What They Don't Tell You About Menopause

"Going through menopause is a natural part of aging, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s easy!"
What They Don't Tell You About Menopause
A Gynecologist’s Unofficial Guide to Premenopausal, Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Life

Lack of supportive, up-to-date information and, often, unrealistic expectations, can make it difficult for women to grasp that aging is both normal and a natural part of life. With over 40 years of experience working as an obstetrician and a gynecologist, Dr. Heather Johnson is equipped with the knowledge to help women of all ages mature gracefully.

In this guide Dr. Johnson discusses the various stages of menopause and what to expect throughout this natural aspect of life for women. From perimenopause to postmenopause, and everything in between, this book offers practical, fact-based information that will be your guide through this daunting period of womanhood.

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Menopause facts with a dash of humor

"I wish this book had been written several years ago! Dr. Johnson shares her medical knowledge in a way that is easy to read. She covers everything you didn’t have time to ask on your last office visit. I’m very thankful for this book!"

Christina Lock Black

Answers frustration & anxiety feelings about menopause

"This book was easy to read and very helpful in answering nagging, anxious and frustrating menopausal questions. It helped to clear up some of the ERT/HRT anxiety so I should have that discussion with my doctor for help. Thank you Dr. Johnson. Well written."


Indispensable guide for women, by a woman

"'What they Don’t Tell You...' is a gem of a book. Well written in accessible language and a conversational tone, it provides excellent guidance on the wide range of issues related to menopause and women’s health. Dr. Johnson often provides multiple avenues for treatment and management of menopause-related conditions, always with a sensitivity to safety, efficacy and cost. It’s the kind of book you’d get if you could sit in your (well-informed, highly-experienced) doctor’s office for days, asking every question you could, and many you might not even know to ask."

Johanna C.

Just what I needed! Thanks Dr. Johnson!

"This book explained so much of what I was feeling and didn’t know was connected to menopause. I love the tone, honesty, and transparency of this book! Thanks Dr. Johnson! You’ve come through for me yet again! 🥰"

sheron spann

It met my expectations.

"Dr. Johnson's book met my expectations!"

M. Barron
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Dr. Heather L. Johnson

Board Certified OB/GYN (retired 12/31/2023)

Dr. Heather Johnson is a recently retired, award-winning obstetrician gynecologist (OB-GYN), practicing for more than 45 years and delivering more than 3,500 babies. Prior to her retirement, Dr. Johnson was Managing Physician at Reiter, Hill & Johnson, an Advantia practice, with offices in Washington, DC, Chevy Chase, MD, and Falls Church, VA.

Dr. Johnson received her M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, then located in Washington, DC. Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She served in the U.S. Army for eight years prior to going into private practice in 1987. She has two children and two grandchildren.

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