Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

Our treatment schedule.

Before you can start on bio-identical hormone therapy you must first have a detailed consultation with me (ie Dr Drucker), which will go through your medical history. If, as a result of this consultation, it appears likely that this therapy is right for you then I will collect a blood sample from you, which will be sent to a specialised laboratory for measurement of a number of factors, such as various important male and/or female hormone levels.

The results of the blood tests are analysed by me, and, based on these results and your medical history, I will decide what kind of hormone treatment you need. You will then start this treatment, and provided it is right for you it will continue indefinitely, although it may prove necessary to alter the treatment slightly as a result of findings at the regular follow-up reviews.

Please note that it is a legal requirement for all men and women undergoing bio-identical hormone therapy to have an annual check-up with their doctor before medication can continue.

Below is an illustrative treatment schedule. Whilst many of our patients follow this pattern, individual needs will dictate your particular programme.

Initial Consultation

45 minutes approx

I will spend time understanding your medical history and any symptoms, making an initial assessment of your condition. If it seems likely that bio-identical hormone therapy is appropriate for you then I will collect a small sample of blood from you for tests to be carried out.

First Follow-up Appointment

30 minutes approx

A week or two later I will phone you to arrange the first follow-up appointment. During this meeting we will review your test results, I will give advice on how you can manage any symptoms you may have, and I will order your bespoke prescriptions.

I will send your prescription to a specialist pharmacy, who will quality check the prescription before making it up. Once you have paid for the prescripton in full to me, the pharmacy will send the prescription directly to you.

Depending on the type and number of medications that are needed for you, each hormone medication usually averages £1-£3 per day, and lasts an average of three months, subject to dosage. Prices vary because we offer personalised formulations rather than ready-made products.

Whenever you see that your medications are running low, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact me to arrange for a repeat prescription. If a follow-up appointment is due at this time then the repeat prescription can be put together then. Otherwise, it can be organised over the phone.

Second Follow-up Appointment

30 minutes approx

About 10 weeks later, you will have a second follow-up appointment during which I will review your progress with the prescribed medication. This appointment may involve repeat blood tests of specific hormones that were at sub-optimal levels in the initial tests. Any necessary adjustments to your prescription will be made at this point.

Third Follow-up Appointment

30 minutes approx

Six months later, you will again return for a progress review. Further tests may be required; otherwise repeat prescriptions will be issued where necessary.

Regular reviews

Every 6-12 months we ask that you return to see me for a review of your symptoms and medication. Please note that it is a legal requirement that we see patients on at least an annual basis if we are to continue prescribing medication.

At each review, if you are feeling perfectly well on your existing treatment, and if I can see no problems then no repeat blood tests will be needed. If additional blood tests are needed, the results will analysed by me, and I will make any necessary changes to your medication as indicated.

Whilst the above is illustrative of the typical treatment schedule and many patients will follow this pattern, individual needs may dictate variations to this.

Considerable attention and research has been done and is on-going, in order to safeguard the safety of bio-identical hormone treatments. Our only goal is to improve quality of life.

What you need to pay for

Since bio-identical hormone therapy is not available on the NHS, every stage of this process does need to be paid for by the patient. All payments need to be paid to Dr Berlinde Drucker. These are:

  • The initial consultation
  • The initial blood tests
  • The initial prescription
  • Follow-up consultations and regular reviews
  • Any further blood tests required
  • Arrangement of repeat prescriptions over the phone
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Emergency phone calls or additional consultations

Prices for bio-identical hormone treatment

Consultations

Initial consultation (45 minutes approx)
£285
Follow-up consultation (30 minutes approx)
£130

Blood tests

Thyroid profileFrom £90
Measurement of male or female hormone levels£315

Prescriptions

The cost of each prescription is specific for each patient, depending on the medications included. Typical costs come to between £1 and £3 per day.

Administration

Repeat prescription without an appointment£40
Supportive phone conversationsFREE

Testimonials

See what others have been saying about Dr Drucker’s treatments

"Pipi is a warm and wonderful woman. Her care and attention to me was exemplary, with great results..."
"Fabulous doctor. Would recommend Pipi to friends and family. Superb...."
"Having been longing to restore my youthful looks, I finally found a warm, kind, considerate, & very professional lady to do so. Upon arriving I was gr..."
"I went to Dr Drucker specifically for facial treatment and have been delighted with consultation and treatment...."
"Really wonderful experience, and I will be back for more. Thank you very much...."
"Dr Drucker is a very professional, gentle and expert practitioner, who is both effective and caring. The preparation and follow up to her treatments a..."
"Pleased that she listened attentively and understood my problems. She explained what she would do and that I should not hesitate to ring her if necess..."
"Dr. Berlinde Drucker is a careful, kind and considerate practitioner.

With a background interest in the relief of pain and as a professionall..."

"Very thorough, willing to take all the time it needs. Gentle and kind...."
"A wonderful, kind and caring practitioner - a pleasure to have a treatment from her..."
Read all