Menopause Specialist

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG

Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD is one of the leading experts in the management of vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness. Dr. Stone can diagnosis and provides management options for vaginal dryness to patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas.

Vaginal Dryness Q & A

  • What causes vaginal dryness?

    The most common cause of vaginal dryness genitourinary syndrome of menopause. This syndrome is commonly referred to as vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis.

  • What is vaginal atrophy?

    Vaginal Atrophy occurs due to a lack of estrogen in the vaginal tissue, which occurs after menopause. The vaginal and vulvar tissue can become thin and dry. This can lead to vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, increased sensitivity to the vaginal area and recurrent urinary tract infections.

  • How is vaginal atrophy diagnosed?

    Dr. Stone will examine the vaginal and vulvar tissue. Signs of strophic skin include pale, smooth, and shiny skin in the vagina and vulva.

  • What are the treatments for Vaginal Atrophy?

    Dr. Stone will discuss several treatments with you. Some simple changes could include using chemical-free soaps and detergents and wearing white cotton underwear. Lubrication can also be used to help reduce any dryness.

    If the above conservative treatments do not work, Dr. Stone will likely discuss vaginal estrogen with you. By adding estrogen directly to the skin, the skin lining thickens, and the natural lubrication will increase. Estrogen also changes the acidity of the vagina and can reduce the frequency of urinary tract infections and decrease vaginal dryness.

  • What are the different forms of vaginal estrogen?

    Vaginal estrogen comes in different forms including creams, tablets, inserts, a silicone ring. Dr. Stone will discuss the benefits of each of these forms with you. Usually, the ultimate decision is based on patient preference. Here are the different forms of vaginal estrogen.

Testimonials

Debra
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"He actually took the time and listened to me. After the exam he told me that he wanted to try another pessary before committing to surgery. He fit one in and it worked! I haven't felt this good in years. I'm so so grateful to him!"
Madeline
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"He is one of the most caring docs I've ever been to. I've been struggling with this problem for years and have been to 3 docs before I saw him."
Sandy
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"Dr. Stone is a really good doctor. After I had the urethra sling surgery Dr Stone called me at home to see how I was doing. The office staff is good. Dr Stone's nurse Iris is really good she returns calls. I will refer my family and friends to this office."
Debra
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"Dr. Stone has been wonderful. I was very hesitant at first to see a man but he put me completely at ease. I was able to speak to him about my problem with leakage. He discussed several options and gave me choices which I loved. Eventually I decided on surgery. The surgery went well and I finally have my life back again."
Tina
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"I highly recommend him. I will be referring all my loved ones if ever they develop problems."
Betsy
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"He put us at ease about the surgery by really explaining the procedure in detail to me, my husband and my daughter. He made me feel like I was his only patient."
Joyce
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"Awesome!! Would give him 10 stars!!!!! Dr. Stone took the time to fully explain medical procedures. He patiently answered all my questions."
Alice
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"His bed-side manner put me at ease discussing a very embarrassing topic. I'd recommend him to anyone."
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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most insurance policies for your convenience. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your individual benefits and any copays or coinsurance that are part of your plan. Patients are responsible for notifying our office if a specific plan requires precertification, preauthorization, or a referral (especially HMOs). Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to verify your provider network participation as insurance carriers change policies often.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone today

One of our staff members will contact you directly. If you have any concerns requiring immediate attention, please don’t hesitate to call us at 602-788-1521.

Dr. Stone is also offering Telemedicine visits. Call to schedule today.

Office location

Valley Urogynecology Associates

1616 East Maryland Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85016-1302

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM

Main: (602) 788-1521

Fax: (602) 688-5420

Conveniently located just off Highway 51 on Maryland Avenue just East of 16TH Street between East Bethany Home Road and East Glendale Avenue.