Pellet Therapy: A Simple, Convenient Way to Improve Your Quality of Life!
We are excited and proud to offer Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy at the office of Leigh Ann Scott MD.
Have you been considering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy? Our providers already offer all sorts of methods of hormone delivery, and we wanted to add pellet therapy to those of you who may be interested in going this route.
Pellets are a fantastic alternative for both women and men who prefer them since we insert them every three months. That’s it! No creams, no shots, no patches! Women may still need to take progesterone, but all other hormones are included in the pellet. That means you get all the benefits of hormone replacement with none of the inconvenience!
Our Nurse Practitioner Debra Bluestein is a specialist in Bioidentical Pellet Therapy. Using our functional medicine approach, they will ensure your bioidentical hormone pellets are tailored to your individual needs. Our goal is for you to achieve optimal health and a lifetime of wellness.
Contact our New Patient Coordinator at 972-960-4800
Or simply complete the form below and we will contact you!
How Does Pellet Therapy Work?
As with all our services, we incorporate laboratory testing, provider consultation, comprehensive health assessment, medically proven supplements, and professionally compounded Bioidentical Hormones specifically tailored for your individual needs.
In this case, the hormones are produced in pellet form. And, of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage for pellets. Each one is compounded specifically for you based on your lab results and symptoms.
Since a pellet is only about the size of a tic-tac, we insert it in your hip/buttocks area under a local anesthetic. This procedure only takes about 20-30 minutes, and then you’re ready to go!
You may feel some slight tenderness after the anesthetic wears off, but this should last for a few days at most. However, we recommend no strenuous exercise for two days for women and seven days for men, to avoid dislodging the pellet.
Benefits of Hormone Pellets
One of the biggest benefits of hormone pellets is that we only insert them every three months. Once inserted, they dissolve naturally over a period of time, and then you simply come in and get a new pellet inserted which takes about 30 minutes.
Another advantage is that pellets are absorbed directly by your tissues, so they don’t have to travel through your digestive system for processing. That means that once we insert the pellet, you should feel the benefits within two to three days.
We offer estrogen and testosterone pellets for women, and testosterone pellets for men. Many men find it much easier to have testosterone pellets versus injections. In fact, one study showed that 95% of men on pellet therapy were highly satisfied compared to 75% who were using injections. Women who use pellets also love the convenience and the way they make them feel.
- Increased libido
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved motivation
- Increased energy level
- Improved mood/reduced depression-like symptoms
- Reduced anxiety
- Increased muscle strength
- Reduced joint pain
- Increased muscle tone
- Improved ability to lose weight
- Better skin elasticity
- Decreased and/or elimination of hot flashes and night sweats for women
- Improved vaginal health for women; less dryness and/or atrophy
- Increased stamina
- Better mental focus/reduced brain fog
- Improved sense of well-being
Our Whole-Body Approach
Many clinics offer Pellet Therapy these days. Yet, while hormone pellets are gaining in popularity, they’ve actually been used for almost 70 years. Of course, since that time, both the medications and the administration methods have evolved considerably to meet the needs of patients. Our clinic is all about whole-body wellness and keeping you healthy on all fronts. Our lab panels are comprehensive and will test many other health markers besides hormones. The reason for this is we want you to feel good and live a healthy life. If all things aren’t considered, and only the sex hormones are being tested, you still may not feel better, and you might have other underlying issues that you are not aware of.
Our customized approach includes both balancing your hormones and keeping you healthy. We focus on you as an individual, with unique health concerns. Through this functional medicine approach, we can discover the underlying causes of hormonal issues and chronic illness. We use a three-step approach of hormones, wellness, and nutrition to ensure you achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Functional medicine is far different than simply going into a hormone clinic and receiving pellets. We spend quality time with you, and this is crucial. You are unique, and we treat you that way—no cookie-cutter diagnoses or treatments. Therefore, Pellet Therapy is simply one part of an overall health and wellness plan. Your personalized plan may include not just hormone balance, but also nutrition and supplement support, gut health testing and treatment, and weight management.
About Our Pellet Therapy Providers in Irving, Texas
As a gynecologist, Dr. Leigh Ann Scott is uniquely qualified in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy on a professional and personal level. Her mission is to be proactive in assisting men and women to improve their quality of life through an individualized health and wellness plan. To that end, she ensures you receive the best possible care through all of our providers here. We are more than happy to help you determine which type of hormone replacement may be best for you. We have added two new Nurse Practitioners who specialize in all types of therapies, including pellets.
Nurse Practitioner Debra Bluestein
Debra works with both women and men using Bioidentical Hormones and specializes in Pellet Therapy. Debra is passionate about helping people feel their best, achieve optimal health, and prevent illness and disease. She believes in using an individualized approach to achieve optimal hormone balance for each patient as well as helping patients with chronic medical issues. Debra listens very closely to her patients and involves them in decision-making regarding the plan for their bodies and health. Debra collaborates with the practice in planning out a comprehensive program for clients. She uses a functional medicine approach to anti-aging, using hormones, diet, exercise, nutraceuticals, and supplements.
In order to delve more deeply and locate underlying causes of conditions and to provide optimal treatment, we find that we need much more time with our patients and more treatment options than insurance companies are willing to work with. Thus we are out of network for insurance.
However, if you have a PPO type of insurance plan, it is possible that your insurance will reimburse you for some or all of your office visit costs. Minimally, the costs should be able to go toward your deductible. You will pay for the appointments at the time of service and we can provide you with the necessary papers to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider. If you are on an HMO plan, most likely your insurance will not cover any of the costs of your office visits, but will likely cover all or a majority of your lab work.
Regarding the comprehensive lab work that will be required, many insurance plans will cover your labs. However, we do recommend that you check with your insurance company to make sure as some plans have changed how they pay for lab work and may require you to meet your deductible before your insurance pays anything for labs. This could mean a significant increase in your cost of lab work. In order to better serve our patients, we can offer you a significant discount through Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp for self-pay. We are also able to help you arrange to have a blood draw done at your own home for a nominal fee.
Questions About Pellet Therapy? Get a Free Phone Consultation.
The health and safety of our staff and patients is a top priority for all of us at the office of Leigh Ann Scott, M.D. We are offering both virtual appointments and in-clinic appointments, whichever you prefer. If you are coming in to see us in person, keep in mind that we main the highest of standards when it comes to the safety of our patients. We sanitize rooms between patients and shared surfaces such as door handles, etc., throughout the day.
Should you choose to have a telemedicine appointment, you will still be able to see your provider, just as if she were standing in front of you in the office so that you’ll still get the same “connection” as if your appointment was in the clinic. Additionally, we have mobile phlebotomy services available if you do not want to go to a public lab.
Our providers at Leigh Ann Scott, M.D. are devoted to understanding our patients’ health concerns and symptoms. We use scientific-based protocols to find the root cause of hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, and more. We believe that spending quality, personalized time with each patient provides the necessary foundation to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. Our system incorporates provider consultation, comprehensive health assessment, and laboratory testing in a warm and caring environment.
Contact our New Patient Coordinator for a Free Phone Consultation. She can explain our protocols and fees in more detail, answer any questions or concerns you have, and explain how our approach can help with hormonal balance, anti-aging, and disease prevention so that you can enjoy a vibrant and healthy life!
Contact our New Patient Coordinator at 972-960-4800
Or complete the form below and she will contact you. There is no obligation to this consultation. If you feel we are a good fit for you, our New Patient Coordinator can also get you booked for your first appointment.
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