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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Menopause Specialist

Dr. Wittgrove understands how women's health needs evolve over time, offering advanced care for menopause and its issues so women throughout the San Diego, CA, area can enjoy optimal health and wellness at every age.


What causes menopause?

Menopause occurs when your body decreases the production of estrogen and progesterone, the two “female” hormones, causing your menstrual flow to stop. Strictly speaking, menopause is when your period ends, while the time leading up to that is called perimenopause. Most women, however, refer to the entire time period as menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause can cause an array of health issues, including:

  • hot flashes

  • irritability and moodiness

  • fatigue

  • vaginal dryness which may result in painful intercourse

  • decreased interest in sex

  • problems concentrating

  • tender or itchy breasts or nipples

  • thinning hair

  • weight gain

  • irregular or abnormal periods, which may include heavy bleeding

  • problems sleeping

Some women have very few symptoms during menopause, while other women have symptoms severe enough to affect their daily living.

How are menopause and its issues treated?

Menopause is an unavoidable part of getting older, and while there isn't a “cure” per se, there are treatments that can help make the issues caused by menopause less troublesome. Treatment options can vary based on your symptoms and your preferences, and may include:

  • vaginal creams to combat dryness and make intercourse more comfortable

  • medications to help reduce annoying hot flashes

  • medications to help stabilize your mood or help you sleep

  • hormone replacement therapy to replace the hormones your body has stopped producing

  • lifestyle changes, including being more physically active and eating a healthy diet to prevent weight gain and promote better overall health and wellness

Your treatment plan will be customized for your symptoms and your needs to help you stay as healthy and as comfortable as possible.

Can I get pregnant while I'm going through menopause?

Yes, you can still become pregnant during the perimenopausal period, but your risk for birth defects is much higher. If you do become pregnant, you should seek genetic counseling to ensure you and your baby are healthy.


Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
Know your benefits as there are some services for which a deposit is required.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
CBA Blue

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    "I was very impressed with Dr. Wittgrove. She is a lovely, caring doctor. I was immediately very comfortable with her. "

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    "Dr. Wittgrove is exceptionally warm with excellent bedside manner. She took her time to really talk to me and my husband during our first OB appointment with her."

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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
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