Most medical providers still don’t know enough about perimenopause and menopause. This isn’t surprising when considering that 80 percent of ob-gyns (ob-gyns!) lack menopause training. So, when women seek medical treatment for significant menopausal symptoms, nearly three-fourths are left untreated.
This means we often have no choice but to grab the reins of our own menopause health. There are few better doctors to give us a head start than Dr. Robin Noble, a practicing gynecologist for over 20 years with a specialty in menopause. Dr. Noble will give us tips for how to find a menopause-informed doctor, what questions to ask, what concerns to raise, what tests to request, and how to talk with your doctor about possible treatments (hormonal and nonhormonal). We will also share some materials you may want to take with you to your doctor.
Dr. Robin Noble is the Chief Medical Advisor to Let’s Talk Menopause. A board-certified ob-gyn, Dr. Noble completed her undergraduate work at Yale, her medical training at Columbia, and her residency and fellowship at Yale. She now focuses on gynecologic care in Portland, ME, specializing in helping her patients through the menopausal transition, infertility, fibroids, pelvic pain, sexual function, aging, preventative care, and positive health habits.
Dr. Noble completed post graduate certificates from the Surgical Leadership Program at Harvard Medical School and the Physician Executive Leadership Institute at the Daniel Hanley Center. Dr. Noble is a certified menopause provider through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), and she is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine.