Dr. Ella Russell MBchB
Private GP & Menopause Specialist.
This detailed consultation is One hour in length and includes explorlng you medical history, family history, exploring your understanding and areas of concern then building a bespoke treatment package that is evidence based, safe and tailored to you. This is then followed by a follow-up telephone call after 2-3 weeks to ensure the treatment plan is working well and you have no side effects. The fee includes a prescription and a letter to your GP if requested.
The diagnosis of the peri menopause and Menopause is often a clinical one, based on symptoms and a women’s age. Sometimes blood tests are needed to ensure the correct diagnosis is made and this is especially true in younger women. The need for blood tests will be discussed with you and the costs fully explained. Sometimes NHS GPs will agree to doing this blood tests in advance of our appointment but not always.
Follow up consultations on the telephone, video or e-mail.
Follow up consultations are often needed to check on your progress and to ensure you are responding to treatment or to monitor the need for further medical input. Follow up consultations will only be organised if it is felt like there is a clinical need.
Testosterone treatment can be really helpful in women who are having symptoms in the perimenopause or menopause of testosterone deficiency. Unfortunately testosterone replacement therapy is not available for women on the NHS and as such needs careful monitoring with blood tests and regular review of symptoms. Prices are available on request.
Prescriptions & repeat prescriptions
Your one-hour initial consultation will include the cost of any prescription needed. Subsequent prescriptions, if needed will be charged at £12 each. Please remember all prescriptions are private prescriptions and will attract a dispensing fee from the chemist too. I am always happy to write to your NHS GP and request that they do a prescription but they have the right to decline this.
I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work alongside my colleagues at Unpausable who are passionate about raising awareness of all things perimenopause and menopause and share my passion for an holistic approach to care.
Through this collaboration, we hope to educate, support and empower women so that they can stay happy and healthy in midlife and beyond. We also hope to address the health inequalities that exist for women, especially in midlife and into their later years.
Through my 25 years experience in the NHS and my personal experience of the menopause, I have developed a patient centred service that delivers high quality, evidenced based care and I am very proud of the fact that this is widely regarding both by clients and health care professionals alike.
Unpausable is an excellent resource for people all ages and will hopefully get us all talking more so we can dymistify the peri menopause and menopause and break down traditional taboos.
I look forward to supporting everyone who needs us.