Achieve Optimal Hormone Levels
Enjoy improved energy, mood, and overall well-being through our complete Bioidentical Hormone Optimization service. Our comprehensive package includes consultation, hormone testing, treatment planning, therapy, and monitoring, and we work with you at every step to ensure you’re comfortable and satisfied with your treatment. These services are available to any resident of BC virtually as well as in person for locals.
Dr. Tetley is certified in BHRT by WorldLink Medical, a global leader in evidence-based, CME accredited education in Hormone Replacement Therapy.
HOW IT WORKS
Our Bioidentical Hormone Optimization service uses hormones that are identical to the ones found in your body. This means that your body will recognize and use them more effectively than with synthetic hormones, leading to better results with fewer side effects. By balancing and optimizing all of the major hormones, we achieve synergy and greater results.
Increase energy and motivation. Do what you want without feeling exhausted.
Improve muscle mass and strength, skin integrity, and bone density.
Burn fat and lose weight while reducing harmful visceral fat, and improve insulin resistance.
Help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancers, and dementia.
Enjoy faster recovery from exercise and reduced recovery time for minor injuries such as sprains and breaks.
Improve sexual desire and performance in men and women, and reduce the debilitating effects of genital atrophy for women.
Alleviate the symptoms of menopause for women and andropause for men, and reduce the associated health risks.
Improve both the duration and quality of your sleep, making you feel more rested and energetic, and improving your overall health.
Customized to Your Needs
We understand that every person is unique and requires a personalized approach. We’ll closely monitor your progress and make adjustments to our treatment plan, as needed, ensuring optimal hormone levels are achieved. In addition to hormone optimization therapy, we will also work with you to make lifestyle and dietary changes that will enhance the effectiveness of your treatment plan. This may include recommendations for exercise, stress management, and nutrition to support overall health and longevity.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during the consultation?
During the initial consultation, which can take place in person or virtually, we’ll discuss the overall process, review your health history and symptoms, order bloodwork to determine your hormone levels, metabolic health, and cardiovascular health, and plan next steps. At the first follow-up, we’ll review your bloodwork in detail and come up with an individualized plan. You will then receive a prescription for your initial combination of hormones.
Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
Both men and women who are interested in preventatively optimizing their health and maximizing their enjoyment of life. Many patients begin to experience symptoms from the loss of hormones in their mid-30s, but we also optimize patients in their 20s and up who are struggling with issues such as weight management and polycystic ovarian syndrome. There is no upper limit for the age of initiating treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically it takes three to four sets of prescriptions—which may include capsules, transdermal cream, or an injection depending on your needs—bloodwork, and visits in the first year of treatment to achieve optimized hormone levels. Following that, you’ll have two visits and sets of bloodwork per year to monitor and maintain optimal health.
Where can I learn more about the research backing this therapy?
If you’d like to learn more, you can read through the patient-facing site of the organization under which Dr. Tetley has trained. This site is regularly updated and contains resources for those interested in learning more about hormone health.
“Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been life-changing for me!”
“When I first considered HRT I was experiencing perimenopause symptoms; anxiety, hot flashes and terrible sleep. I felt awful and was negatively impacting my family, so I sought advice from my doctor. The solution was medication; sleeping pills that made me gain weight; and anti-anxiety pills that had side effects worse than my original symptoms. I felt lost and miserable.
During an appointment with Chris I disclosed how terrible I had been feeling. Chris gave me a booklet about HRT and briefly described what it could do for me. It sounded great! After Chris answered all my questions and concerns about HRT, I jumped in wholeheartedly. I’ve been using HRT for only 3 months and am symptom free; the anxiety and hot flashes are gone and my sleep is better than it has been for years! The unexpected bonus is generally feeling happy. I’m incredibly grateful for Chris’s support to utilize HRT for my perimenopause symptoms and overall general mental wellbeing.”
“I can say I’m in the best shape of my adult life, with the highest amount of energy I’ve had since my 20s. ”
“I started seeing Dr. Tetley for hormone therapy three years ago. As a 40-something-year-old dad of two young kids, I was busy both at work and at home and found myself tired, sluggish, and adopting the dreaded “Dad Bod.” Dr. Tetley had me undertake blood work and we immediately developed a plan to help get me straightened out. In just a short time I found myself with more energy and motivation, and thinking more clearly.
As I improved and started to feel rejuvenated, I incorporated strength training and more hormones as an additional aid. Dr. Tetley further guided me with nutritional tips, intermittent fasting advice, and hormone tweaks, and today I can say I’m in the best shape of my adult life, with the highest amount of energy I’ve had since my 20s. My workout recovery time is great, my body feels reset, and most importantly, I’m happier with myself. I highly recommend working with Dr. Tetley!”