Doc Talk

Tuesday, September, 3, 2013 < Back to Blog Posts

Women seem to take one of two paths when perimenopause and menopause start. They either go to their doctor and bring it up, or they avoid talking with their doc in fear that they will be nudged toward treatments they aren’t sure about. They rely solely on the advice from girlfriends or sometimes just what they read on the internet.

The best advice is to work with your doctor. If your doctor doesn’t listen to you, or your concerns and desires, then you probably need to seek out a different doctor. You deserve to be heard and to work with a doctor who listens to your thoughts and questions.

And don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor about Remifemin®menopause relief. Your doctor needs to understand the clinical studies and history of Remifemin - how it’s been used safely by women in Europe for nearly sixty years. And here’s another plus: your doc can see what Dr. Mary Jane Minkin says about menopause related questions.

You may have seen Dr. Minkin in the national media. She is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in New Haven, Conn. She is widely known in the field of gynecology and is interviewed often in print and broadcast media; she has even appeared on a billboard in Times Square, along with other women of note representing the "new face of menopause."

As a board-certified OB/GYN, professor at Yale and an accomplished author, Dr. Minkin has extensive background in women’s health issues and has recommended Remifemin® for many years. Each month, she answers menopause-related questions submitted by women on our Remifemin Facebook page.

In her own words: “I have recommended Remifemin for many years. Black cohosh is one of the few products in the herbal world that has significant effectiveness for hot flash relief.* Plus, it’s not estrogenic and has none of the side effects of other, non-hormonal prescription remedies.”

The first place many women hear about menopause is from their doctor. That’s great! That’s the way it should be! But, if you have mentioned Remifemin to your doctor and they seemed skeptical, please send them to and have them read more about the opinions and answers from Dr. Minkin.

I’m at to tell you my viewpoint from a woman who is in menopause, just like you are. I have the added pleasure of having interacted with women interested in Remifemin for the past few years. I always learn a lot from you too! Menopause is a big deal…and you deserve to work with your doctor to find the answers you need for optimum health. Dr. Minkin and I are on your team too. We are here for you. Hopefully that gives you some peace of mind when it comes to “the change.” We’re all in this together!

Michele is a real person who is experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a menopause-related question, a story to share, or you just need to vent, go to our Remifemin Facebook page.