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Moreland OB-GYN NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioners Provide Menopause Support

Mature woman sitting on couch experiencing menopausal symptoms like sweating and hot flashesHot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, pain during sex, weight gain, interrupted sleep—these are all associated with menopause and many women wrongly assume it’s all just a part of growing older.

That's why we are proud to announce the distinction of having three Menopause Practitioners certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) on staff, dedicated to serving women transitioning to and through menopause.

Below, we outline some general menopausal facts and delve into the importance of finding the right support team to help you successfully manage menopausal health.

The Facts About Menopause

About 1.3 million women become menopausal in the U.S. each year, typically between the ages of 51 and 52, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The most common marker for knowing if you are experiencing this change is going 12 months without a period. The time leading up to that point is called “perimenopause,” and the time after is called “post-menopause.” Women spend one-third of their lives—or longer—in some state of menopause.

For some women, that can mean many years of discomfort, depression, pain, and feeling out of balance.

Understanding all the facts surrounding menopause can help you prepare for it and determine how to build a network of information and support to guide you through it gracefully. Click here to learn more!

What Is the North American Menopause Society (NAMS)?

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization that promotes all women's health and quality of life during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership includes medical, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education experts.  

NAMS recognized a need to set essential standards for health providers, assuring high-quality care for women during menopause and beyond. As such, it developed a competency examination. Those who pass the exam have demonstrated their expertise in the field and are awarded the credential of NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP).

Why It's Important to Have NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioners (NCMP) Caring for You

At Moreland, we are committed to being a premier destination for women seeking care related to menopause. We are proud to have three providers, Joan Kiely (APNP,NCMP), Dr. Allison Nelson (MD,FACOG,NCMP), Lorree L. Dyoco (M.D., FACOG, NCMP) and Dr. Matthew Taylor (MD,FACOG,NCMP), who are NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioners (NCMP), reflecting our commitment to all patients.  Dr. Comiskey from Moreland OB-GYN, who is NCMP and NAMS certified, consulting a patient about support for her transition through menopause

Moreland OB-GYN NCMP’s align their approach to patient care with the organization's philosophy of care: 
  • Practitioners look at the whole-health picture regarding a woman's quality of life. 
  • A shared decision-making philosophy encourages patient education and personal involvement in pursuing a happier and healthier life.
  • Evaluate the physical effects of menopause and consider each patient's emotional, psychological, cultural, and familial conditions. 
By talking with and listening to our patients, learning about all facets of their lives, and employing NAMS' research and resources specific to menopause, Moreland OB-GYN's NCMP's can provide proactive, preventive care. This approach improves women's health and quality of life during midlife. 

Managing Your Journey Through Menopause

With research, work, and help from your Moreland OB-GYN NCMP provider, you may better manage your menopause experience. To help aid you as you navigate new menopause milestones, here are some additional resources that you may find helpful: 

  • Preventive Health Care: By focusing on preventative health care and healthy habits, you can positively impact your future health through the choices made today. Improve wellness throughout early perimenopause, perimenopause, and early menopause. 
  • Perimenopause: Symptoms, Relief & How to Find a Perimenopause Doctor: This article provides information and tips for women who may be experiencing perimenopause or approaching this stage. 
  • Vaginal Dryness: Causes and Treatment Options: Vaginal dryness can occur in women of any age. The good news is, it’s not something you’re destined to live with. Learn the causes and treatments in this blog.
  • Osteoporosis Guidelines: Symptoms, Doctors, Treatments, and More: Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones are thin, weak, and more likely to break. Most women will develop osteoporosis at some point in their lifetime, but doctors can help monitor and treat your osteoporosis needs. 
  • Women’s Nutrition: What is Considered Healthy Food?: Diet fads come and go, but what foods should you eat, and how do you tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods? Learn more about healthy foods for women's nutrition and preventive health tips. 
  • Women’s Hormones: The Main Causes of Changes in Your Health?: As women approach or reach 40, many experience lower energy, weight gain, irritability, lower sex drive, and other symptoms, leaving them feeling 'different.' 
  • Bioidentical Hormones: The term “bioidentical hormones” is used to describe a type of hormone replacement where the hormone given has the same molecular structure as the hormones your body used to produce prior to menopause. How can this help you as your body changes? 
  • NAMS Menopause & Me: A guide to menopause that will help you learn how to check your symptoms and treatments, navigate healthy midlife with tips and solutions, and learn more about the NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner credential. 

Choose a Compassionate, Caring Health Partner in Your Journey Through Menopause

Dr. Janz from Moreland OBGYN with nurse Signe with COVID protective masks onAs you approach and move through your menopause journey, look to the NCMP's at Moreland OB-GYN. They provide women of all ages compassionate OB-GYN care throughout their life. Our caring team of providers will take the time to listen and supply the resources and information you need to live your best life before, during, and after menopause.  

Moreland OB-GYN has convenient locations in Brookfield, Hartland, Mukwonago, Oconomowoc, Sussex, Watertown, and Waukesha. You can request an appointment online or call us at (262) 544-4411.

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