Our founder, Dr Barbra Hanna, a board certified gynecologist and certified menopause specialist saw a trend in her gynecology practice - patients were driving far distances to her office for menopause care. Patients from afar complained their symptoms were dismissed or ignored by their local healthcare providers, being left suffering and feeling miserable.
Believing all women deserve access to science backed menopause healthcare, and the opportunity to live their best lives, she founded MyMenopauseRx. MyMenopauseRx smashed the menopause taboo making midlife gynecology and menopause healthcare easily accessible for everyone.
Virtual or in-person, MyMenopauseRx is helping patients feel, sleep, and live well with menopause healthcare they can trust, covered by health insurance!
At MyMenopauseRx, you will always feel heard and your symptoms will NEVER be dismissed.
We are your women's healthcare partners, offering you so much more than just a prescription. Empowering you with the science-backed knowledge you crave, we help you reclaim your health in that next stage of life.
Because YOU deserve to live your best life!
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. As her patients aged, she was faced with menopause questions she was unable to answer confidently. She was one of the 80% of the physicians who obtained little menopause training in her OB/GYN residency. Dr Hanna enhanced her knowledge by becoming a North American Society Menopause Practitioner to better serve her patients. She retired her scalpel to focus on transforming women's lives at perimenopause and menopause. MyMenopauseRx was launched in April, 2021.
Dr Hanna and her physician husband, 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 mother, Dr. Barbra Hanna. Together, they were able to build and scale an idea into a technology-enabled women's healthcare company that continues to serve its patients and community.
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.
Emilie earned her Bachelor's degree in nursing with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of Illinois-Chicago and her Master's and Doctorate degrees from Frontier Nursing University. She is proud to share she has earned her MSCP as a North American Menopause Society Certified Practitioner. Emilie has an extensive nursing background as a bedside nurse in Med/Surg, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum and as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in OB/GYN.
Emilie joined the MyMenopauseRx team to help women feel understood, educated and empowered in their healthcare.
Elizabeth Kicko is a Nationally Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with a double Master's degree in Nurse-Midwifery. She has cared for patients from birth through end of life, specializing in maternity care, family planning, and menopause care. She believes in a holistic but evidenced-based approach to treating the healthcare needs of her patients. Her certifications include: Public Health Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, NAMS-Certified Menopause Provider.
Elizabeth joined the MyMenopauseRx team because she is passionate about delivering evidence-based healthcare to women in the peak of their lives when so many other practitioners have disregarded menopause as a modifiable experience. Elizabeth believes that women deserve access to treatment and support from compassionate practitioners who listen and care at every stage of life.
Johanna earned her bachelor's of nursing degree from NIU In 2008 and went on to practice nursing in women’s health and pediatrics. After several years of clinical care, she furthered her education, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in March 2020.
Johanna then began her FNP career in weight management, helping patients reach their nutrition and weight loss goals but quickly learned bothersome menopause symptoms and changes to a woman's body in the menopause transition often hampered one's success. Passionate about treating the whole person, Johanna furthered her education to include the treatment of menopause and joined the MyMenopauseRx team to help women reclaim their lives, waistlines, and their health.
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.