Loryn Ashton, WHNP, Midi Clinician
“In medicine, we like to put people in a box and standardize care, but every woman’s menopause experience is dramatically different,” says Loryn. She learned that from her mentor, a gynecologist who is certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). “Working with her, I saw how important it was to individualize every patient’s treatment.”
Now Loryn is NAMS certified herself, and pursuing a certificate in Sexuality Counseling and Sexual Education to better serve Midi patients. She has attended the NAMS conference for the past six years. “It’s like going to menopause school for four days!” she says.
Whether Loryn is helping her patients with hot flashes, sleep, painful sex, or any other midlife symptom, “I try to give all encompassing care. I always ask about stress, because women have so much on their plates at this stage. Making them feel heard and validated helps me advise them on how to be kinder to themselves. Then we get to work on fixing their symptoms."