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Women's Wellness Clinic

"Compassionately Addressing Women's Health Issues"

Varsity Woman's Wellness is your source for state-of-the art female health, diagnosis & medical care. We have professional dedicated staff to address the specific needs of our female patients.

Services that are covered under Alberta Health Services must be referred by your family doctor. Services offered at Varsity Medical and Wellness include the following:

  • Assessment and treatment of peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms
  • Breast health exams and appropriate referrals for mammograms
  • Paps, Endometrial biopsy
  • IUD consultations, Insertion & Removal
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
  • Ultrasound and Bone Marrow Density (BMD)
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Patients may self-refer for BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy).

  • BHRT utilizes serum, salivary and urine testing to safely replace symptomatic women to physiologic levels of hormones.
  • Includes monitoring hormone levels and metabolites to ensure hormones are balanced and metabolized favorably.
  • Wellness is holistically considered, addressing stress, lifestyle, sleep, exercise and nutrition for a healthier life.
  • BHRT is not covered under Alberta Health Services and is privately paid by patients.

Patient's and physicians may be more comfortable with a particular option.

Dr. Lassila is able to provide resources and tools in whichever stream is chosen, utilizing current research and guidelines.

About Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Perimenopause and Menopause can bring about a variety of changes secondary to fluctuating and/or declining hormonal levels. Women often enter a phase of peri-menopause in their 30's and typically will experience menopause around the age of 51.

During this time women can suffer from:

  • Poor sleep/ insomnia
  • Hot flashes or heat surges
  • Night sweats
  • Brain fog, memory issues
  • Fatigue
  • Mood lability, irritability
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed or anxious
  • PMS
  • Bloating
  • Breast pain
  • Low libido
  • Muscle aches
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular or heavy bleeding
  • Vaginal/ Urinary symptoms

Personalized hormone balance can help treat these symptoms as well as:

  • Help cognition.
  • Skin and hair quality.
  • Preserve muscle strength and bone density.
  • Give a sense of well-being, rejuvenation, and vitality.

We can help! With compassionate and integrative care, you can feel like your best you!

What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) utilizes medications that are molecularly/chemically identical to those made naturally in the body. Conventional hormones can contain a combination of estrogens derived from equine urine and progestins that can have undesirable side effects.

Dr. Lassila's goal is to address your individual concerns using your personal history, risk factor modification, nutrition, lifestyle interventions, supplements, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and traditional medicine in an integrative approach tailored to your needs.

Is it covered under Health Care?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is not covered under Health Care. Some of the serum blood tests are covered under health care. Please contact our reception for details.

Dr. Lassila's Biography:

Dr. Lassila has worked as a family physician for 17 years. With experience in Community Health, Eating Disorders, Women's Health and as a Lactation Consultant, she has had many years in managing a wide variety of women's wellness concerns in an allied team approach. This variety of experience has supported Dr. Lassila's appreciation of alternative treatments. It has also fostered her desire to look deeper into managing hormonally related symptoms and developing a true preventative care practice for women.

Graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School and completed her Family Medicine Residency program at University of Calgary. She has worked for the University of Calgary's Department of Family Medicine Residency Program NE Division Director as well as on the Curriculum Development Committee.

A passionate and dynamic professional, Dr. Lassila holds a degree in Family Medicine, is a certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP), as well as a Lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is completing her Fellowship in Anti-aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and is currently completing her certification in Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology in the A4M program founded by world BHRT expert Dr. Pamela Smith, MD.

Having both a degree in Family Medicine and training in functional medicine/BHRT allows use of a wide variety of tools to help you achieve your optimal health so you can live a healthier and happier life.

Dr. Lassila is dedicated to helping women feel their best and improve their foundation for a better long-term healthy lifestyle.

Please call us at 587-329-8279 to book an individual appointment. Our reception will be happy to discuss further details.

Varsity Medical and Wellness, a unique one-stop-shop for all your health and wellness needs. We offer a wide array of services to serve you and your family all centered in our state of the art facility.


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