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Both Clare and Helen - as founders and friends - passionately believe that the menopause can mark the start of an exciting second act in life, and all of the doctors in our online clinic are highly experienced menopause experts who will support you as you embrace, navigate and celebrate your menopause transition.
MA MB BChir (Cantab) DM MRCOG MRCGP
Dr Clare is a registered menopause specialist and an NHS GP. She qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She initially trained in obstetrics and gynaecology where she gained a Doctor of Medicine for research in fetomaternal medicine.
As well as her role of Clinical Director at My Menopause Centre, she currently runs an NHS menopause service and is a GP partner in a practice in Leeds. She is also a British Menopause Society menopause trainer and is involved in educating GPs about the menopause transition through talks, lectures and seminars. Dr Spencer has written menopause training modules and pathways for doctors.net, the Primary Care Women’s Health forum publication, Her Life Her Health, and the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust.
While working as a GP she noticed a need for increased awareness and understanding of the menopause transition amongst her patients. As well as her own challenging menopause experience, she could see how their menopause symptoms were having a detrimental impact on all aspects of their lives and decided to qualify as a Menopause GP. Through her clinical work and being co-founder of My Menopause Centre, Clare is passionate about educating, empowering and supporting all women through all stages of their menopause transition.
Meet Dr Clare by watching the video below.
Helen is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy.
When Helen began her menopause transition, the symptoms she started to experience came as a surprise and she was very unprepared. One afternoon she found herself sitting on Clare’s sofa asking lots of questions. She left their conversation feeling very reassured but wondering why it was so difficult to find easy-to-understand, evidence-based information and advice on what she was experiencing and the different treatment options. And so the idea for My Menopause Centre was born.
Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles in a range of sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide. She has also worked in broadcast and telecoms regulation at Ofcom and in the mobile technology sector with Motorola. She’s currently a non-executive director of AIB.
MBChB, BSc, MRCGP, DFSRH, LoC IUT, LoC SDI
Dr Abbie graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 in medicine and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She has always been drawn to women’s health and initially worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology both overseas in Perth Western Australia and within the UK. She then chose to undertake training in General Practice and completed the Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Advanced Menopause Specialist certificate from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She also achieved the Southampton Richard Percival MRCGP excellence award for her GP training.
As well as her work with My Menopause Centre, she also works within an NHS menopause centre. She looks forward to each of her consultations, talking with each person about their individual journey and making decisions together. Her hope is for women to achieve a positive experience during their menopause transition and feel empowered with their choices.
Meet Dr Abbie by watching the video below:
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Cat is an experienced GP with expertise in the menopause. She qualified in medicine from University College London before which she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from King’s College, London. She spent her early career living and working in the hustle and bustle of London before she was drawn back to her roots in the West Midlands where she commenced GP training and found her passion – women’s health.
Career opportunities led Cat to North Yorkshire where she currently works as a GP in a rural NHS practice. She is a menopause expert, member of the British Menopause Society and also a Diplomat of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Cat has recognised the ‘black hole’ that exists for many women as far as menopause is concerned, and is dedicated to supporting her patients from head to toe at a time in life that can bring challenges from all angles including the physical, personal, emotional and beyond.
Should you book an appointment with her, no conversation is off limits and her gentle, caring and conscientious approach will make you feel instantly relieved. She’ll work through your symptoms with you to establish a treatment plan that empowers you to lead a more joyous and fulfilling life.
Outside of work, Cat enjoys rural walks with her husband, daughter and golden Labrador. She feels time with family and friends is essential, hours spent at the seaside therapeutic and a good sense of humour indispensable to combat most challenges in life.
Meet Dr Cat by watching the video below.
MBBS FRCOG MFSRH
“Menopause transition is a journey, and my role is to walk alongside the woman, supporting her through it. I am delighted to be working with My Menopause Centre to be able to support women through their menopause journey. I’ve been a BMS (British Menopause Society) menopause specialist for nearly 10 years. Everyone woman has a different menopause story to tell and it’s so important to identify everyone’s individual needs. Best outcomes are obtained with a positive mindset, healthy lifestyle – nutrition and exercise and appropriate hormone therapy.”
Dr Tonye Wokoma
Dr Tonye is an experienced Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Community Gynaecology and has been a BMS-recognised menopause specialist for almost 10 years. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in September 2016. She also holds the Faculty of Sexual Reproductive Health (FSRH) Advanced Menopause Certificate and is also the FSRH Menopause Guardian involved in the curriculum, logbook and training in menopause care basic and advanced certificate. A true advocate of women’s health and the menopause, she regularly facilitates and delivers sessions on contraception and menopause and has authored publications and delivered presentations regionally and nationally.
With a very kind and sympathetic approach Dr Tonye, is fully aware of the growing hunger for information and support for menopause care and believes in providing high-quality, individualised care for all women. During an initial consultation, Dr Tonye will explore her patient’s symptoms, needs and goals and, together with additional medical history, will work with her to establish the different options available for treatment and continuing the patient’s journey together.
If you have any further questions you would like to ask before booking an appointment, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or if booking directly on the website, please search for Dr Tonye Wokoma for available appointments.
Meet Dr Tonye by watching the video below:
MBBS, MD, MRCOG, FFSRH
‘I am delighted to become a part of the wonderful team at My Menopause Centre and to support women on their menopause journey. Menopause can present with a myriad of symptoms, often catching women unaware and at a time when many are juggling their responsibilities at work and home and often ageing relatives. This can leave women feeling overwhelmed, alone and anxious. While 51% of the world population will go through menopause, how little people talk about it and the lack of awareness is astounding! This lack of awareness is even more so within ethnic minority communities where difficulties in accessing menopause care are further compounded by cultural beliefs and language barriers. My intimate understanding of Asian culture and fluency in Hindi and Urdu helps me to establish rapport with women from this background and I hope to ease their access to menopause care’
Dr Manisha Singh
Dr Manisha Singh is a Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) and Community Gynaecology with over 13 years of experience as the Lead Clinician and NHS Consultant. She is passionate about all aspects of women’s health through all life stages and the menopause in particular.
She has been a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 1998 and is also a Fellow of the Faculty of SRH. She is active in teaching and training and regularly organises and chairs regional training days and meetings. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds Medical school and is the Training Programme Director for postgraduate training and is incredibly proud of being a part of shaping the future consultant workforce in community SRH. She is a Council member at the Faculty of SRH and has other responsible Faculty roles.
Within her NHS Consultant role, Dr Manisha focuses on women’s health and complex contraception and is responsible for clinical supervision and governance as well as assuring high standard, evidence-based clinical care. Dr Manisha has experience in the different, often unrecognisable ways menopause can present, the negative impact this can have and the life-changing benefits of tailored and collaborative clinical management. She feels strongly about raising menopause awareness and easing access to holistic and empathetic care.
During an initial consultation, Dr Manisha will explore and understand her patient’s symptoms and work collaboratively with the patient to tailor care and treatment to her individual needs.
MBBS FFSRH AccCOSRT (Sen) DRCOG DIPM
“With over 20 years practising as a menopause specialist, I’m passionate about providing a safe and supportive environment to help people who might be anxious about not being taken seriously or worried about being judged for needing help with issues that they might find embarrassing. I have had first-hand experience of many menopause symptoms and understand that everyone has a different menopause experience”.
Dr Amanda Smith
Dr Amanda is an experienced menopause, sexual and reproductive healthcare specialist and psychosexual therapist. She qualified from the University of London (Guy’s Hospital). After working as a GP and passing the Royal College of General Practitioners membership exam, she pursued her interest in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).
She became a British Menopause Society recognised menopause specialist and ran North Derbyshire NHS Sexual Health Service’s Menopause Clinic until it was decommissioned in 2018 at a time when NHS funding for Community Sexual Health Services was being decimated. Amanda currently works as a private menopause specialist and psychosexual therapist and also works in an NHS sexual health service.
During an initial consultation, Dr Amanda will aim to understand how your menopausal symptoms affect all aspects of your life, be it physical, emotional, occupational or social. She will discuss all options and work with you to develop a management plan which is individualised for your specific circumstances.
If you have any further questions you would like to ask before booking an appointment, please do get in touch with email@example.com or if booking directly on the website, please search for Dr Amanda Smith for available appointments.
Meet Dr Amanda by watching the video below.
Emma, our wonderful Patient Liaison Manager, joined My Menopause Centre having spent many years in customer service. Emma will give you a warm welcome and look after you from your first enquiry to providing you with support and exemplary service at all points of your contact with us.
“What a joy to work alongside our amazing doctors. Every day, I see what a difference they are making in our patients’ lives and I feel very lucky to be a part of this incredible team. I love the fact that we are a ground-breaking online clinic which allows us to reach as many women as possible from our private consultations, to plentiful free online resources and corporate menopause care.”
Emma is very much looking forward to hearing from you with any query you might have. Please do get in touch on 0333 444 1067 or email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org