Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

Menopause Management Specialist

Menopause can cause significant symptoms in many women, and even in those who have few symptoms, getting care can help reduce risk factors for other conditions. Dr. Wirth offers complete care for New York City area women in every stage of menopause so they can continue to feel their best.

Menopause Management Q & A

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause is defined as a condition that occurs when you have not had a period for 12 consecutive months. The time prior to menopause is called perimenopause. Symptoms occurring during this time and which can extend into menopause include:

  • hot flashes
  • night sweats
  • mood fluctuations
  • fatigue
  • aching joints
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • vaginal dryness
  • incontinence
  • irregular or abnormal periods
  • changes in sex drive

Some women have very few symptoms during perimenopause, while others experience the gamut. Dr. Wirth can help determine if your symptoms are caused by natural hormonal fluctuations or if other conditions may be involved.

How do I know if I'm in perimenopause?

Usually, your age combined with symptoms provide enough information to determine if you're in the early stages of menopause. In some cases, a blood test, vaginal exam or other diagnostic test may be performed to rule out other issues that can cause similar symptoms, especially if you have a personal or family history or cervical cancer or fibroids.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

During perimenopause and menopause, the body's production of estrogen and progesterone declines dramatically. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) replaces lost hormones to prevent many of the symptoms and side effects associated with lower levels of these hormones. Because estrogen and progesterone play such key roles in women's health, many women find they feel better with HRT.

Do I need Pap tests once I'm in menopause?

Yes, even if you're in menopause, you still need Pap tests unless you've:

  • had a total hysterectomy for non-cancerous reasons and have had no previous Pap tests indicating precancerous cells or abnormalities;
  • are 65 years of age or older and have had three or more normal Pap tests in a row and no abnormal Pap test results within the last 10 years.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

    Bm S.
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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

    Marisa P.
  • Yelp

    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

    Kate N.
  • Yelp

    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

    Chi M.
  • Yelp

    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
  • Yelp

    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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