Bruce Thomas, M.D. – Northern Virginia Bioidentical Doctor
Reston Virginia Bioidentical Doctor, Bruce Thomas, M.D. dedicates his practice to anti-aging and preventative medicine. Dr. Thomas helps men and women find relief from symptoms of andropause (male menopause), erectile dysfunction, sexual arousal disorder, perimenopause, menopause, adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorder. Dr. Thomas believes in a proactive approach to wellness and uses bioidentical hormones including hormone pellet therapy to correct underlying hormonal imbalances and customizes programs coupled with stress reduction techniques to help guide his patients through the aging process. Dr. Thomas is also a certified provider of GAINSWave, FEMIWave, Priapus shot (P-shot) and O-shot with extensive experience.
What are bioidentical hormones (BHRT)?
Bioidentical hormones are manufactured to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body. Synthetic hormones are intentionally different. Drug companies can’t patent a bioidentical structure, so they invent synthetic hormones that are patentable (Premarin, Prempro and Provera being the most widely used examples).
Although bioidentical hormones have been around for years, most physicians are unfamiliar with them. There are several branded versions now available for use in the kind of hormone replacement therapy (“HRT”) typical of synthetic hormones. This is generally a one-size-fits-all dosage regime.
Who needs BHRT?
Individuals who suffer from PMS, menopausal/andropausal symptoms, loss of sex drive, chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, weight gain, persistent pain, or many other common conditions could benefit from our BHRT program.
Are bioidentical hormones better than synthetic hormones?
We long ago concluded that the answer to this question is yes. But that doesn’t mean bioidentical hormones are perfect. The great appeal of bioidentical hormones is that they are natural, and our bodies can metabolize them as it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. Synthetic hormones are quite strong and often produce intolerable side effects. Moreover, the compounded bioidentical hormones can be matched individually to each person’s needs – something that’s just impossible with mass-produced products.
What are the benefits of BHRT?
Our BHRT program provides many benefits for patients with hormonal imbalances including:
- Restored hormone balance and relief of related symptoms
- Improved heart health
- Increased bone production and prevention of osteoporosis
- Enhanced energy and sex drive
- Reduced wrinkles and improved skin tone
- Improved mental sharpness and better memory
How do I get started?
In Dr. Bruce Thomas’s practice, he offers an individualized approach.
To get started, contact Reston Virginia Bioidentical Doctor, Bruce Thomas, M.D. to set up your appointment. Dr. Thomas will review your history prior to your arrival. The initial consultation usually lasts one hour. At that time, initial laboratory tests will be ordered.
Treatment usually begins with the follow-up appointment which will last about 30 minutes. Your laboratory work (which should be back in a week or two) will be evaluated and an individualized treatment plan will be made at this time. We will prescribe a precise dosage of BHRT that is made up at a compounding pharmacy.
Reston Virginia Bioidentical Doctor, Bruce Thomas. M.D. specializes in functional and integrative medicine. Dr. Thomas provides his patients with the medical care and attention that they both require and deserve. Dr. Thomas wanted to step outside of the box that was traditional medicine and exercise a more proactive approach to medicine. He saw the value in holistic alternatives and lifestyle management and how together, they could prove more effective than prescription drugs.