One of our goals at the office of Leigh Ann Scott, M.D. is to help you understand the benefits and risks of bioidentical hormones for both women and men. Not only can BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) help alleviate symptoms of Perimenopause, Menopause, and Andropause, it can also reduce long-term health risks associated with aging. Bioidentical hormones also help you to look and feel more youthful!
We believe that the key to empowering our patients regarding their health is education.
Dr. Scott is a board-certified physician. Elise Clark and Debra Bluestein are board-certified nurse practitioners. And Kam Neal is a certified physician assistant. All of our providers have obtained their Advanced BHRT certification from Worldlink Medical, an organization comprising thousands of medical providers committed to making a difference in their patients’ lives. Not only have they received their certifications, but they are committed to ongoing education in order to stay up-to-date on medical advances and research so that they can provide the best possible medical care.
Education for our Patients
We want to pass this education along to our patients because knowledge is power, and the most important thing you can have is power over your health. We spend quality and quantity time with the women and men that we see in our practice and use a scientific approach to balance hormones and help you to achieve optimal health.
Once you are an existing patient with our practice, we give you access to other educational resources to help you further understand the evolution of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, its risks and benefits, and how all of this applies to your specific health needs.
Our partners at Worldlink Medical share our enthusiasm for empowering our patients and have created informational videos for you to watch at your convenience. These are ongoing so that as we learn, you learn.
As women approach midlife, their bodies produce less estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and other vital hormones that can create unpleasant symptoms such as:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Decreased memory and cognitive abilities
- Poor sleep
- Vaginal dryness
- Hair loss
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Joint pain
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Lack of motivation
Men experience some of the same symptoms as they approach Andropause as their testosterone wanes, however, prostate health becomes an increasing concern. Deficiencies in testosterone can create other hormonal imbalances as well which contribute to:
- Thyroid imbalances
- Sleep apnea
- Insulin resistance
- Estrogen imbalance (men make estrogen too)
- High inflammation levels
- High lipid levels
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased stress
- Cardiovascular disease
Testosterone deficiency and imbalanced hormones for men are also associated with an increased risk factor of death within 20 years, independent of other risk factors and preexisting conditions.
“The process of aging causes all individuals, regardless of sex, to experience varied and unique symptoms as their hormone levels change over time. The proper way to address this is through an integrated, personalized, comprehensive and regularly monitored program like the one we offer for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. Our system incorporates laboratory testing, physician consultation, comprehensive health assessment, medically proven supplements, and professionally compounded Bioidentical Hormones specifically tailored for your individual needs. Subsequent to program implementation we offer customized staff support by phone and e-mail.” – Leigh Ann Scott, M.D.
Free Phone Consultation with Our New Patient Coordinator
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!
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