Dr Sarah Ball
MBChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP
GP and Menopause Specialist
Sarah graduated from Birmingham Medical School (MBChB) in 1998 and soon realised she wanted to be a GP as she enjoyed being involved in all of the varying stages of patients’ lives. She has always been drawn to women’s reproductive health and has achieved postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning and practical contraceptive techniques.
When Sarah became a GP many women going through the menopause were enjoying the benefits of HRT. However within a few years the situation altered dramatically with the negative media furore surrounding the Women’s Health Initiative study. The data involved has subsequently been discredited but we are left with the legacy of vast amounts of fear and ignorance amongst many women and also of some healthcare professionals, with regards to HRT. Sarah finds her role helping women to understand their own menopause journey and empowering them to access treatment very rewarding.