OBGYN Specialists of Columbus recently attended an event where the founder and chairman of BioTE Medical, Dr. Gary S. Donovitz, provided an informative discussion about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. During this dinner program, attendees learned the advantages of this procedure, how to notice the signs of hormone imbalance, and who can benefit from this type of therapy. As Columbus, Georgia’s foremost provider, Dr. Rees has led the way by offering this life-changing service to her patients since 2016.

The BioTE Method

The BioTE Medical method of hormone replacement includes naturally derived plant-based hormones that are bioidentical to those hormones found inside one’s own body. The procedure places a rice-sized pellet in the fatty layer of tissue underneath the skin, providing patients with sustained hormone levels for up to 4-6 month period. Patients experiencing hormone imbalance may suffer from side effects including but not limited to the following:

  • Sleep issues
  • Anxiety
  • Menopausal disorders
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Low libido
  • Mood swings
  • Premenstrual symptoms
  • And many others

OBGYN Specialists of Columbus

Dr. Ruthann Rees and her staff provide a calm and female-focused environment to ensure the health and wellness of their patients. Dr. Rees and the OBGYN Specialists of Columbus are the areas longest and most experienced provider of BioTE. As a local Georgia BioTE partner, Dr. Rees provides women in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding areas a state-of-the-art procedure in the same comfortable environment they know and trust.

Contact us to learn more about the BioTE method and to schedule your consultation with OBGYN Specialists of Columbus.

Everyone gets older — aging happens — and there is no denying the changes a woman may experience with age. However, by taking care of yourself, those same changes can be kept to a minimum and the challenges lowered. That includes natural and bioidentical hormone replacement, as well as aspects like a healthy diet and exercise.

The benefits of natural hormone replacement are unmatched, including that of BioTE. What is BioTE? BioTE pellets are naturally derived from plants and bioidentical hormones used as a low-maintenance hormone imbalance treatment.

Dr. Rees and OBGYN Specialists of Columbus, Georgia are certified practitioners and can help you in your journey to natural hormone replacement.

Why endure the negative side effects of low hormone levels when you don’t have to?

5 reasons you Will Want to try the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy BioTE Pellets:

  1. Enhanced Energy and Focus – When women suffer from low or imbalanced hormones, they can become sluggish, less interested in the daily tasks, and find it difficult to focus. Get your energy back, try BioTE bioidentical hormone therapy to put the pep back in your step.
  2. Reduce the Risk of Breast and Endometrial Cancer – By straightening out a woman’s estrogen and other hormone levels, she can greatly reduce risk factors for cancers and reduce other medical conditions such as heart disease. These plant-based hormones mimic the hormones a woman’s body naturally produces and in turn have little, to no side effects.
  3. An Improvement of Bone and Muscle Mass – Low estrogen levels have been linked to osteoporosis and low bone density. BioTE bioidentical hormone pellets helps to sustain hormone levels for 4-6 months. So you don’t have to worry about taking a pill every day, the hormones are distributed evenly, 24 hours a day.
  4. Elevated Libido – Add years to your life and vitality to those years at that. Many women believe that losing the desire for sexual intercourse is a part of getting older, while often a lower level libido is caused by low estrogen and hormone levels. Unlike taking a pill or other hormone treatments, BioTE is minimally invasive without the worry of a missed dose.
  5. Relief from Peri-Menopause and Menopause Symptoms – If daily exercise and proper nutrition are still not enough at managing the symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, maybe hormone therapy is your answer. Ask Dr. Ruthann Rees at OBGYN Specialists of Columbus about BioTE hormone replacement therapy. This subcutaneous insertion is roughly the size of a grain of rice and can equalize hormone imbalance for up to six months.

Want to know what are other women using BioTE are saying? Watch this testimonial video of how BioTE changed these patients life and enhance their quality of living.

Contact the obstetrician specialists at OBGYN Specialist of Columbus, Georgia for more information. Learn how you can get started on the natural and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy today.

Do you have heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding with severe cramping? This Q&A will give you a brief overview of endometriosis and will answer some of the most common questions we are asked here in the office. Let’s get started!

What is Endometriosis?

The uterus is lined by the endometrium with the top layer consisting of endometrial mucosa, which forms a membrane and secretes protective fluid, in endometriosis, endometrial mucosa is abnormally implanted in locations other than the uterus such as the ovaries.

Can I get Pregnant if I Have Endometriosis?

Approximately 30-40% of women with endometriosis will be subfertile, which does not mean they will never become pregnant, but that they might require the assistance of fertility methods to increase their chances conception.

What is this Caused by?

Some risk factors may include a mother or another family member with endometriosis, early age of menstruation onset, short time period between menstrual cycles, long duration of menstrual flow, heavy bleeding between menstrual cycles, delayed childbearing, defects in the uterus or fallopian tubes, and iron deficiency.

What Symptoms are Typically Seen with this Condition?

Painful and heavy menstrual cycle, pelvic/abdominal/back pain, pain with sexual intercourse, pain with bowel movements, bloating, nausea, vomiting, pains with urination, pains during exercise.

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

Initially, labs and ultrasounds may be ordered to determine cause of symptoms. A trial of combination oral contraceptive pills [OCPs] may be attempted. The definitive diagnosis is made by laparoscopy, which is an invasive procedure done at the hospital, but not always needed in every patient with endometriosis.

What are the Current Treatment Options Available?

Hormonal therapy with combination OCPs, progesterone agrats, or gonadotropin releasing hormone [GnRH] analogues may be first attempted. Orilissa is a medication used for pain during and in between menstrual cycles. Surgery might be indicated in some patients with endometriosis who are refractory to medical treatment. Some options include endometrial abortion, presacral neurectomy, uterine nerve ablation, or hysterectomy.

More questions? Contact us at 706-324-0471 or admin@obgynsoc.com to schedule a visit.

All too often women put their health and personal needs on the back burner for others. While your family and loved ones are important, the value of regular obstetrics and gynecology appointments is extremely real. A visit to the gynecologist is more than just a yearly pap smear — so much more! While a pap smear may be included in your “well woman check-up” appointment, your visit is not limited to just that screening.

An appointment with your OBGYN is a “check-in” with your body. Here at OBGYN Specialists of Columbus, Dr. Rees is a doctor that has years of experience helping women stay healthy and prevent potential risks. What aspects of your health can be examined at your OBGYN Specialists of Columbus appointment?

Here are just some of the services provided in our local office, but not limited to:

  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Breast Health Exam
  • Contraception Counseling
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • STD Testing and Prevention
  • Peri- or Menopausal Issues/Concerns
  • Pap Smear, Mammogram, and Additional Screening Tests
  • After Hours Care
  • Lab Services
  • Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Surgeries
  • Pre and Postnatal care
  • And more!

So Much More Than A Pap Smear

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, all women should receive a “well woman check-up” at least once a year. Additionally, claiming that one day a year could add years to your life in the future. In recent years, the general rule of having a pap smear every year has been shifted to every three years (as long as normal results are present). This, however, does not mean women should stop seeing their gynecologist for routine check-ups and other specific female healthcare needs. Many women view their yearly exam as apart of their “self-care” routine, which is important to maintain your overall health. Furthermore, most prominent insurance companies include an annual “well woman” checkup in their plans, so take advantage and schedule your appointment.

Countless mothers will tell you, a trusted and caring obstetrician is worth their weight in gold. Our highly trained staff will support you throughout every step of your pregnancy. At OBGYN Specialists, we provide you with the knowledgeable care of pre/postnatal in a comfortable female-centered environment.

Local Women’s Healthcare You Can Trust

Located in the heart of Midtown Columbus, Georgia, and convenient to surrounding areas, OBGYN Specialists can assist with your complete women’s healthcare. When you visit the OBGYN Specialists of Columbus, you are not only treated by a knowledgeable all-female staff and doctor but you’ll feel confident and comfortable in the professional care you experience.

Contact us to schedule your next appointment today!