Menopause Clinic FAQs
What experience does the doctor have in treating the menopause?
Dr Richard Beatty is both physician trained (MRCP Lond) and Specialist GP accredited (RACGP).
The menopause is a complex area of medicine. Many mainstream guidelines being over 50 pages long.
He keeps up to date with latest developments, and has been helping women through the menopause for over 20 years.
How long are the appointments?
The first appointment is typically 20 to 30 minutes.
What is the cost of the appointments?
Typical out of pocket costs (after medicare) are around $95 for a 1st appointment and $45 for subsequent appointments depending on the duration of the appointment.
Does The Doctor prescribe Bioidentical Hormones?
All major Australian and international menopause guidelines do not recommend Bioidentical hormone therapy.
An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement in 2016 put out that there is ‘no rationale for the routine prescribing of unregulated, untested, and potentially harmful custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapies.’ Do flick down the above reference – if only to appreciate the amount of expertise and thinking that goes into the strongly-worded statement. There are 254 scientific references appended.
Will Dr Beatty prescribe Bioidentical hormone therapy?
There are a wide range of treatment options for the menopause that are founded upon good evidence. Many hormone therapies can be considered to be ‘body equivalent.’
Dr Beatty believes that women should ultimately make their own decisions based on impartial information and for this reason will consider prescribing ongoing bioidentical hormone for those women who have been treated elsewhere.
Please bring any previous prescription along with you. Bioidentical hormone therapy is obtained from a compounding pharmacy.
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South East Medical
145-147 Queen Street
Fax: 07 3154 2320
|Monday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|