On today’s episode Monica talks to Dr.  Cheruba Prabaker. She is a board certified OBGYN and minimally invasive trained surgeon who specializes in treating women with fibroids ovarian cysts endometriosis and pelvic pain. She is also a menopause practitioner and accredited through the North American Menopause Society.  She just opened up her own practice in order to provide highly personalized accessible and unhurried care she’s also a speaker on women’s health issues she is thrilled to embrace physician entrepreneurship and lives in Oakland with her family.


We talk about:

  • Menopause and perimenopause complexities and symptoms
  • Common questions about approaching menopause
  • The importance of seeking medical attention for irregular bleeding
  • Types of testing
  • The importance of patient symptoms in hormone therapy decisions
  • Standard hormones and risk/benefits
  • Addressing fears surrounding hormone therapy
  • Conditions that might make hormone therapy less advisable
  • Benefits of starting hormone therapy at a younger age
  • Impact on heart, brain, and bone health
  • Importance of individualized care and hormone delivery methods
  • Weight gain during menopause
  • Impact of sleep on overall health
  • Factors contributing to anxiety during menopause
  • Challenges of choosing a menopause practitioner
  • Importance of asking the right questions
  • Understanding a practitioner’s practice model and certification
  • Women being withheld effective treatments due to doctor’s comfort levels
  • Introduction of a new non-hormonal medications for hot flashes


You can learn more about Dr. Prabakar at


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