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 unsweetened 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.
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.