Center for Midlife Women
The Center for Midlife Women at St.Vincent Anderson Regional addresses the unique needs of women in their transitional years, the
period of time when a woman begins to experience menopausal symptoms
even though she is still having a menstrual cycle. In this innovative
program, a team of certified professionals evaluates a woman's total
health in order to identify and address hormone, adrenal, thyroid and
other imbalance issues. Following thorough consultation and testing to
understand a woman's unique issues, the recommends specific therapy to
bring the woman's body back in balance. This may include hormone
re-balance therapy using natural hormones that are customized and
compounded, just like those made by the body.
The Center for Midlife Women gives women information about hot
flashes, night sweats, low libido, fatigue and other issues that often
plague women in their midlife.
Christina Jackey, an advanced practice nurse in women's health, is a
pivotal player in the Center's operation, along with Dr. Jeffrey Blake,
the medical director.
"We strive for healing from the inside," Jackey said. "We take care
of chronic imbalances before they become disease states. We complement
the medical care that women are already receiving."
"Maybe a woman has been trying hormone replacement therapy and not
getting to where she needs to be. We will take her to the next step of
core healing and getting her body back to where it should be," Jackey
Blake said a women's health study released about 10 years ago
disparaging hormone replacement therapy was a disservice to women and
created misinformation both among patients and the medical field.
"This center is a great opportunity for women to have inroads to real
discussions about what their options are, to have their needs addressed
and to have an opportunity to make choices about what they want to do
to feel good," Blake said. "I'm really excited about this. It is
definitely a need that exists out there."
The Center for Midlife Women also offers well woman
visits, including pap testing, screenings, breast exams and other tests
as needed. Education and support are provided to promote holistic
For more information or an appointment, call the Center for Midlife Women at 646-8247.