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Who I Can See
Under NHS rules I’m not allowed to see any patients registered with Glastonbury Surgery as that is where I work.
I can see women via video link if they are over the age of 18 and residing in the UK but not women living in the Channel Islands. Those living locally may have the option of a face to face appointment in my clinic in Wells, depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
If you have had a hormone dependent cancer (breast cancer, endometrial cancer or certain types of ovarian cancer) I’m afraid I’m unable to prescribe HRT for you unless I have written agreement from your oncologist. However we can discuss other treatment options and lifestyle changes to help with your symptoms. Long-term local (vaginal) oestrogen is usually still a safe option.
About the Initial Consultation
I offer a 1 hour consultation to discuss your experience of the menopause, medical history and how symptoms can be improved. I can advise on starting HRT or trying different HRT preparations if you are not getting on well with your current regime. I can also assess your general health and lifestyle and offer advice on improving your health and wellbeing going forward.
After the Consultation
Everyone responds differently to HRT and there may need to be several adjustments in type and dosage over the first year or so. You can email me with any questions after your appointment or once you have started HRT (no extra charge over the first 3 months). With your permission I will write to your GP with all the relevant information from your consultations, with a copy to you to approve first.
Follow up Consultations
There are many different symptoms caused by falling oestrogen levels,
some of which may be a surprise to you or your doctor. This symptom checker (click to download or open) may be useful to print off and fill in if you are having a GP consultation. If attending my clinic, we will go through these symptoms during the consultation – filling it in beforehand is optional and can be done online here
Fees from 1.4.2021
New patient video consultation – 1 hour (includes letter to GP and follow-up emails if you have any questions) £200
Follow-up video consultation after 3 months (sooner if needed) or annual follow-up – 20 minutes £90
No extra charge for issuing a private prescription during a consultation but pharmacists will charge for the cost of the medication plus their dispensing fee.
Charge for issuing a private repeat prescription when not part of a consultation (but only if you are having appropriate monitoring) £30
How to book an appointment
Appointments can be made easily via a secure online medical system called Heydoc. Once you have made an appointment you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to click on at the agreed time to activate the video. If you do not receive this email within a few minutes of booking, please do check in your junk mail and if not there do email the clinic to let us know. If you would prefer a telephone consultation please email the clinic AFTER booking.
In the unlikely event of the video technology not working at the time of your consultation, I will telephone you – we can then talk on the phone or via FaceTime or Zoom, whichever you prefer.
Payment will be requested via the payment processor STRIPE at the time of booking. If you prefer to pay by a different method you will need to email the clinic BEFORE booking.
The confirmation email will also ask you to fill in a medical questionnaire before your first appointment, including your weight, height and most recent blood pressure reading known. There is no need to fill this in if you have booked a follow up consultation.
Clinics currently run on some Monday afternoons and some Saturday mornings. If you are a current patient and cannot find an available follow-up appointment before you will run out of your medication, please do email the clinic.