BHRT question

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BHRT question

Postby workerbee » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:30 am

Hi all.
I'm posting this in "menapause" section because it seemed like the best fit....

How do I find a doc that specializes in bhrt?
I have read many here recommend Defy Medical, but they're in Tampa, that's across the state.
I would like some place closer, but I don't want a crack doc outfit that only pretends they know what they're doing.
I'd rather drive to Tampa before I take chances, but is there a valid way to know? Orlando is closer to my location, but how do I find a reputable doc?

And I am assuming insurance won't cover this, correct?
I really like my ob/gyn but he sure doesn't seem to be concerned with perimenapause and it's nasty symptoms.

Advice and thoughts welcome.

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Re: BHRT question

Postby OldMarriedLady » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:07 am

https://www.bodylogicmd.com/bioidentica ... rs/florida

My DH uses a BodyLogic doctor for his bHRT. I found my doctor by contacting a local compounding pharmacy and asking them for a list of physicians who prescribe bHRT through that pharmacy.
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Re: BHRT question

Postby SeekingChange » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:33 pm

Have you checked out http://www.a4m.com ? They have a "find a doctor".
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Re: BHRT question

Postby workerbee » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:14 am

Well I told my PCP I was willing to go out of network and pay out of pocket, and could he recommend someone to evaluate and treat me? He immediately recommended someone in network, an associate of my current obgyn.
So I saw the new doc today, he's the department head of the largest local hospital.
Based on my symptoms he said he has a good idea of what is going on and sent me for labs.
He then mentioned we'd discuss options including creams, patches and pellets after lab results.

I am optimistic.
And he's in network, so that's an added blessing.

Just thought I'd update.

Oh, another thing....
I had endometrial/uterine ablation last year because of painful periods.
They had become irregular and painful, and that problem was eliminated.
But there is now no way to track my cycle, since I don't have periods.
So the journey into perimenapause and menopause cannot be tracked.


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