MHM’s Medical Adviser
Dr Karen Morton
GMC number 2454319
MA MRCP FRCOG
Dr Karen Morton is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. She qualified from Cambridge University in 1981 and has worked in Cambridge, Oxford, Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital and the Chelsea Hospital for Women, and finally St Thomas’ Hospital, before being appointed a Consultant in 1991. Three years ago, she founded Dr Morton’s – the medical helpline which is a telephone and email GP service. She believes passionately that medicine is the final frontier where simple communication technology is yet to be adopted. As the company’s research has shown that over 70% of GP problems could be solved on the phone, her dream is to provide great medical advice and treatment without the need to make an appointment to see a doctor face to face.
A member of the British Menopause Society, Dr Morton has always believed that women should be informed about the risks versus benefits of any treatment, whether it be surgery for prolapse or taking hormone replacement therapy, and let women have the choice over what to do. Of course a good doctor will steer a patient according to their knowledge, but Dr Morton strongly maintains that if a doctor lacks expert knowledge, they should not advise about menopause issues. A classic example of this is whether or not a woman should take HRT, and for how long. Dr Morton writes about all subjects pertinent to the menopause in a user- friendly, pragmatic style, and is happy to answer questions in a practical, straight-forward way.
Karen is married with 3 ‘grown up’ sons (men never grow up she says!) and 2 stepchildren, and is a keen golfer and bridge player, amongst a million and one other interests.
Dr Morton does not have any conflict of interest regarding any commercial organisations which make products for human/sanitary use.