Bio-identical Hormones: Knowledgeable Doctors and Naturopaths DO exist! I promise…
There are a few ways to find a practitioner who is knowledgeable about bio-identical hormones. To find a medical doctor who prescribes bio-identical hormones contact your local compounding pharmacy. Keep in mind that it has to be a pharmacy that compounds medications so your local drugstore pharmacy isn’t the guy or girl to call. Google “compounding pharmacy” for your area and you should be able to find one near you. You’ll need a compounding pharmacy once you get started on bio-identical hormones anyway as they will be the ones making your fresh hormones especially for you! Ask them for a current list of doctors that they know are prescribing bio-identical hormones. They will very likely be more than willing to give you some names. That is how I got the name of my Obstetrician/Gynecologist when I was pregnant with my son.
I contacted a compounding pharmacy in the area and they gave me the names of a few doctors. As it turned out a couple of good friends had also highly recommended this doctor but not because he prescribed natural hormones, just because he is known to be a fantastic Obstetrician. So that is how I came to be a patient of the phenomenal man Dr. Arnold. He is passionate about helping his patients with bio-identical hormone therapy and I owe him a deep debt of gratitude for helping me overcome my Post-Partum Anxiety naturally! I can’t even imagine what the outcome would have been if I hadn’t have had Dr. Arnold to turn to for help. I wish every woman could be so fortunate.
A few years later, I had switched to a different compounding pharmacy and they had a business card from a nearby doctor that was knowledgeable about bio-identical hormones. He wasn’t a gynecologist but his brochures advised that he did saliva hormone testing and nutritional testing, etc. Some time after my third pregnancy, I felt like it was time to get another saliva hormone test done and I was also intrigued by a medical doctor that had a wellness focus to his practise. He believes in natural, preventative medicine, and as an added bonus anti-aging. I told him I plan to live to 103 and he pushed me to try for 120. This is how I came to be a patient of Dr. Wojcicki’s.
I am so fortunate to have access to the best doctors in the area! It took me time to find these amazing physicians! I also believe though that because I know my body and because I have some knowledge I am able to work in consultation with such great doctors to optimize my own health.
I urge you not to give up looking for the best doctor for you.
It’s your body, your health, your life! Get to know your body. Never let your doctor make you feel like you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to this stuff. And start looking for a great doctor/practitioner if you don’t already have one.