Dr Ella Russell | MBChB, MRCGP, BMS.
Private GP & Menopause Specialist.
As an NHS and subsequently, a private GP with 25 years of clinical experience, I have developed an expertise and a passion for supporting women struggling with their perimenopausal and menopausal transition.
I trained in Leeds and Bradford and became a partner in General practice in 2002 which I enjoyed for many years. I also developed my expertise in teaching and training during my time as a partner, developing as an experienced and recognised educationalist over 15 years.
I am well-recognised locally for providing the highest standard of clinical care to my patients.
I believe strongly that all patients should be actively listened to, advised on the need for investigations, given bespoke treatment options and followed up safely, efficiently and without huge costs. As NHS services to support women in midlife are difficult to access quickly in the current climate, I believe private peri -menopause and menopause services should be accessible, affordable and of the highest quality and fit around women and their busy lives.
All my patients are given the information needed to help them choose the best treatments options available to them to stay well, now and into the future. I work with all my patients to develop a management plan unique to them and this is especially true of my work with women in the perimenopause and menopause.
As a postmenopausal woman myself, I developed this service in 2020 when I realised how little support and expertise there was at that time. Due to my own journey and the impact it had on me physically and mentally, I fully understand what women are going through.