Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Robert W Patterson, MD, ND -  - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC

Robert W Patterson, MD, ND

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Sanford, NC

Hormone imbalance can affect your energy, body weight, hair, sexual function, and self-confidence. If you suspect low testosterone or estrogen, board-certified family medicine physician and neuropathic doctor Robert Patterson, MD, ND, and his expert team can help at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC in Sanford, North Carolina. They offer BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore unbalanced hormones and your quality of life. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a form of hormone therapy that uses bioidentical hormones, or synthetic hormones identical to those found in your body, to balance hormone levels. Treatment can normalize testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones for symptom relief.

The experts at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC offer hormone therapy in the form of creams, gels, patches, injections, and pellets. Dr. Patterson has 40 years of experience with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Why might I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can relieve unpleasant symptoms associated with low testosterone or low estrogen, such as:

  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of lean muscle 
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Depression, moodiness, and irritability
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Thinning hair

Hormone imbalance can decrease your overall sense of wellbeing. Complications associated with hormone issues might include urinary incontinence in women and a higher risk of osteoporosis and heart problems.

Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To determine if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you, Dr. Patterson and his team review your medical history and symptoms and complete a physical examination. They use blood tests to evaluate hormone levels and determine if you’re a good candidate for hormone therapy. If you’ve had cancer, it may not be a good fit for you.

What happens during bioidentical hormone therapy?

Dr. Patterson discusses bioidentical hormone therapy treatment options to find one with which you’re comfortable. BioTE hormone pellets are tiny pellets that Dr. Patterson implants just beneath your skin to slowly release hormones into your body over time. He first numbs the treatment area to make you more comfortable during the procedure.

The Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC team might recommend hormone creams, gels, patches, or injections, depending on your needs and preferences. They individualize each hormone therapy treatment and make adjustments when necessary.

Don’t live with fatigue, low muscle mass, weight gain, hair thinning, or other symptoms of hormone imbalance when simple bioidentical hormone treatments are available at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.