Hormone replacement therapy is constantly in the news today. Men and women are looking for answers as it relates to their hormone health. Whether it is sexual dysfunction, weight gain, hot flashes, or mood swings, many people will ask their doctor for help.
And many more people probably should but don’t.
Unfortunately, most of us are completely confused and mis-informed on the subject of hormone replacement therapy thanks to the media and other so-called “experts”.
Since 1996, Oakdell Pharmacy has made it not only a goal, but a significant part of who we are, to help men and women find answers to their hormone imbalances and possible treatment options. To help achieve this goal, we created the Oakdell Pharmacy Wellness Center. The purpose of the Wellness Center was to help patients and practioners get educated about all treatment options as it relates to hormone replacement therapy. How can you make good decisions about your health if you don’t know all the options? At the Wellness Center you will find access to books, live educational programming, private one-on-one consultations with a specially trained clinical pharmacist, and many other helpful resources to help you achieve the best possible outcomes. Be sure to check out our calender of events or call to speak with our patient care coordinator to see how we can make a difference in your life or your practice.
Here are some examples of what you will find at the Wellness Center:
Educational materials and books that cover a variety of health topics including natural compounded hormones, nutritional supplements, diet and nutrition, cholesterol and and many other medical conditions are available for purchase.
These educational materials are 100% returnable for full refund (if product is in good condition) to encourage self-education. Periodically, we have in-house seminars. Please check our Calendar.
2. Testing Hormones (Sex, Adrenal, & Thyroid)
A Hormone Test Kit is a take-home kit that measures hormones using blood spot
& saliva collection, and may be purchased at the pharmacy without a prescription. Call us today to find out more about which hormones can be tested.
Common Hormones tested are Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEAs, x4 Cortisol, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO), Free Triiodothyronine (fT3), & Free Throxine (fT4).
The patient completes the test with 4 collections on a typical day. After collection, ship the specimen via UPS in a pre-paid envelope to the lab and the results are e-mailed to Oakdell Wellness Center in about 10-14 working days.
After test results are received, a one-hour extended Personal Consultation with a specially trained clinical Pharmacist (who is experienced in natural compounded hormones) will thoroughly explain your lab results and review your medical history. Treatment options will be discussed.
4. Custom Compounding
We will collaborate with your physician for a prescription to address your specific needs and once approved, the prescription is then Custom Compounded in our lab using natural hormones; that is, hormones that are identical in chemical structure to your own. (cost
varies, based on your needs) Sometimes these are referred to as Bio-Identical Hormones.
5. Vitamin Supplements may be recommended.
6. Dietary recommendations may also be recommended.
7. Follow-up Care
Complete a Monthly Self Evaluation Form
Please contact Carolyn Sizemore, Wellness Coordinator at 210-614-6200, option 5, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm for our next seminar date or to schedule a consultation.
Prescriptions, Ostomy Supplies, Mobility Supplies, Home Delivery and more
Hormone Consultations, Saliva Tests, and Education.
210-614-6200, option 5, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5:00pm.
Links Related to Natural Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. John R. Lee, M.D.
Dr. John R.
Lee, M.D. was an international authority and pioneer in the use of natural
progesterone cream and natural hormone balance. Dr. Lee’s books are available in
A website by women, for women… offering objective and comprehensive health
information, especially related to menopause, perimenopause, and post-menopause.
Women in Balance
“Women in Balance is the only national nonprofit comprised of women, doctors,
health professionals, and national organizations dedicated to helping women
achieve optimal health, wellness and hormone balance in their lives. We provide
tools and resources for women to feel their best from the inside out, promote
research on optimal health and hormone balance, and fight to ensure that you
have access to safe, effective natural solutions for your health.”
Oakdell Pharmacy carries the ZRT Laboratory saliva test and blood spot test. and has access to other companies such as Neuroscience when necessary.
Note: Refer to your insurance provider for information on requirements for
reimbursement for hormone testing and treatment; out of network labs, saliva
testing, and compounding We require payment upon delivery of services.
*Prices Subject to Change without notice.
**Professional Compounding Centers of America
Here are some helpful forms:
Hormone Consultation Patient Medical History