Tutera Medical is highly skilled and experienced in Menopause and Andropause management and have a compassionate understanding of how unbalanced hormones impact every system in the body. During this time the symptoms can range from mild to unbearable. Our medical team is thoroughly trained to recognize, diagnose, and treat the many health concerns that occur during aging.
“Most medical schools and residency programs don’t teach aspiring physicians about menopause. Indeed, a recent survey reveals that just 20 percent of ob-gyn residency programs provide any kind of menopause training. Mostly, the courses are elective. And nearly 80 percent of medical residents admit that they feel “barely comfortable” discussing or treating menopause.
“Do most practicing ob-gyns have sufficient nuanced knowledge about menopause and how to treat its symptoms?” asks gynecologist JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). “I don’t think so.” Pinkerton surveyed more than 1,000 medical professionals (including doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) regarding their knowledge of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause symptoms. Only 57 percent of physicians were up to date on their information, according to the survey’s results.” 1
Tutera Medical recognizes this need for specialized treatment and care for the growing population of middle aged adults. There is no reason to suffer through the symptoms and side effects of Menopause or Andropause that often impact quality of life. Typically, medical professionals are focused on areas from Pediatrics, Obstetrics to Geriatrics but the area of mid life changes is not medically categorized as a specialty.
This growing population demands that focused medical treatment and attention required for this sub specialty of care.
In a recent AARP article, it stated that “approximately 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause each day. By 2020, 50 million women will be postmenopausal. According to NAMS, about 75 percent of women experience some kind of menopausal distress.” 2
These statistics are staggering when you consider that most of these women go untreated. If you add the men who are often silent to their symptoms and problems during Andropause the unmet need for specialists like Tutera Medical is blatantly evident.
Tutera Medical was an early advocate of focused treatment to this very specific population. They have decades of success in treating the sub specialty of mid to late life hormonal imbalance – Midiatrics. Tutera Medical has led the field with medical innovation that has helped patients live longer, healthier and have enhanced quality of lives.