Compounding Pharmacist Now Consulting for Doctors Needing Help Prescribing Bio Identical Hormones
Compounding Pharmacist Denise Burnham is now filling a need customers have been asking her for years. She assists medical doctors prescribe personalized dosages of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for their patients. Most medical doctors are not used to prescribing compounded products. The doses Burnham recommends are very specific to a woman’s age, weight, symptoms, and medical history so that no two prescriptions are alike. Determing their needs takes time. “My consultations take an hour, and medical doctors don’t have that kind of time per patient,” says Burnham.
Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) January 24, 2011
Denise Burnham, compounding pharmacist and owner of Creative Compounds announces she is now consulting doctor’s menopausal patients to bridge the gap between menopausal women desiring personalized compounded Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). “Often when patients approach their medical doctors about wanting information about BHRT or other options to conventional hormone replacement therapies, the doctors refer directly to me to consult and advise dosages,” Burnham reports.
“One patient came to me after her medical doctor said she didn’t know how to prescribe “˜natural hormones’. The patient was perplexed, and asked why medical doctors don’t know about these types of medications.”
Most medical doctors are not used to prescribing compounded products. Large drug company studies determine dosing guidelines for manufactured drugs. These hormones are either in manufactured medications or have been around for many decades. On the other hand compounded medications are created specific to a patient’s needs, to ensure the patient receives a theraputic dose that is right for her needs. The doses we recommend are very specific to a woman’s age, weight, symptoms, and medical history so that no two prescriptions are alike. “My consultations take an hour, and medical doctors don’t have that kind of time per patient,” says Burnham.
The point of prescribing BHRT is to get precise dosages so women are not over medicated with hormones, and to get away from the “one size fits all” doses of traditional hormone replacement therapy. When a proper hormone balance is achieved, symptoms like depression, fatigue, weight gain, memory loss, dry skin, hair loss and low sex drive can be minimized or eliminated. Many women are becoming self- educated about different treatment choices to relieve menopausal symptoms, but have difficulty finding an expert BHRT prescriber.
“It takes time to help women find their individualized dosages, and because I compound these products, and have over 13 years of experience and an extensive background in listening to women about the effects of their medications. It is not uncommon to change the initial prescription up to three times, and then yearly based on symptoms and testing, another process too time consuming for medical doctors,” says Burnham.
Denise Burnham consults patients in the United States, and can be reached at 1-877-6111. Visit http://www.creative-compounds.com for a complete list of products and services.
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