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What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormones are the safest and most effective means of treating the symptoms of menopause and andropause. The approach with BHRT is a full-body rebalance of hormones using hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones that your body already produces naturally — the production and supply of which have gradually diminished over time and with age.

BHRT rebalances hormone levels in both men and women and can improve an extremely wide range of symptoms and aspects of your life, including your sex drive, bone health and mental clarity and function, while reducing your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources, not from animal sources.

What are the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?

Both men and woman can see multiple and varied benefits from bioidentical hormone therapy, including:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved muscle tone and muscle mass
  • Increased endurance
  • An increase in sexual drive and function and elimination of pain during intercourse
  • Cleared up vaginal itching or dryness
  • Improved sleep, focus and concentration
  • Reduced risks of heart attack
  • Improved bone strength and protection from osteoporosis
  • Stimulation of hair growth

Am I a candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?

Candidates for BHRT include men and women who are 35 years old and above who lack energy and focus, experience frequent mood swings, fatigue and mental fog or inability to focus and concentrate, or who have low libido.

How will BHRT work for me?

Dr. Merriman will do a careful medical and blood examination, order labs and review your symptoms with you. The extensive information collected allows Dr. Merriman to determine what BHRT therapies will restore your proper hormone balance. This comprehensive approach will help to ensure that all of your hormones are in balance, with your personal needs fulfilled by prescribing appropriate doses of key hormones including estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Following this, the BHRT pellets are inserted or injected subcutaneously to provide continual absorption, allowing the hormones to enter the bloodstream directly. You will begin to feel the positive effects rapidly and a series of visits, each spaced some months apart depending on your age and sex, will be scheduled to carefully inject the hormones and ensure your levels are healthy and balanced.

Is BHRT Safe?

Yes. Hormone pellets have been in use since 1939 and are widely used today across Europe and Australia. In fact, they’re the longest studied hormone therapy on the market to date. We use FDA approved hormones manufactured in facilities under strict FDA regulation. Unlike synthetic hormones, BHRT actually reduces your risk for cancer and other diseases.

You will be treated with professionalism, kindness, and exceptional skill.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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Our Plan for Resuming In-Office Patient Care

We are pleased to annouce our very soft re-opening to patients this Monday, May 4th. We are not opening to full capacity as we are closely following the recommendations of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and our numerous professional affiliations and governing boards. We will be seeing a very limited number of patients per day. The following outlines our plan and what we are doing to keep you safe.


You will be called the day before your appointment and screened for any symptoms. Any symptoms will require rescheduling.

Upon your arrival your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to rescheduled if over 100.0.

You must wear a mask upon entering the building and will only remove if getting a procedure done on the face. We ask that you please bring a mask to your appointment. Due to limited availability we will provide a mask to you for a charge of $5.

No one can accompany you into the office unless there are significant mobility or communication issues you need help with and in that case only one person can come with you. You may not bring children to your appointment.

Our waiting room is closed. You may enter the building to check in and gather any paperwork you may require and return to your car. You will be called when your room is ready.

Office Safety and Sanitation

Employees will also complete a daily questionnaire and have their temperature taken and will be sent home if there are any symptoms. Employees will wear personal protective equipment throughout your entire visit.

Each room and all areas that patients and employees touch including office supplies or equipment will be sanitized thoroughly between patients according to CDC guidelines.

We have missed you and look forward to seeing you back in the office!

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