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SottoPelle® Dedication to the Ethical Treatment of Patients

SottoPelle® is committed to the ethical treatment of our patients and to supporting the dedicated SottoPelle physicians that maintain the highest quality of patient care. Physicians are governed by core principles of medical ethics as defined by the American Medical Association (AMA). These top five mandates are the foundational requirements for all physicians when treating patients.

  1. A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.
  2. A physician shall uphold the standards of professionalism, be honest in all professional interactions, and strive to report physicians deficient in character or competence, or engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities.
  3. A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patien
  4. A physician shall respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law.
  5. A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when indicated.

All physicians take The Hippocratic Oath, which originated in ancient Greek medical texts, and it requires all physicians to uphold very specific ethical standards. The integrity of a physician is pivotal in his/her role as a medical practioner. Integrity is based on serving the patient’s best interests and gaining the experience, training, and continuing qualifications to accomplish that task.

There are doctors who don’t care about the qualifications or certifications. There are those who even cross the line and prescribe drugs yet they have no qualification to treat. This is lack of honesty and integrity.[1]

Why is the topic of ethics and BHRT so important?  Many people hear Bio Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) and they don’t understand that although it’s a natural solution to hormonal imbalance, it must be prescribed, dosed, and maintained by a qualified medical professional.  BHRT is not a therapy that should be obtained at the local beauty spa or administered by an unqualified medical professional. To engage is such activity is blatantly unethical as it endangers the health and well-being of the patient. Determining who is qualified to provide BHRT can be a source of confusion among patients and physicians alike.  As the pioneer in BHRT, SottoPelle has developed the baselines and methodology that can only be acquired after decades of successful patient treatment. SottoPelle innovation has created BHRT specific and proprietary technology and dosing algorithms that have become the qualitative standard among most experienced BHRT physicians.

SottoPelle® is an organization steadfast to upholding and maintaining the highest standards for quality and ethical care for our patients.  Before a physician can become a licensed SottoPelle physician he must be thoroughly vetted and trained by our staff. This means that SottoPelle checks that the medical professional is in good standing with his local medical board and that he has the perquisite medical training and background to be considered for SottoPelle methodology training. Once approved for the training and to become licensed, the physician has to successfully complete a clinical training with our medical trainers. After training, continuing education follows to assure that SottoPelle certified physicians are up to date with all aspects of HRT and related patient care. Our methodology was created by physicians who have a specific background in this area of medicine and practice.  The evolution of the therapy is based in science, so every physician must have the required relevant medical background to understand all aspects of the method, and all the medical implications to the patient.  This is the ethical application of our medical approach and therapy.  Adhering to high standards and qualifications is why SottoPelle has consistently been trusted by patients and physicians as the providers of choice for Hormonal Imbalance concerns.

There is an overabundance of information on the internet, but googling information does not provide a medical degree. Physician marketing and advertising has become aggressive but being on the first page of Google is not an indicator for finding an ethical or qualified health care provider. Patients want medical care they can trust and count on for solutions for their health and lifestyle concerns.  Different physicians and/or medical professionals have varied medical experience and knowledge.  You would not go to a dentist for a cardiac issue, and you should not go to just any type of physician for Bio Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT).

The physician should be licensed and trained on this specific type of therapeutic treatment. A generalized understanding of BHRT is not enough.   As previously noted, the SottoPelle methodology requires a comprehensive understanding of hormonal balance, familiarity of various medical conditions that can cause imbalance, and also the ability to medically and legally be allowed to implant the BHRT pellets under the skin.

Many of us have heard stories about “Botox” parties performed by unqualified people with substandard products, that have led to disastrous results. The same type of worst case scenarios can occur with BHRT practioners, if they do not have the experience, training, and knowledge of the therapy and appropriate dosing.  BHRT requires a physician to medically evaluate the patient, perform lab work, and then understand the results to determine if patients are candidates for BHRT. Once the patient is medically cleared to get BHRT, then the practioner has to have the prerequisite and underlying training to successfully dose, implant the pellets and maintain the therapy. Without these baseline competencies, the likelihood for unsuccessful treatment and medical complications arise.  Unfortunately, there are medical providers not following protocol or without the training required to successfully administer this therapy.  This unethical behavior can lead to unexpected patient results, health concerns, and overall negative impact or perception of BHRT.

SottoPelle® supports the ethical physician and patient imperative:  treating hormonal imbalance must only be performed by those medical providers with the essential requisite skills and qualifications.

Why would some practioners treat patients without these core training and experience?  Just like every other profession, there are many ethical and responsible practioners with integrity, but then there are a bad few – that are putting the needs of their practice over that of the best interests of the patients. Others are established doctors who just think they can “figure it” out on their own, but your patient care should not be the learning experience nor should it be a “one size fits all approach.”

If you are considering BHRT, do your homework first. There is a lot of data and information out there, and it can be overwhelming.  Don’t pick the best price or the number one on Google, this is your health, look at the experience, results, and reputation of the BHRT provider.  Make sure your doctor is licensed, ethical (in good standing with local medical governing agencies), and is specifically trained to administer BHRT therapy to you.  If you are not sure about your choices, or the doctor’s qualifications, call us and we can help you.

[1] http://advancingebp.org/hello-world/

¿Qué me está pasando?

¿Qué me está pasando?

Testosterona, salud y calidad de vida

Ha oído hablar de las mujeres que tienen bochornos y otros síntomas a medida que atraviesan el “cambio”, pero ¿y los hombres?

La verdad es que los niveles hormonales de los hombres disminuyen a medida que envejecen, igual que los de las mujeres. Los niveles de testosterona en el hombre alcanzan generalmente su punto máximo alrededor de los 20 años. En algún momento entre los 30 y 40 comienzan a disminuir a razón de un 1% anual en promedio. Si la disminución en los niveles de testosterona es lo suficientemente severa, un hombre puede experimentar síntomas parecidos a la menopausia. Es lo que se conoce como andropausia.

La testosterona baja puede causar cambios físicos, mentales y cognitivos no solo desagradables, sino también peligrosos para la salud. Los siguientes síntomas indican bajos niveles de testosterona asociados con la menopausia masculina:

  • Disfunción eréctil
  • Reducción del deseo sexual
  • Pérdida de masa muscular
  • Aumento de la acumulación de grasa (especialmente alrededor de la sección media)
  • Baja masa ósea
  • Fatiga
  • Depresión
  • Ansiedad
  • Irritabilidad
  • Insomnio
  • Problemas de concentración

En general, la depresión acostumbra a ser de los primeros síntomas en aparecer en estos casos. La testosterona es una hormona clave que afecta el estado de ánimo tanto en hombres como en mujeres. Niveles bajos pueden provocar sentimientos de tristeza, soledad, ira y/o ansiedad. Puede perder interés en las actividades de las que normalmente disfrutaba. También juega un papel importante en nuestro funcionamiento cognitivo, lo que significa que, si no tiene suficiente testosterona, puede tener problemas para concentrarse o recordar cosas. Además su pensamiento puede ser confuso o borroso.

Físicamente experimenta una reducción en su libido. También puede tener dificultades para lograr o mantener una erección. Los niveles saludables de testosterona nos ayudan a construir y mantener la masa muscular. Si la testosterona es baja, puede desarrollar más grasa alrededor de su área abdominal. Además, como consecuencia de ello, las enzimas en esas células grasas pueden convertir buena parte de la testosterona circulante en estrógeno, lo que se conoce como aromatización, lo cual hace que sus niveles de testosterona libre bajen aún más. Algunos hombres con niveles bajos de testosterona incluso experimentarán también agrandamiento de los senos o reducción del vello corporal.

La buena noticia es que estas deficiencias se tratan perfectamente con la terapia de reemplazo de hormonas bioidénticas. Los niveles insuficientes de testosterona no deben ser parte del proceso en un envejecimiento normal y saludable. Si cree que puede estar experimentando síntomas de baja testosterona, llámenos hoy para una consulta.

¿Por qué SottoPelle® es la mejor opción para la THS bioidéntica?

Nuestros médicos expertos empiezan con pruebas y análisis adecuados de su estado hormonal, además de revisar su historial médico. Nuestros implantes, precisamente por ir directos al torrente sanguíneo utilizan dosis extremadamente bajas en comparación con los otros métodos y consiguen el equilibrio hormonal tan importante para la salud y el bienestar general. Este método seguro y eficaz, logra en horas hormonales niveles fisiológicos que permanecen estables durante meses.

Nuestros pacientes con frecuencia elogian la mejor calidad de vida que están experimentando con la Terapia SottoPelle®. Pérdida de peso, mejor libido y deseo sexual, mejor sueño y mayor agudeza mental son sólo algunos de los beneficios que los pacientes nos reportan.

¡Consulte con su médico!

Consultar con un experto en la Terapia SottoPelle® puede ayudarle a crear un futuro más saludable para usted. Descubra lo que nuestro método extraordinariamente simple y sin complicaciones puede hacer por Vd.

Obtenga más información sobre SottoPelle® en www.sottopelletherapy.com o contacte con nuestros médicos acreditados:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XJxCsVBBeSZWLwTwolU3SzJ57OVw_FGl

La Importancia del Estrógeno

La Importancia del Estrógeno

Salud y Calidad de Vida

Las mujeres pasan al menos un tercio de su vida en postmenopausia. Piense en eso por un minuto. Una de las razones por las que las personas viven más tiempo es debido a una mejor atención médica. Pero vivir más tiempo debería implicar mantener calidad de vida.

Con el paso de los años la producción de estrógenos en la mujer disminuye hasta alcanzar la menopausia y más allá. Esta falta de estrógeno no sólo interrumpe la fertilidad de la mujer, sino que la priva también de muchos otros beneficios para la salud.

¿Qué hace el estrógeno para las mujeres?

Salud cardiovascular. El estrógeno ayuda a reducir la cantidad de placa que se acumula en las paredes internas de las arterias. Antes de la menopausia, las mujeres tienen un menor riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca que los hombres. Después, su riesgo aumenta y la incidencia de ataques al corazón también.

Densidad ósea. El estrógeno ayuda a prevenir la pérdida ósea y desempeña un papel en la construcción de tejido óseo nuevo. Después de la menopausia, sin niveles saludables de estrógeno, el cuerpo puede descomponer más hueso del que se construye. ¡Hasta el 20% de la masa ósea de una mujer se puede perder en los primeros 5 años inmediatamente después de la menopausia! Y el 80% de esa pérdida ocurre en los primeros 2 años. Esto pone a las mujeres en riesgo grave de osteoporosis… una condición en la que los huesos se vuelven débiles y quebradizos.

Salud e hidratación de la piel. La disminución de los niveles de estrógeno también se manifiesta en la piel. El estrógeno ayuda a mantener la piel fuerte, elástica e hidratada. Si los niveles de estrógeno son bajos, las mujeres pueden notar que su piel se vuelve seca y suelta, y las arrugas y pliegues cada vez más prominentes.

Vagina y salud del tracto urinario. El estrógeno también ayuda con la salud y la lubricación de la vagina. Sin estrógeno, las paredes vaginales se vuelven delgadas y más frágiles. Por lo tanto, los bajos niveles de estrógeno puede implicar relaciones sexuales dolorosas y que el tracto urinario sea más frágil, lo que conduce a infecciones frecuentes.

Cognición. Se ha demostrado que el estrógeno protege contra la pérdida de memoria relacionada con el envejecimiento. Esto puede incluir también la protección contra la enfermedad de Alzheimer.

¡Así pues, la mejor manera de mantener la calidad de vida en esa etapa es reponer ese estrógeno que resulta tan vital para la salud y bienestar! El reemplazo hormonal bioidéntico mediante pellets (implantes) es la manera más segura y más eficiente de conseguir el equilibrio de sus hormonas.

¿Por qué SottoPelle® es la mejor opción?

Nuestros médicos acreditados empiezan con las pruebas y análisis adecuados de su estado hormonal, además de revisar su historial médico. Nuestros implantes, precisamente por ir directos al torrente sanguíneo utilizan dosis extremadamente bajas en comparación con los otros métodos y consiguen el equilibrio hormonal tan importante para la salud y el bienestar general. Este método seguro y eficaz, logra en horas hormonales niveles fisiológicos que permanecen estables durante meses.

Nuestros pacientes con frecuencia elogian la mejor calidad de vida que están experimentando con la Terapia SottoPelle®. Pérdida de peso, mejor libido y deseo sexual, mejor sueño y mayor agudeza mental son sólo algunos de los beneficios que los pacientes nos reportan.

¡Consulte con su médico!

Consultar con un experto en la Terapia SottoPelle® puede ayudarle a crear un futuro más saludable para usted. Descubra lo que nuestro método extraordinariamente simple y sin complicaciones puede hacer por Vd.

Obtenga más información sobre SottoPelle® en www.sottopelletherapy.com o contacte con nuestros médicos acreditados:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XJxCsVBBeSZWLwTwolU3SzJ57OVw_FGl

Featured Doc – Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP who practices in Newcastle, Oklahoma and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since March 2015.

Tri-City Family Care

Please see Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/jeramiah-walker-aprn-cnp/

Do you know an amazing SottoPelle doctor? Nominate them here to be a Doctor of the Day!
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Featured Doc – David Sobel, MD, JD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase David Sobel, MD, JD who practices in Englewood, Colorado and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since October 2013.

Urology Associates P.C.
Location:
799 E. Hampden Ave 430,
Englewood, Colorado, United States
Phone Number:
303-653-4622
Fax Number:
303-733-0106

 

Please see David Sobel, MD, JD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/david-sobel-md-jd/

Do you know an amazing SottoPelle doctor? Nominate them here to be a Doctor of the Day!
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TRADEMARK WOMEN OF DISTINCTION 2019 HONORS

CAROLANN TUTERA SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE TRADEMARK WOMEN OF DISTINCTION 2019 HONORS

Carolann Tutera has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition for demonstrating dedication, leadership and professional excellence. Her compassion and expertise set the standard in the industry. She has truly dedicated herself to her profession. Representing the state as one of the best in the country requires talent, experience and integrity. There is humility and personal touch she adds to her relationship with everyone she does business with, more than the value of her service it’s her way of treating everyone like an extended member of her own family that people remember the most. As a talented disciplined professional she has maintained a proven track record of quality service, driven by her desire to succeed. During the vetting process it was noted along with her exceptional reputation that she has also maintained a positive peer rating. Her years of service along with her level of expertise and several other factors also contributed to her inclusion. She prides herself on honesty and integrity. She is the kind of professional admired by colleagues and peers alike. Her kindness and willingness to always help others and find solutions to most questions is both exemplary and honorable. She has made her mark on her profession as an expert and will become part of history as one of the top professionals in her field. She is the kind of professional that is not only successful in her field but making her an influencer online. Her recent contributions are creating a media outlet called SottoPelle Lifestyle to help others age gracefully and authentically.  She also can be heard interviewing other influencers and notable figures in various fields on her podcast Adventures in Aging on iTunes.

About Trademark Women of Distinction
With expert female members representing every major industry, Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition is a trusted resource and tool dedicated to highlight the professional accomplishments and stories of today’s best and brightest women in business. Trademark Women of Distinction is dedicated to the preservation of each individual females story as each of them deserve their own special place in history. The talented women profiled in this historic registry share such virtues as determination, courage, leadership, patience, and discipline. It is not these characteristics which set them apart from the rest of us, but their extremely high degree of accomplishment as female professionals. Now more than ever these females serve as an example, each of these extraordinary women documented in this publication offer tangible evidence of the value of hard work, goal setting and passion. Trademark Women of Distinction membership provides these hard working accomplished women with a certified and validated third-party endorsement of their accomplishments, and serves as a way to spread the word about their success through a trusted network of women brought together by the same common morals, values and dedication. The historic preservation of each woman’s family legacy and personal achievements is also a driving force in the success of the publication. Such a well-researched and verified source ensures this tool to act as a bridge forging long lasting new business relationships.

 

 

Featured Doc – Kristin Black, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Kristin Black, MD who practices in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since November 2014.

New Day Wellness Center
Location:
Phone Number:
704-697-1116
Fax Number:
704-714-5894

 

 

Please see Kristin Black, MD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/kristin-black-md/

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newdaywell

Do you know an amazing SottoPelle doctor? Nominate them here to be a Doctor of the Day!
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Featured Doc – Robert Grafton, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Robert Grafton, MD who practices Rochester Hills, MI and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since September 2010.

PSI Medical Group
555 Barclay Circle|3368 Beltline Ct NE|28345 Beck Road 170|311,
Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States

248-299-6228|616-361-9221|248-869-0020

Please see Dr. Robert Grafton, MD profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/robert-grafton-md/

Do you know an amazing SottoPelle doctor? Nominate them here to be a Doctor of the Day!
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Featured Doc – Randal Hartline, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Randal Hartline, MD who practices Powell, TN and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since May 2011.

Tennova Women’s Care – Hartline Gynecology

Please see Dr. Randal Hartline, MD profile on our directory at:  https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/randal-hartline-md/

Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TennovaHealthcare

Do you know an amazing SottoPelle doctor? Nominate them here to be a Doctor of the Day!
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Featured Doc – Michael Augustino, MD, FACOG

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Michael Augustino, MD, FACOG who practices in Pembroke Pines| Weston, FL and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since February 2010.

Please see Michael Augustino, MD, FACOG’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/michael-augustino-md-facog/

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