By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2007
Dr. Michelle Fugitt
Dr. Michelle Fugitt, board-certified in internal medicine, is taking her practice of preventive medicine to a new level and promoting the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. With her knowledge of the therapy, she aims to improve her patients’ overall health and quality of life.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? Bioidentical hormones, also known as natural hormones, are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by the human body, and they also create the same physiologic response. Hormones are not drugs. BHRT replaces hormones at a physiologic level. Bioidentical hormones are customized to a patient’s individual needs and are made by compounding pharmacies.
Although most people think bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is only used by women undergoing menopause, the treatment can be beneficial to anyone. As you age, your body produces less testosterone and estrogen (as well as other hormones) – essential hormones that affect many important functions of the body. This leads to the declining health conditions that reduce your quality of life. BHRT is an individually prescribed approach that naturally restores the right balance of hormones to reverse this trend. Dr Fugitt says the therapy is safe, reliable and clinically proven to dramatically restore vitality, energy, health and well-being.
With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, every patient’s case is unique. Those considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy initially meet with Dr. Fugitt for a comprehensive review of his or her personal medical history, family history and recent symptoms. Recommendations for a comprehensive, individualized evaluation are made at this time. Dr. Fugitt can then customize a treatment plan to the specific needs of the individual.
Dr. Fugitt is a 2000 graduate of Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency program in internal medicine at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Ft. Worth. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, as well as the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.
Dr. Fugitt specializes in prescription natural hormone replacement for both women and men. She can also customize a vitamin program for you. Your nutritional needs are as unique to you as your fingerprint. Whether you want to improve your health or maintain your healthy lifestyle, Dr. Fugitt can help. Schedule an appointment today by calling (918) 392-7606.