Bioidentical Hormones Specialist

Jamie E. Kim, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Fountain Valley, CA

You can’t stop menopause from happening, but treatments are available to help reduce your menopausal symptoms and improve your quality of life. Jamie Kim, MD, FACOG, is a women’s health specialist in Fountain Valley, California, who offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a more natural form of hormone replacement treatment, to help reduce menopause symptoms. Call today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button to learn more about bioidentical hormones and how they can help you.

Bioidentical Hormones Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are an alternative treatment for traditional hormone replacement therapy for women experiencing menopause. These special hormones are created from foods such as yams and soy and mimic the actions of the hormones naturally produced by your body.

Dr. Kim uses BioTe® pellet therapy for bioidentical hormone replacement. The pellets are created to match your specific hormone needs to optimize replacement and hormonal balance.

Do I need bioidentical hormones?

Dr. Kim recommends bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to her patients experiencing intense, life-altering symptoms due to the fluctuations in their hormone levels brought on by menopause or other hormonal changes.

Common symptoms include:

  • High flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression or moodiness

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also improve bone and heart health.

Are bioidentical hormones safe?

Bioidentical hormones approved by the FDA undergo stringent testing and are considered safe. Many women worry about hormone replacement therapy because of its link to breast cancer and heart disease. Dr. Kim will work closely with you when developing your bioidentical hormone replacement plan to reduce any health risks.

What are BioTe pellets?

BioTe pellets are a specialized brand of bioidentical hormones created from plant-based hormones and are custom-made to match your specific hormonal needs. To create your BioTe pellets, Dr. Kim conducts a hormone test and then sends the information to BioTe, so they can create your hormone replacement pellet.

Once ready, Dr. Kim has you return to the office for implantation of your pellet, which is usually inserted under your skin on your upper buttocks. Insertion of the pellet only takes a few minutes and is covered with a bandage when complete.

It may take up to four weeks for you to feel the benefits of the pellet. Dr. Kim will provide you with a treatment plan so that you know how often you need to replace your pellet. Everyone’s hormones are different, so there’s no one treatment plan that’s right for all.

To improve your menopausal symptoms, you may want to consider bioidentical hormones. Dr. Kim can optimize your hormone levels with BioTe hormone therapy. Call today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.