Brentwood Concierge Medicine -  - Integrative Medicine Doctor

Shera Raisen, MD

Integrative Medicine Doctor & Family Practice Physician located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Female Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Women’s health optimization is extremely important. As an experienced Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Dr. Raisen works with women throughout Los Angeles to ensure their gynecological and hormonal health is exactly where it should be. Her practice, Brentwood Concierge Medicine, is conveniently located in the Brentwood suburb of West Los Angeles.

Female Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Women's Health Q & A

by Shera Raisen, MD

What can a hormone imbalance do to a woman’s health?

Imbalanced hormones can create issues with mood stabilization, conception, and regulation of the menstrual cycle. Also, for those women turning 40 or 50 a range of symptoms such as a loss of sex drive, memory and concentration issues, weight gain, hot flashes, irregular menstrual cycles, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, depression, and changes in sleep patterns can present because of the dramatic shift in hormone levels. Hormone imbalances can contribute to:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Polycystic ovary disease (PCOS)

Conditions related to imbalanced hormones include:

  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Low libido
  • Miscarriage
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Symptoms of menopause

Establishing a baseline is crucial when determining if hormone therapy is necessary and Dr. Raisen can work with patients to develop a program tailored to their unique needs.

Once the hormone levels become balanced. You will start to feel to better. Your moods will be balanced. Your energy will increase, your feeling of fatigue will decrease, and your libido will be back to a level you once had. 

Female Hormone

What tests are performed at the Clinic?

A blood and urine sample will be taken during testing to evaluate the patient’s hormone and nutrient levels. Some of the specific tests performed include:

  • Female Hormone Panel - This examines a woman’s hormone fluctuations over one cycle.
  • Folate Levels - Folate is essential for heart health and female health, particularly for the cervix and the neurological development of a fetus.
  • Hidden illness tests - These look for infections, bacteria, or conditions which are present but not displaying symptoms, such as HPV, ureaplasma, and mycoplasma.
  • Essential Estrogens® Hormone test - This is a urinary profile which can help to determine hormone levels, namely estrogens and their metabolites.
  • STI (Sexually transmitted infections) - men and women, through samples of blood, urine, vaginal and genital swabs, can be assessed for a comprehensive range of infections.

What does a women’s health visit entail?

At Brentwood Concierge Medicine, Dr. Raisen works with women to ensure that they are monitoring their health using several techniques. She will evaluate your hormone levels, systemic and gastrointestinal function during this visit. When a new patient arrives for a concierge visit, she will first need to fill out a questionnaire. The form is extensive and covers all of the basic medical questions in addition to questions regarding symptoms, concerns, medical, dental, and personal histories, exercise and diet habits, emotional/mental health, and an environmental and detoxification assessment. Dr. Raisen will provide pap exams and breast exams in addition to hormone testing and evaluation as well when needed.

Brentwood Concierge Medicine
11704 Wilshire Boulevard , Suite 200

Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-458-9200
Fax: 310-579-2223
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Shera Raisen, MD
11704 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025