Women's Health and Wellness
At Natural Horizons, we recognize that women have unique health challenges, and that at times you need extra attention to get the answers and care you deserve. Our Women’s Wellness program, overseen by Dr. Robin Ridinger, MD, focuses on the needs of female patients, providing you the support, education and treatment options to help you lead a healthy life.
- Reproductive Health
- Coping with Menopause
- Nutrition Counseling
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Breast Health
- Urinary Incontinence
To speak with us about our Women’s Wellness program or schedule an appointment with Dr. Ridinger, call 877-292-1571 or use the form at right.
Women's Reproductive Health
The Women’s Wellness Center at Natural Horizons provides a comfortable environment for talking with Dr. Robin Ridinger about reproductive health. She can provide guidance on issues that may include:
- Perimenopause/ Menopause
- Hormone Balancing
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Adrenal and Thyroid Issues
- Mood Swings
Coping with Menopause
If you’re suffering from menopause symptoms, a consultation with Dr. Robin Ridinger can help you develop a means of coping with menopause.
Common symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal changes
- Irregular uterine bleeding
- Irregular periods
- Mood swings and depression
- Memory and concentration problems
- Low sexual desire
- Weight gain
- Urinary incontinence
- Heart palpitations
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be an effective medical treatment for menopause symptoms. But hormone replacement has risks, too. Our Women’s Wellness experts will help you understand natural menopause treatments and other options.
Nutrition Counseling for Women
Why work with a Nutritionist? If you’ve ever said “I’d like to eat better,” a visit with one of our nutrition counselors nutrition counselors is a first step to better nutrition. Our nutrition counselors will help you design a customized nutrition program to address your unique nutritional needs, lifestyle, and health goals.
Nutrition counseling isn’t just for those seeking to lose weight. Common health problems linked to nutrition include:
- Immune system weakness
- Weight loss and weight gain
- Low blood sugar
- Heart disease
- Sleeplessness and insomnia
- Chronic pain
A Natural Horizons nutrition advisor can help any woman address the link between nutrition and health issues.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) For many women, dealing with PMS means less discomfort, better emotional control, and simply feeling better. Far too many doctors treat PMS by prescribing pain-relievers. A holistic PMS treatment focuses on correcting nutrient deficiencies and poor energy flow issues.
At our Women’s Wellness Center in Fairfax, you’ll visit one-on-one with a women’s health specialist who can advise you on natural PMS remedies and other approaches.
At our Fairfax women’s wellness center, we help patients understand what’s normal for their breasts. We recognize the starting point for breast health is breast awareness. We routinely counsel patients on preventative breast health, self-exams, and the ways your breasts change throughout your life. Our doctors will help answer your questions about breast lumps, breast pain, discoloration, nipple pain, nipple discharge and other concerns.
We support breast cancer patients by providing integrative breast cancer services including prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Our cancer treatment center is recognized as one of the leading holistic cancer treatment programs in the country.
Myth: Women under 50 don’t need to worry about frail bones until they get older.
Nothing could be more wrong! Women of all ages need to proactively keep their bones strong. Osteoporosis affects women at all ages. Millions of women have or are at risk of osteoporosis. Natural Horizons helps women build strong bones.
Nutritional counseling is a key part of our osteoporosis prevention service, as are exercise and lifestyle counseling and exercise counseling. We also help women understand the pharmaceutical treatments for osteoporosis, including the risks associated with these medicines.
Urinary incontinence is a common problem for women. In many cases, lifestyle and nutrition changes or medical treatment can treat urinary incontinence. At our women’s wellness center, you can discuss incontinence problems and treatment options so you can live with confidence and without embarrassment and discomfort.
Hormone Balancing is a large part of our women’s wellness program, as hormones play a vital role in every woman’s health and well being. Women of all ages experience hormone imbalances, but symptoms often become evident from the late 20’s to early 40’s. Symptoms can include difficulty losing weight (or rapid weight gain), depressions, insomnia, hot flashes, low libido, etc. Bioidentical hormone therapy is one method of treatment. Dr. Robin Ridinger will work with you to determine the extent of your imbalance and help design a course of treatment to help bring your body back into balance.
Testimonial: "They know you as the individual. You’re not the person that they’ve just checked off the box. It’s more than that; it’s deeper than that and better. I’m getting good treatment I trust and I feel comfortable. And if I could see somebody else have that same kind of treatment, comfort and care, I’d definitely recommend Natural Horizons." - Charlanne B., Women's Wellness Patient
- What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring all recent medical records, including lab work, test results, x-rays, scans, and any other information relevant to your condition.
If you have downloaded our Patient Intake Form, or received it by mail, please fill it out completely and bring it with you to your first appointment.
If you have not received the Patient Intake Form, please arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to your appointment, so that you will have ample time to fill it out prior to seeing your doctor.
- How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?
Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays
• Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
• Fax: (703) 267-6977
• Email: email@example.com
- What types of doctors/practitioners make up the team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers?
Our team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers includes:
• Biologic Dentists (DMDs and DDSs)
• Medical Doctors (MDs)
• Holistic MDs
• Naturopaths (NDs)
• Acupuncturists (L.Ac.)
• Chiropractors (DCs)
• Colon Hydrotherapists
• Massage Therapists