Physician News

November 10th, 2017 by Peggy Edmonds

 

We proudly share this announcement and congratulate Dr. Sparks:

“The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jimmy M. Sparks has successfully met the criteria and has passed the examination necessary to become a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). Founded in 1989, NAMS is North America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause.Those who hold the NCMP certification have demonstrated special interest and competency in the field of menopause. We congratulate Dr. Sparks on achieving this important certification.”

Dr. Sparks has long maintained an active interest in the special issues affecting women during the menopausal transition, including perimenopause, premature menopause, menopause symptoms, and hormone replacement therapy. The topic has created much controversy in in recent years, but scientific research continues to provide new perspectives. Dr. Sparks’ achievement of the NCMP certification signals his commitment to up-to-date scientific knowledge and clinical practice in these areas.

Dr. Sparks encourages women to make their own health and well-being a priority during the menopause transition and, especially, to seek high-quality information. He reminds patients that, on average, the years after menopause occupy about a third of a woman’s life. Although each woman’s experience is unique, the mid-life years should be comfortable and enjoyable ones. He welcomes the opportunity to discuss bothersome symptoms and offer a choice of low-risk options for improving your quality of life.