Northwood Obstetrics & Gynecology

David D. Wright, MD
Peter T. Bump, MD
Stephanie M. Morreale, DO
Diana L. Novak, MD
Melissa E. Bibicoff, DO

 

Certified Menopause Consultant

Dr. Wright is Northwood's menopause expert! With 30 years of experience and specific training in menopause management, Dr. Wright is equipped with the latest education and training in menopause treatments, management techniques, and medication assisted therapies. Dr. Wright is certified through the North American Menopause Society. 

Menopause Management

Menopause is defined as the time in a woman's life, usually between age 45 and 55 years, when the ovaries stop producing eggs (ovulating) and menstrual periods end. After menopause, a woman can no longer get pregnant.

Menopause does not happen suddenly; most women experience several years of changes in their menstrual periods before they stop completely. During this time, many women also start to have menopausal symptoms. These result from declining levels of estrogen in the body and can include hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, sleep problems, and vaginal dryness. A woman is said to have completed menopause once she has gone a full year without having a period. The average age for a woman to stop having periods is 51 years.

Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life and does not always need to be treated. However, the changes that happen before and after menopause can be disruptive. If you have bothersome symptoms, effective treatments are available.

Northwood
Obstetrics & Gynecology

3960 West Royal Drive
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: 231.947.0404
Fax: 231.947.2190

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Closed 12:30-1:30 daily for lunch