David McLaughlin, M.D. – Indiana Bioidentical Doctor
Indiana Bioidentical Doctor, David McLaughlin, M.D. with Men’s and Women’s Specialty Health Centers is a reproductive gynecologist who has been in private practice for more than 30 years. He helps couples who are trying to conceive through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) utilizing our certified IVF facility located in the same building. A large part of his practice is dedicated to treating both men and women who request Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). He also has an active GYN practice treating patients with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, polycystic ovaries, pelvic pain and uterine bleeding in Noblesville Indiana.
Men’s and Women’s Specialty Health Centers is located just Northwest of Indianapolis in Hamilton County and Noblesville, Indiana. Dr. McLaughlin and staff practice in a clean, modern stand-alone medical office building in Indiana.
Through years of experience, Dr. McLaughlin has learned what reproductive hormone levels are required for conception in his fertility practice. Dr. McLaughlin has extrapolated that information about estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone levels, and applied it to his older patients who have hormone deficiencies.
Dr. McLaughlin’s goal for his patients is to return their hormone levels back to youthful levels, when they felt vibrant. Why endure menopause when you can enjoy your later years through proper BHRT treatments.
Indiana Bioidentical Doctor, David McLaughlin, M.D., started using BHRT in 1981, when he had a FDA Investigator number researching subcutaneous Estradiol and testosterone pellets. He continued the study through the Institutional Review Board at the Community Hospital.
One of the advantages Dr. McLaughlin saw from using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the ability to measure serum levels and correlate them with patient’s symptoms to individually optimize each patient’s response. Barring a medical contraindication, most candidates for bioidentical hormone therapy continue through their lifetime, just as would a diabetic having insulin replaced to control their symptoms.
It seems logical to just replace the same natural hormones that the body has quit making. At Men’s and Women’s Specialty Health Centers of Noblesville, Indiana, we do that for people who cannot produce enough thyroid hormone, as we do for the diabetic patient who cannot produce insulin.
Dr. McLaughlin only uses plant-derived estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone that can be measured through blood levels. Often, there are several bioidentical hormone options available to the patient, including different routes of administration. We provided accurate, up-to-date information regarding risks and benefits, with education as the keystone to help our patients become partners in selecting and participating in their care.
What is Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the term for the treatment of symptoms and conditions caused by the effects of aging and hormone deficiencies resulting from menopause and andropause (male menopause). Bioidentical Hormone Replacement uses hormones that are identical in their molecular structure to the hormones produced naturally within the human body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is used more generally to describe the practice of using only bioidentical hormones in the treatment of all hormone deficiencies, not just menopause. These include perimenopause, andropause, thyroid, adrenal fatigue and weight loss.
Our approach is to individualize treatment plans for each patient based on medical history, physical examination, symptoms and laboratory analysis. The prescription is tailored to the exact amount of each hormone needed for the individual’s balance. We focus on Bioidentical Hormone restoration and optimization.
The first step is to treat the causes of hormone imbalance when possible. Providing your body with the elements needed to make its own hormones is fundamental. The next step is to supplement with bioidentical hormones to restore deficient hormones.