About BioTE® Medical

BioTE Medical provides bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy to men and women experiencing hormonal imbalance. Learn more about the company and its vision below.

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 thousands of certified medical practitioners providing pellet therapy nationwide. BioTE was founded by physicians and is passionate about teaching how hormone balance can be a catalyst for good health. BioTE Medical LLC has neither sought nor obtained FDA approval for any or all products utilized in the BioTE method of hormone optimization.

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)

Donovitz Gary 2017 Gary Donovitz M.D. is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist who has compassionately cared for his patients for 30 years. He is a clinician, 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. Gary Donovitz M.D. is the CEO and founder of BioTE Medical, LLC. He has been a leading innovator in bio-identical hormone replacement for over 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 subcutaneous hormone pellet therapy, having performed more than 50,000 pellet insertions and having successfully taught the technique to thousands of practitioners nationwide.

Additionally, Gary Donovitz M.D 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 of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and the current medical director of the Institute for Hormonal Balance.


Derrick DeSilva, M.D.

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., and has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally as well as internationally, he is also 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.

Strobel 2017 DeAn Strobel, M.D. is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has been practicing medicine in Sherman, TX since 1999.

After the birth of her twins, Dr. Strobel no longer practices obstetrics, and instead focuses her practice on a wide array of healthcare services including wellness and hormone balance, gynecology, well-woman exams, gynecologic surgery (laparoscopic surgery, hysterectomies, female sterilization, endometrial ablations and more), nutritional evaluation and modification, as well as the functional medicine approach to complex and chronic disease.

She concentrates on treating the whole woman, not just the numbers, and has expanded her practice to evaluate and treat male patients for wellness and hormonal balance. She has also developed a medical spa called Allure Laser and Medical Spa. There, she can treat more of patients' cosmetic concerns that may be causing them significant anguish or stress.

Together, Dr. Strobel and her team focus on caring for the patient as a whole person and not just a diagnosis. At their clinic, they strive to make the patient feel like an individual.


Steven Komadina, M.D.

Komadina 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 using hormone replacement therapy for more than four decades and has continually changed his 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 his partnership with BioTE.

Dr. Komadina delivered his first baby in 1966 and has delivered more than 16,000 since then. He has practiced privately 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 as well as 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 educates doctors as well as the public on wellness and nutrition and has organized international wellness assemblies to bring doctors and wellness specialists from around the world together. He graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico’s 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 also 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 his wife, Penny, and they have six children as well as 21 grandchildren. He flies a special, stork shaped hot air balloon, has ridden hundreds of miles on his horses while 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.

Williams 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’s Health Sciences Center. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma’s 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 as well as a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Williams is also the chief of staff at Northwest Surgical Hospital and has served as the president of the Oklahoma County Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. His professional memberships include the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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 at their own expense.


Cory Rice, M.D.

Cory rice Dr. Cory Rice graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science and then completed medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. He attended Methodist Medical Center of Dallas for his internship, residency and chief resident year in Internal Medicine. He spent two years in outpatient traditional Internal Medicine (including inpatient work in critical care and hospitalist medicine) before co-founding Modern Medicine, a network of practices that provide progressive, yet personalized patient care using the most comprehensive lab work and innovative therapies available today.

Dr. Rice’s professional interests include nutrition based chronic disease management, thyroid optimization, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women. His clinical expertise is in most areas of chronic disease and, ultimately, the treatment and reversal of some of the more commonly encountered conditions in clinical practice today. He is passionate about helping patients reach their health goals while, in many cases, helping them get off of prescription medication. His practice locations are a blend of both functional medicine and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Rice is an expert in the area of advanced bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, including pellet therapy as a certified BioTE Method physician.

Dr. Rice serves on several medical advisory boards and speakers bureaus and has been featured on local television as well as local and national radio to discuss a wide range of health care topics, including obesity in adults and children, healthy eating, healthy exercise, hormones, thyroid, and lifestyle medicine. He remains actively involved in the education of young trainees and established healthcare practitioners on the benefits of lifestyle medicine and hormone (thyroid, sex hormones, adrenals) optimization as it relates to 21st century chronic disease. Dr. Rice is a certified physician mentor through BioTE Medical where he frequently mentors in-state and out of state physicians from a variety of specialties looking to implement a similar treatment philosophy at their respective practice(s).


Marcy Henson, M.S., R.N., F.N.P.-C

Henson Marcy Henson is a family nurse practitioner who is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science degree in Nursing from TWU in 2007 through the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

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 of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program and works as an MD on Call, assisting with hospitalist responsibilities at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Frisco.

As a healthcare 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.


J. Mark Anderson, M.D., D.A.B.F.P.

A graduate of Texas A&M, Dr. Anderson went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He holds a board certification in Family Medicine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. He is also certified in Age Management Medicine by the Age Management Medicine Education Foundation (AMMEF).

Dr. Anderson is a co-author of several award-winning books including Stay Young: 10 Proven Steps to Ultimate Health and Age to Perfection: How to Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy, and Wise. When he is not treating patients, he spends his time as an expert for the media, appearing on television and radio shows. In addition to his guest appearances, he is a co-host of the nationally syndicated Staying Young Radio Show which is currently heard in thirty markets.

As an expert in age prevention and bio-identical hormones, his passion is keeping his patients in optimal health through a personalized approach to wellness. This approach is enhanced by his unending determination to understand the latest science and technology available, allowing him to apply that information within his practice. He has been recognized by numerous organizations including being named a Healthcare Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press.


Mandy Cotten, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Dr. Mandy Cotten FNP-C graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science degree of Nursing (BSN) in 2010. Upon graduation, she began her career working in Labor and Delivery at John Peter Smith Hospital. While working at JPSH, she completed her Doctorate at Loyola University in New Orleans with clinical training at both JPSH and Baylor. She graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in May 2015 and is now a Family Nurse Practitioner certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Dr. Cotten FNP-C is passionate about helping others and holistic health care. She feels strongly about providing education and options to her patients so that they can be involved in making informed decisions regarding their health care. Mandy followed in the footsteps of her father (Dr. Gary Donovitz) and currently manages his practice in Arlington, Texas. At the Institute for Hormonal Balance, she performs over 300 pellet procedures monthly and to this day has performed over 10,000 pellet procedures.

She also serves as the Clinic Coordinator at BioTE. Through this position, she helps train others in the importance of hormone optimization and helping people achieve the highest quality of life. The clinic at BioTE sees over 130 patients and trains over 70 practitioners monthly. Dr. Cotten also trains the front and back office staff of our new practices regarding the basics of hormones, how to integrate hormone treatments into their practices and how to manage complications as well as patient concerns. She was invited to present at the North Texas Nurse Practitioners Association on Hormone Optimization and was selected as a Top Family Nurse Practitioner by the International Nurses Association in 2017. Dr. Cotten FNP-C is also a member of NAMS (North American Menopause Society and AMMG (Age Management Medicine group).

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Hormone Wellness

Hormone Wellness

The Wellness Quiz will help gather your symptoms and connect you with a BioTE Medical Certified Provider to help you understand what BioTE Medical can do for you.

Are your hormones balanced?

“How do you know if your hormones aren't balanced?” You will likely feel unwell and not be able to figure out why. Balanced hormones can change your life. The practitioners certified by BioTE Medical have seen the life-changing results time and time again.

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Why are balanced hormones important?

Studies have shown that balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men throughout the entire lifecycle. However, balanced hormones become even more critical for health as we grow older and more susceptible to disease.

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What is hormone optimization?

BioTE® Medical optimizes hormone levels with bio-identical hormone pellets. Hormone optimization is a process by which levels of hormones throughout the body are equalized through continual absorption of BHRT pellets, leading to peak levels of health and wellbeing.

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How do BHRT Hormone Pellets work?

Hormone pellets release bio-identical hormones into the bloodstream continuously. These are tiny pellets just under the skin, typically placed in the upper hip. BHRT pellets are smaller than a grain of rice and are consistently effective for between 3 and 6 months.

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Age Healthier, Live Happier - The Book

Age Healthier, Live Happier - The Book

The CEO and founder of BioTE Medical, Gary Donovitz M.D., wrote the book Age Healthier Live Happier about his clinical experience treating patients with bio-identical hormone replacement subcutaneous pellet therapy—commonly known as pellet therapy.

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