Claudia Levine MD, NCMP
Claudia received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and completed her internal medicine training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City in 2006. For the first decade of her career she worked with medical students and residents, focusing on medical education and patient care within underserved communities in New York City. She moved to California in 2015 and now works as a primary care physician at the Marin Community Clinic in Larkspur, California. She is a board certified Internal Medicine physician and North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner.
Kate Maclaughlin FNP-C
Kate completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2006 at the University of California San Francisco with a subspecialty in sexual & reproductive health. She worked at La Clinica de La Raza in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California for the first five years of her career, caring for people across the life spectrum - providing comprehensive primary and sexual & reproductive health care including contraception, prenatal care and addressing gynecological concerns. Since 2015, she has worked providing adult primary care and sexual & reproductive health at the Marin Community Clinic in Larkspur, California. She is a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner.
Caught off guard by perimenopause and surprised by our own lack of knowledge about it, we co-created Menopause Jewelbox in 2019. As trusted friends and experienced primary care and sexual & reproductive health providers we recognized an unmet need for a comprehensive, holistic and inclusive approach to care during the perimenopausal transition and beyond. This approach includes appropriately timed education, guidance around symptom management, help optimizing overall health, and connection to a supportive community.
We understand that under our nation’s current model of care, most providers do not have the time or expertise to meet these needs. We see how many variables including socioeconomics, race, culture, identity, literacy and geography impact access and quality of medical care in general. We are driven by a belief that we can do better. Our hope is that with needed education, guidance and support everyone will be able experience this time in their lives feeling more informed, prepared and ready to embrace what lies ahead.
Our ultimate goal is to bring our PAUSOLOGY course to established medical systems, including community health centers, with the intention of making these services as accessible as possible.