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Menopause Consultations at
Essex Private Doctors
Initial consultation £250
The initial consultation lasts for up to 40 minutes and is a bespoke personalised consultation which considers each individual woman’s needs.
You can expect to have a full medical history taken including a discussion of your symptoms, any other medical conditions you might have, any family history of significant illness, and your lifestyle. If you are on any regular medications, please bring a list, or a copy of your repeat prescription, with you to the appointment.
The time of menopause is a good opportunity to look to optimise your health for the future. You will have your height, weight and blood pressure measured. It is also possible to have blood tests to check for diabetes and cholesterol levels which will enable the calculation of a cardiovascular risk estimation. Your bone health will be discussed and an onward referral for a DEXA (bone density) scan can be made to a local private hospital, if required. You will be given appropriate lifestyle advice to improve your health.
Sometimes menopausal symptoms are similar to symptoms caused by other medical conditions, and in some instances, it may be advisable to have blood tests to exclude other conditions. At times baseline hormone blood tests can be helpful. Blood tests incur an additional charge to your appointment fee. For more information about blood tests click here.
A full range of treatment options will be discussed with you including Hormone Replacement Therapy and non-hormonal treatment options. If treatment is appropriate you will be given a private prescription which you can take to a chemist in order to obtain your medication. You will be given enough medication to last until your follow up consultation.
Follow up menopause consultation £165
Follow up consultations last up to 30 minutes. We will review your symptoms and ensure that your treatment is optimised. If blood tests are indicated, they will be taken during the consultation after prior agreement and discussion with you. If appropriate, you will be given a further prescription until your next review.
Once established on appropriate treatment which is working well, patients would usually be reviewed 6 monthly.
What should I bring to my consultation?
Please bring information about any ongoing medical problems you have and an up to date medication list with you e.g. a copy of your repeat prescription. It would be helpful if you would complete our menopause questionnaire and print it out to bring it to your appointment
GP appointments with Dr Scott
In addition to Menopause Consultations, Dr Scott offers a full range of General Practice services at Essex Private Doctors. Please see the Essex Private Doctors website for GP service information.