Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA
Hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats can make even the strongest of women feel down and out due to the symptoms of menopause. At Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center, Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Jennifer Chen, Dr. Lily Lee, Dr. Rahil Patel, Dr. Henrietta Stancz-Szeder, Dr. Karen Toubi, Dr. Kathleen Valenton, Dr. Wendy Kim Waldman, and Dr. Peter Weiss understand. And that’s why they offer a range of services that help with menopausal and perimenopausal symptom relief.
Menopause and Peri-Menopausal Symptom Relief Q & A
What are common symptoms of menopause?
Menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women, yet its symptoms can cause a wide range of problems. While the cessation of your menstrual cycle is a normal life occurrence, your body can experience a hormone imbalance that causes more severe symptoms, including:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Bladder issues, such as nocturia(waking up at night to urinate), frequent urination, feeling like you have to go right after you went
- Mood swings, including depression
- Weight gain
- Dry skin
- Skin aging
How do doctors treat the symptoms of menopause?
For some women, menopausal symptoms occur but aren’t severe enough to require intervention, yet for others, the symptoms can interfere with daily functioning. And for these women, the doctors at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center may have a solution.
For some women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be the answer to their menopause symptoms. HRT treats women with specific hormones, mainly estrogen or progesterone, and helps to ease the symptoms they’re experiencing. The doctors at RDWHC will provide a specific treatment plan for you. This may include non-hormonal therapies as well.
What kinds of bladder issues are symptoms of menopause?
Menopause can impact all sort of areas of your health, including how your bladder functions. That means certain bladder issues may be a symptom of menopause or perimenopause, including:
- Urgency: When you have urinary urgency, you experience the need to urinate frequently. Once you feel the urge to go, you must go quickly.
- Hesitancy: When you have urinary hesitancy, you may feel the urge to go shortly after urinating.
- Nocturia: With nocturia, you wake up frequently in the middle of the night to urinate.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence: SUI is the involuntary loss of urine, regardless of the reason. This can occur when you’re coughing or sneezing, or anytime you leak urine.
How are bladder issues treated?
The team at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center treats bladder issues that are the results of menopause with advanced laser therapies. With the Mona Lisa Touch®, your doctor uses a minimally invasive laser treatment that stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen, boosting the health and elasticity of the vaginal area. This can help improve bladder issues by adding more support around the urethra and improving the overall health of the vulva. The doctors at RDWHC have the leading physicians in the country in use of the Mona Lisa Touch Laser. We have performed more Mona Lisa touch Lasers than anyone west of the Mississippi. We have one of the only 3 national physician trainers for this procedure.
If you’re experiencing bladder issues or other symptoms of menopause, schedule an appointment online today with the doctors at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.
Words from our patients
"They were excellent in finding out what was wrong with my son. I had just come from the Children's hospital. These people know what they are doing."
"The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr Brown was super cool, very professional, a sense of humor , she made me feel very comfortable."
"I thought she was terrific! I didn't wait very long, she is very knowledgable and smart, easy to talk to..."
"If you are lucky enough to see Doctor Rebecca Brown, you are in caring, friendly, experienced hands..."
"Dr Rebecca Brown is just great. Knowledgeable, friendly, listens and takes notes and answers questions."
"...As far as Rodeo Drive Health Center, I have been going there for well over 4 years and love the place as it is all women and you feel very comfortable."
"Dr. Valenton is awesome! If it weren't for her, I probably would have ended up with a c-section. Nothing wrong with a c-section, but she respected my desire..."
"I've been with Dr. Brown since 2008 and cannot say enough good things about her. She takes her time and listens and REMEMBERS many things about you! I LOVE that..."
"In short, Dr. Brown is fantastic; she's knowledgeable, professional, and extremely friendly. You can be assured that she will take good care of your needs."
"Dr. Brown is phenomenal! I ❤her with all my heart! She delivered my 2 daughters, has the greatest bedside manner, and always makes time for you!"
"I love Dr Valenton she's so easy to talk to always makes me feel very comfortable and she's very understanding."
"I instantly knew Dr. Valenton would be my new go to OBGYN when delivering my second baby (19 years after my first born) after our initial appointment."
"Professional with a wonderful bedside manner. Not only is she intelligent, she is extremely personable."
"The first time I met her, she made me feel at ease and made me feel like we've known each other for a while. It takes a special doctor to have great bedside manner."
"His caring nature, calm attitude, and professionalism immediately made me feel comfortable when I first met him."
"Dr. Nguyen went above and beyond during the consultation and the exam, but what really stood out was how well he explained everything thoroughly and had the patience..."
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The staff and doctors are kind and very helpful. The atmosphere is very inviting. Filling out the medical forms was painless, due to their use of ipads to collect info.
This office is very well-run and orderly, so much so that I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes in either the waiting room or in the exam room.
I am much appreciated of my Dr. my nurse and everyone else who helps run this amazing office. Everyone is friendly, professional and above all caring.
The office is efficient and has a great location. The medical service and bedside manner is excellent and very friendly.