Restore Your Hormonal Balance with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.
Dr Leigh Ann Scott is an Ob-Gyn whose entire concentration is on hormone balancing and we pride ourselves on our ability to get your Hormones right, and change your life for the better. We will prescribe only bioidentical hormones that are produced to exacting standards in qualified compounding pharmacies. These products are designed to mirror the hormones naturally produced by the body.
Men and women of all ages can experience hormonal changes throughout their lives and bioidentical hormones can provide relief.
BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) treats hormone deficiencies or imbalances using only molecules that are identical to the hormones found in the human body.
Hormonal changes can occur due to age, such as with perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. However, there are many other factors that can influence balance, including diet, lifestyle, pregnancy, illness, stress, and even some medications.
Hormones are chemical messengers that affect just about every physiological process in the human body. They also work synergistically with each other. Many times, if one hormone level is disrupted, others may be as well.
Restoring hormonal balance has many positive health benefits besides providing relief from symptoms. We offer extensive laboratory testing to specifically identify which hormones might need regulating as well as other factors that may affect your hormone balance. This testing also looks at other health markers, which provide a whole-body picture so that optimal hormone balance can be achieved.
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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are typically plant-derived substances that are an exact replica of hormones produced in the body. In essence, they have identical chemical structures.
Although both are created in labs, the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is that synthetic ones are not identical to the hormones created in your body. BHRT uses these natural hormones to restore levels and optimize health and wellness.
While the average life expectancy has significantly increased, hormones still begin to decline as we age. This can cause someone to live for many years with suboptimal hormone levels.
BHRT Can Help with Many Symptoms and Conditions:
A myriad of hormones can be the culprits that lead to weight loss difficulties and resistance. Overall body composition is greatly dependent on having balanced hormones, a healthy digestive tract, a balanced diet, and an awareness of food sensitivities.
Fatigue & Energy Loss
Aging can change hormone levels, contributing to feelings of fatigue and low energy. A number of different factors can cause this, such as diet and stress. However, we can correct persistent symptoms through lab testing and balancing the various bioidentical hormones that stabilize the body’s endocrine system.
A combination of factors can cause a loss of sex drive. Proper testing is needed to determine optimal strategies to help anyone experiencing a lost or low libido. We can develop a thorough treatment program to help individuals dramatically improve their sex lives.
One of the most frustrating problems that people experience as they get older is the inability to sleep. Other life factors can affect sleep quality and quantity, but bioidentical hormones offer an effective approach to drastically improving sleep.
Memory Loss & Concentration
Tired of losing your car keys? Do you walk into a room and forget why you went there? Loss of mental acuity does not have to be a daily byproduct of aging. Optimal hormonal balance can dramatically improve your ability to concentrate, remember, and be more productive and effective in your daily activities.
Skin Tone & Appearance
Our skin often reflects the state of our general health. Imbalanced hormones, nutritional deficiencies, lack of sleep, and lifestyle can lead to premature aging, which shows up in our skin. It can become thinner, more wrinkly, and saggy. BHRT can help restore skin problems and provide a more youthful appearance.
This is especially impactful to women whose self-esteem can be drastically affected if they lose their hair or have bald spots. Often, this results from hormone and nutritional deficiencies and can be easily corrected with bioidentical hormones.
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Imbalanced hormone levels rarely happen suddenly. They are often the result of cumulative effects of physiological and mental stressors which compromise overall health and the endocrine system. However, even for those people who are in the best of health, hormonal levels will decline as part of the aging process.
Bioidentical hormones, along with a healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep habits, can greatly assist the body in returning to a more healthful state.
Other symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:
- Loss of muscle mass/increased fat
- Irregular periods and/or infertility
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Hair growth in unwanted areas, such as on the face
- Muscle and joint pain
- Painful sex
- Vaginal dryness
- Erectile dysfunction
- Abnormal cholesterol levels
- Insulin resistance
- Osteoporosis/loss of bone mass
- Decreased ability to handle stress
- Loss of vitality
For more information on hormonal issues that are more women-specific, click here.
Bioidentical Hormones and Anti-Aging Services
The process of aging causes all individuals, regardless of sex, to experience varied and unique symptoms as their hormone levels change over time.
Perimenopause (the transition from childbearing years to menopause) and menopause usually occur gradually. However, if a woman undergoes a hysterectomy at any age, symptoms can come on suddenly.
Even if the ovaries are not removed, their function can still decrease because removal of the fallopian tubes can disrupt their blood supply. If the ovaries are removed as well, menopausal symptoms can be much more severe.
Men experience hormonal changes as they age too. It’s called Andropause, which can cause some of the same general symptoms as with women, such as foggy thinking, decreased sex drive, and decreased muscle mass.
Testosterone levels will gradually drop so that by the time a man is 50, he will have about half of the levels that he did in his twenties.
Diet, lifestyle, sleep, and stress can also affect hormones, which is why it’s important to check all levels. Balancing hormones can not only ease symptoms but can help prevent and/or better manage chronic diseases or conditions.
Comprehensive Testing and Treatment
The proper way to address hormonal imbalances is through an integrative, personalized, comprehensive, and regularly monitored program that includes bioidentical hormone replacement.
Our program incorporates:
- Scientific-based laboratory testing
- Provider consultation
- Comprehensive health assessment
- Nutritional education
- Medically proven supplements as needed
- Bioidentical hormones prescribed based on your individual needs
Our providers are experts in nutrition and gut health. We offer the following additional scientific tests to help our patients improve their gut health and overall health and reduce the risk of chronic disease:
- NutrEval™ – This test identifies issues with nutrient absorption and can be helpful in determining which types of nutrients you are deficient in. Our providers can also provide guidance to improve areas of depletion regarding diet and/or supplementation.
- ALCAT™ – The ALCAT is a food sensitivity test and provides you with a list of the foods that you are sensitive or allergic to.
- Genova GI Effects™ – This stool test gives you data regarding your current state of digestive function, gut inflammation, and the health of your microbiome so that you will know what steps to take in order to be healthier and reduce your risk of disease.
For more information on the Gut–Hormone connection, click here.
Our program utilizes the expertise of our providers, Dr. Leigh Ann Scott, Physician Assistant Kam Neal, and Nurse Practitioners Elise Clark and Debbie Bluestein. They will use their training and experience to help you make the best decisions regarding diet, exercise, stress and sleep management, and bioidentical hormones to help you achieve optimal physical and mental health.
Our goal is for you to achieve optimal health and a lifetime of wellness!
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About Our Providers at Leigh Ann Scott, M.D.
Dr. Leigh Ann Scott is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
She has been practicing for 30 years and, for the last eight years, has focused on individual wellness programs for her patients that balance hormones and restore vitality. She has created a practice designed to provide you with one-on-one personalized attention and will design a plan that is individualized to your needs.
As a medical doctor specializing in gynecology, she has experience in dealing with health issues and specialized training in using bioidentical hormones and other therapies that help you achieve your goals of looking and feeling younger.
As a woman who has experienced many of these symptoms herself, she understands the personal and private struggles the hormone imbalance can create in one’s life.
Dr. Scott is devoted to understanding your desires, goals, and needs. She accomplishes this by listening carefully as you discuss your symptoms, experiences, and feelings. This communication, coupled with specific lab testing, helps to determine the “root cause” of why you feel a certain way.
Focusing on prevention, Dr. Scott encourages her patients to preserve and promote long-term wellness by taking proactive measures toward achieving optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Scott’s knowledge and understanding of health help her design the right protocol for hormone balance, nutrition, supplement support, weight management, and (if indicated) food sensitivity testing.
Quality, uninterrupted time with your doctor means everything. In order to provide comprehensive care and address your health care concerns, we schedule Dr. Scott’s appointments hourly.
Our Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioner Elise Clark’s early training included critical care, surgical care, and women’s health.
It was during this time that her interest in hormones began to pique. She saw firsthand that she could help people feel much better and safely elevate their lives with hormones.
Elise went on to practice in Family Medicine which helped her become very well-rounded. She still felt passionate about hormones and worked in Endocrinology for several years.
However, she realized she was not able to help people like she wanted to in a traditional medical environment. She wanted to focus on her patients more holistically, incorporating nutrition, disease prevention, and education into her practice.
Elise follows the same procedures as Dr. Scott for both men and women, formulating the right protocol for hormone balance, nutrition, supplement support, and weight management.
Her endocrinology background has also afforded her experience and knowledge in treating thyroid disorders. She works closely with her patients to gain a full understanding of what they have been experiencing. Then, with the correct use of diagnostic tools and labs, she works to find the underlying causes of symptoms and address these. As a result, she helps to achieve long-term wellness for each of her patients.
We welcome her knowledge, compassion, and experience in helping our patients improve their quality of life.
Nurse Practitioner Debbie Bluestein works with both women and men using Bioidentical Hormones.
Debbie is passionate about helping people feel their best and achieve optimal health. She also specializes in preventing illness and disease.
Debbie believes in using a very individualized approach to achieve optimal hormone balance for each patient. She also always listens closely to her patients and involves them in decision-making regarding the plan for their bodies and health. Debbie also collaborates with the practice in planning out a comprehensive program for clients.
She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1998 and has had opportunities for extensive study and training in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and optimization. She uses a functional medicine approach to anti-aging, using hormones, diet, exercise, nutraceuticals, and supplements.
Debbie worked in Family Practice during the early part of her career. She has been working with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy since 2011.
Our Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Kam Neal has loved medicine her entire life.
Growing up in Colorado, she remembers being fascinated with investigating how things worked. Kam attended Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, where she received a bachelor of science in biology. She also completed the physician associate program and earned a master’s degree in health services from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
She is a certified Physician Assistant and licensed by the Texas Medical Board.
Previously, in the traditional medical model, Kam felt frustrated working in a high-volume practice with barely enough time to refill medications and then not seeing her patients feel any better. In addition, her own experience with hormone imbalances after having children and being told “everything is normal” fueled those feelings. This led her to functional medicine and an optimal wellness model.
Kam’s desire to treat the whole patient and not just the symptoms, along with her passion for teaching, is evident: She loves working with each patient to find the root cause of their illness while teaching them about their health, so they feel informed and empowered.
In order to delve more deeply and locate the underlying causes of conditions and provide optimal treatment, we find we need much more time with our patients and more treatment options than insurance companies will work with, for instance. 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 papers to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider.
If you are on an HMO plan, your insurance will most likely not cover any of the costs of your office visits but may 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 recommend you check with your insurance company to make sure. Some plans have changed how they pay for lab work and may require you to meet your deductible before your insurance pays anything. 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 can also help you arrange to have a blood draw done at your home for a nominal fee.
Current Covid Protocols in Place
The health and safety of our staff and patients is a top priority at 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 standards for the safety of our patients. We sanitize rooms between patients and also sanitize shared surfaces, such as door handles, 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 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.
Free Phone Consultation with Our New Patient Coordinator
Our providers at Leigh Ann Scott, M.D., are devoted to understanding your 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 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, and answer any questions or concerns you have. She’ll also explain how our approach can help with hormonal balance, anti-aging, and disease prevention!
Contact our New Patient Coordinator at 972-960-4800
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