Tara Thompson PharmD. and Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE formed justASK! in 2019 as a advocacy group focused on sexual health in male and female patients. Monthly, experts from the field of sexual medicine are asked to be a part of the panel and chat. Patient and Providers alike are encouraged to #justASK any question they may have surround sexual health and medicine.
DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE
Founder & CEO, The SHOW Center
Dr. Heather Quaile is a women’s health nurse practitioner and has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 17 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum. Heather received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland and second Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma. She went on to receive her Masters in Nursing with Honors, with a specialty in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Chatham University. She is NCC board certified in Women’s Health and licensed by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
She has held roles in clinical practice and academia and is current faculty at Emory University in the women’s health nurse practitioner masters program. She is also serving to improve legislation in women’s healthcare as a GA state, nurse legislative liaison working with the Georgia Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. She is a peer editor for the journals, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for Nurse Practitioners as well as AWHONN Nursing for Women’s Health. She is also on the educational committee for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
VP Clinical Services, Innovation Compounding
Tara Thompson is a pharmacist and patient advocate in the field of sexual health. She recognized the lack of pharmacist education, as the drug experts, in the field of sexual medicine and knew she could make a difference. She created her website, as well as her Facebook and Instagram pages with the same name, in order to bring education to the public surrounding sexual medicine and the drugs involved in a patient’s pathway of care. Her passion is advocating for, collaborating with, counseling, and educating patients and providers alike about men’s and women’s sexual health conditions ranging from vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis to erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. Tara has been a practicing compounding pharmacist for 8 years in the field of sexual medicine, developing and designing pharmaceutical drug combinations for various sexual health conditions. She collaborates with providers nationwide who practice sexual medicine.
Tara co-developed an advocacy panel called “justASK!” which hosts different sexual health experts on a monthly basis to encourage patients to ask any questions surrounding sexual health. She is a supporter of the LGBTQ community and also an advocate of mental health and the fight against sexual trauma and trafficking. Tara is currently researching and gathering evidence for drug treatment protocols in the field of transgender medicine. As a pharmacist, Tara feels like she brings another element of care to the healthcare team, in terms of drug decisions, strengths, and dosing. In her spare time, she love to cheer on the Atlanta Braves, kayak the Etowah River, and build forts with her kids.
To promote the understanding and advocacy of conversation surrounding women’s midlife concerns, sexual health, metabolic and hormone wellness. We utilizing multidisciplinary experts in the field to include a biopsychosocial approach to health that involve medical, pharmacy, pelvic floor physical therapy, and mental health expertise.
To debunk myths and taboos surrounding various women’s health concerns around the lifespan and other intimate topics while providing a safe and confidential space for conversation.
To advocate for an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to educating members of the community and other clinicians on women’s health topics often overlooked and underemphasized in medical and nursing education.
To improve the healthcare landscape, advocating for education, accessibility and shared-decision making and empowerment.
#justASK is a healthcare podcast that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of women’s health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal healthcare decisions and to learn and understand the issues around surround women throughout the lifespan.
We believe in the creation of a safe and non-judgmental environment around women and gender related health concerns. We also believe in engagement with experts in this area of health and to have access to other members of the community to discuss their most intimate topics and questions.