Steven Gershon, M.D. – Virginia Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Virginia Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor Steven Gershon, M.D. at Gershon Preventative Medicine is a holistic and preventative medicine doctor who uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as part of a total wellness plan that addresses all aspects of your health. Steven Gershon, M.D. has over 27 years of experience providing patients with safe and effective medical treatments and over three years offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Steven Gershon, M.D. recognizes the interconnected nature of your body and mind. Because of the way your health is balanced between different systems, Dr. Gershon looks at your health as a whole when developing a treatment plan, as opposed to only looking at your presenting symptoms. In this way, the unique expression of your health and vitality is supported and healed.
Dr. Gershon offers patient-focused Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He tailors treatments to the specific needs of his patients for the best outcomes. He understands that a one size fits all approach for BHRT is not the most effective way to treat someone. For that reason, a plethora of options are available including conventional, alternative, and holistic treatments.
Virginia Beach physical and preventative medicine doctor Steven Gershon, M.D. has treated hundreds of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from a holistic perspective. Dr. Gershon will spend time listening to your medical history and looking at the interactions between your genes, environment, and lifestyle that could be influencing your hormonal balance and long-term health. It is through this unique approach that Dr. Gershon first became interested in natural hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Preventative Medicine
The current system of medicine tends to be oriented toward acute care, which is the diagnosis and treatment of an illness that is short-lived and sudden. In these cases, physicians treat the immediate problem with drugs or surgery. Unfortunately, acute care medicine does not address the increasing need for treatments of complex, chronic conditions that occur as you age and put stress on your bodies.
Doctors that practice preventative medicine are trained to assess the underlying cause of disease instead of only treating one symptom at a time, as in acute care medicine. In the preventative medicine model, doctors will seek out the source of your health imbalance. Dr. Gershon will take your lifestyle, diet, genetics, environment and stress levels into account when assessing your health. This holistic approach helps the doctor identify underlying health conditions that may be causing multiple symptoms. Using preventative medicine in combination with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can result in some of the following benefits:
- Better Look and Feel of Hair and Skin
- Better Quality Sleep
- Decreased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke
- Improved Bone Strength
- Improved Mood, Memory and Brain Function
- Increased Energy
- Increased Libido
- Lower Cholesterol Levels
- Resolution of Hot Flashes
- Weight Loss
By getting to know and understand the underlying causes and contributing factors of your health concerns, Steven Gershon, M.D. is able to provide the most effective Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for each patient.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – Getting Started
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) treats hormone deficiencies by using only hormones that are identical to the hormones found in your body. The most common hormones replaced are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid hormones. Steven Gershon, M.D. in Virginia Beach will assess whether you would do best on only one of these hormones or with a combination of them.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy in its use of natural hormones. Synthetic, man-made hormones used in traditional hormone replacement do not match the chemical structure of the hormones produced by your body and are not used in natural, bioidentical hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are typically made from plants like soybeans and yams. A compounding pharmacy makes them into different delivery methods and concentrations depending on the needs and preferences of the patient.
Dr. Gershon offers bioidentical hormones as creams, patches, pills, injections, and troches with patient’s choice of application being the preferred delivery method.
In addition to offering customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Steven Gershon, M.D. offers the following services to address your health needs at all levels:
- Bio-Impedance Testing
- Laser Therapy
- Metabolic Testing
- Neural Prolotherapy
- Pain Management
Virginia Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor Steven Gershon, M.D. at Gershon Preventative Medicine uses holistic and preventative medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to support lifestyle changes, help you reduce stress, and heal any symptoms of hormonal imbalance you’ve been suffering from. Dr. Gershon sees good health as a positive and vital way of being and not merely the absence of disease.
For more information about how Steven Gershon, M.D. in Virginia Beach can help you heal with a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, call Gershon Preventative Medicine today for a consultation!