Dr. Jennifer Landa Explains Why She Offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

January 15, 2009

I am a board-certified OB/GYN and am practicing in Orlando, FL.  I have dedicated my practice to the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).  I practiced traditional OB/GYN for some time and then changed my practice to GYN only.  At that time, of course, many menopausal and peri-menopausal women crossed my path.  I tried in vain to help them with the usual tools of my profession – Prempro, etc… But ultimately I found that many people did not experience relief and many more experienced side effects. 

After an extensive search for other methods to help patients with hormone problems I became familiar with BHRT.  I did a lot of research and found that BHRT hormones seemed not only to help patients better but also were safer than artificial or synthetic hormones.  It was at that point, for the first time, that I even considered that I was prescribing hormones that were artificial.

Well it doesn’t take a doctor to figure out that hormones that are the same as what is in our bodies naturally would be better for us.  The best part is that the scientific literature backs it up!  There is plenty of research to show that BHRT helps symptoms and helps to prevent disease and most importantly does not seem to have the same risks of breast cancer that artificial hormones do. 

 It is important to me for people to realize that not all hormones are the same.  Sometimes the press does not discriminate and it would be hard for them to do so as there are many doctors who still do not understand the difference.  So all of this is very confusing for patients too. 

BHRT has helped many of my patients live a better quality life and they are so thankful that this wonderful, more natural option exists.  One final note, it is important to have BHRT prescribed by a doctor who has studied BHRT extensively.  One of the reasons that BHRT is safer is that the levels are hormones are monitored regularly and the doses are customized based on levels.  Kudos to Oprah for bringing information about BHRT to the public!!  Good luck and best of health on your journey.

 Jennifer Landa, MD BodyLogicMD Orlando, Florida

10 Responses to Dr. Jennifer Landa Explains Why She Offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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  2. Wendy Crady says:

    can you recommend a Dr ( female preferred) who special interest is in bioidentical therapy in the Kansas area. Merriam, Overland Park, Lennexa, Leawood, Shawnee or surrounding areas.

    • bodylogicmd says:

      BodyLogicMD currently does not have in physicians in that area. Our best suggestion is to go to your local reputable compounding pharmacy and ask for a list of doctors specializing in BHRT then do your own research into the qualifications of those physicians. Good Luck in your search!

  3. Gail says:

    Can you recommend a doctor who practices EHRT in the New Jersey or surrounding areas?

    • bodylogicmd says:


      BodyLogicMD has two great physicians in Connecticut and one in Virginia. (Click here then click on the location nearest to you to learn more about these expert physicians) If these physicians are too far from you, we suggest you visit your local, reputable compounding pharmacy and ask for a list of doctors in your area specializing in BHRT, then do your own research on these doctors before deciding to see one or not. BodyLogicMD is constantly working to add new physicians, so check back time to time to find out if there is one in your location. Good luck.

  4. Cathy Hill says:

    I had a partial hysterectomy 10+ yrs ago and at age 49, I started having hot flashes. Black cohosh worked great for a year then they were back with a vengeance. I tried the OTC progesterone cream and it was amazing but I was concerned and wanted to know my hormone levels. The saliva test showed I was so low in every hormone tested, that it couldn’t be measured. I was started on a bioidentical DHEA/Estrogen/Progesterone cream and it worked great for 2 months and then the symptoms came right back. I told the pharmacist and the dose for the hormones were doubled and they added testosterone. Again, it worked great but only for a couple of months. Is this something my body is just having to adjust to? What’s happening?

  5. darryl feyjoo says:

    No one here in Ocala will recommend hormone replacement therapy. Also in Gainsville…

  6. Robin says:

    Do you know of a provider in the Gainesville/Ocala area?

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