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This profile was last updated on 12/8/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Susan D. Doughty

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Bridgeport , Connecticut
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • graduate nursing degrees
    Boston College
  • graduate nursing degrees
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Web References
Stalled sex drive?
www.arginmax.com, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
"Libido is connected to our levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a hormone the body uses to produce the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone," says Susan Doughty, APRN-CNP, an OB-GYN nurse practitioner and co-founder of New England WomenCenter in Portland, Maine.
Meet Our Staff
www.newenglandwomencenter.com, 25 Nov 2013 [cached]
Susan E. D. Doughty, the owner and co-founder... ...of New England WomenCenter, has been in practice for over thirty years. Susan is a national expert and guest-lecturer on menopause and has extensive background with cardiovascular patients. She has published on the topics of menopause, pacemakers, nurse-managed health centers, and advanced practice nursing. She is a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania and the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her graduate nursing degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Boston College. She is nationally certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and on the scientific advisory board of the American Menopause Foundation. Susan is an avid reader and enjoys sailing, kayaking and singing. She is married and the mother of two adult children.
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Having held secretarial and Administrative Assistant positions for over 50 years, Shirley retired and decided to come to "work" volunteering at NEWC founded by her daughter-in-law, Susan.
American Menopause Association
www.americanmenopause.org, 3 July 2010 [cached]
Susan E. D. Doughty,
"When we stop ovulating and having ...
dianeatwood.com [cached]
"When we stop ovulating and having periods, both hormones drop - estrogen quite precipitously," explains Susan Doughty, a women's health nurse practitioner. Susan founded the New England WomenCenter, which recently merged with Coastal Women's Health Care in Scarborough.
Our testosterone levels lower more gradually after menopause says Susan, along with another hormone called DHEA, which converts to estrogen and testosterone. A man's testosterone levels decrease with age, but much more gradually, which is why they are usually more interested in the sexual act than women. And why there can be a lot of tension in some postmenopausal relationships.
Problem solving
When a woman comes into her office with sex-related issues, Susan says the first thing they talk about is the relationship with her partner. She asks, "Is it intimate? Is it trustworthy? Is there any abuse or exploitation? The second thing - is it comfortable?"
By comfortable, she means does it hurt to have intercourse? Estrogen triggers a natural lubricant and without it, the vagina becomes drier and less flexible. Thankfully, there are solutions to the problem. "We supply local estrogen to the vagina that stays put and doesn't get absorbed into the body," says Susan.
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Counseling may be appropriate, but if the relationship is strong and you're both willing to work together on the issues, Susan suggests trying to make regular sexual contact a priority. Put it on your calendar! "Plan a time during the day when neither person is tired," she recommends.
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"If that's the goal, then it can be a disappointment," says Susan, "because sometimes the orgasm is elusive.
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If you'd like to learn more about sex after menopause, Susan suggests checking out the website MiddlesexMD.
Meet Our Staff
www.newenglandwomencenter.com, 2 Feb 2009 [cached]
Susan E. D. Doughty, the owner and co-founder ... ... of New England WomenCenter, has been in practice for over thirty years. Susan is a national expert and guest-lecturer on menopause and has extensive background with cardiovascular patients. She has published on the topics of menopause, pacemakers, nurse-managed health centers, and advanced practice nursing. She is a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania and the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her graduate nursing degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Boston College. She is nationally certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and on the scientific advisory board of the American Menopause Foundation. Susan is an avid reader and enjoys sailing, kayaking and singing. She is married and the mother of two adult children.
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After working in a variety of positions in the medical community in Boston and Portland, Barbara became acquainted with Susan and became an integral part of the initial structure of New England WomenCenter.
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Having held secretarial and Administrative Assistant positions for over 50 years, Shirley retired and decided to come to "work" volunteering at NEWC founded by her daughter-in-law, Susan.
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