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.
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.
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.
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"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"
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" Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."
"Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"
"She is incredible! She genuinely cares about her patients and she really takes time to get to know you and treat you as a person, not just a patient."
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"Dr Amersi has been my doctor since 2004, she is really fantastic at what she does and really cares about her patients. The staff is super friendly."
"I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."
"Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".
"She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"
"Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."
Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion