unpleasant symptoms, from hot flashes to weight gain. First-line treatment are lifestyle adjustments and natural remedies. However, if symptoms are severe and not alleviated by these measures, hormone replacement therapy may be recommended, and is nearly always effective in providing relief.
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment used to replenish decreased hormones in the body, returning them to optimum levels. This is accomplished either by taking hormones orally or using a topical cream.
Symptoms are numerous and vary widely in severity, from mild to debilitating. Among the most common are:
Once a woman actually reaches menopause, which on average occurs around age 51, symptoms caused by hormone fluctuations may or may not end. Everyone is different.
To determine whether a woman may benefit from hormone replacement therapy, Rolinda conducts a thorough evaluation, which includes a medical history, physical examination and laboratory testing (either blood, saliva or urine). If Rolinda does recommend hormone replacement therapy, she will create an individualized plan. Hormone replacement therapy is not recommended for women who have been on hormone therapy for more than 10 years, who are smokers, or have had cancer, blood clots, or undiagnosed breast masses.
At Broadway Gynecology, we accept most major insurance plans, including 1199. Here is a short-list of some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"She is amazing... Makes you feel comfortable. She helped me to have my first baby. Thank you sooo much!"
"I am a patient of Dr. Goltyapina for number of years. She consulted me number of times. I was lucky to find her and would strongly recommend to all of my friends."
"She is a very experienced professional that makes you feel comfortable, that explains your situation and recommends a proper treatment."
"Very knowledgeable and caring! Very relaxed and comfortable environment. She wants what's best for her patients."
"Excellent doctor. You can tell she really cares about her patients. Warm and friendly. Highly recommended!"