Shereen Beverly, MD, FACOG -  - OB-GYN

Shereen Beverly, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN located in Lawndale, Los Angeles, CA

Menopause Specialist

Menopause can cause a broad range of symptoms that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Dr. Beverly MD, FACOG offers women the care and treatment they need to manage their symptoms and lead happier, healthier lives throughout perimenopause and menopause.
    1. "I love doctor Beverly and she delivered both my kids ages 5 and 1 now."

    2. Pretty S. Yelp


Menopause Q & A

by Shereen Beverly, MD, FACOG

How will I know if I'm going through menopause?

Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period menopause, but that time actually is the menopausal transition, or perimenopause.  During the time of the menopausal transition (perimenopause), your periods can stop for a while and then start again. Therefore, the only way to know if you have gone through menopause is if you have not had your period for one year.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

During perimenopause, your levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone will fluctuate, sometimes dramatically. As a result, you may experience a broad variety of symptoms, including:

  • hot flashes
  • moodiness
  • night sweats
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • joint aches
  • headaches
  • irregular periods
  • vaginal dryness
  • incontinence
  • changes in your sex drive

Not every woman will experience all of these symptoms, and some women will experience very few symptoms before their period finally ends.

Can I become pregnant during perimenopause?

Although fertility levels drops during perimenopause, you are still able to become pregnant and should still practice regular birth control.

How can I tell when menopause is over?

Menopause is considered to have occurred when you have not had a period for 12 consecutive months.

Are there treatments for menopause?

There are treatments for the symptoms of menopause, including supplements to help manage hot flashes and moodiness and vaginal creams for dryness. Some women may decide to undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopause symptoms and avoid some of the health risks associated with menopause, including osteoporosis. Dr. Beverly will discuss all your treatment options as well as any attendant risks during your exam. For thos women interested in herbal/natural remedies, Dr. Beverly has a working relationship with serveral compounding pharmacies.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO plans including Tricare, HMO, Medi-CAL (depending on medical group), Family Pack, and PE (Presumptive Eligibility). Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.

AARP
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Medicare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "To all the ladies out there, especially the mommies to be I recommend you go here because its the most caring, open, clean and organized OB/GYN I have ever been to."

    Christina E.
  • Yelp

    "Everything was great, quick, and informative. Dr. Beverly and her call-in doctors are all down to earth, wholesome, and amazing. I'll be back!"

    Yosxira C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Beverly is direct and honest, patient and sincere. Her beside manner is above and beyond. "

    Genia G.
  • Vitals

    "I had a very good experience with her and the staff. Good bedside manner. During my biopsy she explained step by step what she was doing and answered all my questions."

    Ellen W.
Location
Beverly, Shereen, MD
16812 Hawthorne Blvd.
Lawndale

Los Angeles, CA 90260
Phone: 310-819-4323
Fax: 310-303-3174
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Shereen Beverly, MD, FACOG
16812 Hawthorne Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90260