What is the difference between an MD and DO?
Short for Doctor of Osteopathy, DO’s receive their medical degree from a U.S. osteopathic school and are licensed in all 50 states to practice medicine and surgery, as well as to prescribe medications. Unlike MD’s, a DO is accredited by the American Osteopathic Associate Commission within the Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) The education for both degrees, MD and DO, are similar in many ways, and both are required to complete accredited medical residencies. One major difference however, is that DO programs place an emphasis on primary care and require an additional 200 hours of training in osteopathic manipulative medicine, the practice of manipulating musculoskeletal tissue to relieve pain.
DO’s are often trained to have a more holistic approach to medicine, and to consider a patient’s environment, nutrition, and body system as a whole when diagnosing and treating medical conditions.
What does FACOG stand for?
The initials FACOG after a physician’s name indicate that he or she has met additional criteria to qualify as a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. By choosing an ACOG Fellow as your physician, you can feel confident that you will receive the highest quality health care and ensures that your OB/GYN is being kept abreast of the latest medical guidelines, treatments, and techniques in women’s health care today.
What does NCMP mean?
A National Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) is an expert in women’s midlife health care. This certification is offered through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), a nonprofit scientific organization, recognized as the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to both healthcare providers and the public. Its multi-disciplinary membership includes 2,000 leaders in healthcare, including experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, and education.
What kinds of Women’s Health Services does Dr. Kimbro provide?
With over twenty years of experience as a specialist in menopause and sexual health, Dr. Kimbro specializes in the treatment of hormonal imbalances, vulvar conditions, and female sexual health. What exactly does that mean? Dr. Kimbro is a gynecologist who understands and evaluates concerns such as body weight and belly fat, STD/Cancer risk, abnormal bleeding, libido, vaginal pain, sleep disturbance, and emotional challenges that often accompany hormonal imbalances and affect gynecologic health. Dr. Kimbro cares for each of her patients with a holistic methodology, and an understanding that treatment is quite often not isolated to simply one area or diagnosis.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Dr. Kimbro is a careful listener and believes that in order to provide the best possible care for each patient’s unique needs she must invest quality time getting to know them. The initial conversation may last 30-45 minutes to discuss health history and concerns, and to begin to formulate a plan that best addresses the patient’s concerns. Follow-up visits are scheduled to ensure the plan is providing the desired results, allowing for Dr. Kimbro to make adjustments as needed Dr. Kimbro ensures that patients leave each appointment having the information they need, with a clear understanding of their diagnoses, treatment options and resources.
What is the average age of Dr. Kimbro’s patients?
Dr. Kimbro specializes in menopause and sexual health. Answering questions such as “What can I do for my libido?” and “What are the health risks to be aware of as I age?” Dr. Kimbro patients are typically between the ages of 30 – 65 years old. Women who seek optimal health at each stage of their lives find Dr. Kimbro to be a compassionate expert who answers questions concerning changes in hormones, sexual health and issues specific to women’s physiology with a level of compassion and candor. She offers treatment methods that are tailored to her patient’s specific needs and bodies, and she strives to place each patient on the path to exceptional health.
If I Identify as Transgender, Genderqueer, or LGBT. Can I trust Dr. Kimbro with my care?
Yes. Dr. Kimbro excels at creating a confidential, non-judgmental, and respectful environment for all patients, regardless of gender and sexual identity. Our commitment to value the diversity of all persons and to be respectful and inclusive of everyone. She, however, does not prescribe cross gender hormone therapy.