Dr. Kathy Maupin and Brett Newcomb discuss the patterns that they see at Biobalance Health when it comes to the types of women that come in for treatment.
As a physician, I pay close attention to the similarities of the female patients who come to me for help. I am interested in the things they have in common and what drives them to seek testosterone replacement via bioidentical pellets.
There are many ways that testosterone can be delivered to women in need. In my years of practice, I have used all of them in my effort to help women. Each has some efficacy but most have drawbacks that I have found to be troublesome for the women whose needs I serve. There are problems with absorption of the testosterone when women use creams (both vaginal and transdermal) as well as sublingual applications. These delivery types provide a peak blood level immediately after application, and then become inconsistent quickly thereafter.
In my experience, women are most-satisfied, have the fewest side effects, and are more pleased with the simplicity of the sub-dermal pellet method. This methods creates a reservoir of testosterone that the body draws against when it is needed, depending on the speed of metabolism and activity level of the woman.
As I look at this reality and compare it to the personalities and needs of my patients, I find that there are many similarities among these women. Most of them come from families in the middle or upper class, who are well-educated and have financial resources which have positioned them to demand healthcare that enables them to function even at advanced age. They are type-A individuals who refuse to accept the prognosis that they should live with their symptoms that they receive from insurance companies, doctors, or other medical professionals in their lives. My patients are not satisfied with losing their ability to be productive halfway through their lives. They grew up in the 70s and 80s and they will not accept infirmity. They know they are going to live for a very long time!
My patients are not willing to take “no” for an answer and they have the skills and abilities to do the research and find out that there are other possible answers. They want to try new treatments and they want to try them now. They look for doctors who are informed and aware and willing to practice the kind of medicine that will help them.
In my efforts to help these women, I wrote The Secret Female Hormone with my friend, Brett Newcomb, to explain to women and their doctors that such treatment exists. Not only does it exist, it is is affordable, effective, practical, and has few side effects.
Many women have read this book, and have listened to our podcasts as we talk about these issues. They are asking us to provide this information to their doctors so that more women everywhere—from all walks of life—can learn about and experience this incredible healing treatment.
As a result of those requests, Brett and I have developed a training seminar for doctors and their nurse practitioners who want to learn what they can do to help. These physicians and their nurses will come to St. Louis, and be trained with medical, business, and office protocols that make them able to provide this amazing care in their home town. After training, they are able to make accurate diagnoses by interpreting lab values and symptoms and then balancing every hormone that is deficient. They also learn to advise patients on diet and exercise protocols. I am firmly committed to the idea that medicine should be about symptom relief and improvement in quality of life. That requires willingness to employ off-label uses for certain medicines like testosterone for women. I must provide my patients with an adequate amount of testosterone to alleviate their symptoms. I have learned that the critical difference between free testosterone and total testosterone is the defining factor in symptom relief. I teach my affiliate doctors how to follow my time-tested protocols so they can go home and treat their patients the way I do, placing them on a path to healthy and functional aging.
Watch our podcast to see if testosterone replacement therapy is something you want to talk with your doctor about. Ask them to get in touch with me for training in my successful treatment methods.