About BioTE® Medical

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BioTE® Medical is committed to excellence in educating doctors and patients about bio-identical hormone pellet therapy. BioTE® Medical is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with hundreds of certified medical practitioners providing pellet therapy nationwide. BioTE® was founded by physicians and is passionate about teaching how hormone balance using the BioTE® method is the ultimate foundation and direction for good health. Our certified BioTE® practitioners and partners provide superior diagnoses and treatments for patients who want to get healthy and/or stay healthy.

BioTE® Medical Advisory Board

We are excited for you to meet our BioTE® Medical Advisory Board. These board members have been specifically selected for their outstanding reputations as leaders in their respective fields of medicine, as well as their commitment to providing the best medical care to their valued patients. The mission of the board is to provide medical and technical guidance to ensure BioTE® continues to deliver the safest, most effective form of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Gary S. Donovitz, M.D. (Chairman)

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Dr. Gary Donovitz is a board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, who has compassionately cared for his patients for 30 years. He is a clinician, a pioneer, and an international teacher of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. His passion for wellness and his company BioTE Medical is changing healthcare for us all.

Dr. Donovitz is the president and founder of BioTE® Medical, LLC. He has been a leading innovator in bio-identical hormone replacement for 20 years. He is a champion of changing healthcare through an individualized, comprehensive method of hormone optimization. He is an expert and international lecturer in sub-cutaneous hormone pellet therapy, having performed more than 50,000 pellet insertions and having successfully taught the technique to nearly 1,000 practitioners nationwide.

Additionally, Dr. Donovitz has been a pioneer in robotic surgery and has trained physicians across the country on how to perform operations using this procedure. He received the Isadore Dyer award for best teaching resident while studying at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a fellow in the Royal Society of Medicine, and the current medical director for the Institute for Hormonal Balance.


Neal Rouzier, M.D.

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Dr. Neal Rouzier is a pioneer in the bio-identical hormone replacement field, practicing since its inception in the early 1990s. He has dedicated his life's work to uncovering the medical literature that supports safe and effective protocols for unique and personalized patient care.

He is the director of the Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert, specializing in the medical management of aging and preventive care for men and women. He has treated more than 2,000 patients with natural hormone replacement therapy and is recognized as a renowned leader and expert in the field. Additionally, Dr. Rouzier is the author of Natural Hormone Replacement for Men and Women: How to Achieve Healthy Aging. He has more than 16 years of experience as an educator and practicing physician, and 29 years of emergency medicine experience at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Calif.


Derrick DeSilva, M.D.

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Derrick M. DeSilva Jr., M.D., is a practicing internist at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J. He is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is a member of the following associations:

  • The American Medical Association
  • The Society of Internal Medicine
  • President of the American Nutraceutical Association
  • Chairman of Age Management Medicine Conference

Dr. DeSilva has his own radio talk show called "Ask the Doctor," as well as his own television show, which airs in New Jersey.

He has also written and published the following books:

  • Coping with Lyme Disease - published by Henry Holt, 1993
  • Ask the Doctor - published by Interweave Press, 1997

Besides radio, his national television exposure has been attained in hosting medical segments on CNN and appearing as a guest on numerous national television programs, including ABC's "Nightline." Dr. DeSilva has been instrumental in the formulation of more than 100 different natural products and has been honored with the following recognition:

  • New York Magazine's "One of the Best Doctors in New York Metro Area," June 2001
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine's "One of The Best Doctors in New Jersey," November 2001
  • From November 1996 through August 2008, named by Castle Connolly publishing as one of the best doctors in the New York metropolitan area.

G. DeAn Strobel, M.D.

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DeAn Strobel, M.D. recieved her bachelor's degree in mathematics and Spanish at Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, La. and her graduate degree in engineering at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. She completed medical school at Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, La., and her residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. G. DeAn Strobel is a native of northeast Louisiana where she grew up on a farm on the Mississippi River delta. She attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, La., where she received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and Spanish. She attended graduate school in engineering at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., but decided that biological sciences and medicine were where she truly belonged. Dr. Strobel then moved to Shreveport, La., where she attended Louisiana State University Medical Center. She had always liked surgery but also found a new interest in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Strobel enjoyed the combination of basic medicine, specialty studies and surgery. She also enjoyed the knowledge that she would be able to follow her patients for many years and get to know them and their families well. After deciding to pursue a career in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Strobel moved to Dallas to complete her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. She completed her residency training in 1999.

Just prior to completing her residency, she met her future husband, Dr. Winston Marshall, an interventional cardiologist who was also in his last year of training. They married after a short courtship and moved to Sherman, Texas, where they began their respective practices. Dr. Strobel originally practiced obstetrics and gynecology. She became pregnant with twins and was forced to stop practicing obstetrics when she developed some pregnancy complications. Thankfully, the pregnancy resulted in the birth of two wonderful and healthy baby boys in 2001. Dr. Strobel was forced to make a difficult decision. She decided to not return to practicing obstetrics to have a more "normal" and predictable home life for her sons.

Because of this decision, Dr. Strobel has been able to focus her attention and energy on developing a clinic that is more attentive to the patient. She concentrates on treating the whole woman, not just the numbers. She has also developed a medical spa called Allure Laser and Medical Spa. There, she is able to treat more of patients' cosmetic concerns, which can sometimes cause significant anguish or stress to the patient. Together, Dr. Strobel and Lee Fisher are able to focus on caring for the female patient as a whole person and not just a diagnosis. At their clinic, they strive to make the patient feel like an individual. They are open and encourage communication. Come see the difference when it's "Women Caring for Women."


Steven Komadina, M.D.

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Steven A. Komadina, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is board certified and a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. He has treated patients with hormone replacement therapy for more than four decades and has continually changed the method of therapy as the science has evolved. From pills to injections, to patches and creams, and from gels to troches and now to pellets, he has the experience to pick the method best for each individual patient. He recognizes that bio-identical pellet therapy is now state of the art and has the advantages no previous therapy offered, including continuous predictable delivery of physiologic doses. Dr. Komadina is delighted to serve his patients with cutting-edge techniques developed through a partnership with BioTE®.

Dr. Komadina delivered his first baby in 1966 and has delivered more than 16,000 babies since then. He has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 1977 and continues to care for patients today. He no longer does surgery or delivers babies, and for more than a decade he has devoted his practice to the prevention of disease and lifestyle medicine for both women and men. He is an internationally known lecturer on nutrition and wellness and has written books about prevention of disease, wellness and nutrition. He teaches and lectures doctors and the public all over the world on wellness and nutrition and has organized international wellness assemblies to bring doctors and wellness specialists together from around the world. He graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and has taught there as a clinical faculty member, as well as a guest faculty at medical schools around the world. He has served as president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and the New Mexico Medical Society. In the last 10 years, he has served humanitarian missions in emerging countries on four continents.

He served eight years as a New Mexico State Senator and has advised presidents, governors and legislators about health issues for decades.

Dr. Komadina currently serves as the governor's appointee to the New Mexico Medical Board, which licenses all physicians in New Mexico.

He has been married for 46 years to Penny, and they have six children and 21 grandchildren. He flies a special-shaped "Stork" hot air balloon and has ridden hundreds of miles on his horses exploring the backcountry of the southwest and has sailed thousands of miles from the Keys to Canada and the Bermuda triangle in his sailboat "Antares."


Noel R. Williams, M.D.

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Dr. Williams earned his B.A. in philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then went on to graduate from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internship in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Williams is an affiliate of Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedics, specializing in gynecology. He is board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Williams is chief of staff of Northwest Surgical Hospital. His professional memberships include the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a past president of the Oklahoma County Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.

He enjoys reading science fiction and exercising. His favorite activities involve family skiing and snowboarding trips with his wife and their four boys, Noel, Calvin, Hugo and Gideon. Dr. Williams describes himself as intense and empathetic. He enjoys reflective thinking upon complex issues affecting his patients and laughing at himself. He is a non-conformist and often wonders why people focus on form over substance to their expense.


Cory Rice, M.D.

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Dr. Cory Rice, a native Texan, graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a bachelor's degree in forensic science and completed medical school at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Ariz.

He attended Methodist Medical Center of Dallas for his internship and residency in internal medicine. He was chosen as chief resident of his internal medicine residency program.

Dr. Rice's professional interests include nutrition-based chronic disease management. He's passionate about giving his patients options, not just prescription medicines. Dr. Rice is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of chronic disease, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure/cholesterol, hormone imbalance, etc. His main focus is on wellness and prevention.

Dr. Rice's free time is spent with his family and friends, watching all sports (Go Baylor!).


Marcy Henson, MS, RN, FNP-C

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Marcy Henson is a family nurse practitioner who is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated summa cum laude with her master's of science as a family nurse practitioner from TWU in 2007.

She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association, American Association of Critical Care Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She serves on the board of directors for the Children and Community Health Center (CCHC), which is an indigent care clinic that provides health care services to citizens of Collin County who do not have access to health care.

Marcy also teaches as an adjunct instructor at TWU in the master's of science family nurse practitioner program and works for MD on Call, assisting with hospitalist responsibilities at Baylor Frisco Medical Center.

As a health care provider, Marcy's goal is to empower patients to take charge of their own health by providing them with valuable information that allows them to make informed and educated decisions regarding their personal health. She believes that preventive medicine should be our first priority, and it is our role to provide the necessary information to patients to help them accomplish the goals of staying well and preventing illness.

Testimonials


"I have had hot flashes for over 10 years and have tried numerous conventional hormones and natural remedies without much success. My sex drive was almost non-existent. I was fatigued and depressed. Almost instantly after my first pellet insertion I found relief! I would highly recommend the BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy; it's a life saver!"
SF, Patient
"I am extremely pleased with the results of this procedure. Over the past six months I noticed an increased energy level, more restful sleep, mental sharpness and an overall increased activity level. My sexual stamina also improved! I would recommend this treatment to others who want to feel better in every aspect of their lives."
Chris, Patient
"Hormone therapy has improved my hot flashes to the point that I have forgotten that I had them!"
Chandra, Patient
"I saw a noticeable increase in energy after hormone therapy which really allowed me to live my life again."
Damian, Patient
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