Dr. Linda Dear
MBBS, FRNZCGP, BA (Hons) Psychology, DRCOG, NCMP
“As an older mum, I felt like I had only just had my children when perimenopause suddenly came along and hit me like a bus"
For me, it was hot flushes, mood changes and fatigue. Along with the reappearance of my teenage acne.
Wrangling two young sons while coping with the hormonal turbulence of perimenopause made me realise how challenging this chapter in a woman's life can be.
As a doctor, I want to help other women navigate through their own perimenopause and menopause journeys.
Creating this clinic enables me to offer patients more time and support to make their own decisions about what is best for their body and mind.
Training and Qualifications
Originally from the UK, Linda moved to New Zealand in 2014.
In her younger years, she was a British Rhythmic Gymnast competing all over the world including at the 1994 Commonwealth Games where she won a bronze medal. She then went on to work as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.
In 2002, she completed a Psychology degree from the University of Manchester and then worked as a Research Psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry in Kings College London. She has also completed post-graduate training in the ACT model of psychotherapy.
In 2011 she graduated from University College London Medical School. She then obtained a Post-graduate diploma from the UK Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2013.
Linda is a Specialist General Practitioner and Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Women's Health Qualifications
Linda is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP).
NAMS (North American Menopause Society) is regarded as the leading global authority on Menopause.
For more info visit - menopause.org
She also has a post-graduate diploma from the UK Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Women's Health.
She is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society, the British Menopause Society and the North American Menopause Society.
Linda now works as a Menopause Specialist in Tauranga and lives with her husband and two energetic young boys