We recently received this email from a new reader which emphasizes the difficulty women and men have in finding a doctor who can describe bioidentical hormones.
I found your list on the web and the first doc I called had retired and the second one was not covered by OHIP.
Is there any chance that you can shorten my search so that I don’t have to phone all the doctors in the list?
We answer: It is very difficult for men and women to locate a doctor who knows how to monitor hormone levels and prescribe bioidentical hormones. Our bioidentical doctors‘ list was created because there was a need for it. It was specifically created to assist patients in finding a bioidentical doctor. No other list was available on the internet at the time (four years ago). Other websites have copied our doctors’ list since then.
We have researched both a doctors’ list for the U.S. and one for Canada, such was the need of people in both countries to have a resource for finding a doctor.
For updating this list, we rely on doctors, clinics and our readers to inform us of a new doctor who prescribes bioidentical hormones. If a doctor has retired, please let us know which doctor has retired for our community of readers and new readers who are searching for a bioidentical doctor.
Also, many doctors who prescribe bioidentical hormones do not bill for this service under OHIP. This is because the training for managing menopause and hormone levels is costly. There is also a greater requirement of time on the doctor’s part to manage menopause symptoms and hormone levels for each individual patient.
However, some doctors do bill OHIP for bioidentical patients. Unfortunately, we at PureAgeless do not have the resources to investigate which doctors bill OHIP and which do not.
We have also told our readers they can ask the pharmacist at a compounding pharmacy in their area. Compounding pharmacies make up the bioidentical hormone mixtures from prescriptions. Compounding pharmacies are a good resource for finding a bioidentical doctor.
People in Vancouver and in California are extremely fortunate because there are an abundance of doctors who can prescribe bioidentical hormones. Elsewhere, as we all know, it’s a different story.
We have arranged the doctors by province/state and city. We hope this helps our readers.