How many women go through menopause?  

100% of women go through menopause. 75% of them suffer from debilitating symptoms including weight gain, moodiness and anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, brain fog.

Why don’t more women seek menopause care? 

Women typically feel dismissed after going to their regular doctor for menopause symptoms. Primary Care Providers, General Practitioners and Internists receive little to no training for menopause care; often-times symptoms are dismissed, go untreated or are misdiagnosed. OB/GYNs who have had menopause training are best equipped to treat women in menopause. 

Why are OB/GYNs best equipped to serve women in menopause? 

The study of Gynecology addresses the impacts of hormonal shifts that occur during menopause, including vulvovaginal, vasomotor and sexual wellness changes.  OB/GYNs certified by the North American Menopause Society hold a superior level of education in menopause care. Gennev’s OB/GYN network meets these criteria. 

Why don’t more women just go see “their OB/GYN” for care? 

There is a growing shortage of OB/GYNs in the U.S.  Currently, the ratio is 1 OB/GYN to approximately 86 women in the U.S. This is at the heart of why we have such a lack of access to menopause care for women. 

How does telehealth improve access to OB/GYN-led menopause care? 

Telehealth enables OB/GYNs to serve more patients, especially in “health care deserts” that are prominent in rural areas.  

Is telehealth sufficient for menopause care? When does someone need to see an OB/GYN in person? 

75% of menopause care can be managed through a provider/patient conversation. Most menopause symptoms can be diagnosed and treated, even with prescription, through 1:1 consultation between a doctor and a patient. This makes telehealth a viable option for improving access to quality menopause care for women. 

In-person care is often required when an in-person exam, lab work or procedure is required for further diagnosis and treatment. 

If only 1 in 5 OB/GYNs receive training in menopause, does that mean 100% Unified Women’s Healthcare OB/GYNs are trained in menopause? 

Currently 100% of Gennev OB/GYNs are trained in menopause, making Gennev the definitive leader to support the Unified network of 2500 providers. This will establish our combined teams as the largest network of menopause specialists in the U.S. 

Who will now have access to my medical records? How can I be assured of privacy and security of my information?

Your Gennev medical record will remain secure within your Gennev account, just as they were before. Your data is not shared in any way across Gennev and Unified providers unless there is a referral and you as the patient has given permission to share the information between physicians.

Can I work with any of the other doctors that are part of the Unified network?

We are working out the process to support women across Gennev and Unified's network of providers. Stay tuned for updates on how we will support a smooth patient experience that embodies true integrated virtual and in-person care.

Will my Gennev telehealth doctor collaborate on my care with any other physician that I see within the Unified network?

Our intention is to fully support women’s care between Gennev telehealth providers and in-person care providers throughout the Unified network of 2500 providers. Stay tuned for more information on how we will make that a smooth patient experience that embodies true integrated care.

Can I use my Integrated Care Plan  from Gennev?

Yes, you can continue to use your Integrated Care Plan (ICP) from Gennev with your Gennev OB/GYN and health coach. Your ICP is not currently available to use across the Unified network of 2500 providers at this time unfortunately.

Does Gennev’s partnership with Unified mean that my appointments will now be covered by my medical insurance?

Currently your Gennev appointments will still be paid out of pocket. Remember to secure your receipt/superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. We are working on in-network coverage, so stay tuned.

How do I get in touch with a Unified doctor?

You can call a Gennev patient coordinator at 206.895.4292 and they will help direct you.

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