What is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the use of hormones to help resolve symptoms related to hormonal imbalance or decline in hormone production. Our hormone treatments are called “bio-identical” because the types of hormones we use are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. Natural hormones used in BHRT are derived from products like plants and animal sources, rather than being created synthetically in a lab.


Almost all men and women over the age of 40 begin to experience hormone imbalance.  There is a natural decline in hormone production with age.  Production declines by 50% by age 50.  There are also lifestyle and environmental factors that may accelerate that decline.

As we age, we start to experience a multitude of symptoms that are a result of a decrease in our natural hormone production and levels. Men and women each have their own set of issues that can result from hormone deterioration and imbalance. To learn more about specifics by gender, click the links below:

Some general symptoms include:

Lack of Energy Hair Loss
Decreased Sex Drive Memory Loss
Insomnia Depression
Joint & Muscle Pain Mood Swings
Weight Gain Anxiety

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help! Dr. Durst has extensive training and experience in hormone treatment and is passionate about helping people find their balance. She is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has completed a fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. Led by Dr. Durst, RevitalyzeMD has developed a managed treatment program in which we will evaluate your current symptoms and hormone levels to create a custom program designed for your specific needs. Once treatment begins, your progress will be monitored, and treatment adjusted as needed to achieve optimal results.  Our goal is to have you feeling like the best version of yourself!


Many things in our lives need to be managed. Your health is no exception! It’s time to start managing your wellbeing with a combined program of fitness, nutrition and Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy. The good news for both men and women is that in most cases, hormone loss and imbalance can be corrected. It is a journey to optimal health and disease prevention that requires both an experienced physician and a patient committed to the program.


The first step is to schedule a free 20-minute consultation to meet with the doctor and arrange to have your blood work done.  Once we receive the results, we’ll have you come in to discuss the findings, and do a comprehensive evaluation including a review of your symptoms and a medical exam.  An individualized plan is created, and you will be prescribed bioidentical hormones and possibly supplements through your choice of compounding pharmacies. At this time, the doctor will discuss your options regarding our treatment program. Should you decide to enroll, there will be ongoing evaluations to adjust treatments based on blood work and symptoms.  This is done to optimize levels of hormones and get you feeling your best.  Sometimes detoxification programs are recommended. As part of our wellness program, we will help you put together a plan for eating a healthy diet, exercise and stress reduction techniques that work for your lifestyle.


Once you’re blood work is completed, the doctor will put together your personalized plan and go over it with your during your comprehensive evaluation and exam.  That visit is $300.  You’ll get your prescriptions and recommendations for how to proceed.  If you decide to enroll in the program, that fee will be deducted from the cost of the program. The plan is $1,200 per year if paid up front, or $125 per month. The full program provides a year long, medically supervised treatment plan which includes all follow up visits and additional conversations with the doctor.

 The team at RevitalyzeMD will routinely evaluate and asses your progress using blood levels to guide them to replenish and balance your hormones toward the goal of symptom control and disease prevention.  They will adjust your prescriptions as needed to help you attain the results you’re looking for. The doctor will be available to you for any questions or concerns regarding your hormone treatment, medications and symptoms. However, this program does not replace a primary care physician for any medical issues not related to your hormone treatment plan.

Bloodwork and prescriptions are not included in the cost of the program.  We have negotiated very reasonable rates with two local labs, or you can take a prescription to the lab of your choice. We don’t accept insurance but will be happy to provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance company. You will need to be follow up bloodwork over the course of the year, but it will be more targeted and therefore less expensive. For prescriptions and supplements, we can recommend excellent low-cost options with both local and nationwide compounding pharmacies.


There are just three easy steps to sign up!

1. Register as a new patient using the Patient Portal tab below
2. Read and sign the privacy policy and consent for treatment forms
3. Schedule your free consultation by calling 865-293-5828

Once you’ve met with the doctor and decided that the program is right for you, login into your patient portal account and chose your payment option.

We look forward to being part of your journey to a healthier, happier you!