Stephanie Gordon, MD
Stephanie Gordon, MD, is the founder of The Women's Center, PC, located in Stockbridge and Conyers, Georgia. Dr. Gordon is double-board certified in general OB/GYN and urogynecology. She founded Women's Center, PC in 2003 as a gynecology and surgery practice dedicated to providing individualized care for women.
Dr. Gordon is one of the few true Atlanta-natives. She was born at Georgia Baptist Hospital while her mother finished nursing school there. She graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in genetics and molecular biology. She then worked at a private practice as an OB/GYN in Stockbridge before starting The Women's Center, PC in Conyers, Georgia. The practice quickly grew to expand to a Henry County office in Stockbridge. The practice includes five practitioners to help fulfill Dr. Gordon's vision of comprehensive care for women.
Dr. Gordon was one of the first physicians in the nation to become board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, also known as urogynecology, in 2013. She is a proctor to other physicians who wish to learn incontinence and pelvic prolapse procedures. She has also been voted "Top Doc" in Henry County's H Magazine multiple times.Full Bio
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You're likely to have new concerns and questions about your health now, particularly about the menopause transition. You should feel comfortable discussing your concerns with your health care professional—no question is too small or insignificant. Keep your questions in a small notebook or on your smartphone or tablet that you can take to your medical appointments.
Here are a few questions you might consider asking:
- How can I improve my diet and/or exercise program to have a healthier lifestyle in my 40s? Are there vitamins or supplements I need or things I should avoid?
- When should I have regular checkups and which screening tests should I have and when?
- What can I expect during a screening mammogram? Will it hurt?
- Should I take hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and irritability? What other treatments are available?
- Am I at risk for osteoporosis? How much calcium and vitamin D should I get each day?
- Should I change my skin care routine to help reduce signs of aging? Are there treatments to remove "age spots"?
- Should I continue using the same contraceptive method in my 40s? What are the odds of pregnancy now that I'm close to menopause?
- Is depression a normal part of aging? What treatments are available?
- Will insurance pay for the screening tests I need in my 40s?
- Whom should I call to find out test results (such as a Pap test or mammogram) and when? (Remember: Always ask for and get a complete report on any medical tests you have. Don't fall into the "No news is good news" trap. Medical reports can be misplaced or not reported. Be sure to follow up.)
When chatting with your health care professional, it's also important to keep in mind these preventative health screenings you need in your 40s.
Your conversation should help you understand what perimenopause is all about and the impact it may have on your life.