A New Era of Midlife Women’s Care
By: Sabrina K. Sahni, MD • Posted on June 11, 2020
Women’s health care goes well beyond menstrual cycles and pregnancy. It encompasses everything from fertility, menopause, cardiac risk reduction, osteoporosis management and breast health. The reality is, the biology of women is very different than men and as a result women deserve specialized care.
I have had the unique opportunity of completing a three year family medicine residency followed by two fellowships – one in specialized women’s health and the second in medical breast. Both fellowships have afforded me the expertise I need to treat midlife women with specialty expertise.
What is Specialized Women’s Health?
Specialized Women’s Health incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to midlife women’s healthcare. While understanding the fundamentals of internal medicine and general gynecology, those who are trained in the field have an expertise in the following issues:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Cancer survivorship
Through evidence-based medicine and research, we pioneer the future of midlife women’s health and work to educate and empower women to optimize their health and well-being.
What is Medical Breast?
Medical breast encompasses all breast disease that are non-cancerous. The vast majority of women who exhibit a breast symptom will not have an actual cancer, but their symptoms do warrant further evaluation. Outside of true breast problems, medical breast is a field that also focuses on screening of a high-risk patient.
There are several risk assessment tools that can establish your lifetime risk for the development of breast cancer, and from there, we can tailor an individualized plan for screening and discuss other risk reducing strategies. Women who have a predisposition to breast cancer due to genetics can also be seen by medical breast specialists for routine surveillance and management, discussion of chemoprevention, and management of any acute breast problems.
In my practice, I see women of all ages, each with individual and unique needs.
- I perform menopause and peri-menopause consultations.
- I diagnose and treat women with osteoporosis.
- I help women manage sexual dysfunction symptoms.
- I evaluate and monitor women at high risk for breast cancer and create customized surveillance schedules based on their individual risk.
- I help women manage benign breast diseases.
- I see those with genetic predispositions for breast cancer.
- I remain an integral part of the breast cancer survivorship team.
I am now seeing patients in-person at Cleveland Clinic Florida and virtually for those women living throughout the state of Florida who wish to have a consult. Please call 954-659-5559 and choose option 3 to book an in-person or virtual appointment with me!
Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be In Charge!
Sabrina K. Sahni, MD, NCMP
Section of Specialized Women’s Health
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Sabrina K. Sahni, MD, NCMP is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities where she completed her undergraduate education and received a BA in Human Physiology. She continued her education at St. Matthews University School of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Dr. Sahni then went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University - Riverside Family Medicine where she served as the President and Founder of the Society for Women's Health. She received her dual fellowship training in both Specialized Women’s Health and Medical Breast at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Sahni is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and a National Certified Menopause Practitioner. She's an active member of the Association for Healthcare Social Media, North American Menopause Society, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, American Academy of Family Physicians and Academy of Women's Health.
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