Genifer Y. Chavez, MD MPH
Look and feel great at any age ... without surgery!
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical Hormone
Replacement Therapy (BHRT) ...

Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are virtually
identical to those produced by your own body.  By contrast,
synthetic hormones are manufactured by pharmaceutical
companies and are chemically similar to (but not the same
as) the hormones made by your own body.

Synthetic hormones may offer a few benefits, but unlike
natural hormones, they do NOT always fit exactly into your
body's hormone receptor sites.  For this reason they may
not work as well as bio-identical hormones and typically
have a greater number of undesirable side effects.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is useful in treating women in MENOPAUSE, peri-menopause (beginning menopause), or post-menopause who want to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and improve the quality of their sleep. HRT is also been shown to be helpful in improving mood, concentration, and memory, as well as libido.  Women who are on HRT also experience a lower incidence of osteoporosis and are able to maintain better muscle mass and strength which are key components to successful long-term weight management.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can also be useful in treating men suffering from symptoms associated with ANDROPAUSE (the male equivalent of menopause). Typical symptoms include low testosterone, chronic fatigue, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), irritability, depression, and reduced muscle mass and strength.

We take great pride in our ability to prescribe personalized Bio-identical Hormone HRT “regimens,” including hormone pellet implants, that are uniquely tailored to meet our patients’ individual needs.  After a detailed review of your personal history, together with your laboratory and physical exam results, we can design an HRT regimen that is just right for you to optimize YOUR hormonal balance.  We then carefully monitor and modify (fine tune) your regimen over time, as your needs change.

Suzanne Somers on the Benefits of Bio-identical vs. Synthetic Hormones:


Fee Schedule and Payment for Services:

For current fee schedule, please call our office.  Payment is required at time of appointment.  Except for lab work (which is generally covered by insurance) we do NOT accept insurance for bio-identical hormone therapy appointments.  The initial visit will take approximately an hour.  After your hormones have been properly balanced, we will ask that you come in for a follow-up visit at least once every six months for on-going monitoring and evaluation. 

Patient Financing available through Advance Care:

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The views expressed above on the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and hormone replacement therapy in general, are those of Dr. Genifer Y. Chavez MD MPH, and in no way represent or imply her endorsement of the use of such therapies without the proper care and supervision provided by a qualified prescribing physician.



Dr. Genifer Y. Chavez, MD MPH practices Wellness Medicine and Medical Aesthetics at her office located at:

5930 E Pima St., Suite 124
Tucson, AZ  85712

Phone: (520) 296-0635

Office Hours:  Tuesdays and Fridays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m by appointment only

How to find us:

For more information or to schedule an appointment call us TODAY at (520) 296-0635