Anthony Bazzan, MD
Reina Marino, MD
Sara Gottfried, MD
Hormonal changes, in both men and women, happen regularly as we age, but their symptoms can feel anything but normal. From anxiety you can’t explain, to insomnia one week and fatigue the next, your mind, body and life can feel out of order.
Our Natural & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (NBHR) program helps restore your hormonal balance safely and quickly. From start to finish, you’ll receive the time and expert integrative care you need to relieve your disruptive symptoms, boost your overall health, improve your quality of life, and feel like yourself again.
The NBHR program at the Marcus Institute offers safe and effective hormone therapy and tailored treatment plans to help relieve the moderate and severe symptoms of perimenopause and menopause in women and andropause (low testosterone) in men, including:
- Decreased bone density
- Hot flashes
- Irritability and mood swings
- Low libido or sex drive
- Low testosterone
- Muscle loss
- Night sweats
- Slow metabolism
- Thinning hair and hair loss
- Weight gain
Our Personalized Approach +
Employing the integrative model of care, our experts look closely at the whole you to treat your symptoms and help you optimize your health for years to come.
You’ll start by completing a detailed questionnaire prior to your first appointment that gives your physician a deep understanding of your unique health issues, symptoms and wellness goals, and allows your time together to be as meaningful as possible.
During your first appointment, you will undergo a comprehensive assessment that includes thorough blood work to check your hormonal levels, additional clinical testing as needed, and dedicated, one-on-one time with your physician that typical exams simply can’t provide.
Your provider will not only address your menopausal or andropausal symptoms, but also will introduce you to healthy lifestyle choices big and small, including nutrition, exercise and relaxation techniques.
Based on your health needs and goals, your physician will design a custom care plan that may include:
- Bio-identical hormone pellets: Tiny implants made with natural substances that mimic your body’s hormones
- Integrative health diet
- Lifestyle changes to minimize health risks and maximize wellness
You’ll also have streamlined access to other Marcus Institute services, including our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trainings, and Fitness and Lifestyle programs. With this programmatic model, NBHR is not just a stand-alone therapy — it’s the central component of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Your Ongoing Care +
One month later, you will take a follow-up blood test. We’ll discuss the results and modify your care as necessary. As symptoms recur, typically in about six months, we’ll order additional blood tests and hormone treatments as needed. We continually monitor both your symptoms and your medical lab tests to help you achieve and maintain optimal health.