Fiona gained her primary medical degree, MB ChB, at Liverpool University where she was awarded prizes in both clinical medicine and psychology. She then worked in several specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology and general practice before settling into a career in anaesthesia and critical care. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthesia in 2002 and has worked for over 20 years as a specialist. At the start of the pandemic, she offered her services to medical microbiology and has since carved out a niche role within that department having responsibility for critical care patients.
Alongside her NHS work she developed a successful aesthetic company specialising in facial rejuvenation. She has undertaken advanced training in this specialty and is now also an aesthetic trainer. Through this work she learned the benefit of hormonal replacement for “rejuvenation from within” and subsequently attended the Marion Gluck Training Academy for formal training in BHRT. She was immediately enthused with this area of medicine and began offering the service to her aesthetic patients and later to a much wider cohort, as her practice grew. Seeing first-hand the wonderful transformation in her menopause patients, Fiona is now devoted to hormonal health and wellbeing. She recognises the potential that functional medicine and hormone health have for both emotional wellbeing and disease prevention and sees this as the future of healthcare. She finds this the most rewarding of all her practices.
Since the start of her BHRT practice, Dr Fiona has welcomed male patients into her clinics. Men are sometimes much more reluctant to make appointments thinking that hormones are a female issue. Fiona has had a lot of positive feedback from her male patients who find hormone replacement just as transformational. This an area of her practice she is keen to develop, to break this taboo. Of course disease prevention is as important in men and women and hormones are key.
Fiona is a member of the British Menopause Society and the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has a level 7 diploma in diet and nutrition and a higher education teaching certificate from Harvard University. She has also undertaken training in Option Process counselling.
Fiona is married and has 3 grown children. She is a devotee of meditation and has trained in both transcendental and mindfulness meditation. She also enjoys yoga and Pilates.
Fiona is delighted to be working at the Marion Gluck Clinic in this new chapter of life and career.