This week we are featuring guest posts by one of my patients, who was thrown into surgical menopause at a relatively young age. Many women may recognize the signs and symptoms Erin experienced. Like Angelina Jolie, she is sharing her story in hopes of helping others.
The second I walked into DeRosa Medical, I had a gut feeling I was in the right place. My blood work had been ordered in advance of the appointment, so they already had the results. My intake examination was with two very thorough and thoughtful young medical students who carefully went through my health history and talked with me for more than an hour, returning often to ask more questions and to clarify points. By the time I met Dr. DeRosa, she had reviewed their findings and everything in my chart in detail, and she was ready to educate me about my current state of health.
She hugged me, sat down, looked me in the eyes and said, “I’m so glad you’re here. Don’t worry, I’m going to help you.” I nearly burst into tears. Finally, people were listening to me.
Dr. DeRosa was a breath of fresh air, and everything a doctor should be. Warm. Caring. Compassionate. Knowledgeable. Insightful. Fun. REAL.
She carefully explained how critical hormones are to all of our metabolic functions and how they all depend on each other to work well, and then showed me how they related to my test results. She reassured me that I was not crazy and that my collective symptoms pointed to dramatic hormonal imbalances that could be corrected. The evidence was all right there in my blood panel. There was an actual reason I couldn’t sleep, and it was right there in the numbers. Once all of those imbalances were treated, she continued, I would begin to feel better. And live better. And she was right.
I began bio-identical hormone pellet therapy that day. Within a short time, I noticed changes. Within a few months, I was like a new person. My metamorphosis had begun.
Recognize any of these signs or symptoms? Call our office for an appointment: 480.619.4097