Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Boulder/ Denver
We are located in Boulder, Colorado just off Hwy 36 in the Denver Boulder corridor. We are about 20 minutes from downtown Denver. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA) is a natural way to replace diminishing hormone levels that occur as we age. It is used to help treat symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, premature aging, osteoporosis and post-menopause.
What exactly are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by our bodies. They are extracted from plants in the laboratory. Synthetic hormones are synthesized in a laboratory too but do not have an identical structure to the hormones our bodies make. As bioidentical hormones mimic the hormones that our body produces naturally, the side-effects often associated with synthetic hormones are drastically reduced if not eliminated completely.
The doses of bioidentical hormones are also individualized based on deficiencies found via testing, whereas synthetic hormones tend to be a "one size fits all" dose. We utilize laboratory testing as well as detailed health history to assess what hormones to recommend. Tailoring hormones to a woman's needs is an art, and it can take up to a few months to find exactly the right dosage/combination. We typically utilize blood testing, but also have access to urine testing and salivary testing. We partner with compounding pharmacies that we trust and who we know use the best quality substrates and delivery methods to provide men and women with optimal results. If you would like to try a natural solution to hormone replacement therapy without the hazardous side effects bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the answer.
We also implant Bio-identical hormones as pellets under the skin. This is known as Pellet Therapy. Only estradiol and testosterone are available for implantation. Not everyone is a candidate for pellet therapy. Women who have a uterus are not great candidates for estrogen pellet implants due to eventual and problematic uterine bleeding that can occur. For this reason, our doctos do not implant estrogen in a woman who has a uterus. NatureMed is an integrative medicine clinic that serves the Denver/Boulder area and our doctors are the natural medicine experts. We have a medical doctor as well as naturopathic doctors on staff. Dr. Kelly Parcell is our expert in the area of women's hormone replacement and she works closely with our MD, Dr McCowen to ensure optimal care. Dr Steve Parcell is the expert on testosterone replacement in men and he also works closely with our prescribing MD, Dr McCowen to ensure success for our male patients.
To schedule an appointment call 303.884.7557.
NatureMed Integrative Medicine was founded in 2004 in Boulder, Colorado by husband and wife team and naturopathic doctors Kelly and Steve Parcell.