Vietnam & Beyond

I recently returned from volunteering on a medical mission in Vietnam with The Children of Peace International (COPI). It was an absolutely amazing experience. 21 Vietnamese and 19 Americans joined together to provide care to 1,238 patients (mostly children) at 7 clinics in 5 different cities over 14 days! We started in Hanoi (North) and …

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Birth Control Pills and Vulvodynia

A recent study published in The British Medical Journal found that low-dose estrogen plus levonorgestrel birth control pills seem to be the safest in terms of cardiovascular risk.  It is important to note that all hormonal birth control pills have the potential to cause vulvodynia. The tissue in the vulvar vestibule has androgen receptors so …

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One Patient’s Struggle & Triumph Over Vaginismus

22-year-old Savannah shares her story with Self Magazine.  I treat patients with vaginismus every single day. Each patient has their own unique story. I admire their bravery for having the courage to conquer what is sometimes their greatest fear in life. I recently worked with a patient who became increasingly passionate about sharing her story …

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Testosterone Pellets: What You Need To Know

There are several FDA approved testosterone medications on the market for men.  Zero for women.  At the center, we only prescribe medications that have been approved by the FDA and are bioidentical.  Testosterone pellets are a great alternative for women who have been using topical testosterone products and are tired of applying testosterone gel to …

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SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Most of my patients complain that their symptoms begin in the fall, continuing through the winter and end in the Spring.  However,  some patients feel SAD in the spring or early summer. Symptoms of SAD include: Irritability Low energy Low …

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How does sex change with age?

Here is another great video on the Business Insider website of our clinical director, Bat Sheva Marcus! In this particular video she discusses how sex changes as people age and reveals how much sex is good for a marriage.

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Addyi (flibanserin) Update

Addyi will be available in pharmacies on October 17th. The medical staff at Maze is all set to prescribe Addyi. We have passed the required exams and are certified prescribers. We are looking forward to offering this medication when we feel it is appropriate. It does seem this medication works best for women who had …

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Addyi (Flibanserin) approved by the FDA.

Addyi, also known as Flibanserin, was recently approved by the FDA to treat low sexual desire in women. It is the first FDA approved medication for female sexual dysfunction. Addyi is a non-hormonal oral medication, with a seemingly low side effect profile, that in essence increases dopamine and noradrenaline while reducing serotonin in the brain …

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Why nice guys finish last.

I enjoyed reading this blog written by Steven Snyder, MD on the plight of being a nice guy. I often see women who say they want to date a “nice guy” and then I have seen these same women complain that their “nice guy” is annoying, a pushover, a momma’s boy…you get the point. Dr. …

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