FAQ

The journey to wellness starts with understanding the roadmap. What is the process BioTE® Medical practitioners use to help patients? Learn more below and then reach out a local provider today!


What should I do before I schedule an appointment?

No fasting is required in advance to the procedure.

What should I do before the procedure?

One week before the procedure, if possible, stop all NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, etc.). No fasting in advance of the procedure is required.

What test is required before the insertion?

BioTE requires, at the minimum, our comprehensive blood panel which can be discussed with your BioTE provider.

What happens during the in-office insertion?

During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are brought into the exam room, and the insertion site is numbed. The most common site of insertion is the upper buttocks. A small incision is then made for the pellet to be inserted. Once the pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage.

What happens during the week following the insertion?

After pellet insertion, its best to eliminate lower body exercise. This doesn’t include walking, but, extraneous exercise is not recommended. Swimming, hot tubs, and bath tubs are to be avoided, this doesn’t include showers. After removal of the bandage, normal activities may resume.

How often is pellet insertion necessary?

Each patient’s symptoms are unique and each patient’s paths to optimization is unique. Your journey will be specialized to fit your specific needs. Just as it doesn’t take you 1-2 weeks to get out of balance, it doesn't resolve that quickly either.

What happens to pellets after insertion?

Since the pellets are bio-identical and contain nothing other than the hormone your body naturally produces, the pellets are completely dissolved and absorbed, leaving nothing behind.

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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?

A simpler question is how do you know if your hormones aren't balanced? You will likely feel unwell and not be able to figure out why. The practitioners certified by BioTE® Medical have seen the life-changing results time and time again; balanced hormones can change your life.

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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 life cycle. 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 Age Healthier Live Happier which is a book about his clinical experience treating patients with bio-identical hormone replacement subcutaneous pellet therapy—commonly known as pellets.

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