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)
Gary Donovitz M.D. 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. 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 for the Institute for Hormonal Balance.
Neal Rouzier, M.D.
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.
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.
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, which can sometimes cause significant anguish or stress.
Together, Dr. Strobel and her team can 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 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."
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.
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 is a family nurse practitioner who is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated summa cum laude with her masters 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 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.
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, including television and radio. In addition to 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’s of Science in Psychology in 2006 and a Bachelor’s of Science of Nursing (BSN) in 2010. Upon graduation she began her career working in Labor and Delivery at John Peter Smith hospital. While working at JPS, she completed her Doctorate through Loyola University in New Orleans with clinical training at JPS and Baylor. She graduated with her Doctorate of 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 decisions about their health care. Mandy followed in her father’s footsteps (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 has performed over 10,000 pellet procedures.
She also is 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 in sees over 130 patients and trains over 70 practitioners monthly. Dr. Cotten also trains the front and back office staff of our new practices about the basics of hormones, how to integrate hormones into their offices, and how to manage complications and 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).