New patient consultation for BHRT – £150
Follow up appointments – £50 to £75, depending on complexity
What can you expect when you come for a consultation regarding bio-identical hormones?
During a consultation, you will be taken through a comprehensive set of questions covering your health and medical history in general, hormone-related symptoms in particular. The doctor will discuss with your the different types of hormones, bioidentical or conventional that may be suitable for your case.
You may receive recommendations for tests to determine exactly what hormone imbalances are affecting you. These tests are likely to cost around £200 – £300 depending on what tests are agreed upon.
Once the results of the lab tests are received, the doctor will review your case and issue you with a personalised prescription. If this is for bioidentical hormones they may be taken as transdermal creams, oral lozenges, or topically to the genital region.
Once the prescription has been sent to the Specialist Pharmacy by your doctor, you need to telephone London Specialist Pharmacy on 0207 637 1055 www.specialist-pharmacy.com to obtain the prescription.
You pay them over the phone by debit or credit card.
Bioidentical hormones are tailor-made for each individual person and are therefore more expensive than conventional products. However, they do last for quite some time. As an indication here are some of the commonest prescriptions that I am likely to prescribe:
Hormone creams £65-£125 for 50ml which will last for for 80-160 days
Lozenges £85-£105 per tray which will last 2-4 months depending on dose.
Follow up appointments are usually at 8 weeks, 3 months (optional), 6 months, and annually.
Lab tests may be required annually. Depending on your smear, bone density (DEXA) scan, and mammogram history, your doctor may recommend that you get referred for these during the course of your review for BHRT.