In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is joined by Dr Gregory Monk, a newly qualified GP.
Gregory chats to Dr Newson about his experience dealing with the menopause so far in his career and during his training. They go on to discuss Gregory's perspective of the menopause how this has changed during his time as a GP - particularly his perception of HRT and how Dr Newson's work has been a key factor in this.
Dr Newson and Gregory also talk about the importance of GPs learning and understanding more about the menopause and the need for HRT to be considered a low risk treatment with significant health benefits - rather than a high risk treatment surrounded by negativity and fear. Gregory also stresses that it should not matter whether your doctor is a man or woman; all doctors should be able to offer a good standard of menopause care to women.
Dr Gregory Monk's Three Take Home Tips:
- For Patients - Keep Knocking On The Door! There is increasing awareness of menopause in primary care and the health benefits of treating it. If you think you are having troubles related to the menopause, go and see your doctor!
- For Health Professionals - You are never too experienced to put your hand up and ask for help. Information regarding the menopause, its diagnosis, treatment options and safety are getting more and more accessible. Take the opportunity to use some of the great resources out there and consider the benefits of treatments rather than just the risks .
For Everyone - Talk about it. The more you talk about it, the more doctors will talk about it and the more doctors talk about it, the better menopause care will be.