Friday, July 10, 2009Where do bioidentical hormones come from? Are they safe? Are the doses accurate? How do I know what I am getting?
Suffering from the symptoms of hormonal imbalance
can be debilitating. Once a BodyLogicMD patient is properly diagnosed using comprehensive blood, saliva, symptoms and medical history- a customized hormone therapy plan is designed based on individual needs. This customized plan typically includes bioidentical hormones
(directed to a qualified compounding pharmacy) integrated with a nutrition and fitness plan.
“We employ a great deal of criteria and screening before referring a patient to a compounding pharmacy
,” said Patrick Savage, BodyLogicMD President. “All compounding pharmacies are not the same, and we only recommend pharmacies that are experienced, reliable, reputable, and cost effective for our patients.”
With an estimated 3,000 compounding pharmacies, filling 30 million prescriptions a year in the United States, consumers have a wide range of choices. The decision in choosing a compounding pharmacy should not be based on proximity, but on industry reputation.
“The key to successful bioidentical hormone therapy is that it is individualized to each patient’s symptoms and needs,” said Steve Russell, founder of Medaus
, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the nation. “There are not general rules of one-size-fits-all but based on the experience and knowledge of the pharmacist. A qualified compounding pharmacy needs to have the best products- that are tested- with the most knowledgeable pharmacists and a staff that provides superior customer service.”
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