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Hormone Optimization

Custom Compounded Bioidentical Hormones

Hormonal changes bring unique challenges over time

Benefits of Natural Hormone Optimization

Natural therapies, like bioidentical hormones, herbs, and nutrition, work WITH your body to optimize your health.

Bioidentical hormones are exactly like the hormones produced in your body. Your cells easily recognize and utilize them – without the unwanted risks of synthetic hormones.

If using bioidentical hormones as part of your treatment, we customize the hormone prescription to be safe and effective for you. They can be formulated as pills, creams, gels, or pellets to perfectly match your needs.

Bioidentical Hormones Can Help




What to Expect

Hormone optimization begins with a comprehensive consultation with one of Desert Wellness’ highly trained physicians, including an interview, exam, and hormone testing.

Testing is done with a simple blood test to identify hormonal imbalances and to screen for underlying conditions.

Based on your lab results, we will develop a complete naturopathic plan, which may include herbs, supplements, or bioidentical hormone therapy. Everything will be customized to your unique biochemistry and health goals.

Hormone Optimization Therapies Available

Patient Results

Enjoy the Benefits of Hormone Optimization at Desert Wellness Center — one of Tempe’s leading integrative health centers.

Desert Wellness Center in Tempe, AZ, brings you a team of experienced and caring naturopathic physicians offering coordinated care across multiple specialties.

When it comes to hormonal concerns, naturopathic medicine offers a range of effective therapies—including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathy, and more. We’ll work with you to create a holistic plan for hormonal balance.

Our physicians maintain a culture of quality and choice. We put you in control of your healthcare while educating you on your options. Our patient care coordinators are available to answer all of your questions and guide you in getting started today.

We invite you to book a free 15-minute consultation to learn how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a form of hormone therapy that uses hormones that are identical on a molecular level to the hormones naturally produced in your body. These hormones are different from synthetic hormones that are used in conventional prescriptions. The goal of BHRT is to restore hormonal balance and alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances.
At Desert Wellness Center, we can prescribe estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, cortisol, thyroid hormones. Depending on your lab results and symptoms, we may prescribe a combination of these hormones.
Pellet therapy is one form of BHRT. It involves implanting hormone-containing pellets under the skin for a slow and steady release. At Desert Wellness Center, we are able to prescribe hormone pellets but also BHRT as creams, gels, or patches.
BHRT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions associated with hormonal imbalances, including menopausal symptoms, andropause (the male equivalent of menopause), sexual dysfunction, low libido, chronic fatigue, and weight gain.
Yes. BHRT is suitable for both men and women. Women often seek BHRT for symptoms related to menopause, perimenopause, or hormonal imbalances, while men may consider BHRT for symptoms of andropause or low testosterone levels. In some situations, BHRT can even be prescribed safely and effectively for teens struggling with acne, irregular periods, mood swings, or migraines.
BHRT is generally considered safe when administered and monitored by a qualified healthcare provider. However, like any medical treatment, it comes with risks and potential side effects. Our licensed naturopathic physicians will take a complete medical history and evaluate lab results to decide if BHRT is safe for you.
Yes. We order comprehensive testing to evaluate your current hormone levels as well as screen for underlying conditions. Our licensed naturopathic physicians will prescribe BHRT based on these results.
Yes! BHRT can often be combined with other naturopathic treatments such as nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and lifestyle modifications to provide a more comprehensive approach to wellness and hormone balance.
Yes, it is possible to address hormonal imbalances through natural methods such as dietary changes, stress management techniques, and certain supplements or herbal remedies. However, the effectiveness of these methods may vary from person to person. Some individuals may find that BHRT offers more rapid or noticeable relief. At Desert Wellness Center, we maintain a culture of education and choice, helping our patients choose therapies they feel good about.

How to Get Started

Contact Us

Our friendly and helpful team is here to answer your questions and get you scheduled for your first appointment.

Complete Forms

Once you are scheduled, you’ll receive a link to a secure patient portal, where you can complete forms at your convenience.

Comprehensive Consult

You’ll meet with one of our licensed naturopathic physicians for a 90-minute visit and leave with a preliminary and follow-up plan.