Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT for short, is a form of therapy that uses synthetic hormone compounds identical to natural human hormones. Patients with hormone imbalances will have baseline blood work performed, and the doctor will prescribe treatment based on the results of these labs. This blood work is typically performed on the date of the patient’s first consult but can be scheduled at a later date if needed.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Pellets
While bioidentical hormones can be taken with a cream, in a pill, or by injection, one of the most frequently used and requested methods of treatment is hormone pellets. This form of treatment involves inserting small, compounded hormone pellets (roughly the size of a grain of rice) beneath the skin. These pellets steadily release hormones and can last for up to six months. Both men and women can be treated using pellets.
Our doctors regularly treat patients using pellets but also prescribe other methods of hormone treatment, including creams, based on each patient’s needs.
Cost and Coverage
The cost for pellets varies depending on your insurance policy, with some policies covering the pellet insertion procedure, but not the pellets. Our financial consultants will verify your benefits and make you aware of your coverage before your first appointment.