Stay Up to Date! Patient education is extremely important to us at Northwest Ohio Center for Urogynecology.   We are excited to help provide you with the most up to date women’s health topics in our monthly patient newsletter. We will be periodically letting you know about happenings at our office, health issues and sharing family friendly recipes.
This month’s newsletter topics include:
  • September is Menopause Awareness Month
  • Join us on Sept 19 for our next event!
  • We are hiring!
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • School Mornings Made Easy
September is Menopause Awareness Month.  Even if you’re not in menopause, you probably know someone who is dealing with it. You may have seen their ups and downs.

When does Menopause begin?
Menopause usually begins around the ages of 51-52. Typically, if a woman has not had a menstrual cycle over the course of a year, she is in menopause.

What are some “typical” Menopause symptoms?

The most common symptom experienced by 80 percent of women during menopause are hot flashes (daytime) or night sweats. Some women may also experience muscle and joint pain (arthralgia), mood swings, “brain fog,” loss of libido and weight gain (to name a few). Many women begin to develop insulin resistance and diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis; all caused by hormonal deficiencies. Intimacy can become painful due to vaginal dryness.

How is it clinically proven that I am in Menopause?

We treat the WHOLE patient as every patient is different and has different needs. Among other tests, we order a full thyroid and hormone panel INCLUDING testosterone, estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).

What are proven solutions to relieving the symptoms of Menopause?

After menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often prescribed to resupply the body with the hormones it no longer produces. Discuss this with your doctor. As with any medication, there are risks and benefits, and each woman should decide if HRT is the right choice for her.
For many women that are suffering from the painful symptoms of menopause including dryness, atrophy and pain with intimacy, laser treatments can be an excellent alternative to hormones. The ­­­­­laser is appropriate for any female who is experiencing symptoms after menopause, hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. This therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot use estrogen therapy, prefer to avoid estrogen therapy, or who have persistent symptoms despite estrogen therapy.  

Join us for a women's wellness event on Wed. Sept 19th at 6pm at Barr's Public House! We have 2 featured speakers and complimentary appetizers.

Ask questions about urinary incontinence and learn from Northwest Ohio's expert in pelvic health!  Dr. Croak will be discussing symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for urinary leakage and incontinence in women as they age, as well as MonaLisa Touch for vaginal atrophy and breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Andrew J. Croak D.O., M.S., F.A.C.O.O.G is a specialist in the field of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and one of Ohio's most experienced physicians in this field.  

Karen Liberi MS, MPT, WCS will discuss different aspects of why intimacy can be painful and how pelvic health physical therapy can help. 

Karen is one of only 300 physical therapists in the US with the designation of Women’s Health Clinical Specialists.  She provides specialty physical therapy services to address pelvic floor dysfunctions for women including urinary/bowel incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, night time frequency, constipation, pelvic pain, post-surgical pelvic pain and pain with intimacy.

 The event will be held at Barr's Public House 3355 Briarfield, Blvd., Maumee, OH 43537 from 6-7:30pm.

RSVP online below or Call 419-893-7134. 
RSVP Online for our Sept 19 event
Medical Assistant/Front Desk Receptionist Position

We are hiring! Northwest Ohio Center for Urogyncology is hiring CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT/FRONT RECEPTIONIST: Must be hard working, reliable, energetic for a busy women's health practice in Perrysburg. Full time M-F. Electronic records exp preferred; clinical & front office exp also preferred. Comp competitive and includes 401K, raises and bonuses available.

Please email your resume to

28442 E River Rd, Suite 111, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63. Many women who are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may include carrying the BRCA mutation gene and having a strong family history of ovarian cancer.
Unfortunately, many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with other ailments.

Symptoms may include:
• Pelvic or Abdominal pain
• Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
• Urinary urgency or frequency
Other symptoms may include:
• Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation or diarrhea
• Extreme fatigue
• Shortness of breath
• Backaches
There is no adequate screening test of ovarian cancer at this time which is one of the reasons that this cancer is often discovered in later stages.
Talk to our office if symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks. To learn more about Ovarian Cancer, please 
click here.
Most parents know the first few weeks of school season and new daily routines can be hectic. From stocking up on school supplies to finishing up homework, there’s few unused minutes in the day.
One thing that’s particularly easy to forget in the mad dash to catch the bus or make it to morning drop-off is a well-balanced, protein-packed breakfast. When students have a balanced breakfast in the morning, they are more likely to attend school and perform better on standardized tests.
Start the school year off right by giving your kids a breakfast they’ll love that also provides the protein they need to kick-start their day. Recipes like Baked Eggs in Avocado can be ready in minutes and provide fuel long past the first morning school bell.
Baked Eggs in Avocado
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
            Nonstick cooking spray
3          large avocados
6          eggs
4          strips  thick cut bacon, diced and cooked until crispy
1          cup blue cheese
1/4       cup fresh cilantro
Heat oven to 450 F. Spray baking sheet or glass baking pan with cooking spray. Cut avocados in half. Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of avocado to create well for eggs. Place avocados flesh-side up on prepared baking sheet or glass pan.
Gently crack one egg in each avocado well, making sure to keep yolk intact. Bake 10 minutes, or until eggs reach desired temperature. Remove.
Top with bacon pieces, blue cheese and cilantro.
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