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About Us

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Who is BioConnect Medical Centre?

BioConnect Medical Centre is Barbados and the Caribbean’s first and only medical clinic specifically dedicated to women transitioning through the menopause, perimenopause, and post-menopause stage of their lives with our unique combination of medical, aesthetic, and wellness solutions all in a single-site facility.

BioConnect has a holistic individualized approach that takes into consideration the whole person including your hormones, general health, lifestyle, body, skin, and sexual health. We offer a unique blend of evidence-based medicine, state-of-the-art equipment, and non-invasive treatments with an integrative approach for a wide range of medical issues that can arise with the natural aging process.

By embracing each patient’s individuality, all in a safe space, and with a team that truly cares, we work with our patients to find the root cause of health issues and in turn, help to achieve optimal health re-balancing. We are here to improve our patient’s quality of life and we are committed to making “YOUR LIFE. BETTER.”

Why Choose Us

Restore. Rejuvenate. Rejoice

“Because we always provide the best and quality service for you and your future”

Your health is a deeply personal subject, it’s often times uncomfortable to talk about. We understand this and we ensure that your are always in a safe, open and welcoming space for any conversation.

Attentive Staff & Doctors

Every solution starts with a conversation, We empower our patients with choice and control.

We Listen

Our patients know their bodies best.

We keep it simple

We will honour and cherish the time of each patient, no complicated jargon, just what you need to know.

Value Oriented

Just because you 'can' doesn't always mean you 'should'. We always select the best options needed for you.

Dr Roberta Corona

Medical Director

How it works

Making What’s Good Even Better

We believe that we are all bio-farmers at heart. We are here to perpetually continue to grow and change the landscape of our lives. With seeds of education, options, hope and collaboration we can change the fruits of our experience and legacies we will leave behind.

Our Staff

Meet Our Professionals

Dr. Roberta Corona

Medical Director

Rachel Degale

Chief Executive Officer

Tricia Springer

Nurse Coordinator

Karen Modeste-Clarke

Nurse Coordinator

Krystel Maynard

Patient Care Coordinator

Nicolette Small

Head of First Impressions,
Admin Assistant

Emma St.John

Operations Coordinator

Chanda Gooding

Medical Aesthetician

Jesse Gooding

Medical Aesthetician

Naomi Estwick

Body Enhancement Specialist

Appointment

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Please Call +1(246)537-6328

or

care@bioconnectmedical.com

NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP)

As the definitive resource for menopause and other midlife healthcare issues,
NAMS developed a competency examination program in 2002 to

  • Set the standards for menopause practice
  • Assist women in locating clinicians who could provide optimal menopause-related healthcare

To learn more please view the NAMS website here.

Dr. Roberta Corona:
MD, PhD, OBGYN, NCMP. Medical Director

Dr. Corona is specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced her skills in Italy, Belgium, and Barbados. She is also fully registered as OBGYN specialist in UK.
During her time in Belgium, Dr. Corona worked as a fellow in urogynecology and endoscopic pelvic surgery. She was also appointed as consultant in Fertility and as teacher and supervisor of medical students. In 2011 she worked as consultant at the Reproductive Medicine Centre at the Free University of Brussels. In the past 7 years Dr. Corona worked as Consultant Fertility Specialist at Barbados Fertility Centre, offering fertility treatments and other services as onco-fertility, andrology, micro-TESE and minimal invasive reproductive surgery. She has always been guided by her passion for medicine and Women’s Health and has assisted for years women struggling with their fertility. In the past years Dr. Corona’s attention has been directed to identify and fill gaps in women’s health care and realized there was a tremendous lack in the management of mid-life women. She became a member of the North American Menopause Society and in October of 2021 a certified menopause practitioner, the first and only in Barbados.
She decided then to dedicate her energy and interest to the creation of BioConnect Medical Centre, a medical Centre of well-being and well-aging, where to put into practice her extensive knowledge in the field. Dr. Corona’s spectrum of passions and interests also involves aesthetic medicine, she has followed numerous courses and achieved several certifications to provide aesthetic treatments that are included in the portfolio of services offered at BioConnect.

Rachel de Gale, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Rachel has always had a passion for excellence. From her formative years to her present role as CEO of BioConnect, she has always found herself in leadership positions, taking startups from concept to execution. From her first career in the hospitality sector, to being Director of Customer Service with a leading international apparel company, then to spending 17 years co-creating and managing the Caribbean’s top fertility clinics, she has always been a problem solver and results oriented individual gaining success for each company she has had the pleasure of working with. With almost 2 decades of Senior Management experience in the healthcare industry, Rachel is passionate about changing the narrative attached to women aging and bringing options to the healthcare landscape for women so they can find solutions that best suit their individual needs. Her strong belief is that if we can change a woman’s life, we can change her family’s life. If we can change her family’s life, we can change her community. If we change her community, we can change her country and if we change her country then we can change the world.

 

Starting her day with coffee in one hand and a note pad in the other, Rachel’s quest is to deliver outstanding individualized care to each person that seeks help at BioConnect. Her purpose for BioConnect is to change the perspective and education as it relates to Perimenopause and Menopause, in this transitionary season in a woman’s life. With an always listening ear, her adaptability to the constant changes that comes with this industry, she is dedicated to keeping BioConnect on top of the latest advancements in our field of medicine to give our community options that were not available to them before BioConnect came to fruition. She is a stickler for being the best no matter what area of life gets her attention. She loves nothing better than an early morning run, watching a sunset with her husband, a margarita ( or 2 !)  and a good laugh with her close  friends and family. Co-leading BioConnect with Dr.Roberta Corona and her amazing team is to live a purpose-driven life and to live this life better.

Tricia Springer, Registered Nurse

Being a Registered Nurse for the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of rotating through several scopes of Nursing.
As a young Nurse, I worked in the Geriatric setting where I cared for and maintained the dignity of the elderly.
Later, I moved on to the Medical- Surgical aspect where I was responsible for managing patients with chronic non communicable diseases such as Hypertension and Diabetes and also assisting with patient’s perioperative care.
Advancing to the Intensive Care/ High Dependency setting, I had the major responsibility of evaluating patient conditions, administering treatment and providing constant support for critically ill patients.

Karen Modeste-Clarke: Nurse Coordinator at BioConnect Medical

Born and raised on the picturesque island of St. Lucia, Karen Modeste-Clarke brings over 17 years of diverse nursing experience to her role as Nurse Coordinator at BioConnect Medical, a women’s health clinic dedicated to providing exceptional care. With a strong background as a Registered Nurse and Registered Phlebotomy Technician, Karen has honed her skills in various medical settings, from dialysis nursing to working closely with an interventional cardiologist as a Circulating Nurse and Head Nurse.

Throughout her career, Karen has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently focusing on the whole person and their unique needs. Her deep understanding of the importance of kindness and compassion in nursing has been instrumental in shaping her approach to patient care. Karen’s belief in providing the highest level of care led her to develop a surgical procedures document for a Cath Lab, ensuring quality and consistency in patient treatment.

Karen considers nursing more than just a profession; it is an integral part of her identity. In her role as Nurse Coordinator at BioConnect Medical, she takes great pride in working alongside a dedicated team of women who share her passion for delivering exceptional care with dignity and respect.

At BioConnect Medical, we are honored to have Karen as a vital member of our team. Her wealth of experience, commitment to patient well-being, and genuine compassion for others make her an invaluable asset to our clinic and the patients we serve.

Krystal: Head of First Impressions & Administrative Assistant

Krystel’s professional career started in 2010 at the Psychiatric Hospital as a Medical Records Office Assistant before earning her Nursing Assistant’s qualification. She worked at a private retirement home over four years as a Nursing Assistant where she gained invaluable experience and continued to grow her professional knowledge.

Krystel completed both her Associate’s Degree in Sociology & Government & Political Science as well as her Bachelor’s in Social Work. She interned at the Child Care Board for a year while she worked on a research project about Early Childhood Development. Her love for research was fostered and given the opportunity to develop as she continued on a research project for Women in Fisheries for another year. She then spent three years at the Ross University School of Medicine.

Krystel will be your first point of contact when you call or come into the clinic. With her brilliant smile and caring personality, you know are in the best hands of care with this ray of sunshine!

Nicolette: Head of First Impressions and Administrative Assistant at BioConnect Medical

Nicolette, our dedicated Head of First Impressions and Administrative Assistant, brings warmth and enthusiasm to BioConnect Medical, a women’s health clinic committed to exceptional care. With a deep-rooted passion for serving others and an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact, Nicolette is dedicated to ensuring that each patient feels welcomed and supported from the moment they enter our clinic.

With a decade of experience in the hospitality industry at The Sandy Lane Hotel, Nicolette has honed her skills in creating unforgettable experiences for guests. She seamlessly combines her expertise in hospitality with her educational background, which includes a Bachelor of Science in Management with Psychology and a Level 1 Sports Coach certification.

Nicolette firmly believes in the power of a warm and genuine smile to change lives, and she embodies this philosophy each day at BioConnect Medical. As the first point of contact for our patients, her radiant smile sets the tone for the compassionate and attentive care that defines our clinic.

At BioConnect Medical, we are proud to have Nicolette as a vital part of our team, where her uplifting presence and dedication to exceptional service play a crucial role in fostering a comfortable and nurturing environment for our patients.

Emma-Lee St. John: Operations Coordinator

Emma-Lee St. John, our diligent Operations Coordinator, brings over two decades of diverse experience in hospitality, logistics, marketing, and event management to BioConnect Medical, a clinic specializing in women’s health. Her expertise in inventory control, bookkeeping, and procedure development has been invaluable in streamlining our daily operations and providing a strong foundation for our medical and administrative teams.

With a keen eye for organization and an unwavering passion for data and numbers, Emma ensures that our clinic runs smoothly and efficiently. Her dedication to her role helps us consistently meet the unique needs of our patients while maintaining the highest standards of care.

A true “Gemini twin,” Emma’s creativity shines through in her pursuits outside the clinic. Her love for art and design has led her to master graphic design programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Her belief in the transformative power of color is evident in the vibrantly detailed spreadsheets she creates, which brighten our work environment and enhance communication.

At BioConnect Medical, Emma wholeheartedly embraces our mission to revolutionize women’s healthcare and improve the quality of life for our patients. We are proud to have her as a vital part of our team, where her unwavering commitment and diverse talents contribute to the overall success of our clinic.

Chanda Gooding, Medical Aesthetician

Chanda has over 25 years of experience in skincare, and facial and body treatments. After years working in the Aesthetics industry in Toronto, Chanda returned to Barbados where she opened her own business, a Beauty Care centre that she led for over 25 years. Ready for a new experience Chanda is now the new Medical Aesthetician at BioConnect. She will use her knowledge and expertise to offer only the highest standard and professional approach when it comes to deciding the best skin treatment to meet client’s personal needs. 

Be aware of the most common skin complaints across all ages and skin types, Chanda will guide you to find the right option of facial treatments to address the look of aging on your skin and to reach your aesthetic desires. 

At BioConnect Chanda shares her passion for health and well being with an educational approach to the importance of skin health because we don’t want to stop time, we want to live it well.

 

Jesse: Medical Aesthetician

Born and raised in Barbados, I spent my childhood enjoying the beach, playing sports and spending time with my family and friends. I had the opportunity to gain some independence and develop skills in other subjects, sports and life in Canada but coming home during the new reality of COVID drew so much uncertainty.

As I have always had a passion for science, more so biology, I enrolled at The University Of The West Indies for a Bachelor’s of Health Science and within my first year I knew I wanted to pursue a career in skin care. I have since completed an advanced aesthetics course, strengthened with my knowledge in psychology, health care systems, sociology and the structure and function of the cells in the body.

Then the opportunity arose to be a part of BioConnect and I knew from the beginning that I was in the right place. When your whole team’s goal is to support, encourage and love each and every person that walks through our doors, you can only describe your days with one word: family. Life leads us in many places and I’m blessed that it led me here.

Naomi Estwick, Body Enhancement Specialist

Naomi is an expert massage therapist, specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical, Thai, Indian, Ayurvedic, Lymphatic massages. She graduated in 2005 from Trinidad and Tobago college of Therapeutic Massage and Beauty Culture and has been working since that in different spas as massage therapist.
Naomi is BioConnect’s body enhancement specialist. She performs procedures with the Vanquish Me, a body contouring device that will provide an innovative body treatment for non-invasive fat cell disruption. A non-surgical procedure that will reduce the circumference of your entire abdominal area, inner or outer thighs.
Naomi will assist you in developing the most effective approach to massage treatment, by discussing with you your concerns, medical histories and specific stresses and/or pains. She will work with you in personalized treatments plans, designed for your individual needs and goals. With long experience in Therapeutic Massage service, Naomi will relieve discomfort by massaging soft body tissues and applying pressure to specific parts of the body to release muscle tension.