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Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration Therapy (BHRT)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I am interested in balancing my hormones naturally. Can you help me?
Yes. We can obtain baseline lab values, meet with you for a confidential consultation, and fax a recommendation to your doctor (family doctor, OB/GYN, etc.). If you do not have a doctor, some hormones may be available without a prescription (see pharmacist for details).

Do you need to provide a recommendation, even if I am already on BHRT therapy?
In some cases, no adjustments are necessary. Other times, we may need to adjust your dose, based upon your individual symptoms and lab values. If your physician is currently monitoring your BHRT therapy, then we can fill your prescription without a consultation or recommendation.

What is the cost for a consultation?
Consultations normally cost $125. However, if you fill your compounded prescription at our pharmacy, then your consultation is discounted to $99. Additional discounts are available by joining our Wellness Club (see store for details). Follow up consultations cost $60 (with additional discounts for Wellness Club members).

I’d like to meet with you for a consultation & recommendation. What is the procedure & timeline?
The entire process usually takes 2-4 weeks:

  1. Initial Consultation: First, you fill out an evaluation form & meet with our pharmacist to discuss your symptoms & medical history.
  2. Test Hormone Levels: Based on the consultation, the pharmacist will recommend the necessary lab tests for you.
  3. Follow-Up Consultation: After receiving your test results, we will contact you to schedule a follow up consultation. At this consultation we will review your test results, discuss many factors that affect hormone balance, and determine the most appropriate hormone regimen to meet your individual needs. We will then fax a recommendation to your doctor.
  4. Start Your Customized Regimen: Upon approval, your hormones will be prepared and you will be called when they are ready to pick up.

How often to you test my hormone levels, and what is the cost?
We test baseline levels, then follow up after 3 months of therapy. From there, it depends on the type of testing:

  • When testing in saliva, we will test once per year. Saliva is generally more accurate when dosing hormones. Costs can range from $125-$295 up front, and these fees may be reimbursable by your insurance. We will provide you with a detailed receipt and assist you with filing insurance claims.
  • Serum testing (traditional blood draws) is not as accurate as saliva, so if you choose this method, we will need to test (and meet for a follow-up) every six months. This method is more expensive than saliva testing, but is usually covered up-front by most insurance plans.

Which-ever testing method you choose, we will work with you as often as necessary to make sure that we balance your hormones properly.

Is my BHRT prescription covered by my insurance?
We accept most insurance plans, and many plans cover BHRT prescriptions. We would be happy to take your information and verify coverage.

How long does it take to get a prescription for BHRT?
After the initial 2-4 week process, we request 5 days notice for refills. This allows us to order any necessary ingredients, and ensure that you do not run out of your medication.

What else should I know about hormone balancing and BHRT?
As you will find out from our seminars and consultation, BHRT is only one small part of hormone balancing. Proper diet & nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle modification are all essential to achieving hormone balance and total wellness.

What is the next step?
Contact us to schedule your initial consultation. We’re here to help.