Bioidentical Hormones

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bioidentical hormones are an exact structural replica of the hormones that are naturally produced by the body. The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is that, although both are created in labs, synthetic hormones are not identical to the hormones naturally created in your body while bioidentical hormones match human hormones molecule by molecule.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy benefits men and women of various ages suffering from hormonal imbalances. Each treatment plan is uniquely tailored to the individual. To select the right therapy, you must understand all the available options for therapy and exactly how bioidentical hormone therapy can enhance your life and wellbeing.

If you are considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you may be experiencing symptoms that may be keeping you from feeling like yourself. Those symptoms may be the earliest signs of aging, such as foggy thinking, sleeplessness, muscle loss, or low energy. Furthermore, conditions of aging like menopause in women can cause hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain while even post-menopausal women experience symptoms including but not limited to hair loss and low libido. Aging also has an effect on men known as andropause, which is caused by fluctuation of testosterone levels.

 

Human hormones play a significant role in maintaining proper function of the body. Whatever the reason you are seeking ways to feel better, the first step in determining if your symptoms are the result of a hormonal imbalance and that you are a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, is comprehensive lab testing. Lab testing are blood labs that a LoveJoy Clinic provider will order for you. We look at a very specific panel for either women or men.

 

We offer the convenience of receiving your blood labs right at our clinic or we can have them ordered for a blood lab facility that is convenient for you.

 

Lab testing at LoveJoy Clinic assesses blood to measure the current status of your natural hormones. Your LoveJoy provider will use the results of this lab testing along with your medical history and current symptoms to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

 

At LoveJoy Clinic, we are experts in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We take both an anecdotal and scientific approach to ensuring your hormones are balanced properly.

The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is dual fold. Unlike bioidentical hormones, synthetic, or conventional, hormones may be patented by pharmaceutical companies; therefore dosage varies only by milligrams dictated by your provider, while the molecular structure of the prescribed hormone is the same for every single person on that drug. Additionally, synthetic hormones are not created structurally the same as human endogenous hormones, which often leads to uncomfortable side effects. While synthetic hormones can mimic the effects of endogenous hormones on certain biological pathways, they rarely offer the same effectiveness at a deeper, molecular level.

Bioidentical hormones mimic the affinity of human endogenous hormones; therefore they are effective on more biological pathways, at all levels. Because bioidentical hormones are an exact structural replica of endogenous hormones, side effects are rarely observed, and in the event you do experience side effects, talk with your provider—the dosage may simply need to be adjusted. The added benefit of bioidentical hormones is that each dose is tailored specifically for your needs, not simply what doses the pharmaceutical company offers (as is the case with synthetic hormones.)

Bioidentical hormones that LoveJoy Hormone Clinic uses are hormones derived from the wild yam. This form of compounding has been used since the 1930’s and consistently in Europe since the 1960’s.

Wild yams are designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced naturally inside the human body. When the hormones are compounded from the wild yam, they are formed into very small pellets (about the size of a grain of rice). Hormones are separated in milligram units of Estrogen or Testosterone.

Hormones affect a multitude of pathways in the body. Women may experience fluctuations in their hormone levels throughout their lifespan. Imbalances can occur due to lifestyle and environmental factors, as well as expected changes, such as onset of menses, pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Imbalances of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can lead to many uncomfortable experiences, like night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, depression, and anxiety. The most common decline seen in menopausal and post-menopausal women is estrogen. When estrogen levels become unbalanced, women may experience symptoms such as low libido and bone loss.

The bone loss that women experience due to declining estrogen levels can lead to osteoporosis and increase the likelihood of bone fractures. Adjustments to a woman’s hormone levels through bioidentical hormone therapy and lifestyle changes can reduce or eliminate these discomforts and improve overall health and well-being.

As men age, their testosterone levels decrease. In fact, by age 50 most men’s testosterone levels are about half they were in their early 20’s. Clarity of mind, energy, post workout recovery, and libido can all be significantly reduced around age 40 and beyond.

Tell tale signs of low testosterone include:

  • Brain Fog (unable to have clarity of mind)
  • Low energy
  • After working out, it takes several days to recover
  • Excess body fat
  • Muscle density is less
  • Low libido (low sex drive)
  • Overly tired even after a short workday

The only way LoveJoy Hormone Clinic can know for sure where your testosterone levels are at is through a blood lab panel. Having a lab order at our clinic or at a lab convenient to you, we can have blood drawn and your provider will have information to know where your actual hormone levels are at. Combining this information with your health history and how you feel day to day, your provider can prescribe a hormone treatment plan for you.

Our medical director (Joy Melby) has been in the medical field since 1996. She has been practicing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy since 2004. During that time, she has performed over 20,000 procedures on both men and women. This means she has had patients in all ages, shapes, sizes, and varying stages in their hormonal life. This level of knowledge is crucial to being an expert in the field of hormone therapy.

Joy has trained all the providers at LoveJoy Hormone Clinic and all providers follow protocols that our medical director establishes. Consequently, the level of care and therapy protocols are the same with any provider and for any patient.

Bioidentical Pellet Hormone Delivery System (PHDS) is the main thing that we do here at LoveJoy Hormone Clinic. All our providers are Family Nurse Practitioners with many years of experience in internal medicine. However, they have chosen to specialize in Bioidentical Pellet Therapy.

Upon becoming a patient, the LoveJoy Clinic team will order the necessary labs for your visit, book your initial consultation, and send you an email with instructions on the steps necessary to prepare for your first appointment. This includes videos you should watch prior to your first consultation so you can be better informed to ask pertinent questions.

We offer a very convenient lab service right at our clinic. Very specific appointment scheduling so you do not have to wait. If you prefer, our Medical Assistant can send you an order form to have your blood lab testing performed at a lab facility close to you.

You will need to complete the online medical history and all necessary lab tests prior to your first appointment. Once your practitioner receives your test results, our medical assistant will contact you to schedule your first appointment that includes your consultation.

After your consultation and if you decide to proceed with hormone therapy that day, our team will schedule your “peak labs” appointment about 4 weeks later. This lab draw is important so we can determine your baseline and to confirm that the protocols we prescribed for you are correct. This is the science behind what we do here at LoveJoy.

For women, a follow-up appointment for your next insertion is about 3 months later. For men, approximately 6 months later. These appointments are ongoing for as long as you would like to stay on hormone therapy with LoveJoy Hormone Clinic.

Are hormones affecting your sex drive? The answer is likely a very reliable yes. Regardless if you are enjoying a healthy sex drive, a high sex drive, or agonizing over a low sex drive, in most cases, your hormones are in control. For some patients, emotional and psychological factors play a role in sexual desire. For both men and women, sex drive that has diminished with age, menopause, andropause, or pregnancy is likely linked to a hormonal issue. Approximately 70 percent of low libido issues are related to a hormonal imbalance. A low libido due to hormonal imbalance does not mean that you are helpless. In fact, you can take an active role in resetting your hormones to reclaim your sex drive.

 

What the Research Says: Hormones & Sex Drive

The research on sexual dysfunction and low sex drive is vast and has grown significantly in the last decade, as sexual functioning and related topics have become less taboo discussions between patients and their providers.

 

A 2016 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that there is a greater prevalence of multiple sexual dysfunctions in women, namely issues with desire and arousal1. Men, on the other hand, generally struggle with a single issue, most frequently premature ejaculation, or erectile dysfunction.

 

Low sex drive or impaired sexual function is often linked to the sex hormones: estrogen and testosterone, but imbalances in progesterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones and even cortisol can affect your sexual desire.

 

Estrogen

Low levels of estrogen can impact sexual functioning and desire in women. Too little estrogen can contribute to vaginal dryness, making intercourse painful. Low estrogen can also impair sleep and cause mood swings, which are rarely a positive influence on sexual desire.

 

Testosterone

Testosterone is the hormone that has the greatest influence on human sexuality. Low testosterone production can affect sex drive and sexual performance in both women and men. Yes, women need testosterone too! However, women’s needed levels of testosterone are only a fraction of what men require.

 

Low levels of testosterone can negatively impact the desire to have sex, cause erectile dysfunction in men, and limit arousal and orgasm in women. Stamina may also be affected in both genders if testosterone levels are low.

 

Progesterone

A 2013 study found that increased levels of progesterone were correlated with a decreased sex drive in women2. This correlation was noted by tracking and observing hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle. When progesterone levels were at their peak, women reported a greater disinterest in sex.

 

DHEA

DHEA can have implications on sexual health, but since it is a precursor to testosterone, imbalances are often better treated with testosterone therapy. A small study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women supplementing DHEA reported significant increases in frequency of thoughts about sex, interest in sexual activity and mental and physical satisfaction. Minor side effects were reported, including oily skin, acne, increased body hair and hair loss. Changes in dosage reduced side effects3.

 

Cortisol

High cortisol levels can affect sexual behavior. High levels of cortisol are common in individuals who are stressed. Too much stress can send the adrenal system into overdrive and cause an influx of cortisol. Excess cortisol leads to unwelcome effects such as fatigue, weight gain and impaired immunity—factors that can lead to a low sex drive or general disinterest in sex. However, a 2008 study found that sexual arousal can be impaired by an increase in cortisol as the result of anxiety about sexual performance4.

 

Low Sex Drive in Men

Low sex drive in men is primarily linked to issues with sexual performance, such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. However, men with a hormonal imbalance may also struggle with the desire to have sex.

Low testosterone is frequently the diagnosis for sexual dysfunction in men. Testosterone plays a role in energy and weight management—two side factors important for sex drive. It also plays a strong role in sexual desire, stamina, arousal, and performance.

Erectile dysfunction, which commonly occurs in older men can be influenced by low testosterone. Erectile dysfunction (ED) that is not a result of low testosterone may be treated with a class of drugs known as PDE-5 inhibitors. These drugs enhance blood flow to the penis, which leads to an erection. If this pathway is blocked, because of vascular impairment, it can be a sign of more serious diseases, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke or complications with diabetes.

Premature ejaculation is the most common form of sexual dysfunction in men and affects men of all ages for a variety of reasons. Ejaculation is regulated by neurotransmitters, hormones, prostate and erectile dysfunction. The cause of premature ejaculation (PE) may be an issue with one or some of these systems/conditions. For example, hyperthyroidism has been shown to contribute to PE and may be treated with anti-thyroid medications. Serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which act on the neurotransmitter, serotonin, can help men who are struggling with PE. Prostate issues and erectile dysfunction can also contribute to the incidence of PE.

Although low testosterone is the most diagnosed factor for low libido and sexual dysfunction in men, it is not the only hormone to play a role. Men who are stressed, depressed or lack sleep may also show a disinterest in sex. These symptoms may be related to high cortisol, or adrenal fatigue, or an imbalance of the thyroid hormones that influence metabolism, energy and sleep.

 

Boosting Sex Drive in Men with Hormonal Balance

Men who have noticed negative changes in their sleep patterns, sexual function, self-confidence, and reduced muscle mass or increased body fat may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

Hormone therapy is an effective treatment option for addressing issues with sex drive or sexual dysfunction that are caused by hormonal imbalance. A 2016 study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism examined the effects of testosterone therapy on sexual interest and activity in older men. This study was the part of a series of studies known as the Testosterone Trials, which examined the efficacy of hormone therapy in men aged 65 and older with low testosterone levels who are experiencing symptoms of testosterone deficiency. The year-long study found that men who were treated with testosterone therapy experienced consistent improvement in sex drive and 10 of 12 measurements of sexual activity. However, for the men in the placebo group, no significant changes were noted in their responses from the beginning of the study through the end of the study5.

In conjunction with hormone therapy, optimal hormone balance is achieved with dietary changes, routine fitness, and strategies to reduce stress. Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation can both be affected by stress levels. ED is also closely linked to vascular health, therefore diet and exercise can play a significant role in restoring function. Physicians that specialize in hormonal health and hormone therapy can partner with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will get to the root cause of your symptoms, optimally restoring hormonal balance, overall health and wellbeing.

 

Low Sex Drive in Women

Low sex drive in women is most often linked to issues with desire and arousal. Many of the hormonal fluctuations that occur throughout a woman’s life—puberty, pregnancy and menopause—can cause sexual desire to wane. Women are commonly diagnosed with a condition known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD is characterized by distress or anxiety related to the absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity in women. HSDD is the most common sexual health complaint among women, affecting 1 in 10 women.

HSDD can be a side effect of medications, certain lifestyle choices, life events: pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause or pain with intercourse. HSDD may also be a result of psychological or emotional issues, such as anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. Relationship issues that affecting bonding with a partner may also be a factor.

Hormonal imbalances can play a significant role in female sex drive and sexual disorder. Estrogen dominance is a common condition that can impact sexual desire. If a woman has too much estrogen compared to other sex hormones, such as testosterone, she may experience low sex drive along with other negative effects.

In contrast, low estrogen can impact sexual function. Many women who lack sufficient levels of estrogen will experience vaginal dryness which can make intercourse painful. Too little estrogen is also associated with unstable moods and sleep patterns, which may affect sexual desire and activity.

Low levels of testosterone are another significant factor in low sex drive in women. Though women have less testosterone that men naturally, supplementing testosterone has been shown to boost female sex drive.

Thyroid disorders, which can affect metabolism, weight, energy and sleep as well as cause hair loss may also impair sex drive due to lack of energy or affected aspects of self-esteem.

 

Hormonal Balance Shown to Improve Sexual Desire in Women

Women who are suffering from a hormonal imbalance may notice that their impaired desire for sex is also accompanied by symptoms such as moodiness, weight gain, or insomnia. Comprehensive lab testing can help pinpoint the root cause of symptoms.

A 2016 study found that estrogen therapy was effective in increasing sexual desire in postmenopausal women. When testosterone was added to a low-dose estrogen therapy, sexual desire was further enhanced6.

In conjunction with hormone therapy, optimal hormone balance is achieved with nutritional balance, routine exercise, and strategies to enhance mindfulness and reduce stress. Sexual desire and arousal can be significantly affected by emotional factors and stress levels in women. Physicians that specialize in hormonal health and hormone therapy can partner with you to develop an all-encompassing treatment plan that will get to the root cause of your symptoms, optimally restoring hormonal balance, overall health and wellbeing.

 

Hormone Therapy to Achieve a Healthy Sex Drive

The providers at LoveJoy Hormone Clinic are experts in the area of hormone heath for both men and women. Every patient is different, but abet, many are the same. Our providers use what their patients tell them about their medical history, lifestyle, and day to day activities to help in providing a treatment plan. Combining this information with what the science of a patient’s blood labs ensures the protocols for treatment are as accurate as possible.

What our providers have found is “A patient doesn’t know what they don’t know” about hormonal therapy. So, our providers provide a consultation during the first visit to help educate the patient about what can be expected with hormonal therapy.

Does hormone therapy that LoveJoy Clinic offers help everyone? Not necessarily, but it about 99% of the patients who visit us will have some personally measured benefit from the services that we offer. The remaining 1% are medically unable to use our treatment yet. Possibly due to younger age or other factors.

The best course of action for you is to have a consultation with one of our providers. They can review your labs with you and talk about options with you. Call our clinic or book your lab appointment online today.

Pellet therapy is a sustainable delivery method for bioidentical hormone therapy. Every three to six months a pellet made of bioidentical hormones is inserted under the patient’s skin, usually on the upper part of the buttocks (either side). The pellets, which contain customized levels of estradiol or testosterone, are slowly metabolized over the course of three to four months, releasing the bioidentical hormone in much the same manner as the body’s natural hormones are secreted.

Very much like sucking on a piece of candy or lolly pop, ultimately it fades away and needs to be replaced to continue providing hormonal balance.

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21:45 10 Aug 22
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19:08 09 Aug 22
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22:25 04 Aug 22
I am so grateful 🙏 for the discovery of Hormone Therapy. Lovejoy is amazing with the quality of care they provide, and are very thorough with explaining the process and the science of how and why the Therapy works. Beautiful facilities and friendly staff.
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Colleen F.
06:06 19 Jul 22
The entire staff very welcoming. Everything was fully explained. The very small procedure was painless and quick. My provider was very knowledgeable and honest. It takes a few days for the treatment to kick in and each day should get better. I'm looking forward to feeling great!
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18:46 18 Jul 22
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14:57 15 Jul 22
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Jenifer K.
17:30 06 Jul 22
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Karen K.
00:17 06 Jul 22
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Janette H.
21:04 23 Jun 22
I love Lovejoy so much! Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. I will always come back here for my health needs!
Kelly T.
18:30 23 Jun 22
LoveJoy Hormone Clinic is like family. Joy, her husband, and the entire staff really care about their patients in every way. They go above and beyond to help, serve, and care for their patients. I started with Joy when she was with "the other guys" and choose to follow her when she started LoveJoy and have NEVER been disappointed. Hormone therapy changed my life and it can change yours also. I started the therapy in 2015 and have been sharing the "good news" with friends and strangers alike ever since. Best decision of my life. Thank you Joy!!!
La Verda S.
18:04 21 Jun 22
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Melanie B.
23:35 15 Jun 22
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14:52 25 Jan 22
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Sherry B.
19:05 21 Jan 22
I visited Lovejoy because my existing doc, who I love, is closing his physical office. Needing my pellet insertions, I was referred by him to Lovejoy. I absolutely would recommend them. There are no added costs for consultations or supplements and they can draw the labs onsite. Very nice facility and very friendly and professional staff.
Dale-Wendy S.
21:41 19 Jan 22
Very good at what they do !
Never had a better blood draw !!!
Jill M.
18:06 07 Jan 22
The service was excellent. Everything was explained and the procedure was painless.
I recommend Lovejoy!
Maria Rubio- D.
00:45 28 Dec 21
Amazing! This clinic has got me living my life again. They are so friendly and wonderful here!
Catherine C.
00:45 09 Dec 21
Very caring and sincere people. They get it!!!
Kim Doubler B.
23:22 17 Nov 21
Very friendly people, very experienced!
Lydia B.
20:48 16 Nov 21
Great service and staff. Very professional
Keith B.
22:51 10 Nov 21
Joy is absolutely fantastic. I have my hormones done with her and I could not be happier. She is the best!!!!
Tracy B.
22:14 08 Nov 21
I don’t know what I’d do without my hormone replacement pellets, actually I’d be in bed miserable without them! I’m so grateful for this therapy, it’s given me my life back!
Carrie A.
16:52 04 Nov 21
Everyone was helpful and happy
Linda G.
19:29 22 Oct 21
It’s life changing ! Your way happier and u feel so much better and stronger !
Shelly B.
22:45 18 Oct 21
We are women of change -we need to listen to our bodies
Catherine B.
19:03 13 Oct 21
I feel like they really get what customer service really Is all about
Sybil I.
15:27 10 Oct 21
Wonderful staff and the pellets REALLY DO WORK!!! Thank you so much! I'm extremely happy with the results.
Shannon Devra R.
16:34 08 Oct 21
I love this place! It’s Wonderful!
Debbie J.
18:33 10 Sep 21
John and Joy are great. They make you feel at home. I look forward to hearing the results of the test they are running. I would recommend them to anyone.
Chris M.
23:46 08 Sep 21
friendly and knowledgeable staff
Karin C.
20:46 08 Sep 21
Informative, friendly, helpful
Karla T.
22:10 27 Aug 21
This clinic is always so welcoming. The staff is helpful and overly kind.
Jeri Ann C.
17:29 25 Aug 21
Dr Joy is very knowledgeable about all things hormonal. She has made my husband feel very comfortable so much so that he was willing to try out the service as well.
Teri M.
01:35 14 Aug 21
first time getting hormone pellets, so we will see. The staff very nice and efficient.
Terri C.
14:06 13 Aug 21
I was just at the clinic for the third time. I feel so much better and energizedThey are efficient and friendly. I feel that they take the utmost care to...
Linda W.
10:01 28 Jul 21
Very caring and professional office. If you are not sleeping and just don’t have the energy you used have you might need a hormonal checkup, this is the place to go!
Kaye S.
16:47 23 Jul 21
I love going to clinic not just for my hormones but because the staff is delightful & kind!
Janet Bunce M.
17:34 16 Jul 21
This clinic has helped me get my hormones balanced and lose weight ! Highly - Highly recommend !
Stephany Hall J.
19:20 12 Jul 21
Friendly, staff works to respond quickly, accommodating and helpful.
Michelle G.
23:24 28 Jun 21
Very Pleasant and very informative. I look forward to moving on in my therapy. I highly recommend. ❤️

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Jo A. B.
00:11 24 Jun 21
The girls are kind, easy to talk to and very professional
Bob C.
23:03 21 Jun 21
It is life changing! If you are not feeling good, go in and see how your life can change today.
Missy V.
16:50 04 Jun 21
Do yourself a favor and go.😊
Lynn Mulleady B.
20:13 02 Jun 21
I have struggled with my hormones for over 30yr. I have tried every kind of HRT and I was never able to find a balance. Joy has helped me find balance for the past 5yr. I would highly recommend her to everyone who is needing hormone replacement therapy!
Mida K.
01:18 25 May 21
I have been going to Joy for years. When she left her previous clinic, I was devastated, as I was only going there because of Joy. I Googled her and was...
R F.
14:28 23 May 21
Joy always spends time
with you and is very engaging. She is also very informed and truly takes an interest in your goals. Highly recommend LoveJoy clinic !!!
Scott L.
00:03 14 May 21
Changed my life! Been using bio identical hormone replacement for 14 yes & love it! 💕
Danna McIntire L.
15:07 13 May 21
Amazing experience with a very knowledgeable staff and doctor who cares about all aspects of your health. It feels like family gathering when coming in to get my pellets not so strange drs office.
You’ll love the results.
Lea T.
19:42 06 May 21
Truly kind and efficient, but did not feel rushed.
Michaela H.
21:53 04 May 21
Best service ever, highly recommend. You will be feeling 100% again. So stop with all the home made remedies and let them help you get your vitality back
Therese W.
01:12 20 Apr 21
the whole staff is amazing! super friendly and always a great experience!
Cassie Maddux De Z.
22:45 18 Mar 21
What a superb experience. An inviting, warm and friendly office staff. The provider was informative and listened to my concerns and questions. Her knowledge and confidence was reassuring for a new patient. I am thrilled that I made this choice. Will be returning for follow up appointment soon.
Dana T.
02:50 13 Mar 21
They are always so very nice at this office!
Wendy F.
23:00 15 Feb 21
Everyone in the office is very welcoming and warm. The environment is calm and relaxing.. (and immaculately clean)! They ran on-time; and even with all the questions I had, I never once felt rushed. Looking forward to returning next week to review my lab reports!
Angie D.
20:54 28 Jan 21
Everyone in the office is so caring and professional. The office feels like a spa, beautifully decorated, clean and relaxing. I would recommend Love Joy clinic to anybody who is looking to feel better and have more energy.
Grace F.
21:01 15 Jan 21
They are SO friendly! They make you feel comfortable and really listen to what you have to say! I feel confident in my success because they have given me the tools and info I need!
Angela Talley K.
17:49 13 Jan 21
I was feeling tired, irritable, low energy, hot flashes and depressed.
My experience at the clinic was very warm and friendly from the time I came in till the time I left.
I ended up getting the pellets and a B12 shot, I know I just got the pellets today, but I feel like I already have more motivation to do things.
I came home and hung a few pics I been meaning to hang!
Brenda O.
00:21 09 Jan 21
Very open, honest staff. Welcoming and warm. The fact that office visits and consults don't cost anything, just treatment is amazing!
Lacey F.
19:41 23 Dec 20
Really nice and helpful staff. Not to expensive either!
Pierce J.
21:54 09 Dec 20
This has been a game changer....And all the office staff of fantastic!
Elaina H.
17:35 09 Dec 20
Yes
Everyone is very nice they all greet you an make you feel very welcome. My favorite place ❤️
Regina O.
19:04 01 Dec 20
First of all I love the staff. They are always so friendly and on time. The office is always neat and clean. And the pellets do wonders for me. I used to have terrible hot flashes but not anymore.
Karla Voigt M.
21:09 23 Nov 20
Great medical service and advice, Beautiful office, And Knowledgeable staff
Michelle Hurd P.
00:59 18 Nov 20
Love this place that are very knowledgeable in hormonal replacements. I feel 20 years younger
Sandy Hofheins P.
01:22 14 Nov 20
I’ve been going to joy for at least 5 years, she is amazing...and the pellets are worth every penny! I would absolutely recommend LoveJoy Hormone Clinic
Deb E.
22:39 13 Nov 20
The practitioners at Lovejoy Hormone Clinic are very friendly and professional. I always feel valued and cared for. I feel like this has been the step I've been needing to take for awhile and I'm so happy that I was referred to LoveJoy Clinic I feel like I am finally in balance. ☺ I am recommending them to my friends and family.
McSassy M.
22:10 04 Nov 20
The staff is always so cheerful and helpful and never any waiting. Almost makes getting your blood drawn pleasant...almost.
Tol C.
00:20 04 Nov 20
Joy is wonderful. She makes the appointments easy and painless. She is great at explaining all the hormones. I was so happy with my results. The last two weeks before my appointment I was like a kid waiting for santa.
Extremely Happy, Thank You!
Amy G.
21:36 16 Oct 20
Great experience ! We were able to sit and discuss options with Joy, she was patient with us and explained the benefits and expectations with us. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Chad C.
18:57 02 Sep 20
LoveJoy Clinic is so professional yet friendly. It is a wonderful experience every time.
Anne B.
22:05 21 Aug 20
I LOVE JOY and her Clinic.Been worth her 5 years..Dr Tutera. Founder, 30 some yrs as my OBGYN.Pleeeeese do yourself a GREAT service and go see Joy...I'm...
Nanette B.
17:30 06 Aug 20
Joy made my initial consultation comfortable and clear on BHRT. The clinic is open the 3rd Saturday of the month to accommodate work schedules.
Lori B.
03:34 20 Jul 20
Excellent clinic!! Very knowledgeable and friendly!
Toni M.
17:57 17 Jul 20
Paula is amazing and very helpful. She listens to what u have to say and answers any and all questions you might have. She is very personal able and makes u feel comfortable. Thank you for all u have done so far I will definitely be using u guys again
Amanda M.
18:07 24 Jun 20
Best thing I’ve ever done! The staff at Lovejoy Clinic are great.
Tiffany B.
15:51 20 Jun 20
It was a very professional experience. I also felt very comfortable from start to finish. I am so excited for my consultation next week to find out what my solution is...
FIona H.
03:25 20 Jun 20
Fast efficient and the pellets work
Karen B.
21:54 01 May 20
I always look forward to my appointments wit Joy. Her clinic is professional and everyone is courteous. Never a complaint!
Kristin Carnibucci P.
21:31 01 May 20
Love this place! They were easy to talk to and discuss options of hormone therapy. After one set of hormone replacement pellets I feel so much better! It is so wonderful to get a good nights sleep and have energy to get things done. After 65 both of these are tough to find!
Julia Chesser V.
04:13 21 Apr 20
Joy Melby is such a joy to be around. She takes the time to listen to your needs with Hormone issues and weight lost and gets you on track to meet your goals. I would recommend her clinic to any woman or man who wants to start feeling energetic and young again.
Anna W.
18:57 17 Apr 20
Their office was easy to find. Michelle, at the front desk was very friendly and courteous. The doctor took her time to explain everything AND to answer questions, address concerns. All this and the cherry on top were their prices... EXCELLENT! Very affordable!!!
Norma I.
20:48 16 Apr 20
They are the best ❣️So nice and helpful in so many ways, I’m so glad a friend recommended her office, I tell everyone to go there. You will not be disappointed at all, nice location easy to find😊
Ann H.
04:00 10 Apr 20
Very nice and caring staff. Lovely looking office, very clean, warm and inviting.
Dawn G.
17:48 02 Apr 20
Professional services in a comfortable and inviting environment. Dr Melby is warm and explains the process with great compassion and a genuine desire to help others achieve optimal outcomes!
Randall R.
23:35 20 Mar 20
I’ve known Joy for several years and am so delighted to have reconnected at LoveJoy Hormone Clinic. So excited and looking forward to getting my hormones straightened out and lose weight 🤗❤️🙏🏻
Dene M.
19:04 13 Mar 20
Joy is the best, love her!!!
Garry R.
18:43 03 Mar 20
Joy is the best!! I'm so glad I found her again! Beautiful office, wonderful staff, I'll never go anywhere else!!
Julie S.
20:09 27 Feb 20
Joy is great! I highly recommend her. She has been treating me for years and she is the best!!
Todd B.
18:36 14 Feb 20
Great experience. I would recommend them to friends and family
Shelli G.
23:17 05 Feb 20
Always receive excellent personable care from LoveJoy! Joy Melby takes time to listen to my concerns and then works with me for my best results. I’m so thankful for her knowledge and caring ways!
Liane W.
16:39 28 Jan 20
The staff was above and beyond excellent!! Great place to go
Tomi K.
19:53 10 Jan 20
Love Joy and Paula..compassionate caregivers and the pellets.. speak for themselves. Works for me 😁
Dawn Dove J.
23:02 07 Jan 20
A relaxing friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend. Joy is very down to earth and genuine.
Jamie Golden R.
19:45 07 Jan 20
What an amazing place. They truly desire to help you improve your health and quality of life. They take the time to answer any questions you have. You feel like family and not a number when you leave. Wouldn’t think a clinic would be a fun place but the atmosphere is superb. If you thinking of making a change stop in and get your questions answered and start your new journey to a new and healthier you.
Aaron K.
20:29 04 Jan 20
very kind and caringlpeople
Kelly H.
20:24 04 Jan 20
Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable! They really care!!!
Great people-great results!!!
Glenda W.
00:39 24 Dec 19
Everybody at the clinic is extremely nice. They all make you feel comfortable and relaxed. This is probably the most awesome clinic I have ever been in. I will recommend this place to all my friends 💖
Cheryl E.
19:09 19 Dec 19
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Worked around my crazy schedule. They are awesome.
Clark G.
22:41 20 Nov 19
Life changing! ❤️👍🏼
#sweetpotato
Diana R.
17:03 16 Nov 19
I love that Joy takes the time to really dig into every possible hormonal issue and offer solutions. She's been my practitioner for several years and I completely trust her. If something doesn't work, we adjust until it's right. She's always up-to-date on the latest medical research and therapies - a wealth of knowledge!
Valerie P.
20:52 22 Oct 19
From the minute I walked in the door my experience was great! They are happy to help an explain everything! They listen and try and understand YOU! Both Paula and Joy are great!if your looking for a good hormone clinic, make an appointment with Paula! As a bonus I received a cute coffee cup! Thanks ladies!!
Siobhan B.
23:19 10 Oct 19
Joy Melby is the BEST! She is professional and compassionate to your hormone issues. She gets the job done so you can enjoy life. Joy uses the best quality pellets that last longer than pellets used by other clinics. Only the best for her patients. She cares about YOU!
Mary C.
19:05 27 Aug 19
Joy is the best of the best! Not only does she care about delivering top of the line service, she is up-to-date on the latest and greatest in her field including products and research. You just don’t find many providers like her anymore and I know this!, I am also a nurse practitioner!
Becky G.
00:08 17 Aug 19
nothing it is and was wonderful
Sandra L.
22:54 17 Jul 19
Joy is very thorough and asks lots of questions to evaluate your needs.
Antonia Polito V.
20:54 17 Jul 19
I love Joy! I’m so happy to continue as her patient at her new location. She has been with me from the start of my hormonal journey and her personality and honesty will keep me coming back for years to come. Thank you Joy!
Sherri Brown S.
17:43 21 Jun 19
Great Experience - Joy is awesome, caring, and love her new office - great staff as well!
Travis N Kalee T.
19:47 03 Jun 19
Beautiful office! I’ve been seeing Joy for my hormones for several years now and she is competent, knowledgeable, a good listener and just a sweet lady to be around. The product works!!! 😀
Wendy L.
20:41 29 May 19
I’ve been seeing Joy for a few years now and I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Joy is thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and takes the time to speak with you. I would recommend Joy to family, friends and anyone that is thinking about hormone replacement therapy.
Paige D.
23:44 07 May 19
Joy has years of experience and listens to her patients. I trust her with my hormone therapy.
Sharon Larson R.
15:30 29 Apr 19
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