Individualised perimenopause and menopause advice

Patients

Health in Menopause is a private GP led Menopause Clinic in Nottingham where women can self-refer and do not need a referral letter from a GP.  At present, as a result of COVID 19 restrictions, all consultations are taking place by video link.  Initially apprehensive about this, I have been reassured by women that far from being a lesser experience, they have liked the video consultation as it can be conducted from home with no worries about driving, parking or finding the clinic!

Appointments can be made online or by telephone on 0115 9388828.

The purpose of the clinic is to provide individualised evidence based advice, in keeping with NICE guidelines, to you and other women like you who are in the perimenopause and menopause.  As a passionate believer in holistic care, I will discuss advice about diet, exercise and other lifestyle measures in conjunction with evidence based medical therapies to achieve symptom relief, improved quality of life and enhanced long term health.

In keeping with British Menopause Society gold standard treatment,  where possible, Body Identical HRT will be prescribed.  This is evidence based, fully regulated HRT which provides the best in treatment with the lowest risk of adverse effects. 

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Clinic Days

Calendar

Monday to Thursday

8.30am to 5:30pm 

Fees

Initial Consultation
(In Person/Video) - Up to 1 hour £250

Follow Up Consultation
(In Person/Video) - Up to 30 mins £175

Follow Up Consultation
(Telephone) - Up to 15 mins £100

Additional Medical Letters on Request £30

Repeat Prescription Fee £30

 

I feel strongly that the consultation forms a large part of the therapeutic journey. No consultations will be conducted by email. Your consultation fee includes 2 follow up emails if you have additional questions within 2 months of your appointment. Further emails will be charged at £30 per email response.

Please note that private medical insurance does not normally cover treatment for the menopause.

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Blood tests

For most women the diagnosis of menopause is a clinical one based on age, symptoms and a change in menstrual pattern.  In women aged > 45 years, the diagnosis is a clinical one made by the doctor.  However young women aged < 40 require blood tests to be taken to establish a diagnosis of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).  In addition, blood tests may be suggested to exclude other causes for symptoms such as anaemia or an underactive thyroid gland.  This will be discussed in full at the consultation.  Some women also request bloods as part of an overall health check and this can be arranged.

The cost of bloods is in addition to the consultation fee.

Fees for bloods

Profile 1 FBC (to exclude anaemia), Kidney function, liver function, lipids, Ferritin (to exclude iron deficiency), Thyroid function, HbA1c (to exclude diabetes), Oestradiol, Testosterone, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), Vitamin B12, Folate and Vitamin D £220
Profile 2 Oestradiol, SHBG, Testosterone, Thyroid function £120
Profile 3 Oestradiol, SHBG, Testosterone £95
Profile 4 Thyroid function including free T4 and free T3 £85
Profile 5 FBC, Thyroid function, testosterone, SHBG £80
Profile 6 SHBG, Testosterone £65
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Results

Blood samples taken in the clinic are processed by Nationwide Pathology. Postal blood samples are processed by The Doctor's Laboratory.  I will review your results and comment on these.  7-10 working days after your blood sample was taken, you will receive an email from Heydoc, stating that a document has been shared with you. By clicking the link in the email and entering your date of birth, you will be able to view your results and the comments made. 

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