Dr. Holly Thacker says smear tests can boost chances of surviving cervical cancer.
Holly L. Thacker, MD, Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, Awarded Research Grant
Holly L. Thacker, MD, was awarded a $10,000 research grant as one of 10 winners of the Healthnetwork Foundation Service Excellence Awards. The Service Excellence Awards are given annually to 10 top physicians who have consistently gone above and beyond for members. Dr. Thacker also is being recognized for demonstrating a long-term commitment to premium-level patient care and medical research.
Healthnetwork Foundation is a Cleveland-based non-profit that networks presidents and CEOs into the top hospitals in the U.S. when their members have medical needs. Its mission is to improve medicine for all society through philanthropy.
Dr. Thacker is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health and the Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health. She is an associate professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Thacker published her second women’s health book “Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause.”
Dr. Thacker was honored by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and the Journal of Women’s Health with the "Lila Wallis Women’s Health Award" in recognition of her lifetime achievements, accomplishments, motivation, mentorship, energy and enthusiasm for women’s health.
A Special Blend of Care for Women
The Center for Specialized Women's Health can make it easier to see the right combination of specialists. If a woman has a serious breast or gynecologic problem, she may need to see numerous doctors from Imaging to Surgery to Internal Medicine. The center brings specialists and their services to one female-friendly place... Read More
Women can access specialized health care at the Center for Specialized Women's Health.
The center provides convenient "one-stop shopping" for all of a woman’s health care needs. In addition to routine wellness exams and health care screenings, we offer evaluation and treatment of numerous medical problems of special concern to women.
Center professionals are happy to accommodate patients who are seeking second opinions, as well as patients who prefer female providers.
The center includes services of the Clinic’s Breast Center, as well as the departments of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Confused about hormone replacement therapy? Wondering if you really need a yearly mammogram? Wanting to check which foods affect PMS?
Many women have questions about their health care. Now there's a resource for answers. Simply call Cleveland Clinic 4HER® Women's Health Line at 216.444.4HER and speak with a nurse who has special training in women's health issues. This free service of the Center for Specialized Women's Health is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Flo & Stanley Gault Women’s Health & Breast Pavilion is made possible through the generous support of an Avon Foundation grant.
Be Strong...Be Healthy...Be In Charge with Speaking of Women's Health!
Speaking of Women's Health (SWH) is a national health education program from Cleveland Clinic's Center for Specialized Women's Health. The programs mission is "to educate women to make informed decisions about health, well-being and personal safety for themselves and their families". Under the leadership of Holly L. Thacker, MD, SWH consists of exciting women's conferences, an interesting and interactive website, www.speakingofwomenshealth.com, and a free monthly e-mail newsletter.
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The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause
Dr. Thacker's new book is a compassionate, practical guide that gently reminds women that midlife is not only a time of change but also a time of great freedom.
Learn how to stop hot flashes and get a good night's sleep; the facts about vitamins, supplements, and antidepressants; using diet and exercise to boost energy the basics of good bone health; preventing cancer and heart disease; and how to recharge your sex life.
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sexual Health in Menopause
When it comes to intimacy, there are no standards of how often you should have the desire. If you are bothered by how increasing age is affecting you in the bedroom, download this free guide to help you understand what’s going on and restore your enjoyment.
This guide contains information on:
- Common complaints during menopause
- Treatment options for hormonal and non-hormonal issues Suggestions on how to enjoy intimacy during menopause and beyond
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