As women move through the stages of adulthood, their health needs change. Young women face the usual gamut of health concerns from the common cold to reproductive and sexual health issues. Women in mid-life begin the annual rounds of formal testing—mammograms, colonoscopies and bone scans among them—and then tackle the changes that menopause brings.
Fortunately, the women of central Ohio now have a program dedicated to meet the health concerns they encounter in each stage of their life. The Ohio State Center for Women’s Health is the only multidisciplinary clinic in the city that coordinates care for women in one place.
Rebecca Jackson, MD
Michael Blumenfeld, MD
“In our work at the Center for Women’s Health, we focus on research and treatment of health issues and the diseases found exclusively in women as well as those that affect women in specific ways,” explains Rebecca Jackson, MD, an endocrinologist, osteoporosis expert and the Center’s director.
The Center’s clinical services are led by Michael Blumenfeld, MD, director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an expert in minimally invasive surgery. The Center provides services in primary care, integrative medicine, endocrinology, cardiology and gynecology. Built on the science of women, our heart care includes risk assessments and testing for metabolic syndrome and lipids. Our endocrinology services include screening for osteoporosis and osteopenia with the Center’s state-of-the-art testing equipment.
While focusing on the health of all women, the Center also has specific programs geared to the mature woman, a growing need in central Ohio. Cynthia Evans, MD, directs the Menopause Clinic at the Center for Women’s Health. A North American Menopause Society certified menopause practitioner, Dr. Evans advises menopausal patients on the uses of hormone therapy and its alternatives in relation to heart disease, osteoporosis and breast cancer.
Expansion plans for the Center include the addition of specialized gynecologic services such as clinics focusing on sexual function, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), nutrition and wellness and mental health and well-being.
“The Center brings together the best technologies, evidence-based medicine and a talented and caring staff to meet the needs of all women,” says Dr. Blumenfeld.