Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D. Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D., director of the New York Menopause Center, is an Assistant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (1985-present), a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Faculty Advisory to Weill Cornell Community Clinic, and a member of the North American Menopause Society. A member of the WVFC Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor is a practicing gynecologic oncologist and pelvic surgeon, with a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics. Her private practice in New York focuses on cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. She is an Attending Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital.
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Dr. Pat Consults: The Catch-22 on Progestins

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen likes to be a collaborative physician. Here, she asks Dr. Elizabeth Poynor, a gynecologic oncologist, to tackle a frequently asked question about what a patient should do when she needs to take a progestin, but her body can't tolerate it.
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