BHRT FAQ (180 KB) Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy – Frequently Asked Questions.
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*We do not accept any medical insurance. For BHRT medical consultation and therapy we give our patients an insurance claim form that the patient can submit to their insurance for reimbursement. Each insurance has different rules and there is no way for us to know if and how much the patient will get paid back*
Dr. Gavin is now offering consultations at the following satellite offices in addition to our main Bethlehem location:
Philadelphia Compounding Pharmacy
23 South York Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040
The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
1170 Perkiomen Rd.
Reading, PA 19602
Tannersville Physical Therapy and Wellness
2313 Route 715 South
Reeders, PA 18352
Serving the Philadelphia, Bucks County, Reading, & Pocono areas. Call us at 610-625-3000 to schedule your consultation and let us know which office you prefer, Bethlehem, Hatboro, or Reading. Dr. Gavin also provides phone consultations for PA residents that live outside the area.
Hot flashes, loss of libido, restless nights. Are all women destined to experience these symptoms associated with menopause? And what about men, do they experience a change of life as well?
The truth is, the human body was originally designed to reproduce offspring, but then die shortly thereafter. With people generally living longer—sometimes well into their 90s and 100s—quality of life issues have now come to the forefront.
Hormone replacement does not just mean estrogen and progesterone for menopausal women. It means replacing all hormones: testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, cortisol, thyroid, etcetera, in both men and women.Unlike synthetic hormones, intentionally designed to be different so drug companies can patent them, bio-identical hormones are developed in a lab to produce an exact match for the hormone being replaced.
The bulk of the studies on BHRT have been conducted in Europe. They confirm that with proper administration such as transdermal estradiol; there is a reduced risk of cardiovascular events, decreased risk of cancer, and a decreased rate of osteoporosis. The studies also confirm the up side of treatment—a noticeable improvement in the quality of life.
“Men are truly suffering, just like women, but they do it quietly,” explains Dr. Gavin. “I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from helping my male patients. They feel ignored and when they have a medical practitioner in their corner, they truly feel heard, and have their concerns taken seriously. They don’t get the standard, ‘Well, you’re just getting old.’”
It’s a fact of life that as we age all of our hormone levels decline. We don’t just have to accept it and do nothing. “Suzanne Sommers does a wonderful job explaining all of this in her book Ageless, which in my opinion, everyone should read,” says Gavin.
The goal of anti-aging medicine is to remain as vital and healthy as we possibly can by replacing all of our hormones to normal youthful levels—the levels we had when we were in our 30s.
CONSULTATION FEE APPLIES. PHONE CONSULTATION AVAILABLE FOR OUT OF AREA RESIDENTS
I have been a patient of Dr. Gavin’s for 3 years on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I highly recommend this service and feel young and alive again. The staff and Dr. Gavin are very warm and welcoming.
I have found the staff very professional & knowledgeable; they have been extremely responsive when I have had a need. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gavin; a win as a doctor.