Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine
A Greater Whole specializes in personalized anti-aging medicine for men and women. Our anti-aging team provides individualized, state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment. With a conveniently located Kirkland location (near Seattle, Washington) we see clients from all over the greater Seattle area. The practice was founded by Dr. Tacita Robertson, an innovative anti-aging specialist, who helps men and women recapture the vitality and good health of their youth
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormonal fluctuations and the following symptoms that occur during Menopause, Andropause, and prior to the start of a woman’s monthly period (PMS/PMDD) can cause discomfort and disruption in our daily relationships and jobs. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) helps re-establish balance in your body by providing bio-mimetic hormones that are molecularly identical to those that naturally occur in your body. By replacing the hormones lacking in your body with these organic options, you can reclaim your natural balance and feel rejuvenated!
What are BioIdentical Hormones
Bioidentical hormones are derived from naturally occurring sources, such as yams and soy, and are designed to replicate the chemical structure of the hormones that are produced naturally by our bodies.
On the flip side, synthetic hormones are intentionally different. Pharmaceutical companies can’t patent bioidentical hormones because each regimen is specifically formulated to treat each patient on an individual basis. Instead, they manufacture synthetic hormones that are patentable.
Are BioIdentical Hormones Safer or more effective than synthetic hormones
Bioidentical hormones are more appealing when dealing with hormonal issues such as menopause and andropause because they are derived naturally and our bodies can metabolize them properly. Another advantage of using bioidentical hormones is that they are specifically designed and dosed to match your individual hormonal needs – unlike synthetic hormones, which use a one-size-fits-all approach to symptom relief.
There is an overwhelmingly large body of evidence that supports the claim that bioidentical hormone therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. However, it’s important to remember that no drug, herb, or nutritional supplement is 100 percent safe – there is always a chance that you may experience an adverse reaction. That’s why it’s critical for women and men to consult with a hormone specialist before beginning any hormone therapy regimen.
How does BHRT work?
At A Greater Whole, we use a wide range of diagnostic tests to determine deficiencies, dysfunction, and disease. Based on those results, we will prescribe a custom compound of bioidentical hormones to optimize hormone levels in your body if needed.
How to get started:
Schedule your initial consultation (75-90 minutes): During this initial consultation, you will receive a full physical, discuss your medical history, and go over major complaints and ailments and health and wellness goals. At the end of the exam you will be sent home with a lab requisition for blood, urine, and/or saliva testing.
Follow up appointment (45 minutes): Your test results will be sent directly to the clinic. During the follow-up appointment, Dr. Robertson will explain your test results and discuss her recommended rejuvenation plan. The rejuvenation plan will include:
- Diet and eating plan
- Exercise plan
- Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (if necessary), which can be administered in the form of injections, topical creams, or oral ingestion
- Herbal medicine or nutrient supplementation (if necessary)
- Sleep plan
Periodic checkups (30 minutes): Patients will meet with Dr. Robertson at the clinic at 3, 6, and 12 months after the initial treatment plan to assess progress. During these appointments, Dr. Robertson will test hormones for optimal and safe levels, fine tune dosage, and add treatments to optimize the patient’s health. At this time many patients begin to seek anti-aging aesthetic treatments, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments to restore collagen and elasticity on the face and body.
Using the healing power of the growth factors found in your own blood, our physicians use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat thinning hair or receding hairlines.
Hair restoration can help you look younger and feel more confident!