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Why Should You See a Hormone Expert?

Why should you choose a hormone expert?

“My primary care doctor was willing to prescribe the same hormones you had prescribed, so I just had him do it.  And it was fine…. well, until it wasn’t.  When I started having problems, he couldn’t figure out what to do.  So here I am again!  And I’m a mess again!  Please fix me!”


This is a direct quote from a patient who I hadn’t seen in 4 years.  When I first saw her 4 years ago, she was suffering from severe hot flashes, approximately 10 per day, and 2-3 night sweats every night.  I tested her salivary hormone levels, balanced her hormones with bio-identical hormones, worked on her stress management, and sleep patterns.  In a matter of a few months, she only had 1-2 hot flashes per week, no night sweats, she was sleeping well, and felt really good.


Then radio silence until recently.


Now, her hot flashes are about every hour (that’s a lot more than 10 per day, friends!), and 2-3 night sweats every night. She’s not sleeping, her moods are “all over the place” from emotional and crying to angry and irritable.  Sex drive? What’s that?  When she talked to her primary care doctor about it, he increased her estrogen. And increased it again. And again.  When I saw her, she was taking FOUR TIMES the estrogen dose that I had prescribed. And her symptoms were getting worse, not better.


She had been having problems for over a year when she remembered that I had “fixed her up” in just a couple months, and she had never felt so good in her life.  And that’s why she came back.


Primary care doctors and gynecologists know a lot about a lot of different things. I would certainly feel uncomfortable treating heart failure or performing tubal ligations (tying the tubes) because those aren’t my specialties.  I don’t have expertise and experience in those areas.


BALANCING HORMONES IS MY SPECIALTY.  I’ve been doing this for more than 15 years.  I’ve seen pretty much everything there is to see when it comes to hormone imbalance.  I know the right tests to order, the right hormones to prescribe to treat specific hormone imbalances.  I know to incorporate sleep, stress management, nutrition and exercise to get the best results and the best health for my patients.  Rarely do I hit a “hole in one,” but for most people, their hormones are balanced and they feel so much better in three to six months.


Do you need a hormone specialist?  I’d be honored to be your hormone specialist.  Or any of the nicknames I’ve been called over the years—The Hormone Expert, The Hormone Whisperer, The Bitchy Woman Doctor (even though I’m a nurse practitioner, not a doctor), The Hormone Guru, and my personal favorite, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! You’re my only hope!" 


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Posted by Karole Beck at 11/6/2019 12:11:00 PM
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