A new clinic to help women with menopause is to open in Taunton.
The new clinic will open on May 3rd in St. Johns Street inside the St. Johns physiotherapy.
Business owner Teresa Davison who is a Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber recognised by the British Menopause Society as a Menopause Specialist told us; “I have worked in General Practice since 2003 and have had 10 years experience specialising in menopause care. I have also had experienceteaching my subject to post graduate nurses.”
“In my consultations I will follow the 2015 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and tailor a package for the individual woman to treat her symptoms. This will include health and life style advice, dietary advice, exercise, and whether or not Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or alternative therapies are an option.”
Teresa added; “It may not have escaped your attention that menopause is in the media. It’s popular, its ‘out there’ with other health related problems and we are finally talking about it. Women no longer have to hide how they are feeling and their symptoms can be taken more seriously. The menopause is a natural process; all women will go through it (some might not know, others may feel quite debilitated by their symptoms) and it is essential that they should receive good care and advice to guide them through what is sometimes a difficult period of life.”
“Whilst many GP’s are equipped to deal with health issues related to the menopause most appointments are only for 10 minutes. I will give women time (45 minutes) to discuss their symptoms, their worries and their options. There
will be follow up offered therefore giving continuity of care.”
You can visit the Somerset menopause clinic website for further information.