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WellSpan opens health practice for women in midlife

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York County women have a new choice in specialty care with the opening of a WellSpan practice devoted to midlife health care.

Opening in the WellSpan Women’s Center on the Apple Hill Health Campus in York Township, WellSpan Midlife Health and Wellness is offering menopausal and perimenopause-related care, including hormone replacement therapy, screenings and consultations.

The practice can also provide treatment for early menopausal symptoms brought on by cancer treatments or surgery. It will share space in the Women’s Center with WellSpan Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery.

Midlife Health and Wellness is helmed by Dr. Melanie Ochalski, a recent hire for WellSpan who received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, which is part of Rutgers University.

Ochalski is a certified physician with the North American Menopause Society, a national nonprofit and accreditation service that promotes women’s midlife health access.

In a statement, the vice president of women and children services at WellSpan, Megan Lecas, voiced the health system's commitment to services "through all stages of life’s journey" and added: "With this new practice, our goal is to prepare and guide women through these life changes in a caring and understanding environment."


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Kevin January 31, 2018 8:25 am

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