About Deborah

I have been living in Whanganui for 15 years with my husband and two teenage sons. I graduated as a doctor from Otago University in 1996 and am working as an Anaesthetist for Whanganui District Health Board and Belverdale Hospital.

In my own recent health journey I became interested in Women’s Mid-life Health. This led me to meeting practitioners in New Zealand and Australia. Their enthusiasm, support and advice has been, and continues to be, amazing.

The more study I did, the more passionately I felt that this information should be available to all women. I joined the Australasian Menopause Society and at present am completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health through Auckland University.

The menopause transition is a period of time starting in your 40’s through into your 50’s where there is an opportunity to influence your health for the better. I am offering a personalised management clinic. There are non-hormonal and hormonal ways to help manage the symptoms of peri-menopause (the time period before menopause) menopause and postmenopause. What works for each individual will be different. 

Midlife is a wonderful opportunity to assess your general health. Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, genitourinary dysfunction/incontinence and brain health are all health issues that affect us as we age.