Women's Health Specialist
Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in San Ramon, CA
About Dr. Temkin
“I consider myself a very proactive physician. I focus on getting my patients looking and feeling their best.”
Each woman’s health needs are unique and multifaceted, and Michael Temkin, DO is fully trained in and experienced with treating a variety of women’s health issues. He takes the time to listen to each patient’s concerns, encourages them to ask questions, and explains things in ways they can understand. Call Dr. Temkin’s office, located in San Ramon, California, to schedule a visit.
Women's Health Q & A
Can I see Dr. Temkin instead of a gynecologist for women’s health care?
In addition to the screenings common in a physical exam, a well woman exam may include:
- Birth control counseling
- Breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer screening
- Heart disease screening
- Pap test
- Sexual health discussions
- Sexually transmitted disease screening or treatment
What kind of women’s health issues does Dr. Temkin treat?
He provides screening and treatment for numerous conditions that affect women, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Osteoporosis and bone health
- Perimenopause and menopause
- Thyroid conditions
- Urinary tract infections
- Weight management needs
- Yeast infections
What is the difference between perimenopause and menopause?
When a woman has stopped having her period for 12 consecutive months, she enters a stage of life called menopause, which is a completely normal part of aging. This marks the end of her reproductive years and usually occurs in a woman's late 40s to early 50s.
During perimenopause and especially in menopause, the drop in estrogen can cause women to experience symptoms which include:
- Dry skin, eyes, or mouth
- Hot flashes
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Night sweats and/or cold flashes
- Urinary urgency
- Vaginal dryness
- Discomfort during sex