Does your physician look blank when you talk about your perimenopausal problems? “One of the biggest struggles women face is finding clinicians who have the expertise and interest in managing perimenopausal and menopausal issues,” says Harvard’s JoAnn Manson. Now a doctor or nurse practitioner can undergo additional training and become certified as an NCMP (short for NAMS-certified menopause practitioner; NAMS stands for North American Menopause Society). To locate a specialist, go to the NAMS website (menopause.org) and click on the box (on the lower right) titled “Find a NAMS-Certified Menopause Practitioner ” or click here.
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