Yes! It Please refer to the insurance page for currently accepted insurances.
Can I use my insurance for lab work?
It is possible that your insurance may cover a portion of the lab work that is required for monitoring of hormone levels, but this office does not guarantee that your insurance will cover the full amount. We do offer cash prices on blood work that can be discussed as an option at the time of your appointment. Also note that saliva testing that is done is typically not covered by commercial insurance.
Will my insurance cover the cost of medications that are prescribed?
You should check with your insurance company to verify coverage. Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of medications that are made in a compounding pharmacy, and hormone pellet therapy is not covered by insurance. Cost of the compounds will be discussed at your appointment.
How frequently will I need appointments?
After the initial appointment, there will be a followup appointment made to cover the initial laboratory results and discuss the treatment plan. The frequency of appointments will vary for each individuals needs and treatment.
What about appointment for psychiatric medication management?
For psychiatric medication management, appointments are typically once a month for the first 3 months to establish care, or monthly until stabilized. After stabilization, many patients are able to been seen every 3 months for refills if remain stable.
What are bio-identical hormones?
They are derived from a natural plant source and professionally compounded to be biologically identical to human form of estradiol and testosterone. The body is given what it can no longer produce
What can I expect bio-identical hormones to do for me?
The quality of life given back to every man or woman is second to none. - Increased energy levels -Restore or increase sexual drive -Consistency in moods – no more roller coaster effect -Relief from anxiety and depression -Decreased body fat -Increased mental clarity and focus -Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
How often will I need treatment?
It depends on the person, but anywhere from 3-4 months if using pellets. For other forms of replacement, creams, injections or oral replacement, appointment may vary.
What are Pellet Therapy Side Effects?
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are few side effects. Two percent of patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these mild side effects are easily treatable.
BioTE® Medical’s hormone pellet therapy side effects are minimal when compared to other hormone delivery methods. That’s because BHRT pellet therapy delivers consistent amounts of hormones 24 hours a day, for 4 to 6 months.
I get horrible headaches, will this help me?
Yes! Bio-identical therapy has had great success with hormone related headaches.
If I am a woman, do I still need estrogen?
Bio-identical absorbable estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman to protect her against heart attack, stroke, as well as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer the universal benefits.
I have no libido, what will this do for that if anything?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your sexual desires.
Will I grow unwanted hair from the testosterone?
There is less chance of hair growth with bio-identical hormones.
Do I need other medications?
Unless the uterus has been removed, women will also need progesterone, to protect the uterine lining.
What’s the Difference Between Bio-identical Hormone Pellets and Creams?
There are a number of ways that hormone pellet therapy differs from bio-identical creams.BHRT pellet therapy is injected subcutaneously, resting beneath the skin. This injection eliminates the “roller coaster” effect that often accompanies BHRT creams.
What Does Pellet Therapy Cost?
The cost of hormone pellet therapy differs based on your individual treatment plan and needs. Generally, the BHRT pellet therapy cost is competitive with other hormone therapy delivery methods.