b'We keep you smiling!Everyeffortismadeto ensuretheutmostcomfort for each patient.Enjoy a modern professional environmentandacaring staff.As a former faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School, Dr. Wisz now devotes all her time to private practice. Dr. Vanessa Parisi (in the white coat), a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP), with the clinics two board certified womens health nurse practitioners, Melissa Phillips (L) and Melanie Zavala (R), as well as the office staff from the medical and aesthetics Wendy Wisz, DMD sides of the practice. ing her visit to HerMD. at the re-HOLY WOW! What a difference! General, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry First, my appointment last[ed] over anCaruso smiles and nods hour! Now I ask you, when, if ever, hasviews. Its no accident that women feel any doctor spent over an hour with you?seen and heard at HerMD. The idea for It was amazing! Not only did my doctorthe clinic came from a near-fatal expe-250 Millburn Avenue | Millburn validate everything I was going through,riencethesistersmomhadin1996, 973-467-0077 but she also walked me through all thewhile Javaid was a pre-med student at Saturdays and Evenings Available treatmentplansavailableandletmeNorthwestern University.On site parking | Convenient location choose which one was best for me toTheir family has a history of sudden start with. Whats more she offered mecardiac deaths, so their mother went a major blood test to detect a myriadto the doctor with left arm pain, chest of genetic markers for cancers and otherpain, and shortness of breath. But she diseases, Gilbert wrote. was dismissed, her doctor telling her it More than two dozen clients agree,was stress or anxiety and to rest and lay explaining in review after review howoff caffeine, Caruso says. Months later, thedoctorsandnursepractitionerstheir mother was rushed to the ER for spent quality time with them and re- quadruple bypass surgery, at age 45.allylistenedtotheirconcernsandSomidecidedthenthatshewas questions.goingtogointowomenshealthcare I have NEVER had such a thor- because she didnt want women to be oughandthoughtfulconsultationdismissed, Caruso says, citing research at any medical practice in my entirethat shows women experience as much life, one Google reviewer said. WHYas an 8.5-year delay in diagnoses be-isnt everyplace like HerMD??? I havecause of dismissals. a feeling that this is the beginning ofJavaid decided to focus on womens something BIG!!! healthcare because of the lack of pro-For the first time ever, I did notviders who are trained in this area. Ac-have to censor my questions or feel toocording to Caruso, less than 20 percent embarrassed to ask, another womanof OBGYNs are trained in menopause wrote. and sexual healthcare and 93 percent Againandagain,womenwroteof OBGYNs who come out of medi-abouthowtheyfeltthattheywerecal school feel uncomfortable treating seen, heard and above all, respected. menopausepatientsbecausetheyget After being treated like an incon- little to no training in that area.venientafterthoughtbymypreviousIf you think about that, its really OBGYNpracticeonceIwaspastmind blowing, Caruso says.childbearingage,HerMDsadsap- As Gilbert explains in her Modern pealed to me, said one woman, whoPrairie blog post, menopause isnt giv-describedhowshewastreatedwithen a lot of attention in most medical kindness, empathy and respect dur- schools, so its important for women to 28/ matters magazine / winter 2024'