Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialists

Pacific MD

Internists located in Woodland Hills, CA

As it suggests, hormone replacement therapies (HRT) are used when your body’s ability to produce certain hormones is compromised. Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, have considerable experience using hormone therapies to successfully treat and correct hormone deficiencies.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What hormone replacement therapies does Pacific MD offer?

Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla specialize in hormone replacement therapies in the following two areas: 

  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Thyroid hormone replacement therapy

If you have issues in either of those two areas, contact Pacific MD to get started on a personalized treatment plan.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Not every male with low testosterone levels needs replacement therapy. However, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla may recommend testosterone replacement therapy for you if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Lowered sex drive or libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Loss of body or facial hair
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Lowered self-esteem

If any of these symptoms apply to you and a test confirms that your testosterone levels are low, testosterone replacement therapy may be a good fit to mitigate these symptoms. 

If you and your doctors have decided on this course of action, replacement hormone therapies are administered several ways:

  • Skin or mouth patches
  • Topical gels
  • Injections or implants

What are the risks of testosterone replacement therapy?

Minor side effects from the treatments have been recorded, such as irritation or rashes at the site of treatment.

If you are affected by any of the following, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla will discuss the risks involved with testosterone replacement therapy as it may worsen some conditions, such as: 

  • Prostate cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Blood clots
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Heart disease

What is thyroid hormone replacement therapy?

The thyroid is an important producer of hormones that control your metabolism. Essentially, the thyroid is responsible for how your body uses energy. When the thyroid isn’t working properly, medical intervention is necessary, usually in the form of thyroid hormone replacement therapy.  Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla offer this to help treat two conditions:

  • Hyperthyroidism: When the thyroid does not produce enough hormones.
  • Suppression therapy: If you have thyroid cancer, hormone replacement therapy is used to suppress the growth of the cancer in the thyroid.

Typically, thyroid hormone replacement therapy is administered orally, with a daily pill. There is no one-size-fits-all pill for thyroid problems, so Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla study your case thoroughly to determine the right level for you, adjusting accordingly along the way.

All Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Pacific MD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry / First Health (Assurant)
United Healthcare