- Pam Rathbone, WHCNP -

Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner at

Bloom Functional Medicine, in Gladstone, Oregon

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Pam Rathbone, WHCNP at Aura Health Lake Oswego Oregon

Pam Rathbone, WHCNP

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Pam Rathbone WHCNP, specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources and are termed “bioidentical”

because they have been shown to be structurally identical to our body’s own hormones, and they are said to be metabolized the same way your body metabolizes your own hormones. This hormone therapy is not a "one size fits all". . . it is individualized to meet the specific needs for each person.  It can be compounded or it can be prescribed utilizing products purchased at any pharmacy. 

 

The compounds can be formulated as topical creams, vaginal suppositories, oral capsule/troches, or estradiol &/or testosterone pellets which are implanted under the skin. These are identified as doing the best at mimicking a woman's own hormone levels.  Most women report they feel "normal" when they use this route of administration. 

 

You are encouraged to do your due diligence and a thorough investigation. . . find a provider that you believe is experienced in prescribing bioidentical hormones.  You want to feel confident that your hormones are well balanced and managed appropriately.  If this is accomplished you can enjoy health and wellness.

Appointment Hours:
Monday - Thursday | 8:00am - 4pm
Friday | Virtual Appointments ONLY
Pam Rathbone, WHCNP