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HRT & Semaglutide In Tampa
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is used to restore our body’s hormone levels to optimal ranges which can relieve multiple symptoms in women and men. As we age, our hormone levels naturally decrease which can cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms such as decreased energy, decreased sex drive, joint aches/pain, skin changes, cognitive decline, and mood swings, etc. In women going through the phases of menopause, the most significant changes are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. In men, they can also notice the above symptoms but may experience symptoms such as decreased sexual performance, decreased muscle mass, weight gain, scalp hair loss, etc. related to their decreased testosterone levels. The aim of HRT is to restore hormone levels to optimal ranges, which can result in symptom relief/improvement and halt the aging process. Contact us today for pricing.
Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and are composed of amino acids that work to regulate a variety of biological functions and processes. Peptide therapy refers to restoring the number of peptides to stimulate cellular regrowth systems within the body as a treatment option for specific conditions. Peptides are typically administered directly into the bloodstream through subcutaneous injections, but may also be applied as topical creams, nasal sprays, or oral forms. This form of treatment can be entirely customized to the patient’s unique needs and goals. By using this targeted method, we can produce a specific reaction in the body and treat a variety of conditions. Contact us today for pricing.
We offer a variety of injectable weight-loss medication for adults with obesity or excess weight looking to slim down quickly and safely. After reviewing your lab work, our nurses will be able to prescribe the right medication for you and your goals. Contact us today for pricing.
Post-Surgical Lymphatic Care
Post-Surgical Lymphatic Care is a specialized massage technique designed to support recovery after surgery, particularly beneficial for procedures like liposuction or cosmetic surgeries. The gentle, rhythmic strokes focus on the lymphatic system, promoting the natural flow of fluid to reduce postoperative swelling, enhance healing, and improve overall recovery. This targeted massage aims to facilitate the drainage of excess fluid and toxins, contributing to a smoother healing process and minimizing discomfort. To optimize benefits, it’s crucial to consult with our trained and qualified massage therapists experienced in post-surgical lymphatic care. Contact us today for pricing.
We offer a unique and individualized approach to primary medical care that prioritizes personalized attention and enhanced access to our providers. This will include an initial consultation with one of our providers to review medical history and review of medications and laboratory results to determine your individualized health treatment plan. Contact us today for pricing.
Available for concierge patients for preventive and maintenance medications. We will send in your prescriptions to your local pharmacy or through one of our compounding pharmacy suppliers (dependent on prescribed medication). Contact us today for pricing.
We offer in conjunction with Quest, a reputable laboratory services company. These services play a crucial role in our assessment process to determine the suitability of candidates for treatments such as semaglutide, as well as other forms of weight management and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Contact us today for pricing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Benefits of HRT for Men:
Treatment of Hypogonadism: Hypogonadism is a condition where the male body produces inadequate levels of testosterone. Hormone replacement therapy with testosterone can help restore hormone levels, improving energy, mood, muscle mass, and bone density in men with this condition.
Improved Sexual Function: Hormone replacement therapy can help improve sexual function and libido in men with low testosterone levels. It may also help with erectile dysfunction in certain cases, although other treatments may be more appropriate depending on the underlying cause.
Increased Muscle Mass and Strength: Testosterone plays a crucial role in promoting muscle growth and strength in men. HRT with testosterone may help individuals with low testosterone levels to develop and maintain muscle mass more effectively.
Benefits of HRT for Women:
Relief from Menopausal Symptoms: HRT can effectively alleviate bothersome symptoms experienced during menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Estrogen therapy, alone or combined with progestin, is commonly prescribed for managing these menopausal symptoms.
Improved Bone Health: Hormone replacement therapy, specifically estrogen therapy, can help improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by decreased bone density and increased risk of fractures, which is more common after menopause due to hormonal changes.
Cardiovascular Protection: Some studies suggest that early initiation of hormone replacement therapy in women during the perimenopausal or early postmenopausal stage may have cardiovascular benefits. It is believed that estrogen may help maintain healthy blood vessel function and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in certain individuals.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that helps control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It is usually administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week.
Tirzepatide is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist that also helps manage blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It is also administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week.
Both of these medications have been used recently to promote weight loss.
Prior to your consultation with our Nurse Practitioner:
If you have had recent lab work done within the last 6 months, you will need to email these for review.
If you have not had any recent lab work, we can order this through Quest Diagnostics for a fee. After your lab work has been received or resulted, our NP will call you to schedule you for an office or virtual appt.
Text 813-419-2506 to request initial consultation.
Pay invoice sent through link via email
Once invoice is paid, labs will be ordered electronically by end of day
Schedule an appt with any Quest Diagnostics center or walk in. The lab orders will be in their electronic system. No need to bring anything other than your photo ID.
Once your labs have been drawn, text 813-419-2506 to let us know so that we can expect to see your results in our quest provider portal.
Once your labs have resulted, someone will be in contact to schedule your consult or discuss your labs to clear you to start our weight loss program (if consult was already done)
If you are doing basic labs ordered by us for weight management- these will take about 2 days to result through our Quest portal. If you choose to do a comprehensive panel for Hormone levels- these typically take about 1-2 weeks to finalize.
You will be sent an email with a medical history intake/consent form that will need to be filled out prior to meeting with our Provider.
Initially you will start at a lower dose determined by the provider based on your medical history, labs, and weight loss goals. Titration of the medications are very individualized and based on weight loss progression and tolerance of side effects from the medication. Follow ups are typically every 2 weeks after initial start of the medication, or weekly if you are coming into the office for your injections.
Dosage adjustment: Our provider will start you on a lower dose initially and gradually increase it to the effective dose which is individualized to you based on your weight loss progression and tolerance of the medication.
A1C reduction: Semaglutide is effective in reducing HbA1c levels, an indicator of long-term blood sugar control.
Common side effects of Semaglutide/Tirzepatide:
Most side effects are usually mild and improve with time. They may include: Nausea: It is the most common side effect when starting Semaglutide. Taking the medication with food can help reduce nausea and may cause headache
Injection site reactions: Mild redness, itching, or swelling at the injection site may occur. Vomiting/Diarrhea: please report to our provider if you experience this
Feeling of indigestion: typically mild