Dr Barbra Hanna, a board certified gynecologist and certified menopause specialist saw a trend in her practice - patients were driving far distances for her menopause care. She quickly realized women were hungry for credible menopause healthcare and education . Women were looking for solutions to help them feel better and reclaim their lives. They were showing up in emergency rooms, and various specialty offices but never offered treatment for the underlying cause of their symptoms - hormonal changes of the menopause transition. Unfortunatley, most primary care physicians and Ob/Gyns receive little to no formal training treating menopause leaving women feeling ignored, dismissed and feeling unwell.
Believing all women deserved better healthcare, Dr Hanna decided it was her time to step up in a grander fashion. She envisioned a menopause healthcare platform and community that would raise the bar for midlife women by offering them solid, science-backed answers from credible healthcare providers. A platform that is easily accessible and provides a high level of clinical care along with a compassionate inclusive community and educational space for all women to get honest answers to the real questions and care they deserve.
She pitched her idea to build this menopause healthcare platform to her physician husband, Mark, her son Steven, a software engineer in San Francisco and her trusted medical assistant Michelle. MyMenopauseRx went from dream to reality in April, 2021.
Virtual or in-person, MyMenopauseRx is helping women feel well, sleep well and live well with menopause healthcare they can trust.
Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Hanna moved to the Midwest to obtain her medical degree from Des Moines University. She met her west coast husband in medical school and they both decided to call Chicagoland their home. After completing her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr Hanna discovered her true passion was practicing Gynecology and Women's Healthcare, not delivering babies.
She went on to spend most of her 25+ year career in private practice as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon. With the support of her physician husband, she retired her scalpel to focus on transforming women’s lives at perimenopause and menopause. MyMenopauseRx was launched in April, 2021.
Together, Drs. Hanna are grateful to have raised 3 incredible children and a 90lb German Shepherd. They love to spend their free time with their family - cooking, exercising and traveling.
Steven Hanna grew up in a small, midwestern town before moving to Silicon Valley to be a software engineer at a large enterprise data company. While classicaly trained in the art of software, Steven quickly became a critical member of the enterprise sales cycle, often being the product's subject matter expert and engineer tasked with building customers requests in order to close large deals.
Steven's software is deployed across tens of thousands of customer machines, helping process petabytes of information every day. His ability to quickly turn business requirements into seamless product experiences allow his teams to quickly pivot and iterate on their ideas.
Steven founded MyMenopauseRx along with his mom, Dr. Barbra Hanna. Together, they were able to build and scale an idea into a full fledged medical platform that continues to serve its patients and community.
Dr. Hansen completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a fellowship in Sexual Health, a Certification in Menopause and a strong alignment with an integrative approach to care. After realizing her strong desire to educate, she completed a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and has witnessed life-changing results as a Certified Transformational Coach and Facilitator.
Married to Canadian Astronaut, Jeremy Hansen, and blessed with three amazing teenagers, the entire family enjoys outdoor life, night swimming and watching for satellites among the stars.
Dr Hansen joined the MyMenopauseRx team to help women reclaim their lives through the cultivation of inner peace and a life lived with passion and purpose. With over 20 years experience as a gynecologist, Dr Hansen not only provides her clinical expertise to our patients, she also serves as the MyMenopauseRx Medical Director of Community and Education.
Michelle has over 19 years of medical office experience understanding all aspects of patient care - from reception and clinical care to medical billing. Passionate about helping women live their best lives at all ages, Michelle is in a constant pursuit to improve the patient care experience.
Dr Mark Hanna has over 25+ years experience in private practice and corporate medicine. He contributes his depth of knowledge in healthcare operations, the corporate practice of medicine and people management to aid the growth of our platform.
Pam has 30+ years experience in medical office billing. She works diligently behind the scenes making sure patient insurance claims are approved.
Cheryl began her career as a circulating nurse in the operating room. She joined the MyMenopauseRx team as an aesthetic assistant for our Wheaton in-person location and to assist with clinical duties for our virtual platform.
Carol graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Master of Science in Nursing degree and is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her experience working in women’s health is rooted with a strong background in fertility. She is enthusiastic to take her comprehensive understanding of hormones and appreciation for the female body to new heights. She is currently working towards her certification as a Holistic Nutrition Coach. Her goal is to empower you to be the best version of yourself.
Carol and her husband have four lively young children. She is inspired by them daily and looks forward to being an inspiration for them as they grow.
Heather has worked in the esthetics industry since 2003, learning from experience gained with employment by several elite spas in the Chicagoland area and through advanced certifications with the PCA Skin Academy. Trained at the prestigious Aveda Institute of Chicago, Heather combines her gentle touch with her clinical background to provide an optimal experience for her clients. Her knowledge of skin and skincare is extensive.
Heather's own battle with rosea and sun damage ultimately guided her path towards clinical esthetics. Knowing first-hand the struggle difficult skin can cause, naturally shaped her sincere demeanor and individualized approach to skincare – whether the issue is a stubborn breakout, slowing down the signs of aging, or correcting damage from the sun. Heather is completely dedicated to her craft and her passion for this industry shows through her knowledge and accomplishments.
Heather is focused upon, IPL photofacials, microneedling, dermaplaning, and peels. She is proactive in preventing signs of aging, and also working to treat it.