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Patient Journey

From the time we are born, hormones dictate a huge range of bodily functions – appetite, sleep patterns, responses to stress, libido, happiness, anxiety and everything in between. Furthermore hormone imbalances, causing short or long-term problems, can occur at any age; they affect us all differently and may or may not signal the approach of menopause.

If you’re experiencing a permanent, age-related reduction in hormone levels it’s really important to remember that menopause isn’t all bad news – it can have a positive impact on your life as well. For instance not all physical changes caused by reduced female hormone levels are negative, and many of the emotional and social changes can actually be energising.

With hormonal imbalance, there is no definitive timeline. Symptoms can occur at any age, with some women experiencing virtually no ill effects, some only very mild and others quite intense; some last a long time, others can be very brief. Because there’s no set pattern, the best treatments are those that are specifically tailored to each individual woman and adapted to her changing needs.

When is the right time to get in touch?

Really whenever you begin to notice any symptoms that are concerning you or affecting your lifestyle, and are not obviously caused by something else. Because the earlier I find out what’s happening, the sooner we can begin to get you happy, active and re-balanced. Hopefully our symptom checker will help you here.

Do I need to be referred by my GP?

No, a referral is not necessary. However it’s important that you are registered with an NHS GP and are attending all relevant screening programs. You should also tell your GP about any treatments you are using when you consult with them. I’ll be happy to write to your GP at any stage.

How often will you see me?

This will also depend entirely on your symptoms, and how you feel they are responding to treatment. After your initial assessment appointment, I’ll prepare a treatment plan which I like to follow up within 2 weeks, then review and adjust (if necessary) after another 2 months.

As long as you’re happy and feeling the benefits, an annual check-up – until we’re happy that you’ve finally negotiated the rapids – is my normal practice. However you must feel free to see me as often as makes you comfortable – bear in mind that I can fine-tune your treatment depending on how your symptoms respond.

%

reported their menopause symptoms impacted on their sex life

* May 2016 survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the British Menopause Society (BMS) – https://thebms.org.uk

Our Fees

How much will your treatment cost?

To avoid any unpleasant surprises my charges are absolutely transparent right from the start. I fully appreciate that not everyone has the same budget, so I will always discuss ways to make things as cost effective as possible.

Consultations

We offer two types of consultation

New Patient Initial Consultation – £240

Duration 60 minutes.

This involves a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, medical history and personal goals along with an introduction as to how hormone therapy may help you. We will establish which blood tests are necessary and advised on the most suitable time to have these taken.

Please note initial consultations must be carried out by video link.

Follow-up Consultation – £120

Duration 30 minutes.

Review appointments provide an opportunity to check your progress and make any adjustments to your treatment according to symptoms. It also provides an opportunity to arrange or review any additional monitoring tests such as pelvic ultrasound or bone scanning. Additional blood tests may be required for monitoring purposes.

Repeat prescription requests without an appointment (at the Doctor’s discretion) – £25

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Please note that treatment offered by The Women’s Hormone Clinic is not covered by any medical insurance companies and so must be self-funded.

Hormone tests 

Women’s Hormone Profile – £160

– Oestradiol, Progsterone, Testosterone, Vitamin  D

Enhanced Women’s Hormone Profile – £200

– Oestradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, Vitamin D

PMS Profile – £100

– Oestradiol, Progesterone, Vitamin D

Thyroid Profile – £90

– TSH, Free T4, Free T3

Enhanced Thyroid Profile – £110

– TSH, Free T3, T4, Antithyroid antibodies

Please note that fees for blood tests will be charged at the time of the appointment.

Other tests

I may advise you to undergo other tests depending on your symptoms and treatment plan. I work with a number of trusted partners who are able to provide these and can give you details if and when necessary.

Pelvic ultrasound – £90-£135

Bone density scan (DEXA) – £75

%

of women felt their menopause symptoms were worse or much worse than they suspected. Reporting an average of seven symptoms.

* May 2016 survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the British Menopause Society (BMS) – https://thebms.org.uk