Specialties: Osteoporosis Treatment, Infertility, Menopause, Female Sexual Dysfunction
Dr. Simon provides gynecology treatment for a wide range of women – from those experiencing their first menstrual cycles to couples seeking fertility support and women managing menopause. Working closely with each patient, Dr. Simon seeks to understand her health questions, concerns and goals before putting together a unique gynecology treatment plan to fit her lifestyle.
Dr. Simon, Lucy Treene and Carol Mack routinely offer patients:
- Annual wellness exams
- HPV vaccinations
- Cancer screening and surveillance, including pap smears and HPV tests
- Pelvic exams
- Management of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception
In addition, patients can benefit from Dr. Simon’s expertise in:
- IUD insertion
- Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic sterilization
- Evaluation and treatment of:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Abnormal cervical cytology
- Vulvovaginal disorders
- Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis
- Urinary incontinence
- Sexual dysfunction
- Vaginal and pelvic pain
If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Simon, Lucy Treene, or Carol Mack about gynecology treatment, please call us at 202-293-1000.
The road to reproduction should be fun, enjoyable, and let’s be honest, pleasurable. Unfortunately, for many couples, becoming pregnant is not easy and sometimes even appears impossible. They may face many choices as they try to begin a family: What is causing our infertility? What are our options? Should we consider IVF infertility treatment? How expensive is IVF infertility treatment? And many others.
Dr. Simon, Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C, and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C help patients navigate the emotional rollercoaster of fertility struggles. They help determine what options are most likely to lead to success – from IVF infertility treatment, intrauterine insemination (IUI) or third-party reproduction. Dr. Simon’s office offers expertise in ovulation induction, fertility testing and evaluation, and when necessary, surgical interventions including hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, laparotomy and tubal cannulation.
Is IVF infertility treatment right for you?
Many patients meet with Dr. Simon to discuss if IVF infertility treatment is an appropriate step in their plan. Dr. Simon helps answer questions, alleviate concerns and discuss other options as first steps before resorting to IVF.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Simon, Lucy Treene or Carol Mack about infertility concerns, including IVF infertility treatment, please call us at 202-293-1000.
Experiencing perimenopausal symptoms brings up many questions and concerns for women. From night sweats, hot flashes, irregular periods, low sex drive, weight gain and more, perimenopause and menopause can be a confusing time for women. Dr. Simon works closely with patients, calling on his extensive experience to help educate women, answer questions and, together, develop a unique, effective plan to manage menopause and perimenopausal symptoms.
Understanding Perimenopausal Symptoms
Women commonly experience the following perimenopause symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Lower sex drive
- Irregular periods
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- And many others
Many of these symptoms often continue into menopause. Women in menopause may also experience:
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary problems, including incontinence and/or urgency
- Night sweats
- Weight gain and slowing metabolism
- Thinning hair
- Loss of breast fullness
- And others
Dr. Simon, Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C, or Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C each take the time to gain a clear understanding of a patient’s symptoms, concerns and health goals. First, they will confirm “menopause” and its hormonal changes as the cause for perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms. Then, they will create a customized management plan, including hormone therapy as necessary, bio-identical hormone therapy and natural, complementary or alternative therapies.
A renowned expert in the field, Dr. Simon has written numerous articles on perimenopausal symptoms and managing menopause. He has led research that has contributed to cutting-edge innovations in women’s health care. Dr. Simon is a past president of the North American Menopause Society and was a member of The Board of the International Society for Study of Women’s Sexual Health. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Breast Disease, and is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The George Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Simon has consistently been ranked as a top doctor, both nationally and in Washington, D.C.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Simon, Lucy Treene or Carol Mack, about perimenopausal symptoms or managing menopause, please call us at 202-293-1000.
Osteoporosis and bone loss can be a serious concern for menopausal and aging women. Reduced estrogen levels during menopause impact the body’s ability to replace bone that is lost. This natural process occurs as women age, and left untreated, leads to painful and disfiguring fractures. Dr. Simon works closely with women to help minimize their risk of developing osteoporosis through:
- Bone density testing to determine bone mass and risk of fracture
- Prescription management
- Lifestyle changes
- Diet and exercise recommendations
- Education on fracture risk reduction
If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Simon about osteoporosis, osteoporosis treatment, or want to schedule a bone density test, please call us at 202-293-1000.
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Female sexual dysfunction can be an embarrassing topic for many women to discuss frankly with their doctor. However, it’s not something to suffer in silence. A healthy, satisfying sex life is an important part of a healthy, happy life. Women with a good sex life actually live longer, and (believe it or not) have higher incomes. Dr. Simon is a renowned expert in female sexual dysfunction and helps women bring enjoyment back to the bedroom. He regularly leads research, delivers cutting edge treatment approaches to his patients, and provides a private and comfortable environment to openly discuss female sexual dysfunction issues and concerns.
Female Sexual Dysfunction Expertise
Dr. Simon works closely with patients to evaluate and diagnose causes of female sexual dysfunction, and treat symptoms, such as:
- Low sexual desire
- Inability to become aroused
- Lack of or delayed orgasm
- Treatment of underlying hormonal conditions, anxiety or depression
He develops individual treatment plans that may include:
- Adjusting medication that may be affecting sexual function
- Hormone therapy
- Lifestyle changes
While many don’t consider painful intercourse to be a sexual dysfunction, it is. Dr. Simon and Lucy Treene have longstanding training and experience in treating women with vulvar and vaginal pain whether during sexual activity or not.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Simon about female sexual dysfunction or with Lucy Treene about vulvar or vaginal pain, please call us at 202-293-1000.
The use of hormones for menopausal women (hormone therapy) has been a controversial subject for years. As a Past President of the North American Menopause Society, Dr. Simon can be counted upon to be up-to-date on the latest information and advances related to using hormones for menopausal women. New data suggests that beginning hormone therapy close to menopause, using lower dose bioidentical and transdermal options may significantly reduce or eliminate most of the risks. While individualization is critical, and every women deserves her own personal assessment, Dr. Simon is confident that a bioidentical hormonal option can be found for most women if appropriate.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Simon about hormones for menopausal women, including bioidentical hormone therapy, or menopausal symptom relief with or without hormones, please call us at 202-293-1000.