What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are a precise chemical match to the hormones naturally occurring in the human body. These molecules are extracted from yam and soy plants. They are then synthesized into bioidentical hormones. The body recognizes the bioidentical hormones exactly the same. It is important to know that the way the bioidentical hormones are administered will make a difference in the effectiveness and the side effects. Hormones can be given by pill, topically, as a cream or patch, and by pellet insertion. We prefer to administer testosterone by pellet insertion to give you a constant dosing that penetrates directly into the blood stream. DHEA can only be taken orally. Getting your hormone levels balanced can lead to an active, happy, and healthy life.
What will I expect once I get started?
Once you have decided you want to improve your overall health you will meet with our consultant to complete the paperwork to enroll you in our hormone therapy program. You will be scheduled for a blood draw and given a comprehensive health history to complete. Once we have received the health history and your blood results, you will be scheduled with our Board Certified Nurse Practitioner to review your findings. At this time she will prescribe a treatment plan that may include nutritional supplements, bioidentical hormones, diet, exercise and stress management. Once you have your treatment plan you will be seen by the nurse practitioner every 8 -10 weeks to guide you along your wellness journey.
Meet with our highly trained consultant to discuss your medical history and the benefits of bioidentical hormones.
We will draw your blood to check all your vital hormones and other health factors.
Heidi Efinger, NP or Kacie Robertus, FNP will take the time to sit down with you for a lengthy amount of time to discuss your blood results, recommended treatment program, and questions
Once your results have been discussed you may choose to continue forward with our bioidentical hormone program. When you join bioidentical hormone prescriptions and vitamins will be prescribed. Your journey to a healthier and happier you will begin!
Continued Monitoring and Support
Keeping you healthy and active is a lifelong process and we want to be with you every step of the way. You will have a visit with Kacie Robertus, N.P or Heidi Efinger N.P. every 8-12 weeks to optimize your hormones and your health.