About The Insider MD

I’m Dr. Ellen Johnson. As a physician, I’ve been listening to women’s health concerns for over 25 years and noticed one recurring theme: no one talks about women’s midlife health or peri-menopause. It’s a huge problem that’s rarely discussed, and most doctors aren’t trained to keep up on new studies, progress, or new treatments. Online research and self-diagnosing are overwhelming and can be confusing. Having clarity and motivation at midlife is crucial to our health. That’s what got me thinking…

What if it was easy?

My greatest joy is helping women feel happy. That’s it. I want women to feel confident, calm, and empowered to create healthy, happy lives they love to live. I recognized a need for women to have a go-to website for easy access to the latest medical information doctors have access to about their health in a curated, easy to navigate format. So I created The Insider MD – Women’s Health Simplified website, and put together the Mastering Menopause Program.

The Program

What is Mastering Menopause?

Mastering Menopause is a new women’s health resource, designed for you. It’s women’s health, simplified. It is a 6 module course of  menopause medical health information and remedies, curated and simplified for you by a woman physician,  into useful takeaways so you are empowered to make informed choices about your body.  You’ll find everything you need to know about symptoms, remedies, testing, midlife weight loss, exercise, skincare, head to toe beauty and style after age 40. This information is arranged in one place so you can create your own personal toolkit.

Mastering Menopause is a practical, easy-to-use resource for women who want to make educated decisions about their health that is rooted in science, not fleeting trends; where women can get answers about issues that arise as we transition out of the reproductive years into menopause. Issues like changing moods, skincare, sleep, and sex, as well as life changes we experience as children leave home, elderly parents need care, or we go through divorce or the loss of a loved one.

The Mastering Menopause program is a six-module series designed to make your journey through menopause informed and guided towards optimizing your health so you can look and feel your best. Modules include: The Basics, Signs & Symptoms, Remedies, Midlife Weight, Look Good Feel, Good and The (Good) Life After Menopause. The information in these lessons will cut through the clutter and offer current, physician-curated guidance without you having to make appointments with multiple specialists.

Also included in this program is an Ask Ellen feature, where you can submit questions about the content and I answer them. Everyone learns from the questions others ask. It’s fun and engaging, and you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn!

I’ve done all the legwork and curated the best evidence-based medical guidelines, simplified into an easy to navigate format so you can feel confident about making decisions about your health, boost your well-being, and thrive in this new stage of life.

Healthy is Beautiful.


  • BA Chemistry, Bucknell University
  • MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Internship, Family Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
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