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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.
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Congestive Heart Failure in Women

By James A. Blake, M.D.
This week’s post addresses the concerns of a 53-year old woman who has suffered heart failure. Dr. Allen has asked cardiologist Dr. James Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, to describe the diagnosis and treatment of early congestive heart failure, especially in women.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Menopause

Surgical Menopause

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dr. Pat offers advice to a woman on how to thrive in the second half of life after she had surgical menopause from a hysterectomy and removal of the ovaries in her early forties.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

Overcoming Opiod Addiction

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
After detox and rehab for Opioid addiction, support from recovery groups, health care professionals, friends and family, can make all the difference. These are people who will help navigate the darker times.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

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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Ask Dr. Pat · Sex & Sexuality

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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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

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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