We offer personalized medical care from lab testing, physical exam and evaluation including all follow-up. We value each patient as an individual and tailor a plan to meet your needs which includes fitness, nutrition, stress management, and nutritional supplementation and hormonal therapy when indicated. This comprehensive plan is given in detail along with support and education to promote success.
Our patients must see one of our physicians before starting any therapy program. However, after the initial consultation some patients choose to have phone visits and Skype visits for follow-up care. These options will be discussed with you after your consultation. To schedule an appointment call or email us today!
Hormone replacement therapy will be given only after a full physical assessment of symptoms and labs is conducted by Dr. Flowers. Saliva and sometimes blood testing will be done along with a complete evaluation of symptoms. He will then design a plan that meets your needs as a patient with your input. We only treat patients with hormonal deficiencies.
Around age 35 hormone levels have normally declined enough that symptoms may be evident. The best time to start replacing hormones is when you start to notice symptoms that affect your quality of life. In most people this happens between the ages of 35 and 50. However, this can happen at any age due to illness or disease.
Testosterone is replaced using either injections, a testosterone cream, patch or a transdermal topical gel formulated to your needs that is applied to the surface of the skin in order to increase low testosterone levels. Estrogen and progesterone are taken via a specially formulated cream. Progesterone can also be taken in a capsule orally. HGH, Human Growth Hormone also known as Somatropin, is taken by injection only.
Each patient is unique with varying needs. Our policy is to fully assess all aspects of a patients’ life and design a plan to meet the needs of that individual. This is why there is no set price for services. Your options will be discussed during your evaluation with Dr. Flowers.
Yes. There are many studies that support the safety of hormone use. We use only bio-identical hormones and work closely with respected pharmacies in the area when prescribing. Hormone replacement is only given when a deficiency is detected and monitoring by a specially trained physician like Dr. Flowers is crucial when replacing hormones. Bio-identical hormone doses are kept at the lowest level possible and tailored to each patient.
As with any medical program there is always a chance of minor side effects. Because our doctors only prescribe medically appropriate dosages side effects are minimal. These side effects go away by reducing the dosage of the hormone medication. All of our programs include follow up lab testing to ensure the correct treatment dosage and minimize side effects even further.
Typically, patients will notice a change in four to six weeks but it can vary from individual to individual. Some patients will take up to 6 months to reach the optimal levels of hormones. You will be closely monitored and adjustments to hormonal levels will be made until symptoms diminish. You will be given the support and education needed for success.
Most Americans fail many diets before turning to medical weight loss plans. These plans offer more than a typical diet by combining the monitoring of weight and nutrition with labs and physical exams by a physician. We can monitor body composition, electrolyte balance, nutrient balance, cholesterol, glucose and other indicators to assist each person individually. This will be combined with recommended lifestyle changes like exercise and stress reduction techniques. These methods are more effective in achieving the ultimate goal of weight loss for life.
Flowers Medical group will not replace your primary care physician (PCP). We recommend routine evaluations with your PCP and to follow up with them during times of illness. Flowers Medical group offers evaluation and consultations only primarily to prevent illness and disease.