At the Center for Women's Health, we'll work with you to address your unique menopause experience.

Women often seek help for menopausal effects from changing hormones as menstruation stops. Menopause is defined as one year of no periods, but may also occur if your ovaries are removed surgically or with certain medications. Some women will have symptoms of menopause before their periods stop, this time is referred to as the perimenopausal period.

Every woman has her own perimenopause and menopause experience, and may face related issues, such as hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, bladder control problems and joint and muscle pain.

Your treatment may include:

  • Counseling on what to expect during menopause

  • Symptom management with guidance on behavioral changes or medications such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

  • Pelvic floor muscle relaxation

  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing to rule out other causes for your symptoms

A common question: My sexual health seems to be changing as I get older. Is this something I just need to deal with? 

Sexual health can be influenced by age, usually around menopause. With the appropriate medications and therapy, we can help you get your sexual health back to where it feels right for you.

Stop the Menopause Madness!

Stop the Menopause Madness!

If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 55, please join us for sessions that dig into menopause and empower women with information on what to expect during the change of life. We will explore a variety of treatment options for the many symptoms of menopause including not just hot flashes, but also changes in sexual satisfaction, skin/hair quality and bladders that seem to have abandoned us.

Each session is 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Women's Health at Outpatient Upper Arlington located at 1800 Zollinger Road, Columbus, OH 43221.

Fee is $10 per session.

  • Session 1: Thursday, July 6 – Introduction to Menopause and Menopause Therapy
  • Session 2: Thursday, August 3 – Hormone Therapy; Yoga for Menopause
  • Session 3: Thursday, September 7 – Complementary Medicine; Beautiful Skin
  • Session 4: Thursday, October 5 – General Health in Perimenopause; Improving Sleep
  • Session 5: Thursday, November 2 – Sexual Health: Improving Satisfaction
  • Session 6: Thursday, December 7 – Better Bladders; What IS a Kegel

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Our Doctors


Laura Ryan, MD

Assistant Director for Special Programs, Center for Women’s Health

I specialize in endocrinology, menopause, thyroid disease and bone disease.

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Rebecca Jackson, MD

Executive Director, Center for Women’s Health

I specialize in endocrinology and bone disease.

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Michael Blumenfeld, MD, FACOG

Clinical Director, Center for Women’s Health

I specialize in obstetrics, gynecology and minimally invasive surgery.

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Heather Hirsch, MD

I am a primary care internist at The Center for Women's Health.

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Carolyn Lonser, MD

I specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Brett Worly, MD

I specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Jennifer Dush, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

I specialize in primary care.


Elizabeth Gandee, CNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

I specialize in gynecology.

Our Location


Center for Women's Health

Phone: 614-293-2076

1800 Zollinger Road

Columbus, OH 43221

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