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Local OB/GYN Certified by North American Menopause Society

Joliet, IL (July 20, 2011) –Francisco J. Garcini, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS, NCMP, Obstetrics and Gynecology physician on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, has successfully met the criteria and has passed the examination necessary to become a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

garcini franciscoThose who hold the NCMP certification have demonstrated special interest and competency in the field of menopause. These include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses and pharmacists, among others.

“We congratulate Dr. Garcini on achieving this important certification,” says Margery L.S. Gass, MD, NCMP, and Executive Director of NAMS. “His active membership helps the Society continue to meet its Mission of promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause.” 

“I am proud of my continuing involvement with a reputable, innovative organization in the field of menopause care such as The North American Menopause Society,” says Dr. Francisco Garcini. “Through my NAMS certification, I hope to continue to provide high quality, state of the art menopause care for my patients.”

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Francisco J. Garcini, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS, NCMP, has been on staff at Silver Cross Hospital for more than 12 years. Dr. Garcini attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency at the University of Texas in Houston, TX. His office is located with Partners in Obstetrics & Women's Health on the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital campus at 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 210, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 463-3000.

About North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
The Mission of NAMS, a nonprofit scientific organization, is to promote the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. The Society’s membership of over 2,000 professionals representing a variety of disciplines—including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and complementary/alternative medicine—makes NAMS uniquely qualified to serve as the definitive resource for health professionals and the public for accurate, unbiased information about menopause (www.menopause.org).                                                  

About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895.  Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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