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What kind of doctor prescribes Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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Many people ask, “What kind of doctor prescribes Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?” The answer is somewhat general in that almost any kind of doctor can prescribe HRT.  There are Gynecologists, Urologists, Internists, and even Family Practice doctors that prescribe HRT.  However, that is not the most important thing that a patient should consider when choosing a doctor for HRT.

The most important thing is that the doctor specializes in HRT and has built their practice around it.  In other words, you want a doctor that does HRT all day, every day.  You want your doctor to have plenty of experience with HRT.  Some doctors have HRT “added” to their practice in the form of pellet therapy. Pellet therapy is not a fit for all patients.

The second most important thing is that the doctor uses Bioidentical hormones in their replacement therapy.  Most doctors are trained to use synthetic hormones like Premarin that is made from pregnant horse (mare) urine.  You want to make sure that your doctor is using hormones that are the same molecular structure as the hormones your body made when you were younger (Bioidentical).

Hormones by Design treats women and men with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.  We have locations in Austin, San Antonio, Boerne, and Waco, Texas.  Learn more about our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

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