Dr. Goodman, M.D. – Sacramento Bioidentical Hormones
Dr. Michael Goodman of Caring For Women Wellness Center is an Integrative Gynecologist with over 35 years experience listening to and working with women and their partners. He has been a pioneer first in the development of Family Centered Maternity Care, then Minimally-Invasive Surgery and, for the past 15 years, Menopausal and Sexual Medicine, especially in the use of Bioidentical Transdermal Hormone Therapy and alternatives.
Dr. Goodman is a Board-Certified Gynecologist, and has been certified, by examination, as a Certified Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society (“NCMP”), and as a Certified Clinical Bone Densiometrist (“CCD”) by the Int’l Society of Clinical Densiometry. He is well-versed, and is an expert in, both FDA- approved and compounded Bioidentical Hormone replacement and supplementation, utilizing estradiol, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenalone and other bioidentical compounds, and working with compounding pharmacies both in California and around the nation.
At “Caring For Women Wellness Center” the emphasis is on “listening,” individualization of therapy (botanicals, bioidenticals, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant herbs and medications if necessary, etc.), lifestyle and mindfulness work, sexuality issues, etc. Dr. Goodman will spend an adequate amount of time, listening to your issues, making good diagnoses, finding out what you wish to accomplish and how, and being your guide along that path. As a licensed, Board-Certified medical practitioner, integrative physician, and mindfulness and lifestyle adjustment expert, Dr. Goodman has many tools in his bag.
He is skilled in working with both FDA-approved and compounded ovarian, adrenal, thyroid and testicular hormonal products, as well as “regular medications” and surgical procedures. Dr. Goodman is both a skilled prescriber and compounder, savvy at the advanced level, working with dozens of compounding pharmacies both locally and nation-wide. As a sexual medicine practitioner, he is skilled and experienced in working with women, men, and couples towards happier and more fulfilling sexual communications working with knowledgeable counseling, sexuality information, technique advice, bioidenticals, and new sexual pharmaceuticals aimed at kindling/re-kindling a more satisfying sexual relationship. Dr. Goodman understands that there are few things in life that are fun, free, and healthy, and Sex is one!
Along with lifestyle and mindfulness work, Dr. Goodman will act as your guide, assisting you and, if interested, your partner, integrating, in the manner you choose, a successful transition focused on not just surviving, but thriving during and after the menopausal and midlife transitions. Dr. Goodman loves communicating with his patients, and working with them to accomplish their midlife goals. He is both thoughtful, intuitive, and a good listener.
He is also savvy in, and has the license to prescribe, “Regular” medications; he is well-versed in the use of herbs and botanicals, and is especially comfortable in working with lifestyle changes, mindfulness, and sexuality issues to fully integrate a path that “works” for his individual patient or couple. No “cookbook” therapy here!
In addition to many scientific publications in peer-reviewed literature, Dr. Goodman is the author of two well-reviewed popular books on the “midlife passage,” “The Midlife Bible, A Woman’s Survival Guide,” and MEN-opause: The Book for Men. Dr. Goodman works with patients both in his office, and by telephone consultation.