We are proud to be Miami’s #1 rated bioidentical hormone replacement/optimization therapy clinic – be sure to check out our Google reviews and video testimonials. The Medical Health Institute is able to achieve the results you will see and read about by staying on the cutting edge of hormone optimization technology.
Because our bioidentical hormone replacement/optimization therapy doctors are on hormone replacement themselves, they can provide you with an expert medical analysis not only from a scientific point of view but from a personal experience perspective as well. We are more than just a hormone, peptide, or testosterone clinic, we are a wellness lifestyle practice. Our goal is to restore both your body and mind to optimal health. Our medical director, Dr. Amy Wecker, who is a hormone patient herself states the following:
I had always been healthy, with no serious medical problems. I was a happy practitioner of conventional medicine and did not know anything about bio-identical hormones or supplementation. Then one evening, everything changed. I was 37 years old, out of town with my ex-husband, sitting at the hotel bar having a glass of wine. Out of nowhere, I started having intense lower abdominal cramps. It was not time for my period, and when I went upstairs to our hotel room, I started having profuse vaginal bleeding with large blood clots. It was so scary! I went to see my conventional gynecologist the following week; he did an ultrasound, told me I had a couple of small fibroids, no cancer, and that I was “fine.”
Over the following few months, my periods became extremely heavy. I could barely function. I would have to change my tampon at least once an hour in between each patient. Forget about going to yoga, and I could not go to a 90-minute class without having blood running down my leg before it ended. I was exhausted, and my sex drive disappeared. Finally, I ran into a gynecologist friend one night, and she was practicing functional medicine. I pulled her aside and told her what I had been going through. She suggested I see her in the office to do some blood work, and I promptly made an appointment. She diagnosed me with low testosterone and hypothyroidism and set up an endometrial ablation to eliminate my excess vaginal bleeding.
Within a few months, I was back to my healthy self. I was so happy and grateful, and this sparked my interest in functional medicine—I am now board certified myself. I love learning everything I can about how to keep myself and my patients in optimal health. Just being cancer-free is not enough. I am 46 years old now, on bio-identical hormones, a variety of supplements, and peptides, and I feel better than I did in my 20s. I work full time, teach and practice advanced yoga on the side, and I have plenty of energy to keep up with everything in my life, including my young boyfriend! There is absolutely no reason that we, as humans, should be spending over half of our lives in a steady decline until we die. There are so many rejuvenating and optimizing therapies available to us now, and I plan to stay on treatment so I can continue living my most healthy, vibrant life for as long as possible.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO AGE MANAGEMENT MEDICINE
At our Miami hormone replacement/optimization therapy clinic, we take a holistic approach to your health. What does that mean? Quite simply, rather than the standard approach to medicine, which treats the symptoms, we address the root cause of the underlying conditions you may be experiencing or dealing with. In order to restore optimal balance both in your body and mind, we need to restore it back to its natural state of health, also known as homeostasis. For that, we need to obtain the full story.
You will start with an in-depth hormonal/nutrient lab analysis followed by a doctor consultation which will assess both family and medical history. Once you’ve met with one of our expert hormone physicians, they will tailor out a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs and long-term goals. You will then be closely monitored throughout the program to ensure we get the results we are after, ideally reintroducing you to an optimal state of living health. Close follow-up throughout your hormone therapy program is not only crucial but one of our fortes that we take great pride in. This is both our passion and craft, and it’s our job to make sure you remain engaged, encouraged, informed, and excited about your journey!
Step #1 is always to perform a lab test that will give us a good reference of the state of your inner bio-chemistry. This will help us discover not only any potential general risk factors but all the areas within that need improvement. We will test for everything regarding hormone replacement/optimization from Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone, Human Growth Hormone, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, reverse T3, free T3 & T4, c-reactive protein, FSH, LH, PSA, Homocysteine, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Vitamin B3 and more than 50 other crucial markers that are the hallmarks of a safe and effective hormone replacement/optimization therapy protocol. This will give us a clear picture of your bio-individual needs. For more information about what bio-markers we test for, please read this article. It will blow your mind to know what we actually test for and how most physicians DO NOT test for even half the bio-markers we require to see.
During your doctor hormone consultation, we’ll provide you with a full family history analysis to determine the general status of your current health and past history. At this point, if you haven’t already, you will witness our attention to detail, and our dedication to returning your health back to its optimal state. The family history examination is a precursor to your blood lab analysis. These results will give us the personalized data we need to tailor a personal and successful bio-identical hormone replacement therapy program, and which specific supplements to take according to your bio-chemical necessities.
All of our treatments are personalized based on your bio-individuality. We stay clear from the typical and outdated one-size-fits-all approach or “cookie-cutter” therapy protocols. Bio-individuality means each person is a unique being with highly individualized hormonal and nutritional requirements. Of course, there are some common patterns, but we are all different especially when it comes to the pharmacokinetics of medications, metabolism, body composition, and cell structure, which all influence your overall health and the foods that make you feel your best. So we make sure to build a program based on your hormonal deficiencies, nutritional necessities, and lifestyle demands.
Unlike many of the bio-identical hormone replacement therapy clinics in Miami, which take the all too common one-size-fits-all approach to your health, and who you then never hear from again until it’s time to refill and pay, we take a completely different approach.
Because hormone replacement/optimization is a personal journey for us, we know there are many facets and details involved. This is not just “take your medications and go” it’s just not that simple. When you begin your hormone replacement journey with us, our follow-up system is unparalleled in comparison to any other clinic you have experienced, and other than our protocol expertise, it’s truly what makes our practice unique. Due to the improvements in communications, we have become an advanced technological practice and have sophisticated custom software in place to closely monitor your progress, never miss a beat, and know all the pros and cons you may experience and address any common mistakes, loss of motivation, vision, or purpose of your original visit.
That is what we are here for: to guide you into success not only by the use of powerful medications but also with proper nutrition habits, training regimens, and fasting strategies, to deliver on our vitality promise. In fact, because this will mostly be an out-of-pocket investment for you, we have one chance to deliver on our promise. Otherwise, would you come back? Our biggest concern is not that we could lose you as a client, but more importantly that you will think hormone replacement therapy doesn’t work and miss out on the life-changing benefits this can bring you. Throughout the course of your treatment, our hormone expert physicians, along with our wellness specialists/coaches will closely monitor you and make adjustments as needed. We will make sure that your process is as simple, educational, and exciting.
Here, you will find an overview of all of our mind and body optimization treatments. Feel free to dive deep into each section in order to learn about symptoms, results, and frequently asked questions in regards to treatments. As we know, most of us are on a busy schedule, so we made the information as simple, accurate, and easy as possible for you to read and understand. To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women continue reading below.
Testosterone is an essential hormone in both men and women. This important hormone is produced in women’s ovaries and adrenal glands. While women produce much less testosterone than men do, that small amount of testosterone is critical for maintaining optimal sexual health, vitality, and well-being. Testosterone levels decline rapidly during perimenopause or menopause, producing a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Some of these include diabetes, depression, obesity, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic diseases, cell senescence, heart disease, and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Call our clinic today for a free consultation and we will determine if this hormone treatment is right for you.
Estrogen is necessary for both women and men. In females, it is primarily made in the ovaries. Estrogen levels can begin to decline as early as 35 years of age. By their fifties, most women begin to experience menopause. A personalized regimen of bio-identical hormone replacement/optimization therapy can significantly improve a woman’s overall quality of life. Call our clinic today for a free consultation and we will determine if this hormone treatment is right for you.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced by your adrenal glands and is the most abundant sex hormone present. Without it, your body can’t make other essential hormones such as testosterone. DHEA acts as an insurance policy for the other sex hormones as it can be converted to many different hormones depending on your body’s needs.
Pregnenolone is a natural steroid hormone produced in the body from cholesterol. In the health field, it’s described as the “grandmother of all steroid hormones,” since all steroid hormones, over 150 of them, are derived from pregnenolone. Call our clinic today for a free consultation and we will determine if one or both of these hormone treatments is right for you.
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands. There are progesterone receptors in the brain, breasts, blood vessels, and vagina. Over time, levels of this essential hormone decline with menopause. Progesterone is so important that it is necessary during the premenopausal, peri-menopausal, and postmenopausal stages of a woman’s life to maintain optimal cognitive and physical function. Call our clinic today for a free consultation and we will determine if this hormone treatment is right for you.
Scream Cream is an effective sexual enhancer for any woman who wants to improve her sex life. It contains a combination of prescription-grade components described as blood flow enhancers and vasodilators. The main active ingredient in Scream Cream is L- Arginine. It is an amino acid proven to stimulate blood flow to the female genital area and increase a women’s sexual stimulation. Each 1⁄2 gram dose contains Aminophylline 15 mg and L-Arginine 30 mg dissolved in a water-based hypoallergenic transdermal base. This base is designed to provide an effective rate of absorption. In addition, it causes the medication to be retained locally. This is in order to maximize local effects and metabolism while minimizing the potential for systemic side effects.
May be helpful in the treatment of a variety of female sexual problems. This can include hypoactive sexual desire disorder, hypoactive sexual arousal disorder, and female orgasmic disorder. Other issues include inadequate lubrication, sexual pain, and sexual dysfunction secondary to medication or illness.
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