Doctors Who Use Bioidentical Hormones
Not all doctors who use bioidentical (natural) hormones use them the way Dr. Lee recommended. Please avoid doctors who use mega-doses of hormones--you'll just create new hormone imbalances. Also avoid doctors who think it's a good idea to have menopausal women menstruating again--this is not a safe practice.
One of the best sources of information for finding a doctor in your area is your local compounding pharmacist:
Compounding pharmacists make individualized medications, including natural hormones and many of them work with doctors who use natural hormones. In fact, many compounding pharmacists are more educated than the doctors they work with about how to best use natural hormones, and can help educate and guide a doctor who is unsure. For a referral in your area contact IACP (International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists), (800) 927-4227, ext 300, or go online to www.iacprx.org and plug in your zip code.
Health Food Stores
Your local health food store can be another good source of info on doctors and other health care professionals who are familiar with natural hormones. You can also look in your yellow pages under "physicians." Those who practice alternative medicine often advertise themselves as wholistic or holistic physicians.
American College for Advancement in Medicine
P.O. Box 3427
Laguna Hills, CA 92654
In California: (714) 583-7666
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
601 Valley St., Ste. #105
Seattle, WA 98109
American Holistic Medical Association
Resources for natural HRT.
12101 Menaul Blvd., NE Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD is the largest national network of highly trained expert physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy integrated with fitness and nutrition programs for men and women suffering from hormonal imbalance, menopause, and andropause. Medical supervised programs include thorough patient histories, physical examinations, laboratory analyses, nutrition and lifestyle regimes, with a focus on hormone balance using bioidentical hormones to prolong healthy living and prevent chronic illnesses.
Jennifer Landa MD
Dr. Jennifer Landa is a BodyLogic doc in Orlando, FL area who specializes in restoring libido (men and women) and increasing energy. She's an expert at balancing hormones with bioidenticals and uses a combination of lifestyle changes and hormone balancing to help patients acheive their optimal health goals. She can be contacted at jenniferlandamd.com or through BodyLogicMD (see above).
Professional Referral Network
FOR INFO ON PROGESTERONE IN THE UK AND EUROPE
Natural Progesterone Information Service
PO Box 24, Buxton, SK17 9FB
Tel: 07000 784849 Fax: 01298 70979
The Natural Progesterone Information Service aims to provide information on all aspects of the use of natural progesterone to women, doctors and other healthcare providers. NPIS also makes available many books, tapes, videos and scientific papers related to natural progesterone.
Norwegian Doctor's Website
This is the website of Dr. Leif Ims, who was an early proponent of natural hormones, and has translated all of Dr. Lee's books into Norwegian. If you're in Norway, you're lucky to have him!
Test Hormone Levels
The blood spot test is a fast, easy, accurate way to test hormone levels: progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, thyroid and more.