Pamela Gaudry, MD, or “Dr. Pam” as she’s affectionately known to her patients, a board-certified OB/GYN, has been practicing in Savannah for 30 years. Dr. Pam has always done her female patient’s primary care (if they desired) since she completed her residency at The Medical College of Georgia in 1993. She is an OB/GYN by training, and in 2007, she stopped delivering babies and got extra training in menopausal medicine and intimacy counseling. Her goal was to help women get through menopause safely, sanely, and well-educated. In January 2018, Dr. Pam opened up The Georgia Center for Menopausal Medicine and Direct Primary Care which is a new type of health-care practice which puts patients first. In this type of practice, the patient must think of healthcare differently – you will be part of her medical family. In this model, the patient employs the physician to be there when they need them – not when it is convenient for the physician to fit the patient in the schedule. This type of medical care was so popular with the women that men started coming in to ask for the same care. So, in October of 2018, Dr. Pam opened her practice to primary care for men.
This type of practice has the same benefits as a "concierge practice" without using insurance. At her unique Direct Primary Care center, Dr. Pam offers hour-long appointments in a calm and comfortable setting for women and men to address all the medical issues that they might face. Access to Dr. Pam is 24/7 via email or text messaging. She will let her patients know via email if she is out of town for continuing medical education, events, or vacations. During football season, there are 5-hour blocks on Saturdays that should be reserved for emergency calls only*** (See Georgia Football schedule). She will work with your existing healthcare providers to coordinate care if that is needed. Intimacy counseling and problems encountered before, during, and after menopause (for women and the men that live with them...) are all included in the membership. Dr. Pam focuses on all menopausal issues from hot flashes to vaginal dryness to the effect these have on marriage. She is very comfortable taking care of erectile dysfunction and treating this in her male patients. She has ED drugs available for dispensing in the office at amazing prices, and testosterone replacement therapy is individualized for each man...or woman.
In her opinion, the key to caring for the patient is “caring” for the patient. Her patients are treated like her family.
To help women better understand that menopause is a perfectly natural progression of life that can be effectively managed and controlled, Dr. Pam wrote the book “Love, Sweat, and Tears,” which has also been made into a feature-length film. This “docu-comedy” which features the comedic genius of Joan Rivers and Lynne Koplitz, provides an education for women and men of all ages in a non-threatening, fun, and informative fashion. This movie can be accessed on Netflix (for a limited time) or purchased directly via her movie website (https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sweat-Tears-Keeping-Menopause/dp/B0711M8LSX).
Dr. Pam is available to speak for your men or women's group, conference, convention, or special event.
Dr. Pam is a Menopause Practitioner and completed training and is certified in medical sex therapy from The Florida Sex Therapy Institute. (Dr. Pam likes to call this intimacy counseling instead of sex therapy.) She offers intimacy counseling as a crucial and integral part of her menopausal practice. Dr. Pam's goal is to help women and men strengthen, improve, and/or regain their intimate relationship through menopause and after breast or gynecologic cancer, life-changing events, or other medical issues.
Dr. Pam has always been an active member of the Georgia OB/GYN Society having been on its executive board for over 10 years and serving as its President in 2007. She was president of the Georgia Medical Society in 2008 representing over 600 physicians in the Savannah area. Dr. Pam was on the executive board of the Medical Association of Georgia as first and second vice-president in 2008 and 2009. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists after achieving and maintaining board certification in 1995. Dr. Pam was in the inaugural class of the Georgia Physician Leadership Academy, and has lobbied in Washington, D.C. and at the Georgia State Legislature, to fight for issues important to women's medical well-being.
Raised in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Pam started her educational journey at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, graduating summa cum laude. From there, she went to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, where she remained and completed her residency.
Dr. Pam is married and has two children (boy-girl twins), and she has lived in Savannah, Georgia since 1971. She has a grandson and one on the way. Her intense passions are her Christian faith, reading the Bible, family, gardening, butterflies, golden retrievers, comedy shows, and football. Her 6th golden retriever, Munson, is in the office every day. He will hold your paw if you are scared or worried. If you do not like dogs, this is not the practice for you.
She is a die-hard Georgia Bulldog fan, and on football Saturdays, she can usually be found screaming in the stands of Sanford Stadium in Athens. She will be the one in red. Dr. Pam sat next to Hershel Walker in her very first class...her very first day...at UGA in August 1981. She got to touch his thighs that day. There have been other great days in her life as well...no others worthy of mentioning.