"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Doctors, Patients Disagree Over Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

This is one of those articles that makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. It's from the Fox News affiliate in Springfield, MA. Per usual, it talks about the controversy over BHRT, and of course, quotes a doctor against it, this time Baystate Medical Center's Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dr. Cynthia Sites. "I don't think there's any reason to think that any of them are safer. A hormone is a hormone, whether it comes from a plant or it's synthesized in a lab." says Dr. Sites. Despite all of the studies that clearly show bioidentical hormones to be safer and work more effectively (with less risk) than synthetic hormones ---- this doctor still recommends traditional hormone replacement therapy. I wish there was an emoticon that could effectively convey me rolling my eyes.

PS--I swear to you, some day I am just going to snap and bite the next arrogant doctor that tells me a hormone is a hormone. Just thought I would share.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I have prescribed bioidentical hormones for 20 years in my practice and have just published a book about it. Please read "letter to my doctor" at