Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. is a Gynecologist, Director of the New York Menopause Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Dr. Allen was the recipient of the 2014 American Medical Women’s Association Presidential Award.
Health

Gout in Women

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Not only is gender disparity in research responsible for the lack of awareness of gout in women, but clinical awareness has lagged as well.
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Modern Scoliosis Treatment

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Physical therapy (PT) uses specialized methods and exercise-based treatments to treat scoliosis. In my opinion, physical therapy is the single most important non-operative treatment provided for those with scoliosis.
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Sex After the Age of Aquarius

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Learning the physical mechanics — and, more importantly, the emotional dynamics — involved in a sexual relationship can be a slow process. It takes self-confidence, knowledge of one’s erotic needs, and the capacity and interest to please a partner.
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Vanity Causes a Spring Cold

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I did not take any of my usual precautions when flying since this was such a quick trip. No Borelium, no Purell, no Clorox, no gloves, and no mask. By the following Wednesday, I knew I was dealing with the start of a nasty spring cold.
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Testing for a Healthy Heart

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
As we wrap up February, National Heart Health Month, cardiologist Dr. Kirsten O. Healy discusses a number of diagnostic tests to further our understanding of heart disease and help patients determine if they are at risk.
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Lifestyle

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
This year I resolve to focus less on my personal needs and development. I resolve, instead, to work to make the lives of those who have so little, better.   The weather has been bitterly cold in the Northeast. To be precise, Accuweather.com described it as “brutal cold.” We left the city on Friday after my office hours were completed…
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Menopause and Delicate Skin:
Seasonal Change and Complexion Care

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Pat: I need fall protection for my complexion before winter damage sets in again. I am two years into menopause and my complexion is getting drier, redder and more irritated every year, with the most unpleasant change occurring in winter. I am of Irish-American ancestry and have always had a delicate complexion. I saw a dermatologist before I…
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