Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy can play an important role in helping women and men enjoy optimal health as they get older. At Esprit Health Clinic in Sidney, MT, nurse practitioner Michelle Frank offers safe, effective hormone replacement therapy for patients throughout Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota, relying on the state-of-the-art bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT method.

The Science of SottoPelle

Unlike other methods, SottoPelle® is based in science. It is precise; it is individualized and it works with the body in a way the body recognizes.

Hormone replacement should NEVER be based on guesswork, trial and error, or one-size-fits-all dosages. That kind of imprecision may sometimes provide short-term relief of symptoms, but does nothing to achieve hormonal balance or the longterm benefits everyone needs for healthy aging.

There is one prevailing myth that, above all else, should be dispelled. That is the assertion heard repeated so often by self-proclaimed experts: there have been no studies to show the effectiveness, safety or health benefits of using bio-identical hormones. This statement could not be further from reality! In truth, these biologically identical hormones have been extensively researched and studied since 1935. Bio-identical hormones have indeed been used safely and effectively for decades without the negative side effects that synthetics have always been known for and with far more health benefits.

In the prime of your life, your endocrine hormones work in perfect harmony with one another and all of the body's systems to keep you healthy, vibrant and performing at your peak. When hormones become imbalanced, as they do in peri-menopause and andropause, that's when the body may begin to "fall apart," as the saying goes. Adult onset diabetes, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis and a host of other aging-related diseases, flourish in a body that is out of balance.

With the importance of having a well-versed expert to administer your BHRT you'll discover:

  1. The need for endocrine hormones and hormonal balance never goes away.
  2. Every person has a unique body chemistry that requires a unique, individualized treatment.
  3. Synthetic pharmaceutical hormones are not real hormones at all, but rather imperfect mimics.
  4. Bio-identical hormones are scientifically proven to be safer than synthetics and have been successfully used and studied in countries around the world for more than 70 years.
  5. Bio-identical pellet therapy is the most effective BHRT method available, surpassing all other hormone delivery methods or other "natural" remedies.
  6. Hormone replacement is a SCIENCE and shouldn't ever be based on guesswork or trial and error.
  7. It takes an expert to accurately diagnose and successfully treat hormonal deficiency.
  8. There's only one method that can help the body achieve a state of hormonal equilibrium and that is pellet BHRT.
  9. And, lastly, there's only one pellet therapy available that's based on a proprietary scientific method, has a long history of achieving positive outcomes and is preferred by thousands of men and women across the U.S. and that is SottoPelle.

For Your Information

Pellet therapy has been thoroughly documented and researched in medical journals since 1939. The small hormone pellets are slipped painlessly under the skin, typically in the hip. A mild, local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than five minutes. Once the pellets are inserted, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows into the blood stream whenever the body needs it.

As a result of SottoPelle® Therapy, our patients report feeling fantastic again! Some of the benefits include:

  • Restored or increased sexual desire
  • Consistency in moods
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Increase mental clarity, focus, memory
  • Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
  • Improved energy, exercise tolerance, muscle mass

More great news ... Repeat treatments involve a brief visit to the office a few times per year. That's it!

Rave Reviews For SottoPelle

"I am 52 years old and was used to the way I was feeling due to perimenopause and the gradual change it was giving me. I didn't realize how long I had not been feeling like I used to when I was in my 20's and 30's until I started your (bio-identical) therapy. It was almost, literally, an overnight change!"

– Cheryl J.


"It has been a bonus to notice a real increase in my sexual desire and interest. .. This treatment has made a significant increase in the quality of my life. I am sure I will continue these treatments for the rest of my life."

– Stanly P.


"Thank you for saving my life, my marriage and for giving me back my energy and self worth ... I feet 500% better and you were wrong about me feeling 35. I feel 25!"

– Bonnie K.


"WOW! l'M LIVING WITH A NEW MAN!!! (My husband's) depression, which had been there for most of our marriage, was gone in a month. His color improved, he looks rested. His whole outlook on life has improved, and he is soooo kind to me, I sometimes think to myself, 'What was your NAME again?"'

– Pam O.


Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

As men and women get older, their bodies begin to produce less and less of certain hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) uses bioidentical hormones to supplement the body's natural hormones, helping men and women maintain normal, healthy levels of hormones so they can enjoy better health and prevent diseases that become more common with older age.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

When most people think of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, they think solely of sexual function. While these hormones do play an essential role in sexual function, that's just part of what they do. Balanced levels of the so-called sex hormones also have an impact on other aspects of health and wellness, including metabolism, sleep, concentration and mood, and when the hormone levels drop, it can take a big toll on wellness and overall quality of life. HRT helps restore hormone levels to help women and men enjoy optimal health and wellness even as they get older. Plus, HRT can help patients avoid serious medical issues associated with a drop in hormones, including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body. That means the body recognizes the hormones and processes them just like natural hormones for fewer risks and side effects compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT is a bioidentical hormone product that uses pellets implanted beneath the skin to deliver hormones in a more natural approach that's more like the body's own hormone delivery system. Bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT pellets are manufactured using a very precise process that results in a higher-quality bioidentical hormone product so patients can feel confident in their therapy and its results.

How can I tell if HRT could be a good choice for me?

The best way to determine if HRT is a good choice is to schedule an office visit for a physical exam and consultation to find out more.


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