Here at Gail Zimmerman, MD, we recommend annual physical exams to ensure that your body is in optimal health and working as it should. This exam offers a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you may be experiencing, and allows your doctor to check for any emerging issues so they can be addressed quickly. It also allows for a discussion of your exercise regimen ( or lack thereof), your current diet and any extra stress you may be dealing with.
Physical exams are also often needed when applying for jobs, for insurance policies, to participate in team sports, and when travelling outside of the country. Your doctor will provide a comprehensive examination, order any necessary tests, and answer any questions you may have about your care. If you are in need of vaccinations, those can be taken care of at this time.
We ask that you bring a list of your current medications and supplements to your appointment so that we can make sure your record is up-to-date. If you have seen other doctors or specialists since your last examination, be sure to bring along the records from those visits as well.
For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (732) 899-9440.
At Gail Zimmerman, MD, we are proud to help our patients who are going through menopause.
Most women experience menopause naturally after the age of 45, though symptoms can begin earlier. During this time, women typically stop having a monthly period as the ovaries stop producing progesterone and estrogen.
Common symptoms women experience during menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, hair loss on the head and growth on the face, and difficulty focusing.
We know that these changes to the body can be difficult to navigate, and we are here for our patients who are learning to cope with menopausal symptoms. We take patient health and wellbeing very seriously, and we will carefully consider your medical and family history before recommending treatment for your symptoms. Be sure to let your doctor know if you are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, breast cancer, or heart disease, as these are important considerations when creating a treatment plan. We specialize in using bio identical formulations of hormones if HRT is recommended, but if it is not we can prescribe a variety of non-hormonal therapies
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with menopause, contact us today at (732) 899-9440. We would love to help you!