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.
It is imperative that women do not stop cervical cancer screening with Paps and HPV testing when they reach their 40s. When older women get HPV they have an increased risk of developing a persistent infection.
I have to fight the need for that extra hour of morning sleep for weeks, since I am forced to rise one hour earlier, thanks to the bureaucrats in Washington who used to have nothing better to do than mess around with my inner clock.
History does not have to repeat itself. That old film "Menopausal Madness" does not have to begin with you in the starring role. There are many things that you can do now to get your life back on course.