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OBGYN & Integrative Medicine Specialist located in Carmel, CA


Menopause is one of the biggest transitions in a woman’s life and that transition can be a positive and joyous one when you have the right kind of medical support. At A Woman’s Wellspring, a medicinal cooperative led by experienced physician, Stephanie Taylor, MD, PhD, you receive compassionate menopause care that’s personalized for your needs as they change over time. Dr. Taylor is recognized menopause specialist by The Menopause Society and a member since 1991, and she’s here to help you now. Call the Carmel, California, office or book an appointment using online scheduling.

Menopause Q & A

What are the signs that I am starting menopause?

Menopause occurs when you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months. This typically happens in your 50s but may also occur earlier or later. The menopause transition is a very gradual one. 

During perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause), you’ll most likely have some unpleasant effects such as: 

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Lower libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Hair thinning
  • Restless sleep
  • Dry skin
  • Bladder control problems

Every woman may have different symptoms. But certain symptoms are more common; for example, three-quarters of women experience hot flashes. 

Are menopause symptoms treatable?

You can’t prevent menopause, but you can start treatment that makes your life comfortable. In fact, with the right treatment, many women find the transition into menopause a very liberating and exciting new time in their lives. 

At A Woman’s Wellspring, Dr. Taylor is a renowned menopause specialist who has been guiding women through menopause since 1991. Her unique approach to whole-woman care helps to ease your uncomfortable symptoms so you can feel like yourself again.

How does menopause care work?

When you’re going through menopause, you experience a lot of physical and emotional changes, so you need unhurried medical appointments and genuinely compassionate care. 

Unfortunately, most primary care and women’s health providers don’t spend much time with their patients or really get to know them because they have too many people to see and not enough time in their schedule. At A Woman’s Wellspring, it’s different. 

The practice uses the medicinal cooperative approach, in which you pay a very reasonable annual fee to get access to a higher level of health care and more time with Dr. Taylor. All appointments are scheduled for an hour, ensuring you get truly complete menopause support. 

Just a few of the different aspects of your menopause care may include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Pharmaceutical-grade supplements
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Tai chi or qigong
  • Supportive counseling 

Menopause care can relieve symptoms effectively and also offers protective benefits like strengthening your bones, helping prevent cognitive decline, and helping prevent cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Taylor provides whole-person menopause care, so she works hand-in-hand with you to help you transform your life as you navigate the menopause transition.  

Call A Woman’s Wellspring or click the online scheduler to make your appointment with Dr. Taylor now.