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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 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. She wrote the menopause training module for doctors.net and has written for the Primary Care Women’s Health forum publication, Her Life Her Health on a variety of menopause-related topics.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or if booking directly on the website, please search for Dr Tonye Wokoma for available appointments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or if booking directly on the website, please search for Dr Amanda Smith for available appointments.