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Menopause Specialist

Shamsah Amersi, MD -  - OB-GYN

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Shamsah Amersi, MD FACOG provides a variety of menopause services for women in Santa Monica, CA, and surrounding areas. Each woman's experience with menopause is different, so Dr. Amersi offers personalized menopause services for each patient she sees. Dr. Shamsah Amersi meets the complex needs of women going through menopause and strives to provide the best for her OBGYN patients.

Menopause Q & A

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when she is no longer fertile. After menopause, a woman’s body stops producing the hormones necessary to reproduce. The transition to menopause is not smooth – hormone levels fluctuate wildly for months or even years, causing uncomfortable symptoms for many women. Once a woman reaches menopause, which doctors define as 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, hormone fluctuations and their associated symptoms begin to smooth out.

What Do Menopause Services Include?

Menopause services include annual wellness gynecological exams, evaluation and treatment of menopause symptoms, gynecologic care of women after childbearing years, and evaluation and treatment of sexual problems during and after menopause. Menopause services may also include screening for breast health, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and other disorders that sometimes occur after menopause, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and over-active bladder. 

In some cases, hormone replacement therapy is included in menopause services. Hormone replacement therapy keeps hormone levels smooth, reducing uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. A woman stops taking hormone replacement therapy after she reaches menopause, and sometimes sooner. 

Who Can Benefit from Menopause Services?

Menopause services are appropriate for women between the ages of 40 to 60 years old who are experiencing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, changes in menstrual cycle, moodiness, vaginal changes, fatigue, weight gain, and more. Even women who do not suffer from uncomfortable symptoms benefit from screenings and wellness checks including in menopause services. These screenings and checks can reduce every woman’s risk for the thinning and weak bones of osteoporosis, colon cancer, gynecological problems and other health conditions.

Dr. Shamsah Amersi provides menopause services that help women before, during, and after they reach menopause to ensure that every woman has a long and healthy life.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.


Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
UnitedHealthcare