I am a Menopause Society Certified Practitioner, a Nurse-Midwife, Lactation Consultant, Professor of Nursing, and mother to two amazing daughters. I am passionate about translating research evidence into practice. I provide practical support for women in mid-life and beyond.
Menopause carries increased risk for cardio-vascular, bone, and brain health. The ways women care for themselves in this crucial time will impact how they feel for the rest of their lives.
Perimenopause can be a confusing and challenging time. I provide individualized evidence based care and support for people who want to achieve optimal wellness during mid-life and beyond.
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Private practice - HeyElli Midlife Health
From the comfort of your own home
Telehealth visits when you need from where you are.
Hour long visits give us enough time to get to know each other and make sure we are on the same page for your best care and planning.
Shared Decision Making &
My goal is that you leave each visit with me feeling more informed, having been listened to, and with a clear plan of the next steps you are working on to feel better.
Before our first visit, you will fill out a comprehensive questionnaire about your health history, current symptoms, and goals for your well being. This lays the foundation for our first visit together.
When we meet, you will bring your most recent lab work and we will review everything. I will support you to understand your individual risks and options. As a professor of nursing, I love to explain complex concepts in an easy to understand way. Together we will come up with a practical step by step plan that makes sense for you.
If you choose hormone therapy, I will call it into the pharmacy for you. If you need follow up lab work, I will request it for you and we will talk about it together.
Depending where you are starting when we begin working together, you will return for follow up as needed.
This midlife journey can be complicated and each person faces their own personal set of challenges. In reality it may take 3 to 9 months to figure out what particular blend of hormones, nutrition, movement, and mindset will really work for you to feel all the way back to yourself and thriving. For some people it may take longer.
Doctor visits often don’t provide adequate time for all of your questions to be addressed. I provide unbiased evidence-based information to support your decision making around your perimenopause, menopause, and postnatal depletion recovery care.
If you are 6 months or 6 years (or 10 years!) postpartum and still don't "feel like yourself," you may be suffering from postnatal depletion. Your placenta was the first thief of your nutrient stores that went to building your baby. Pregnancy and postpartum take a huge toll on your body and leave new mothers depleted.
If you birthed your baby in late 30s or early 40s, you may have overlapped your postpartum and peri-menopause. Hormones affect everything. When we are depleted, everything is harder. There are things we can do to support your full recovery. , nutrition, supplements, and prescription hormone replacement.
Every body is unique. We can work together to support your return to your vital self.
At this time telehealth consult and prescription support is for clients in California. If you are outside of California, please join my email list to stay up to date with educational and community support offerings.
In Person Visits
I love an in person visit too!!
Follow up visits can be done in person in Los Angeles. We'll talk about it when we meet for our first visit.