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Internationally recognized and respected leader, innovator in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Anti-Aging died peacefully on November 7, 2015
Gino Tutera, MD, FACOG, an early pioneer of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), died on Saturday, November 7 in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Carolann and family by his side.

An accomplished physician, Dr. Tutera was listed in America’s Top OB/GYN in Arizona; The Leading Physicians of the World, as well as The International Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He served with distinction as a Medical Director, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of multiple hospitals and medical centers.

Dr. Tutera successfully practiced medicine as a board certified OB/GYN for over four decades in Kansas City, Missouri, Rancho Mirage, California and Scottsdale, Arizona.

He initially specialized in obstetrics & gynecology and then moved onto treating hormonal imbalances in women. After recognizing the potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, he performed his own research, testing, and analysis in the field of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. The result was the development of SottoPelle®, his own proprietary, pellet-based individualized bio-identical hormone delivery system now utilized by physicians around the world.

Dr. Tutera was a visionary and saw the importance of treating hormonal imbalance in relation to a myriad of medical conditions and symptomology. This was well before the connection of nutritional and hormonal health were mainstream, and the connection between diet, health, and hormones was readily accepted or understood. Dr. Tutera was committed to helping everyone live and age well. Above all else, Dr. Tutera was a healer and was devoted to improving the quality of life for everyone. His efforts also included working with those with Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, and countless other conditions where BHRT is able to play a vital role in healing and improving health.

Dr. Tutera was kind, caring, and devoted to the health and well-being of his patients and there has been an immediate outpouring of accolades and sorrow from around the world:

“Many of us in the NFL have suffered head injuries. If it had not been for Dr. Tutera I am not sure if I would have any quality of life. Because of SottoPelle I enjoy life again and look forward to tomorrow. I will miss my dear friend Gino but will continue my treatments as I believe they have greatly improved every aspect of my life.” Paul Krause, NFL Hall of Fame Player and SottoPelle Patient

“THIS BEAUTIFUL MAN has changed/saved so many lives. He is loved and cherished. Prayers please for his peaceful passing and may God give his beautiful wife and soulmate peace and be surrounded by love.” Paula Trickey, Actress and SottoPelle Patient

His colleagues and peers noted his professionalism, experience, and vast knowledge which he eagerly shared with them:

“To countless colleagues, friends and patients, he was a skilled physician, innovative healthcare provider, exceptional communicator, and inventor and overall he spent his life dedicated to the health and well-being of mankind. As a member of his selected Medical Advisory Board we will honor his legacy and continue to teach and train healthcare providers around the world the treatment modalities he created. His life will live on through his patients, family and health care providers around the world!” Dr. Jim Mirabile

“The world lost a wonderful leader in the healthcare industry.” Al Maag

“The health world, Nerium Family, family and friends, we lost an innovator in making people feel better. A caring doctor who actually cared about patients as if they were family. Thank you for being a leader in love thy neighbor. You will be missed.” Dori Zuckerman

Dr. Tutera’s wisdom and legacy, encompassed and embodied within SottoPelle®, will continue to be practiced by the countless physicians he has trained and that will continue to be trained by SottoPelle® in the years ahead.

Dr. Tutera will remain in our hearts and minds as we continue to grow and help others live and age well.

Dr. Tutera is survived by his loving wife, children, grandchildren, friends, and countless patients.

For more information on Dr. Gino Tutera, please visit his bio page at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/dr-gino-tutera/