Individualised perimenopause and menopause advice

Patients

Dr Alice Duffy runs a private GP led Menopause Clinic in Nottingham where women can self-refer and do not need a referral letter from a GP. Dr Duffy is continuing to support patients via video consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Dr Duffy provides individualised evidence based advice in keeping with NICE guidelines to women in the perimenopause and menopause, including assessment of cardiovascular and osteoporosis risk factors.  A passionate believer in holistic care, Dr Duffy will discuss advice about diet, exercise and other lifestyle measures alongside evidence based medical therapies. 

Each woman has a unique experience of menopause and advice will be tailored to your personal needs with the objective of relief of symptoms and the optimisation of long-term health benefits.

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Clinic Days

Calendar

Monday to Thursday

8.30am to 5:30pm 

Fees

Initial Assessment
(In Person/Video) - 50-60 minutes £250

Follow Up Appointment
(In Person/Video) - 25-30 minutes £175

Follow Up Appointment
(Telephone) - 15 minutes £100

Additional email correspondence £30

Repeat prescription £30

 

Dr Alice Duffy feels 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.

Patients who wish to use THE INDEPENDENT PHARMACY for their prescriptions - CLICK HERE

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. Dr Alice Duffy 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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