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How to Find a Bioidentical Doctor

Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the ones the body produces naturally and they work the same way according to BodyLogicMD.com. Bioidentical hormone information often deals with female hormones, but there are other kinds of bioidentical hormones. Not all doctors are willing to prescribe bioidentical hormones, so you may have to do some work to find a health care provider who is both knowledgeable and supportive of bioidenticals.

Check with the pharmacist at any pharmacy that offers compounded pharmaceuticals. Some bioidenticals are compounded to match saliva samples of the patient, and the pharmacist will know who has been sending in patients with compound prescriptions for bioidenticals.

Ask area health and wellness fair coordinators or check their advertisements and list of presenters if your area has health and wellness fairs. Some wellness fairs include both medical and alternative health care professionals. Doctors who use bioidenticals may present information seminars to attract new patients and inform consumers about the options in hormone therapy.

Scan the notice board and presenter list at your local health food stores and other businesses that provide natural remedies. These businesses may be able to provide names of doctors in your area who offer bioidentical options. They may also be able to let you know about seminars or fairs in the area that can help you make a connection with a bioidentical doctor.

Check your phone directory for health care providers. Specifically look for endocrinologists, obstetricians and gynecologists. Larger advertisements may list bioidenticals as a speciality.

Use doctor locator services that provide information on bioidentical therapies. BodyLogicMD.com and BioidenticalDoctors.com are two such services. An Internet search may provide you with other physicians in your area.

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About the Author

Rev. Kathryn Rateliff Barr has taught birth, parenting, vaccinations and alternative medicine classes since 1994. She is a pastoral family counselor and has parented birth, step, adopted and foster children. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and history from Centenary College of Louisiana. Studies include midwifery, naturopathy and other alternative therapies.