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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.
Ask Dr. Pat · Menopause

Is It Depression or Menopause?

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Dr. Megan Riddle provides a thoughtful discussion of depression and the menopausal transition that will be helpful for women who need more than just a lifestyle change, meditation, exercise, or even hormone therapy for control of depression.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

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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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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