Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Jonathan Collin, MD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Preventive Medicine Specialist located in Port Townsend, WA & Kirkland, WA

Bio-identical hormone therapy restores your health and vitality by replacing hormones lost due to aging or disease, such as estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormones. As an expert in natural bio-identical hormones, Jonathan Collin, MD, runs extensive lab tests to fully analyze your hormone levels, then prescribes a customized dose of bio-identical hormones for each patient. To receive comprehensive, integrative care for your symptoms, call one of the offices in Port Townsend or Kirkland, Washington.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

What is bio-identical hormone therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) restores deficient hormones back to their normal level. Dr. Collin uses natural bio-identical hormones for HRT because they have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by your body.

Dr. Collin performs in-depth testing to determine the dose needed to bring your hormones back to a normal range. Then he prescribes bio-identical hormones that are individually compounded to meet your exact needs.

Bio-identical HRT is the optimal way to regain your health because these hormones are less likely to cause side effects compared to synthetic hormones. Actress Suzanne Somers has long been an advocate for compounded bioidentical hormone therapy.

How are my hormone levels tested before I receive bio-identical hormone therapy?

Many men and women have symptoms that suggest hormone deficiencies, yet blood tests frequently show their hormone levels are in the normal range. However, Dr. Collin realizes that urine testing of hormones and their breakdown products often reveal different results.

Over the last decade, laboratory diagnostics have repeatedly shown that a blood test can produce normal results, while the same person’s urine sample reveals low levels of hormones. Dr. Collin uses blood and urine testing so he can determine the precise dose needed.

As long as you take bio-identical hormone therapy, Dr. Collin performs hormone testing and evaluation. This allows him to monitor your hormone levels and adjust your treatment as needed to maintain optimal health.

What type of bio-identical hormone therapy is available?

Numerous bio-identical hormones can be compounded and used to replace hormones that naturally decline as you get older. In women estrogen replacement is the best known and most common use of bio-identical hormone therapy.

Bio-identical estrogen relieves the full range of menopause symptoms, from hot flashes and mood swings to vaginal atrophy. It also prevents chronic diseases associated with low levels of estrogen, such as osteoporosis.

Estrogen isn’t the only hormone imbalance that occurs as you get older. Dr. Collin may prescribe bio-identical hormone therapy to replace testosterone in men. Beginning around age 30, men’s testosterone decreases by up to 2% every year causing problems, such as low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and loss of muscle mass.

Dr. Collin also offers natural thyroid treatment for patients with hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone can also be produced as a bio-identical hormone to restore thyroid function and boost your metabolism.

To receive thorough hormone testing and safe, effective bio-identical hormone therapy, call Jonathan Collin, MD.