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 or go online to www.iacprx.org and plug in your zip code.
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 holistic physicians.
In addition, go to the websites of the following organizations that support alternative and wholistic medicine. All of these sites offer directories of healthcare providers. Not all of these providers work with natural hormones, but many of them do.
American College for Advancement in Medicine
380 Ice Center Lane, Suite C
Bozeman, MT 59718
Toll Free: (800) 532-3688
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
818 18th Street N.W., Suite 250
Washington, DC 20006
Toll Free: (866) 538-2267
Outside of U.S.: (202) 237-8150
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
6919 La Jolla Blvd
San Diego, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 240-9033
This website allows you to search the member directories of several alternative and wholistic health provider organizations.
FOR INFO ON PROGESTERONE IN THE UK AND EUROPE
Natural Progesterone Information Service
PO Box 24, Buxton, SK17 9FB
Tel: +00 353 539232463
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.
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.