Phillip Warner, M.D. is an OB-GYN specialist who has spent much of his career empowering women through education and individualized treatment to stay healthy. There are many stages of a woman's life when alternative medical therapy or hormonal replacement therapy may be appropriate. Young women who are facing hormonal imbalances or pre-menstrual symptoms can usually find relief with hormone treatment. Alleviating menopausal symptoms such as migraines, hot flashes and dramatic mood swings are only part of the benefits received from alternative therapies including nutritional supplements, herbal therapy, acupuncture and good dietary intake. The therapy is also important for any woman who wants to maintain good health long after menopause. These therapies combined with weight control, exercise regimens, stress reduction and avoidence of toxic substances can lead to a longer symptom-free post menopausal life. The use of hormones when indicated, should be in the form of bio-identical hormones which are natural to the human female.

Dr. Phillip O. Warner completed his undergraduate work at UCLA, and received his M.D. degree from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. His obstetrics and gynecology residency was done at Letterman General Hospital, and the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He was in private practice in Northern California for 32 years until closing his office in 1997, and devoting full time to patientl consultations. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the North American Menopause Society, and has done clinical research for the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Warner, an obstetrician and gynecologist, formerly the director of the Menopause Institute of Northern California wrote: "The prescribing of oral Premarin by physicians for estrogen deficiency has evolved over the years as an automatic ‘Pavlovian’ response without any thought to giving individual treatment. Premarin is not a ‘natural’ substance in human consumption, nor is it the best choice of treatment despite its wide usage. The notion that a substance derived from horses is ‘natural’ to the human female is a tribute to 50 years of successful advertising."

Dr. Warner's special interest is in hormone imbalance therapy. He found that a number of his patients did not respond well to the standardized treatment. In order to better serve his patients, he began his search for alternatives. In his clinical research he found that natural hormones were available and methods other than oral medications could be utilized. Gels placed on the skin, or tablets placed under the tongue are examples of these methods. By individualizing treatment, Dr. Warner was able to dramatically improve the patient's quality of life.

Dr. Warner recognizes the benefits of natural hormone therapy for the post-menopausal woman. Studies show that the risk of heart attacks increases greatly after menopause, and natural hormone therapy significantly reduces the risk. Osteoporosis is also a problem facing older women and hormone therapy along with calcium intake and exercise can stop bone loss, thus preventing spinal and hip fractures. Women can continue to lead vital and active lives, and they need to explore all avenues to good health. The positive benefits of exercise and nutrition as well as natural hormone therapy are important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Even women who start exercising later in their lives can see results.

Dr. Warner's commitment to research, patient education, and individualized treatment, led to his current role providing specific consultation to patients. This enables women to receive individual answers to questions on the internet using the available web sites.

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