What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Patients interested in a more natural approach to hormone therapy often turn to compounded bio identical hormone therapy ( CBHT), hormones that are chemically identical to those produced naturally in the body. It is estimated that 1/3 of US women currently using menopausal hormone therapy are taking CBHT (source: BMC Womens Health. 2017;17:97). Bio-identical hormones can be administered in several ways, including but not limited to capsules, troches, topical creams, and pellets – all are available by prescription from this office.
What are pellets?
Our hormone pellets are small sterile cylinders of estradiol or testosterone, compressed under great pressure. They are produced in a certified, federally inspected outsourcing pharmacy facility in Colorado. After the proper dose is calculated by a computer, the pellets are then implanted in the subcutaneous fat in the upper outer buttock area, where hormones are released gradually as the pellet is absorbed. Dr. Mauldin, was trained in the use of hormone pellets in 2012, initially by the SottoPelle organization, and subsequently BioTE.
Practicing Medicine for Over 30 Years in Longview
Retired from Ob/Gyn and began full-time practice in hormone therapy and wellness coaching.