Physician Hormone Therapy Training: Grow Your Practice & Improve Patient Quality of Life

America is not just getting older, it’s getting dramatically older. Right now, over 116 million Americans, or roughly 35% of the population, are aged 50 and over. That’s a staggering number, but it’s only going to skyrocket in the coming decades. Demographers predict this figure will swell to a whopping 160 million by 2040, representing nearly 40% of the projected population then. This “silver tsunami” isn’t just a statistic; it’s a seismic shift with profound implications for healthcare. The implications are vast, and preparing for this demographic revolution is no longer an option, it’s an urgent necessity – especially for physicians who wish to better serve their patients’ needs in addition to growing their practice.

This ‘greying’ phenomenon isn’t simply a matter of increasing average lifespan; it’s also fueled by the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are a massive cohort, and their sheer numbers are pushing the age demographics like never before. As these individuals enter their golden years, the over-50 population will continue to outpace every other age group, reshaping the very fabric of American society. Understanding this demographic shift and its consequences is crucial for policymakers, businesses, and individuals alike, as we collectively navigate the exciting, yet challenging, future of an ageing America.

And with aging, both men and women necessarily experience a natural and dramatic decline in key hormones. For women, the curtain rises on menopause around the age of 50, marked by a dramatic drop in estrogen levels. From their peak in the 20s, estrogen plummets by as much as 80%, impacting everything from menstrual cycles to mood and metabolism. This hormonal rollercoaster also triggers a cascade of symptoms, including hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, and bone density loss. The risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, osteoporosis, and dementia also creeps up as estrogen’s protective armor fades.

Men aren’t spared the hormonal roller coaster either. Though the rate of decline varies, testosterone levels can dip by as much as 50% by the time men reach their 70s. This hormonal shift, often referred to as andropause, manifests in a constellation of symptoms that mirror those women face. Weight gain, low energy, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and even depression can all stem from waning testosterone levels. Men grappling with andropause also face an increased risk of osteoporosis, muscle loss, and metabolic issues.

While these hormonal shifts are inevitable, they can be successfully treated with hormone therapy – alleviating symptoms, improving health outcomes, and enhancing patients’ quality of life. And physicians who are trained in hormone therapy can offer their aging patients these many benefits – while growing their medical practice with of one of the largest, fastest growing, and most lucrative areas of medicine.

SottoPelle® Method hormone therapy pellet training and certification gives physicians and medical providers the knowledge and the tools they need to address the aging indicators of each unique patient with a customized treatment plan – to reduce risk of disease, restore vitality and wellbeing, and improve patients’ quality of life for decades to come.

Why Physician Hormone Therapy Training is Necessary

Unfortunately, there are huge, glaring gaps in physician and medical provider hormone healthcare education and training. As a result, patients often lack accurate information and accessible treatments when it comes to improving health and combating the effects of aging through hormone optimization.

In fact, according to a recent article in AAPR, three out of four women who seek help for symptoms don’t receive it! While 84% of women report menopausal symptoms that interfere with their lives, 42% have never discussed menopause with a health provider.

Here are five startlingly uncomfortable statistics about the current state of physician hormone training in the U.S. from that same AARP article:

  1. The majority of medical schools and residency programs do NOT teach physicians about menopause.
  2. Only 20 percent of OBGYN residency programs provide any kind of menopause training.
  3. Of the small minority of medical residencies that do provide menopause training, it is mostly in the form of electives.
  4. Almost 80 percent of medical residents say they feel “barely comfortable” discussing or treating menopause.
  5. In a survey of 1,000 medical professionals (doctors, PAs, and nurse practitioners) only 57 percent were up to date on current information regarding their knowledge of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause symptoms.

SottoPelle® Method bioidentical hormone replacement therapy training, including pellet dosing and pellet insertion training, fills this gap in physician training.

Why Choose SottoPelle® Method Physician Hormone Therapy Training

The SottoPelle® Method enables physicians and providers to address their patients’ hormone-related symptoms and health conditions, including estrogen and testosterone deficiency, thyroid disorders, and metabolic syndrome – easily, effectively, and efficiently.

Dr. Gino Tutera, MD FACG first learned about hormone pellets in 1992 as the director of the birthing center at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage, CA. However, at that time, pellets were one-size-fits-all with every patient receiving the same dose – regardless of age, weight or indication.

It was immediately apparent to innovator Dr. Tutera that not everyone should get the same dose. In response, his proprietary individual hormone dosing method was developed – and in 2002 he created the first online hormone dosing platform, which now holds six patents.

Now celebrating more than twenty years, SottoPelle® has continued to research, refine, and improve our data-driven diagnostic and dosing platform and our physician hormone therapy training. And in our quest to constantly innovate, we continually reimagine, reinvent, and heavily reinvest in our integrated digital dosing platform.

SottoPelle® Method physician hormone therapy training offers cutting edge on-site and virtual educational programs, seminars, training, and refresher courses in hormone optimization – including live insertion procedure and didactic training, lab work interpretation, our 24/7 online dosing app, and access to wholesale prices on trocars and other pellet insertion tools.

Also included is free training for your office staff – including Front and Back Office Training – so that physicians can easily implement this treatment protocol to their practice.

While newcomers have tried to duplicate Dr. Tutera’s BHRT pellet methodology and physician hormone therapy training, they are all just ‘copycats’ who were trained by Dr. Tutera or trained second-hand by a trainee of Dr. Tutera’s. The SottoPelle® Method is the first, original and only patented dosing site for physicians.

SottoPelle® Method Proprietary, Patented Hormone Dosing Application

Other physician hormone therapy training methods leave you on your own “high and dry” after training and certification. Only SottoPelle® offers its certified providers 24/7 365 support- for the most accurate, customized BHRT dosing for every patient, every time.

Hormone deficiencies and imbalances are unique to each individual patient. Our proprietary, high-powered dosing application uses algorithmic and clinical analytic tools to incorporate every patient’s clinical symptoms, laboratory results, and individual personal characteristics. The result is diagnosis, dosage, and delivery of the most customized and precise hormone therapy available to optimize each patient’s individual health outcomes.

Learn More About SottoPelle® Method Physician Hormone Therapy Training

If you are a physician or medical provider who is interested in expanding your understanding of hormone replacement therapy using subcutaneous pellets, CLICK HERE to learn more about Sotto SottoPelle® BHRT training and certification.

Don’t settle for imitators, when the original, patented BHRT subcutaneous pellet method – and access to our unparalleled online dosing platform – is just a phone call or mouse click away! Contact SottoPelle® today, and a representative will be happy to show you how the SottoPelle® Method Certification can help you improve your patients’ health and grow your practice’s hormone therapy practice.

Physician Hormone Therapy Training: (323) 986-5100

Resources: Wolf, Jennifer (August/September 2018). What Doctors Don’t Know About Menopause. AARP

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as general information only and is not intended to be used as medical advice. While the benefits of hormone replacement are well documented through clinical research, we are not representing that hormone therapy is a “cure” for any disease. Only your treating physician can determine if hormone replacement may be a beneficial part of your healthcare regimen, based on your age, overall health, risk factors, and lifestyle.