About Karen E Knapp

View Dr. Knapp on NBC12 Neighborhood Health Watch:

Healthbreak Video Neighborhood Health Watch: Menopause

Menopause is a change that happens to every woman and it's a topic not many like to discuss.
For some, just saying the word "menopause" can cause levels of anxiety to increase. This change happens to women in their late 40s and 50s.

Dr. Karen Knapp is with Commonwealth OB/GYN Specialists at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. She tells us a bit more about menopause and the changes women's bodies go through.

"The hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disruptions; those are the symptoms that get patients into my office.
Dr. Knapp tells us she treats her patients with complementary medicine which includes yoga, relaxation, mindfulness, and deep breathing.

"Menopausal medicine is now a recognized specialty with a certification to go along with it.”

She also tells us the Food and Drug Administration just approved the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes and menopause symptoms.

Certifications & Memberships

Obstetrics & Gynecology



Languages Spoken



Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office Locations

Commonwealth OB/GYN Specialists
7605 Forest Avenue, Suite 411
Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: (804) 285-8806
Fax: (804) 288-6079