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Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN & Breast Cancer Assessment 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 defined as 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period marking the end of a woman’s reproductive life. In the months and years leading up to this transition, which occurs on average between ages 48-55, women can experience fluctuations in estrogen and other hormones. Some women only have irregular menstrual periods that eventually stop upon reaching menopause however the majority of others suffer multiple symptoms, which can range considerably in both intensity and frequency.

What are the most common symptoms of menopause?

While all women experience menopause differently, some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Diminished libido
  • Joint pain
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss

How can Dr. Amersi help me with the challenges of menopause?

How it Works – A Deep Dive into Hormone Replacement Therapy

Our personalized HRT is backed by meticulous analysis of your hormonal profile, ensuring a tailor-made treatment plan that aligns with your body's unique needs.

Bio-Identical Alignment

Experience natural and harmonious balance with hormones identical to your body’s.

Precision Dosing

Receive treatments meticulously tailored to your unique hormonal needs for optimized well-being.

Comprehensive Monitoring

Benefit from continuous refinement of your treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Integrative Approach

Embrace a multi-modal plan combining hormonal therapy with nutritional and lifestyle adjustments for enhanced vitality

There are many ways to treat symptoms, maintain optimal health and enjoy an excellent quality of life. As a gynecologist and certified menopause clinician specialist, Dr. Amersi is versed in a wide array of solutions and preventive health measures to ease this natural life transition. She begins by taking a complete medical history, discussing your symptoms and lifestyle in detail, conducting a physical examination, and performing any necessary tests that may include various laboratory and hormonal studies, a bone density evaluation, a mammogram, a pelvic ultrasound and/or a colonoscopy if indicated. Armed with this information, Dr. Amersi will discuss your treatment options and design a plan just for you. Depending on your specific symptoms and lifestyle, options may include:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Herbal supplements
  • Nutrition and exercise recommendations
  • Lifestyle recommendations


For vaginal atrophy symptoms related to menopause, such as pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, vaginal burning and/or itching, frequent urinary tract infections or other urinary symptoms, Dr. Amersi may recommend:

  • Local vaginal estrogen or non-estrogen therapy
  • MonaLisa Touch vaginal CO2 laser treatment
  • Vaginal lubricants
  • Vaginal dilators
  • Vaginal moisturizers

Our advanced Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is designed to rebalance and optimize your hormone levels, unlocking a myriad of health benefits, including:

- Improved muscle mass and bone density

- Prevention of heart and vascular diseases
- Improved cholesterol and glucose levels
- Improved brain and cognitive function
- Reduced incidence of Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer
- Reduced incidence of depression
- Improved mood, sleep, and memory
- Enhanced libido, stamina, and energy

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.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Net