Menopause is a passage in every woman's life. Hormonal changes are responsible for the cessation of ovulation, and this transition can be difficult for some women. Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), consisting of hot flashes/flushes and night sweats, can be bothersome for some, and VMS are the primary reason for women to seek medical attention during menopause. Patient-centered care (PCC) is an approach which improves discussion, promotes patient involvement, and creates a positive provider/patient relationship with a result of improved quality of life (QOL). Hormone therapy, the gold standard for VMS relief, has come under scrutiny in recent years due to a fear of increased health risks with its use. Complementary and alternative medicines are being promoted as natural alternatives. Women are seeking help to make sense of the variety of treatment options available for VMS relief and nurse practitioners are in an optimal position to help these women. Through the use of PCC, nurse practitioners (NP) can conduct a thorough health history and assessment. They can provide expert advice, hold discussions with women about their preferences and assess them for individual risks with the ultimate provision of appropriate and individualized care for women experiencing VMS of menopause. --P. ii.