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Hot Flashes, Weight Gain, and Irritability, Oh My! The Stages, Symptoms, and Treatments of Menopause with Columbia University

It’s no doubt that caregiving for a loved one is a demanding responsibility, especially when over 75% of caregivers are women with competing responsibilities. At The Kensington White Plains, we are committed to improving the quality of life for seniors, as well as the caregivers who love them. So, we seek out support from specialty experts to deliver topical information and resources. 

For some women, the signs of menopause are subtle. But for many, symptoms can significantly impact overall health and well-being. Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption, mood and cognitive problems are quite common and can considerably disrupt day-to-day life. 

Join The Kensington White Plains for this engaging virtual webinar with Mary Rosser, MD, Obstetrician & Gynecologist and Lauren Golfer, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, NCMP with Columbia University Irving Medical Center. They share the ins and outs of Menopause: what to expect, how to prepare and what to do about abnormal symptoms.

Mary L. Rosser, MD, PhD, NCMP, is the Director of Integrated Women’s Health and the Richard U. and Ellen J. Levine Assistant Professor of Women’s Health (in Obstetrics and Gynecology) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She has been a practicing obstetrician gynecologist for more than 20 years, starting in private practice and then joining the faculty at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She is also a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner, able to provide high-quality care for patients at menopause and beyond. Primary care and heart disease in women have always been areas of focus for Dr. Rosser. She conducted basic science research on heart disease during graduate school and was the Chair of the “Women & Heart Disease Physician Education Initiative” for District II of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She continues to conduct clinical studies around patient awareness and understanding of heart disease and well-woman care. Dr. Rosser serves on the Medical Leadership Team of the Go Red for Women movement of the American Heart Association and she is ACOG’s liaison to the American College of Cardiology.

Lauren Golfer, NP, is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for caring for the whole patient. Her approach is informed by a belief in a strong patient-provider relationship. Her focuses include gynecologic disease management, family planning, trauma, and LGBTQ care.  Lauren began her career in marketing and grant writing, and received a degree from the University of Maryland, as part of the College Park Scholars Program. She soon realized she wanted to work directly with patients at the ground level, and went back to school to study nursing at New York University. She spent several years working in Ob/Gyn before entering the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Here, she was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Downstate Community, as well as graduate speaker at Convocation. Her graduate research focused on racial disparities in maternal morbidity.  She is a member of various professional organizations, including: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; NPWH, the premier organization for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health; and ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.