Choosing a Bioidentical Hormone Doctor in Portland for You

Deciding which bioidentical hormone doctor is best for you

Choosing your bioidentical hormone doctor is an important decision that should be approached thoughtfully and thoroughly. Here are some key qualities you should consider when talking or visiting with potential practitioners:


Communication: Are you comfortable with the doctor’s communication style and “bedside manner?”

Good, open, two-way communication is critical for a healthy doctor-patient relationship. Naturally, every doctor has his or her own style; it’s crucial to choose someone you feel completely comfortable communicating with. Likewise, because the doctor-patient relationship is built upon honesty and trust, a doctor with good bedside manner will always tell you the truth about conditions or treatments, while also making sure you feel reassured and at ease.


Location: Is the office located conveniently for you, and does it have plenty of parking?

A convenient location isn’t the only factor, or even the top factor, to consider when choosing your bioidentical hormone doctor. Be sure to think about all the other factors – such as comfortable communication, credentials and experience – to determine whether a doctor is good fit for you and your situation.

Because bioidentical hormone therapy is a relatively new field, finding the right match close to home may be difficult. If you do select a doctor outside of your area, then once you’re through with your initial appointments, it’s sometimes possible to fill prescriptions locally or have your medicine mailed to you.


Flexibility: How long must you wait for an appointment?

If your schedule is reasonably flexible, but the wait time for an appointment is still excessively long, it might mean starting the treatment process and keeping subsequent appointments will also be challenging.


Responsiveness: How long must you wait for a return call when you’ve got a question or concern?

When a doctor returns your call promptly, it likely means he or she is interested and invested in your care. Doctors are normally rather busy, but taking time to respond to your call means he or she is making you a priority.


Qualifications: What degrees, designations, certifications, etc., does the doctor have?

Check every doctor’s credentials and experience to ensure he or she has the necessary education and training to provide you with accurate, helpful information, recommendations, diagnoses and treatment.


Innovation: Does the doctor keep up-to-date on the latest medical advancements?

Most practitioners are required to complete a specified number of hours of continuing education each year in order to maintain their licensure. Medical improvements are continually emerging, and practitioners who are up on the latest medical advancements have the optimal tools and techniques to treat their patients.


Collaboration: Does the doctor seem comfortable with you asking questions?

It is vital that you understand your own medical issues, tests and treatments – including what’s involved, as well as potential risks and benefits – so you can make informed decisions about your health. You must feel comfortable asking your doctor questions, and he or she must feel comfortable answering them to your satisfaction.


Expectations: What does the doctor expect from you as a patient?

Most doctors expect their patients to be straightforward and forthcoming about their lifestyle, symptoms, actions taken and concerns regarding their health. Some doctors expect you to be proactive in your own healing, and will offer recommendations about what you can do to improve the effects of your condition or treatment. Your doctor might even give you guidelines or restrictions you must follow at home to get the right results you both want.


Personal Touch: Will you be meeting with the doctor at every appointment, or will you sometimes be seeing nurse practitioners?

Nurse practitioners have significant medical training, but meeting with your doctor to assess your progress, and discuss your health and treatment at each visit may be relevant to receiving the best care.


Payment & Paperwork: Does the office process insurance claims?

Some medical practices are in-network with a particular insurance company, meaning they have a contract with the company to cover or pay for some claims. Other offices may be out-of-network, meaning they might submit their invoice to your insurance company or might give you the bill to submit yourself. Every insurance plan is different; if you have insurance coverage, then you can just check with your insurer to see whether your individual plan covers treatment.


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Hormone Rejuvenation Center

Hormone Rejuvenation Center

1722 NW Raleigh St #212
Portland, Oregon 97209

Southwest Family Physicians

Southwest Family Physicians

11900 SW Greenburg Rd
Tigard, OR 97223

Joshua David, M.D.

Joshua David, M.D.

1623 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

HormoneSynergy®

HormoneSynergy®

4640 SW Macadam Ave #290
Portland, OR 97239

Oregon Natural Medicine LLC

Oregon Natural Medicine LLC

4511 SE Hawthorne Blvd #208
Portland, OR 97215

Hormones & Holistic Healthcare

Hormones & Holistic Healthcare

7516 SW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

The Natural Path

The Natural Path

6030 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

Full Potential HRT Clinic

Full Potential HRT Clinic

6900 SW Atlanta St #114
Portland, OR 97223

Elise Schroeder, M.D.

Elise Schroeder, M.D.

838 SW 1st Ave Ste. 330
Portland, OR 97204

Namaste Natural Healing Center

Namaste Natural Healing Center

12616 SE Stark St # L
Portland, OR 97233

Mary F Caselli, N.D.

Mary F Caselli, N.D.

2119 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97232

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

1706 NW Glisan St #2
Portland, OR 97209

Alison Schulz, M.D.

Alison Schulz, M.D.

819 SE Morrison St. Suite 240
Portland, OR 97214

Laura Neville, N.D.

Laura Neville, N.D.

1340 SW Bertha Blvd., Ste. 200
Portland, OR 97219

Monterey Health Center

Monterey Health Center

6975 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Pearl Natural Health

Pearl Natural Health

2330 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97210

Hood to Coast Healthcare

Hood to Coast Healthcare

1971 NW Overton Street
P, OR 97209

Elizabeth McElligott, M.D.

Elizabeth McElligott, M.D.

14900 SW Barrows Road Bldg. B Suite 201
Beaverton, OR 97007

Purely Health Clinic, LLC

Purely Health Clinic, LLC

1305 NE Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212

Flow Natural Health Care

Flow Natural Health Care

11630 SE 40th Ave, Suite C
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Waterfront Laser & Wellness

Waterfront Laser & Wellness

Riverplace Marina, 0315 SW Montgomery St., Suite 390
Portland, OR 97201

Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

9755 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 155
Portland, OR 97225

Lara Williams, MD, FACOG

Lara Williams, MD, FACOG

501 N Graham St Suite 550
Portland, OR 97227

Immersion Health

Immersion Health

1221 SE Madison St
Portland, OR 97214

Reconstructed Wellness

Reconstructed Wellness

936 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214

Amber Wellness Group, LLC

Amber Wellness Group, LLC

1944 NE 45th Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Kwan Yin Healing Arts

Kwan Yin Healing Arts

East 3115 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 231
Portland, OR 97232

Beeson Wellness Center

Beeson Wellness Center

7215 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Benchmark Clinic

Benchmark Clinic

2456 NW Northrup, Suite 1A
Portland, OR 97210

Attunement Wellness

Attunement Wellness

5820 Southwest Kelly Avenue
Portland, OR 97239