Updated: Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010, 9:43 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010, 9:43 AM CST
Menopause is a natural occurrence in the body, but it can cause hot flashes, night sweats, and even decrease a person’s sexual drive.
Dr. Quint Jardine says bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is effective hormone therapy in woman and men.
A pellet the size of a grain of rice is inserted into the patient’s upper buttocks region. The pellet is made up of either estradiol or testosterone.
The process takes just a few minutes in the office. The patient is put under a local anesthesia, the pellets are inserted and the small incision is closed with a steri-strip.
Dr. Jardine says the pellet releases a small dose of hormones for four to six months. The time release helps to avoid fluctuations of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery.
Dr. Jardine says the feedback from patients has been overwhelmingly positive. Patients say they’ve gained relief of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. They also say they have an improved sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance.
Dr. J. Quint Jardine, MD
3715 Dauphin St.
Building 2, Suite 3B
Mobile, AL 36608
Bio on Dr. Jardine:
Dr. Jardine received a chemistry degree from Vanderbilt University in 1977 and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham in 1981. He completed an internship and residency in OB/GYN at Vanderbilt in 1985 and returned to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama to practice.
Dr. Jardine is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist practicing on the campus of Springhill Medical Center for 25 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Jardine is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He served as Chairmen of the Board for Springhill Medical Center for 14 years.