Not all doctors who use natural hormones use them the way Dr. Lee recommended. Please avoid doctors who use mega-doses of hormones--you'll just create new hormone imbalances. Also avoid doctors who think it's a good idea to have menopausal women menstruating again--this is not a safe practice.
One of the best sources of information for finding a doctor in your area is
your local compounding pharmacist:
Compounding pharmacists make individualized medications, including natural
hormones and many of them work with doctors who use natural hormones. In
fact, many compounding pharmacists are more educated than the doctors they
work with about how to best use natural hormones, and can help educate and
guide a doctor who is unsure. For a referral in your area contact IACP (International
Academy of Compounding Pharmacists), (800) 927-4227, ext 300, or go online
to www.iacprx.org and plug in
your zip code.
Health Food Stores
Your local health food store can be another good source of info on doctors
and other health care professionals who are familiar with natural hormones.
You can also look in your yellow pages under "physicians." Those
who practice alternative medicine often advertise themselves as wholistic or
American College for Advancement in Medicine
P.O. Box 3427
Laguna Hills, CA 92654
In California: (714) 583-7666
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
601 Valley St., Ste. #105
Seattle, WA 98109
American Holistic Medical Association
Resources for natural HRT.
23366 Commerce Park, Suite 101B
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Fax: (216) 292-6688
Professional Referral Network
FOR INFO ON PROGESTERONE IN THE UK AND EUROPE
Natural Progesterone Information Service
The Natural Progesterone Information Service aims to provide information on all aspects of the use of natural progesterone to women, doctors and other healthcare providers. NPIS also makes available many books, tapes, videos and scientific papers related to natural progesterone.
PO Box 24, Buxton, SK17 9FB
Tel: 07000 784849 Fax: 01298 70979
RESOURCES IN AUSTRALIA
Australian Menopause Centre
The Australian Menopause Centre focuses on providing women more natural options to managing menopause, perimenopause, and premenstrual syndrome through the use of individualized bio–identical natural hormone management. The Centre offers complete treatment programs for women that include free national phone consultations with their team of qualified medical practitioners. To contact the Centre, call 1300 883 405.