Center for Hormonal Healing

Birmingham, AL • 205-980-1744

Hormonal Healing

The natural way to a better life

Patient Process

Frequently asked questions

Hormone Therapy Patient Process

Hormone Therapy FAQ

We have an extremely high success rate among women and men of all ages and from all walks of life. Patients who follow our program experience increased energy, greater mental vitality and a brighter future emotionally and physically.

What are bio-identical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and have the same chemical structure as the hormones manufactured by our bodies. Drug companies cannot patent a bioidentical structure; therefore they create "synthetic" hormones. Our hormones are derived from natural sources such as soy and glandular extracts and are made at a compounding pharmacy to our specifications. Drugs such as as Synthroid, Levothyroxin, Premarin and Provera are synthetic and are, in our opinion, toxic to the human body. Bioidentical hormones are matched to each person's individual needs, which is nearly impossible with the mass-produced synthetic products.

Will I be on hormones for the rest of my life?

Usually not. Our intent is to get your hormones balanced, keep you that way for several years, then gradually decrease the dosages over time, where possible.

What is the outcome of hormone therapy?

We have an extremely high success rate among women and men of all ages and from all walks of life. Patients who follow our program experience increased energy, greater mental vitality and a brighter future emotionally and physically.

Can you utilize existing blood test results?

Yes. Please bring any blood work with you for the initial consultation. If we can use any of those findings, we will not have to duplicate the blood tests. They should be no older than 3 months.

Do you treat only menopausal women?

No. We treat all women and men with hormonal imbalances. Common symptoms include weight gain, PMS, osteoporosis, menopause, loss of libido, fatigue, etc.

What is covered by my insurance?

It will depend on your particular coverage. Many insurance companies now pay for at least some of the prescribed hormones. Bioidentical hormones are very inexpensive compared to other patented medicines. The average cost per hormone ranges from $10 to $30 per month. Almost all insurance companies cover the blood tests.

Our Center does not bill any insurance. You may wish to bill it yourself, but we do not enter into the relationship. If we do, then the insurance companies dictate what kind of treatment may be rendered. We are not listed as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy providers with any insurance companies.