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  • What other hormonal disorders do you treat?
    We also specialize in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMDD), Infertility, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Weight loss and Hair loss. We will do extensive blood work to diagnose these disorders and discuss with your provider.
  • Where do I park?
    Parking is difficult at Orange Coast Memorial. We recommend you use the valet in front of our ER for best parking.
  • Will your office check my hormone levels?
    YES! We specialize in Hormone Replacement Therapy and we ALWAYS check your hormone levels. We usually order an extensive blood panel and then schedule you for a HORMONE CONSULT with one of our providers.
  • What is Testosterone?
    Testosterone is a hormone found in females and males that increases blood flow to organs. It is a natural antidepressant, natural anti-inflammatory, decreases risk of Alzheimers, osteoporosis and heart disease. It provides energy, libido, overall sense of well being, increased muscle mass and tone, helps with sleep and mood.
  • What if I become pregnant?
    Unfortunately we do not provide Obstetrical Services anymore however if you become pregnant we will refer you to a preferred Obstetrician Gynecologist in the area.
  • How do I know if I am experiencing menopause or perimenopause?
    Perimenopause usually begins in the early 40s and the average age of full menopause is 52. You will know you are fully in menopause if you have had no periods for a year. Perimenopause can cause mood changes, fatigue, sleep deprivation, hot flashes, night sweats, joint pain, dry skin, decreased libido and vaginal dryness. We can also check your hormone levels to see if you are in meno/perimenopause.
  • Do men go through something similar to menopause?
    Yes men also experience Andropause. It can be later for some men but average age is 52 as well. Men’s testosterone levels will drop during andropause and they may experience lack of sleep, mood changes, lower libido, fatigue, decreased strength and muscle mass.
  • How do I make an appointment?
    Call our office at 657-259-0050 or returning patients can schedule through MyChart
  • What are Pellets?
    Pellets are small pills that release hormones into the blood stream according to cardiac output. They are inserted in fatty areas of the body such as the booty area. They can contain testosterone or estrogen. Pellets last 5-6 months for males and 3-4 months for females and need to be reinserted each time. They wear off with time and cannot be removed.
  • What is menopause?
    Menopause is a transitional time period when a females ovaries stop functioning and stop producing reproductive hormones. Essentially the ovaries shut down after menopause and hormone levels such as estrogen and progesterone will go down to 0.
  • Do I need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
    We highly recommend most people that do not have a contraindication utilize Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. If you are female in menopause and have a uterus you will need estrogen and progesterone. If you do not have a uterus you only need estrogen. Both males and females usually need testosterone. Men need 10 times as much testosterone replacement as females but females still need testosterone.
  • How do I get in touch with my provider if I have a clinical question?
    The best way to get in touch with us for clinical or non-clinical questions is MyChart through Memorial Care.
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