What Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Hormones impact numerous functions throughout the body, from metabolism and brain activity to mood regulation and fertility. Changes in hormone levels, such as those that accompany menopause and andropause, often leave many Frisco, TX women and men exploring hormone replacement therapy (HRT) options. As a seasoned family nurse practitioner, Katherine Johnson is pleased to offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets from Pro-Pell by Pharmacy Solutions®. She is certified in BHRT and may recommend this plant-based treatment option to bring balance to depleted hormone levels. Schedule a visit at Johnson Family Medical to learn if BHRT can help you feel more like yourself once again!
"There are never enough words to express my family's gratitude for Katherine and the girls. They are a blessing to say the least. You will be treated as part of the family and met with compassion and empathy."- D.O. / Google / Apr 28, 2021
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"Katherine Johnson is the best pcp I have ever seen. I have never felt so listened to! I haven't felt rushed on my visits, she is patient and explains everything, plus is very thorough. The staff there are lovely, Alma at reception and the nurse Letty are both very friendly and helpful. The office is exceptionally clean and beautiful too."- J.C. / Facebook / Dec 13, 2020
"First time visit a few weeks ago to establish a primary physician. Katherine and her staff were wonderful, they genuinely care about their patients. Will certainly be returning for future needs and recommending to others!"- L.A. / Google / Nov 30, 2020
"K. JOHNSON IS AWESOME, SHE IS LIKE MY SISTER!!!"- D.Y. / Google / Nov 06, 2020
How Does BHRT Work?
Women with hormonal imbalances often experience hot flashes, headaches, weight gain, mood swings, insomnia, and other menopause symptoms. Men who are in the andropause stage of their lives may notice hair loss, decreased libido, loss of muscle mass, and lower energy, among additional concerns. If BHRT is recommended to manage these symptoms, Katherine will customize the dosage and place the pellets (containing either estradiol or testosterone) beneath the skin in the hip area. These procedures only take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete and may be scheduled every 3 – 6 months, according to individual needs.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT) FAQ
How much does BHRT cost?
The overall price for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can vary from one patient to another. The best way to receive an accurate cost estimate is to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff so we can first determine if you are a candidate for the treatment. If so, we can then outline your treatment plan, as well as provide you with a cost estimate for your monthly treatments.
Are there any side effects associated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
While BHRT is considered a safe form of treatment, there are some mild side effects that can occur in some patients. These can include weight gain, blurred vision, fatigue, acne, headaches, breast tenderness, and increased facial hair.
When should I stop taking BHRT?
Typically, we recommend for patients to cease bio-identical hormone replacement therapy once they've reached the age of 59 or if they have been using the treatment for five years. If you're considering discontinuing your treatment, you should always talk to a member of our staff first so we can help your body transition off of the hormones.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $350 - $700
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 1-3 months
Manage Hormone Imbalances With Ease
At Johnson Family Medical, we strive to bring comfort and balance to your life through innovative treatments. Bio-identical hormone replacement offers a more natural approach to easing the symptoms of menopause and andropause and may help to enhance your quality of life and well-being. Contact our Frisco, TX office to learn more about BHRT or to set up your telehealth or in-office appointment with Katherine.
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