Meet the team at the Online Menopause Centre (OMC)
Meet the experienced team of doctors, nurses and patient care professionals who look after our patients at The Online Menopause Centre (OMC)
The Online Menopause Centre (OMC) Nurses
Sarah Leroux RGN. BSc Hons, CSP, NMP
Sarah is a registered nurse and a community specialist practitioner with a special interest in women's health, wellbeing and the menopause. As well as providing direct patient menopause care, she has extensive experience in menopause training for healthcare professionals and women in community settings. She is an independent prescriber. As well as nursing, Sarah has been a Yoga teacher for 22 years and brings a holistic approach to menopause care.
Kate Shakeshaft RGN, DFSRH, PGA M’Ed Ed.
Kate qualified as an Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1990. For the last 25 years she has held a special interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has worked both in the NHS and Private sector providing both Contraception and Menopause care. She is an Independent Prescriber and feels passionately that women should be provided the opportunity to make informed decisions in relation to their menopause and beyond.
The Online Menopause Centre (OMC) Doctors
Dr Laila Kaikavoosi MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH, ABAARM (GMC 4626325)
Dr Laila Kaikavoosi has compassionately helped thousands of women to reach their optimal health and hormonal balance by offering them the most up to date, unbiased and individualised treatment options. She has extensive experience initiating and managing women on both regulated and compounded bio-identical hormone therapies. Laila is a leading expert in the field of menopause. Her years of experience and extensive post graduate training has given her a unique insight to the management of menopausal conditions.
Dr Joyce Ameh BMBcH MRCPCH MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (GMC 4785628)
Dr Joyce Ameh is an experienced general practitioner who has a special interest in all aspects of women’s health and has established a "Well Woman" sexual health clinic in the NHS, this service provided a full and comprehensive sexual health service as well as family planning service. She is the medical director of a private aesthetics clinic in South Manchester where she undertakes non-surgical aesthetic procedures and firmly believes in and is committed to the holistic approach to medical practice.
Dr Sumi Soori MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (GMC 6029176)
Dr Sumi Soori qualified at Imperial College London and has worked extensively in the NHS and Private sector over the last twenty years. She has a strong background in Women's health and is a diplomat of the Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Sumi is a well-established, award-winning Private GP who is committed to her patients. She offers a warm, compassionate approach to her patients, with strong clinical acumen.
Dr Jenine Bignall BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, MFSRH, PGA MedEd (GMC 7040843)
Dr Jenine Bignall has had a passion for women’s health since medical school; and has won awards and prizes for her work. She has extensive experience in women’s health; having trained in busy gynaecology and sexual health departments throughout London. Dr Bignall is a specialist in sexual & reproductive health and works as an NHS consultant. She firmly believes in holistic care for women across the life-course and the importance of empowering women to understand and love their bodies.
Dr Shashi Prasad MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, Dip BSLM, BMS Advanced Menopause Specialist (GMC 6093274)
Dr Shashi Prasad is an experienced BMS accredited Advanced Menopause Specialist and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. She is passionate about providing top-tier evidence-based menopause care and combines HRT with lifestyle interventions to help transform the lives of her clients and make them feel like their best selves. She is a caring and compassionate doctor. You will feel listened to and be able to make a personalised treatment plan with her. Her special interests include; Regulated HRT, Compounded bio-identical HRT, mood disorders during menopause, weight gain in midlife and lifestyle medicine.
Dr Vera Martins PhD, DipBSLM, MHNA
Dr Martins is a Naturopath and Herbalist with a PhD in Biology, and a Lifestyle Medicine Certified practitioner. Dr Martins’ career started as a scientist who fell in love with natural health and today she practices as a naturopath specialising in female health. She has extensive experience in supporting women balancing their hormones and optimising their health, particularly during perimenopause and menopause, including those on HRT. Whether it’s supporting your gut health, managing stress, sleeping better, losing weight, having more energy, or simply just getting back that sense of ”feeling like yourself”, Dr Martins is committed to support you along the way.
Dr Priya Shah MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH (GMC 7419350)
Dr Shah has a specialist interest in women’s health and is a diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Dr Shah believes that every woman has the right to affordable and convenient hormone replacement therapy that suits them as an individual. Dr Shah is available for consultations at the Online Menopause Centre (OMC) on Wednesdays.
The OMC Patient Care Team
Mary Mohun, Practice Manager
Mary joined the Online Menopause Centre team in spring 2020 as our Patient Liaison Manager. She completed her Office Administration & Medical Secretary certification in Ireland in 2015 and has been working within private healthcare in the UK since then. Mary is passionate about delivering high quality patient care and she is the first point of contact for the patients at OMC. Mary is building her knowledge of menopause, perimenopause and hormone related conditions and is really enjoying working within this speciality. In her spare time, Mary enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends and getting creative.
Helena Dos Santos, Medical Secretary
Helena joined the OMC family in summer 2021 and is a very experienced Medical Secretary with over 9 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including the fields of Oncology, Haematology, Spine, Breast, Orthopaedic and Menopause. She's passionate about providing the best care to patients and outstanding services to OMC's Drs to help them provide excellent care and effective treatment for our patients. In her spare time she enjoys running, socialising and social media.