Hormone Health – founded by Nick Panay in 2015 – started as a private women’s health clinic located in London’s Harley Street. In September 2019, we launched our second clinic in Nottingham. Mr Panay’s aim is to gather a group of like-minded specialists throughout the country to provide a service that will give women personal time and choices of treatment to suit their needs and beliefs.
All investigations and treatments are supported by extensive clinical research and the relevant expert academic societies.
Please note private health insurance provides limited cover. BUPA, BUPA International and AXA do not cover consultations with Nick Panay or the Hormone Health associates. Other companies may cover consultations with Mr Panay only. Please check with your insurer.
You can contact us (please select desired location) to make an appointment or your GP or specialist can write to refer you. For overseas patients a referral letter may not always be required.
We ask that you bring any copies of investigations that you have had performed elsewhere as this may prevent repeating some investigations. A record of your symptoms can also be very helpful at the first consultation. If possible, please download and complete our symptom diary (PDF, 149KB).
These targeted tests are the basis for most diagnoses – measuring the hormones in your blood, along with other chemical factors, allows us to give you the best guidance possible.
The most common test includes the measurement of Estradiol, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Testosterone, Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), Progesterone and Thyroid Function.
In addition, we offer screening tests for short and long term wellbeing including “Fit for Fifty” and “Fit for Life.”
An ultrasound scan is a painless test that uses sound waves to create images of organs and structures inside your body. It is a very commonly used test that uses sound waves rather than radiation and it is thought to be very safe.
More information on ultrasound scanning can be found on the NHS website.
DEXA scan (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) or bone density scan
DEXA scans are often used to diagnose or assess someone’s risk of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and increases the risk of breakage.
You may need to have a DEXA scan if you’re:
over 50 years of age with a risk of developing osteoporosis
under 50 with other risk factors – such as early menopause, smoking, a previous fracture, family history of osteoporosis