Menopause & Hormonal Health Specialist in Encinitas, CA

Menopause Expert

Though Dr. Hoppe is an OB/GYN, delivered thousands of babies, continues to care for hundreds of teens & moms-to-be, she specializes in menopausal women’s healthcare. As an internationally renowned women’s health expert, author, speaker, seasoned practitioner, and having been through menopause herself, Dr. Hoppe brings a unique practice and perspective to women going through, entering and experiencing their menopausal years, as well as to women well beyond menopause.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a natural transition defined by no menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months. For some women, it is a breeze and no menopausal symptoms arise. For many women, it can be a nightmare, and one they suffer through silently. The average age of menopause is 51 years of age in the United States. Many symptoms can occur prior to this time while still menstruating. This stage is called “perimenopause.”

Common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause are:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain with sex
  • Brain fog & poor concentration
  • Weight gain – especially in the abdominal section

Many more symptoms exist. For the majority of women, these symptoms can last about 2-5 years, but 10-15 % of women can have these symptoms for their lifetime! That is why it is imperative that you visit a physician/practitioner who is well-versed on natural lifestyle changes (diet/exercise, etc.) as well as hormone therapy. Before the 1900’s, the average lifespan for a woman was approximately 50 years of age- the same time when menopause hits. Now in the United States, the average lifespan for a woman is 84 year of age! That means there are 30+ years that may be spent in menopause/post-menopause. Wouldn’t you like to know the best ways to be living these years with the highest quality of life too?

Alternative Menopause Therapies

Even though Dr. Hoppe believe in a holistic healthcare approach, she also recommends advanced medical therapies when needed, such as hormone therapy. It is important to understand the true risks and benefit of hormone therapy, also known as hormone replacement therapy, including bioidentical hormones. Consultations are available – both in person at Dr. Hoppe’s office or via Skype. Learn more about hormone therapy.



Dr. Diana Hoppe is available to help you with your women’s health needs in relaxed, comfortable space.



Dr. Diana Hoppe’s total women’s health & wellness philosophy centers on lifestyle changes to treat concerns such as weight loss, anti-aging, and minor health challenges through proper nutrition, supplements, and patient accountability.


With over 19 years of clinical trial experience on the effects and treatment of menopause and having been through it herself, Dr. Hoppe will help you through this change by addressing your symptoms, overall health, lifestyle, and if needed, hormone therapy.


Dr. Hoppe is an international speaker, published author, women’s health clinician, and has appeared on both national and local television, highlighting women's health research, women’s hormones, libido and the effect on total wellness.