320-552-2687

Access menopause care services in Hutchinson, MN

Menopause signals a new chapter, not the end of the story. Say goodbye to the notion that it’s all hot flashes, weight gain, and discomfort. Our services, both hormonal and non-hormonal, are tailored to turn the page to what can be the most fulfilling years yet. Menopause is a transition, and with the right support and management options, it can be approached with confidence and optimism. Take control and celebrate life in full bloom with our expert menopause management.

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual periods. It’s diagnosed after 12 consecutive months of no menstrual cycles and most commonly occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.

Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, and vaginal dryness. The intensity and frequency of these symptoms can vary greatly from woman to woman.

Our services

With specialized healthcare professionals knowledgeable about the unique challenges of menopause, patients receive personalized and comprehensive care. We offer a holistic approach to managing symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and hormonal imbalance through a combination of medical treatments and lifestyle adjustments.

Hormonal services

Hormone replacement therapy
The hormones we prescribe are bioidentical, which means they have the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body. We choose from a range of FDA-approved preparations that are “bioidentical” including pills, patches, and vaginal formulations.

Non-hormonal services

  • Prescriptions
  • Lifestyle changes recommendations
  • Dietary adjustments

Medications are sent to your local pharmacy and some may be mailed to your house.

Our services

With specialized healthcare professionals knowledgeable about the unique challenges of menopause, patients receive personalized and comprehensive care. We offer a holistic approach to managing symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and hormonal imbalance through a combination of medical treatments and lifestyle adjustments.

Hormonal services

Hormone replacement therapy
The hormones we prescribe are bioidentical, which means they have the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body. We choose from a range of FDA-approved preparations that are “bioidentical” including pills, patches, and vaginal formulations.

Non-hormonal services

  • Prescriptions
  • Lifestyle changes recommendations
  • Dietary adjustments

Medications are sent to your local pharmacy and some may be mailed to your house.

How to schedule a menopause consultation

Before you schedule your official menopause consultation, you’ll need to have a recent mammogram available.

Please download and review these instructions to prepare for your consult.

Menopause services pricing

We do not take health insurance. You may be able to use your HSA or Flex account. You may be able to use your health insurance for your labs and some of your medications.

Initial consult

$400 for initial consult

$200 for initial consult if you do labs on your own

Follow-up visit

$50 for follow visit which is required every 6 months

Follow-up labs

Range of $50-$200 for follow up labs that are required 6 weeks after every dose change of hormones

Medications

Range of $20 – $200/month

Cost after being established

Your “usual” cost once established is around $50-200/month with an average around $100/month

FAQ

1. I thought taking hormones for menopause was dangerous?

Much of our current understanding of menopause treatment comes from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). The WHI is a large study that came out with a report in 2002 finding that HRT caused an increase in heart disease and breast cancer. The results of this study led to millions of women abruptly stopping their hormone replacement therapy.

Unfortunately, there were many flaws in the WHI. Chief among them was that the age of women in the study is not representative of the usual age that HRT is prescribed for. The average age of the participants was 63 years – 12 years beyond the average age of menopause and at an age when trial participants had already developed vascular damage. The following picture depicts the percentage of women in the trial who were a certain number of years past menopause together with the ages at which the development of atherosclerosis peaks. By comparison, HRT is best used in women ages 40-65. Providing hormonal support starting in the perimenopausal years can help PREVENT these conditions from developing. The women in the study were already past the age at which HRT could provide protective benefits.

There were multiple other flaws in the study including that the dose and types of hormone therapies used in the trials were not representative of current best practices, the trial consisted of predominantly white women, the trial methods were flawed, and the hotly anticipated data was rushed to publication without proper review. Emerging data from a younger cohort of the trial has failed to show an increased risk and is in fact showing a decrease in risks. This prompted the International Menopause Society to issue the following statement in 2011: “The excessive conservatism engendered by the presentation to the media of the first results of the WHI in 2002 has disadvantaged nearly a decade of women who may have missed the therapeutic window to reduce their future cardiovascular, fracture, and dementia risk” HRT can be a safe and effective treatment for many women, but it’s not suitable for everyone. We will assess your individual health needs, risks, and preferences before recommending HRT.

2. Are there alternatives to hormone replacement therapy?

Yes, our clinic provides a range of alternatives to HRT, such as lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, and non-hormonal medications designed to alleviate specific symptoms of menopause.

3. How can I manage hot flashes without medication?

Lifestyle changes such as dressing in layers, keeping your environment cool, staying hydrated, practicing stress-reduction techniques, and avoiding triggers like hot beverages or spicy foods can help manage hot flashes.

4. What are some tips for dealing with sleep disturbances during menopause?

Establish a regular sleep schedule, create a comfortable sleep environment, limit screen time before bed, avoid caffeine and heavy meals in the evening, and consider relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga.

5. Can menopause affect my sexual health?

Yes, menopause may lead to vaginal dryness and discomfort during intercourse. Our clinic offers various treatments, including lubricants, vaginal moisturizers, and localized hormone therapies, to help manage these symptoms.

6. Will I gain weight because of menopause?

Weight gain is common due to hormonal changes and aging. There are hormonal as well as non hormonal options to help with this.

Ready to feel like your (new) self? Take control today.

Reach out to us today to get expert menopause management and learn more about the services we can offer you! We’re here to support you through this transition with compassionate care tailored to your individual needs.

Clinic hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30-4:30

Saturday: 9:00-12:00

Sunday: Closed

Reach out

Email

stcapatient@gmail.com

Phone

320-552-2687

Address

140 Main St N Suite 2
Hutchinson, MN 55350

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