What to expect 2017-08-25T19:33:19+00:00

What to Expect

What to Expect

The Broadway Clinic uses the most effective—and proven—combination of mainstream and alternative medical methods available to help you achieve optimal life-changing benefits from Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Initial Visit

After making an appointment you will need to arrive ‘fasting’ (nothing to eat for at least 8 hours prior to your appointment time – you can drink water, black coffee or un-sweetened tea), we will perform an EKG as well as take a small sample of blood to send for laboratory analysis. We will schedule a follow up visit approximately 1-2 weeks after your initial blood test to review the findings.

 On your return visit: We will review your blood test results and symptoms as well as answer any questions you may have. At this time you will also get a prescription for a 1 month supply of the bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) medications prescribed specifically for you or you will have your pellets inserted at this time. If you have opted for pellets you will be scheduled to return for labs in 6 weeks to check your levels and will have an 8 week visit. If you opted for creams, pill and troches, we will schedule you for a follow up in 4 weeks.

Your 4 week visit (Creams, pills & troches):

On this visit you will meet with the BHRT specialist to review your first month of treatment. We will discuss how you are feeling and depending on your progress and how you feel, the provider may make adjustments to your hormones/medications. Before leaving you will be scheduled to have your labs drawn in 3 weeks.

Your 6 week visit (Pellets) or 7 week visit (Creams, pills & troches):

On this visit you will not need to meet with the BHRT specialist. You simply come in approximately 5 hours after your morning dose of BHRT medication, and we will repeat your blood tests to see if your levels are optimal. It is of extreme importance that you have taken your prescribed doses of hormones at the appropriate time. Fasting is not required. We will schedule you for a follow up visit in 1 week to review your lab results.

Your 8 week visit (Pellets or Creams, pills & troches):

You will meet with the BHRT specialist, review your lab results, and we will answer any questions you may have. Based on your lab results and symptoms, adjustments to the BHRT medications prescribed to you may be made at this time. You will receive 3 month’s prescribed BHRT medications and we will schedule you for a return visit in 3 months.

Follow-up visits:

Follow-up visits are typically required once every 3 months during the first year of treatment. On these visits you will meet with the BHRT specialist for a review of your treatment. Depending on your progress and how you feel, the provider may or may not choose to repeat some of your blood tests. Adjustments to your hormones/medications may be made based upon symptoms and lab values. After the initial year of treatment, follow up visits will only be required twice a year and labs will only be required once a year.

Annual:

A year from your start date you will need to repeat your panel of labs, and EKG. We will remind you ahead of time when this will be due.

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