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 of 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?

At a minimum, BioTE requires our comprehensive blood panel which you can discuss 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 pellet insertion. 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, it's best to eliminate lower body exercise. You can walk, but extraneous activity is not recommended. Swimming, hot tubs, and bathtubs are to be avoided; however, showers are permitted. After removal of the bandage, normal activity may resume.

How often is pellet insertion necessary?

As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.

What happens to pellets after insertion?

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

Find A Provider

Find A Provider

Are you ready to take the next step towards healing and experiencing optimal health? Search by your city and state or zip code, and we'll provide a list of BioTE Medical providers near you. With thousands of BioTE Medical providers throughout the country, you'll likely have several options for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy providers near you.

View The Map

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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 well-being.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Take The Quiz

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.

Buy The Book

Menu