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What do you think of bioidentical hormone therapy? Is it covered by regular medical insurance like united heaklth care?

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Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often not covered

Bioidentical hormones come in many different formulations; some may be covered with the right diagnosis.

In brief: Often not covered

Bioidentical hormones come in many different formulations; some may be covered with the right diagnosis.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
Dr. Steven Ferguson
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Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: it depends....

I suggest contacting your insurance company, as they vary in what they cover. Often, the insurance company will pick up portions of your initial bhrt consult, such as lab work or the consultation if it is with an M.D.
Pellet implant therapy is not often covered but many physicians will work with you on payment plans or offer care credit, etc to help cover those costs.

In brief: it depends....

I suggest contacting your insurance company, as they vary in what they cover. Often, the insurance company will pick up portions of your initial bhrt consult, such as lab work or the consultation if it is with an M.D.
Pellet implant therapy is not often covered but many physicians will work with you on payment plans or offer care credit, etc to help cover those costs.
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Bioidentical hormone

Bio identical hormone therapy is not usually covered by insurance.
The hormones have hormone actions just like pharmaceutical hormone replacement, but with less standardization and safety standards. They have side effects and risks, just as pharmaceutical replacement. If you need hormone replacement, i would recommend regulated hormone replacement vs. Unregulated hormone replacement.

In brief: Bioidentical hormone

Bio identical hormone therapy is not usually covered by insurance.
The hormones have hormone actions just like pharmaceutical hormone replacement, but with less standardization and safety standards. They have side effects and risks, just as pharmaceutical replacement. If you need hormone replacement, i would recommend regulated hormone replacement vs. Unregulated hormone replacement.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Dr. Brad Eilerman
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