Regional One Health is hosting a Menopause Support Group to help women access information and support about a variety of menopause topics.

Women are invited to attend the first session on May 1 at noon in the Jefferson Conference Room at our downtown Memphis Main Campus.

Certified Menopause Practitioner Dr. Pallavi Khanna and a variety of health care experts will lead the sessions to provide evidence-based information that women can use to improve their health as they age.

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life – but too many women aren’t talking about how to navigate the potential negative impacts on their health and wellbeing.

Dr. Pallavi Khanna, an OB/GYN and Certified Menopause Practitioner at Regional One Health, wants to change that. Starting in April, she’ll begin hosting a monthly Menopause Support Group so women can learn from experts and one another about their menopause-related concerns.

“With increasing lifespans, more and more women are going to live through menopause. It’s a natural event, but not everyone has a smooth transition,” Dr. Khanna said.

“We want women to know there are other people who are going through what they’re going through, and we want them to feel comfortable asking questions and learning from experts and from each other. That’s what the support group is for.”

Meetings will be held at Regional One Health’s East Campus, 6555 Quince Road; Main Campus, 880 Madison Avenue; and potentially at some primary care locations in order to give as many people as possible a chance to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Updates will be posted at and on Regional One Health’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

The first meeting is at noon on Wednesday, May 1 at the Main Campus in the Jefferson Conference Room, which is located in the Adams Building, 877 Jefferson Ave.

Dr. Pallavi Khanna will lead the Menopause Support Group at Regional One Health. As a Certified Menopause Practitioner, she is a specialist in caring for women during menopause.

The rest of the 2024 schedule is as follows, with all meetings starting at noon:

  • Thursday, June 6
  • Wednesday, July 10
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Thursday, October 17
  • Wednesday, November 13
  • Wednesday, December 11

The presentations will be led by Dr. Khanna and other experts on various menopause topics, such as hot flashes, hormone therapy, sleep, weight gain, and emotional health.

Dr. Khanna brings a wealth of specialized expertise and experience to the support group.

As a Certified Menopause Practitioner, she has received advanced training through The Menopause Society of North America. She leads Regional One Health’s Menopause Care Clinic at the East Campus, where she sees patients for evidence-based, empowering care during both menopause and perimenopause, the period during which women are transitioning to menopause.

“We want women to know there are other people who are going through what they’re going through, and we want them to feel comfortable asking questions and learning from experts and from each other,” Dr. Khanna said. “That’s what the support group is for.”

Dr. Khanna said she hopes hearing from health care providers will help women understand that they do have options for dealing with menopause symptoms and addressing their increasing risk for serious conditions like cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

“About 60 percent of women don’t report their menopause symptoms to their doctor, so we want to bring awareness so they’ll go see someone who knows about this,” she said. “If we don’t start the conversation, we can’t help. We want to support our community, our patients, and potential patients to talk about topics related to menopause.”

Along with that, Dr. Khanna hopes women in the group will learn from one another.

While no two women experience menopause exactly the same way, there is plenty of common ground. As women share their experiences and information about what has helped with their symptoms, she hopes they feel supported and empowered to make healthy decisions.

“When women get together, they talk about their husbands, their kids, their work – but one thing they don’t talk about is menopause,” she said. “This is a non-judgment zone. This is where you can bring up those questions.”

For updates on the support group, follow Regional One Health on social media and visit RSVP by emailing [email protected].

To learn more about our Women’s Services and Menopause Care Clinic, visit