What is a Menopause Practitioner?

What is a Menopause Practitioner?

Menopause Practitioners are medical professional that help women through their transitional years. They are dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women through their vast knowledge of menopause & peri-menopause.These experts aim to improve symptoms and alleviate a variety of women’s health concerns such as: sleep disturbances, night sweats, hot flashes, low libido, mood swings, anxiety, depression, vaginal dryness, irregular menstruation and more.

A Certified Menopause Practitioner must be a health care professional (usually a physician, pharmacist or nurse) who has passed a competency exam in menopause, administered by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). These practitioners are required to complete ongoing continuing education and must demonstrate their expertise in the field to maintain this credential/title.

Kerry Roberts and Carolyn Whiskin at Brant Arts are both practicing pharmacists and women’s health experts who received their designations as Menopause Practitioners in 2005. They have since met with hundreds of women, empowering them on their quest for a healthier and happier post-menopausal life through our women’s health program. Together, they have helped women all over the province through their transitional years and with their perimenopause or menopause symptoms.

Women may book appointments directly with a Menopause Practitioner who will evaluate all aspects of their health as it relates to menopause and peri-menopause. A Menopause Practitioner can explain the risks and benefits of all possible treatments which may include prescription and non-prescription treatments or natural remedies (such as vitamins, herbal, homeopathic, compounded medications, etc.,) At Brant Arts, compounded bioidentical hormonal creams, capsules, lozenges and suppositories can be customized to the individual. Lifestyle, diet, osteoporosis, thyroid and adrenal function are also evaluated.

Menopause Practitioners can help optimize your well being and can play an important role in a womans journey to better health!

A consultation with a Brant Arts Menopause Practitioner is a tax deductible medical expense and may be covered by some private insurance companies. To book a in-person or virtual consultation visit brantarts.ca/womens-health or call 905-637-3833.

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