Russell Bartels, M.D. – Scottsdale Bioidentical Doctor

Russell Bartels, M.D. and Burt Webb, M.D., do not believe in telling their patients to “just live with it, your symptoms are just a part of the aging process.”

To them that phrase is just plain unacceptable. They took it upon themselves to learn more about alternative therapies such as bioidentical hormones and has seen the tremendous positive impact it has had on their patients. Bioidentical hormones include estradiol, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and thyroid. Your gender and symptoms will determine which hormones you will need.

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Are you tired, irritable, depressed, not sleeping well, having hot flashes, night sweats, or a decreased sex drive? If you answered yes to any of those, you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance, which can affect men and women of all ages, not just those in andropause and menopause. By now you’ve probably heard of Natural Bio-Identical Hormones, but perhaps don’t know what that means. Plain and simple, these are hormones that are biologically identical to those that your body naturally produces. Dr. Webb and Bartels are experts in hormone replacement therapy and specialize in natural bio-identical hormones.

A preferred method for administering these hormones is in the form of small pellets, the size of rice grains, placed painlessly under the skin. This method allows for safer transdermal (through the skin) delivery, which has been repeatedly shown in clinical studies to have fewer adverse side effects compared to oral administration, and lasts for 3-5 months.

Our experience with hormone pellet therapy has demonstrated faster, better, and more complete relief of symptoms when compared to traditional oral hormone replacement therapy.

Pellets have a very high patient satisfaction rating. In fact over 95% of our hormone pellet patients continue with this form of therapy due to the better quality of life and improved sense of well being they enjoy. We invite you to come in and discuss natural bio-identical hormones, an option that is “all the rage” in women’s health, and the topic of many day time news and talk show programs. For more information on this topic please contact us.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment for the symptoms of andropause and menopause that is becoming more and more sought after.  Bioidentical hormones have the exact molecular structure of the hormones naturally produced by the body.

Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormones

Since drug companies cannot patent a naturally-occurring substance, the synthetic hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy are purposely made to be slightly different than the body’s own hormones.  These hormones might include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

The benefits of bioidentical hormones over synthetic hormones include:

  • Fewer side effects.  Since there are no added ingredients, and because the body can metabolize the bioidentical hormones in the same way it metabolizes the body’s own hormones, unpleasant side effects may be minimized.
  • Individualized Approach.  Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, can be compounded according to each woman’s hormone profile, as determined by her physician, so that the lowest effective dose can be utilized.

Bioidentical hormones can treat the following issues at any age:

Women

  • Hot Flashes/ Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness

Men

  • Decreased Erectile Function
  • Prostate Enlargement

Women & Men

  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Decreased Orgasm Intensity
  • Dry Skin & Hair
  • Brittle Nails
  • Sense of Well Being
  • Foggy Thinking
  • Weight Gain
  • Loss of Muscle
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue/Low Energy
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • High Cholesterol
  • Migraine
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular Problems

If you have any of the above issues, you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance, which can affect men and women of all ages, not just those in andropause or menopause.

By now you’ve probably heard of natural bioidentical hormones, but perhaps don’t know what that means. Plain and simple, these are hormones that are biologically identical to those that your body naturally produces. Russell Bartels, M.D. and Burt Webb, M.D., are an expert in hormone replacement therapy and specializes in natural bioidentical hormones. Their preferred method for administering these hormones is in the form of small pellets, the size of rice grains, placed painlessly under the skin. This method allows for safer transdermal (through the skin) delivery which has been repeatedly shown in clinical studies to have fewer adverse side effects compared to oral administration by avoiding being broken down in the liver and lasts for 3-6 months. Pellet therapy also avoids the daily ups and downs seen with daily administration of creams and oral therapy.

In fact, research has demonstrated that natural bioidentical hormones do not have the concerning side effects experienced with synthetic hormone products. Furthermore, bioidentical hormones have been shown to positively impact the aging process, promote vitality, and alleviate the many symptoms mentioned above.

Their experience with hormone pellet therapy has demonstrated faster, better, and more complete relief of symptoms when compared to traditional oral hormone replacement therapy. It also has a very high patient satisfaction rating. In fact over 95% of their hormone pellet patients continue with this form of therapy due to the better quality of life and improved sense of well being they enjoy. Other forms of administering bioidentical hormones include daily topical creams, daily oral or sublingual preparations, weekly injections, and vaginal preparations. Russell Bartels, M.D. and Burt Webb, M.D., offer all methods to suit their patients’ needs, but recommends the pellets, which are covered by insurance in most cases.

Dr. Bartels and Dr. Webb invite you to come in and discuss natural bioidentical hormones, an option that is “all the rage” in men and women’s anti-aging health, and the topic of many day time news and talk show programs. Call today for a personalized consultation.

Questions? Call Russell Bartels, M.D. and Burt Webb, M.D., at Vitality Bioidentical Hormones directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 308 to learn more about Anti-Aging Programs and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.