Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC

Gynecologists located in Richland Hills, TX

A woman’s body changes a great deal during menopause. Hormone replacement therapy helps your body generate needed hormones that can help overcome the undesirable symptoms during this reproductive transition. Contact Dr. Patrick Allen of Richland Hills, TX to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Specialized medications that help a woman’s body with hormone production after menopause are referred to as hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy, or menopausal hormone therapy, makes use of the female reproductive hormones, estrogen, and progesterone, to address the symptoms of menopause.

Why do I need hormone replacement therapy?

The years preceding and during menopause consist of great change in a woman’s body. As the menstrual cycle comes to an end, a woman’s production of hormones fluctuates. These fluctuations cause the common symptoms many people associate with menopause, such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes. HRT has been shown to relieve these undesirable symptoms, and also lower a woman’s risk of osteoporosis.

What type of hormone replacement therapy does your clinic offer?

Despite its many benefits, many raise concerns about the potential risks of traditional HRT because it has been shown to increase the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The types of HRT with the highest risk involve the use of synthetic hormones.

Patients at Dr. Patrick Allen’s clinic will be relieved to find that we use BioTE, also known as natural bio-identical pellet therapy. This safer type of hormone replacement therapy involves hormones that are extracted from natural plant sources that function similarly to the body’s general hormonal level. The dosing protocol developed by Gary Donovitz, M.D. F.A.C.O.G., allows individualized patient dosing, and the BioTE hormone pellet therapy is recognized internationally as one of the most effective forms of bio-identical HRT. Because the hormones are derived from plant sources, the risks associated with synthetic hormones are removed.

In the BioTE method, hormones are released through a tiny pellet – which is smaller than a grain of rice. The pellet is inserted beneath the fatty tissue of the skin, and it releases small doses of hormones that replicate a woman’s natural physiology.

To learn more about BioTE and hormone replacement therapy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick Allen of Richland Hills, TX today.

Insurance Plans

We are a contracted provider for many health plans, and we have listed only a few here. Please contact our office at 817-590-8700 if you do not see your Insurance plan listed.

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
GEHA
Great West Health Care
HealthSmart
Humana
PacifiCare
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthcare