Take Charge of Perimenopause!

Perimenopause and Menopause

The perimenopause transition can be a challenging time in a woman's life. Many women are confused about how they are supposed to feel as they transition from the reproductive stage of their lives to being postmenopausal. Each woman experiences perimenopause differently.

Menopause can only be declared after a woman does not have a menstrual bleed for 12 consecutive months. The symptoms of fluctuating hormones can be experienced years before and after menopause. Hot flashes and night sweats are known as cardinal symptoms of menopause, but they are not the only symptoms of menopause. Women can also experience insomnia, interrupted sleep, changes in mood, dry skin, low libido, pain during sexual intercourse, and more.

A female gender symbol with the word menopause over it
A female gender symbol with the word menopause over it
a green and white logo with a woman's face for a NAMS Menopause Practitioner 2023
a green and white logo with a woman's face for a NAMS Menopause Practitioner 2023

Linda Nghiem is a Menopause Society Certified Practitioner (MSCP).

The Menopause Society (formerly known as The North American Menopause Society or NAMS) developed a competency exam, and those who pass have demonstrated their expertise in the field and are awarded the credential of MSCP.

A portrait photo of pharmacist Linda Nghiem
A portrait photo of pharmacist Linda Nghiem

What to Expect?

Learn about the consultation.

Our menopause consultations are designed to provide you provide you with education and support that you need to take control of your perimenopausal journey. We will listen to how you are experiencing the menopause transition so far. We thrive to help you understand why you feel the way that you do and provide you with evidence-based health advice.

Fill out the form.

You will need to fill out the Menopause Consultation Intake Form. It asks about your medical conditions, personal and family medical history, the medications that you take, and details about your menstrual cycles and your perimenopause journey.

The bloodwork requisition will be provided, if needed.

Once the form is submitted, Linda will review the information. If she feels that bloodwork is needed, she will send you a requisition to have completed and then book the appointment.

The appointment

The appointment typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Linda will ask additional questions to clarify your symptoms. She will provide explanations about WHY you feel this way and an outline of benefits and risks of the treatment options available will be presented.

A plan will be created to help you down a path to feel better. If appropriate, Linda can prescribe medications to help alleviate the perimenopausal symptoms. A summary of the discussion will be provided to you after your appointment, and a consultation report will be provided to your family physician.

What does it cost?

The cost for the appointment is $150.

Unfortunately, there is no public funding for menopause services outside of the Menopause Clinic at the Grey Nuns hospital at this time.

Follow-up phone or in-person appointments will be conducted as frequently as needed. There is no charge for follow-up discussions.

Menopause Consultation Request

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A checklist form and pencil with the words Contact us at the bottom

A menopause consultation intake form will be emailed to you.