Menopause Specialist

Heidi Oster, MD, PC

OB-GYN located in Lone Tree, CO

From hot flashes to mood swings, menopause and perimenopause can wreak havoc on a woman’s quality of life. But with a customized management program from board certified OB/GYN Dr. Heidi J. Oster, located in Lone Tree, Colorado, it needn’t do so. Dr. Oster has helped smooth this natural life transition for countless women, using both hormone and natural therapies.

Menopause Q & A

What are common symptoms of menopause?

Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Vaginal atrophy: Which can cause pain during intercourse, frequent urinary tract infections, and urinary incontinence
  • Diminished libido
  • Thinning hair and dry skin

What treatments can alleviate these unwanted symptoms?

Dr. Oster provides individualized management for each patient depending on their medical history and the symptoms they are experiencing. She will discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, and diet in depth to develop a customized treatment plan. Therapies will depend on your specific symptoms and their severity but may include one or more of the following:

  • Systemic hormone replacement therapy: Administered either by pill, skin patch, gel or cream
  • Vaginal estrogen: Administered directly to the vagina using a vaginal tablet, ring or cream
  • Antidepressant medication: Which can reduce hot flashes and mood swings
  • Dietary and supplement recommendations
  • Relaxation techniques and counseling

Do I need to have regular gynecological exams if I’m postmenopausal and symptom-free?

Yes. Even if you’re among the fortunate minority of women who coast through menopause without any bothersome symptoms, having an annual well-woman exam is as important, perhaps more so than ever. The risk for a number of medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain female cancers can increase after menopause. Also, sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among middle-aged and older adults.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Heidi J. Oster accepts most major insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just a few of the plans she accepts. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Bright Health
CHP+ (Colorado Health Plan Plus)
Colorado Access
Great West
Rocky Mountain Health Plans