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    Women’s Health Issues That Are Ignored



    By Sigrid Weidenweber

    Lately, it’s that time of life, I find myself discussing subjects with women friends that are never spoken of anywhere else. They are the things so often couched in the vague term female problems. And, as our hormonal and anatomical changes are of no interest to anyone but ourselves, we find that the only good advice when seeking help comes from within our circle of friends.

    Why is that so? We are partly our own enemies. Like well trained horses we walk the way we always trod. And then, it happens the system breaks, as it happened to me. My long-time gynecologist was incapable of helping me with an issue that was not unusual. I knew very well what was wrong, knew even the resolve. And yet, my trusted doctor did not manage to relieve my discomfort.

    This went on for three months. Why you will ask could the doctor do nothing? Oh, he tried—but it was not his expertise. He was such an expert on pregnancies and baby deliveries that things out of the ordinary did not fall into his ken.

    Because of this experience, I will be the good friend to all the older women in our neighborhood and help them solve concerns, as I solved mine. I researched and found a female OB/GYN whose studies were directed at all aspects of all female health. She solved my problem in fifteen minutes. No waiting for a special order of an appliance or other medical necessities. My doctor stocks all of it. Furthermore, I received an overall check up on any other symptom that could point at a problem. Add to that, new medication for maintenance of the female constitution, and I am in great shape.

    As a special service, I will give you my doctor’s name and address, for I am certain that many women out there move along just I like I did for months with a problem, never taking the time to research for the specialist able to help.

    Her name is Dr. Sherry Thomas, MD, MPH, FACOG, FPM&RS

    124 S. Westlake Blvd., Suite  #117

    Westlake Village, CA 91361

    Tel.: 818-991-0988  

    I am sure that there are other excellent physicians out there to be found. However, I can assure you, and I don’t give this guarantee often, that this wonderful accomplished lady doctor can help with any of your never spoken about problems.

    The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

     Sigrid Weidenweber grew up in communist East Berlin, escaping it using a French passport. Ms. Weidenweber holds a degree in medical technology as well as psychology and has course work in Anthropology.  She is co-founder of Aid for Afghans.  Weidenweber has traveled the world and lived with Pakistani Muslims, learning about the culture and religion. She is a published author and lecturer. You can find her books on

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