The professional staff of Craig Ranch OB/GYN serve the residents who live in or near McKinney, Texas. The doctors at the facility specialize in the treatment of menopause and other health conditions related to women's reproductive health.
The first signs of menopause can occur as early as the late 30's. This is normally referred to as peri-menopause. It is a transitional period where the levels of hormones begin to drop, but not far enough to cause noticeable and prolonged symptoms. Full menopause often begins in the mid-40s and can last well into the 50s. Every woman is different and her symptoms will vary depending on her age, weight, general health, and any health conditions she may be experiencing. Hormonal imbalances throughout the body may cause menopause symptoms to begin earlier than usual. Annual OB/GYN wellness exams can help determine whether or not a woman is entering menopause.
Menopause is not a medical condition, it is more of a process the body goes through. Since there is nothing to heal or cure, the most common form of treatment involves addressing the symptoms and doing what can be done to help the body adjust during the transition. Doctors will often treat the fluctuations in hormones and the resulting symptoms with hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy can be in the form of oral medications or transdermal patches. There also newer non-hormonal remedies for hot flashes that the providers at Craig Ranch OB-GYN can review with you. Each patient's symptoms and individual need will determine the mode of treatment that is chosen.
Each case is different. Menopause symptoms can last for many months or many years depending on each woman's unique physiological makeup. Existing health conditions and other environmental factors will also play a role in how long menopause lasts, or if it occurs at all. As the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries gradually decreases, the body will begin to adjust. Many women pass from full menopause to post menopause with very few complications. If a woman is in excellent health, she may have no indication whatsoever that she has entered the postmenopausal phase.
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"I absolutely love going to Craig Ranch OB/GYN. I have been going there for over 7 years. The staff is very welcoming and friendly."
"I like the atmosphere of the office, and have never have waited too long for my appointment."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel really comfortable. They took time and actually listened to me and were able to answer my questions."
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"Dr. Joyner was so thorough, kind and took time to explain things. She made me feel very at ease and made a dreaded appointment very bearable!"
"Dr. Shea Joyner is professional and friendly; she is thorough, listens to concerns and offers sound advice/options."
"I felt that my discussion with my doctor was excellent, & the nurse welcoming, especially as she asked me about my infertility issues. Overall I had a good experience."
"The appointment went good as usual and my gyn is the best!"
"I really liked that she listened to my past medical history and gave me some options to try... She was extremely helpful, informative and understanding."
"She has helped me get pregnant and stay pregnant after recurring miscarriages."
"... I've gone over a month without one single headache triggered useless organs. Thank you Dr. Robert!"
"She was always upbeat, easy to talk to and very welcoming, especially to my husband. He always felt like he was a part of the process and not just "in the room"."
"Dr. Derrick did both of my c-sections and she did a great job. I didn't feel anything before, during, or after the c-section."
"I had some issues and Dr. Derrick was the first doctor I saw, she made me feel a lot better. She was able to listen to what I had to say and was trying to help me out."
"I can't say enough how much I love Dr. Derrick and the entire Craig Ranch OBGYN office...Dr. Derrick delivered my baby and she is about as sweet as they come!"
"Dr. Derrick spent more time with me in one visit than a previous Dr. had spent during an entire pregnancy!"
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"I have referred many friends here. They are all so amazing and compassionate when it comes to your personal health. Thank you so much for being my doctor."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel comfortable. They took the time and actually listened to me and were able to answer any questions."
"He became my OB during the middle of my third pregnancy for the delivery my son and we absolutely love him! He really takes the time out and makes you feel comfortable."