Gynaecology: Women’s Health
Beyond managing specific diseases and complaints, I see my role as assisting women to stay well and happy throughout their lives.
- Care with hormonal status: Managing menopause and preventing osteoporosis.
- Cancer prevention: Individual cancer risks vary and screening options can be discussed. Pap smears are an example of a basic cancer prevention strategy.
- Holistic care: My background in medicine is broad, with clinical experience in a variety of disciplines. Female anatomy does not exist in isolation from other body systems and anatomy. Mental state has an important impact on physical well-being. I address such issues as diet, exercise, work-load and stress when the need arises.
- Assistance with family planning: Including Mirena insertion.
- Pregnancy planning: Including assessment for risk of congenital disease, fertility and dietary advice.
- Finding appropriate experts: I have, over many years, developed a network of very good colleagues (specialised doctors and allied health professionals) who can be called upon to deal with specific problems beyond my specialty. Examples include endocrinologists, physiotherapists and dieticians.
- Medico-legal reports and consulting: Occasionally well-established doctors are engaged to provide expert reports. I make myself available for this up to a maximum of 4 reports per year.