Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women


Too often women go along in life feeling significantly less than optimal. They are always putting family and friends first and are usually the last in line to take care of themselves. They may start feeling more and more tired (especially the last half of the day). They deal with brain fog or bouts of depression and/or anxiety. If they are lucky, their hot flashes and night sweats and mood swings aren’t too bad.

It’s time for a change! It’s time to put yourself first and it’s time to get
answers and start feeling great again!

Step 1: Bloodwork

Many women don’t realize that hormones play such a huge role in so many aspects of how they feel and that a simple blood test can actually give them answers to why they feel the way they feel.

At LivingYoung Center we make it easy to know your numbers. An in-office blood draw is all that is required to get tremendous insight about your health. Call today and ask to schedule a Comprehensive Female Panel.

Step 2: Evaluation

Once your results are in, one of our practitioners will call you to let you know if you are a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. You may then proceed to schedule an in-office evaluation. During this comprehensive evaluation, we are going to get to know you in much more detail. Your practitioner will perform a physical exam, Tanita body composition analysis, and dive deeper into your medical history and lab work. From here we will create a customized treatment plan just for you including prescribing bio-Identical hormones and based on your lab work, make other lifestyle recommendations such as diet and supplementation.

Hormones & Your Health: What You Need to Know

Common Questions


The cost of the full Comprehensive Female Hormone Panel if done in-office is $295. Because we do so much blood work in our office we are able to negotiate excellent pricing from our specialty lab and we pass those savings on to you. This same panel done outside our office can range from $2,900-$3,400.
Often patients will ask if their insurance will cover these tests and the answer can depend. As a patient you would need to contact your insurance company to see what may be covered. We do not take or process insurance, so it would be up to you to submit for reimbursement. Often patients, after doing research, find it actually less expensive (after co-pays, etc.) to pay directly for the panel.

Office Visits

The cost for the initial comprehensive evaluation is $200.00. This fee is collected at time of scheduling this appointment as our specialist will already be working on your treatment plan prior to you arriving.

Follow-up office visits are $75-$150, depending on complexity.


The monthly cost of medications will depend on what bio-identical hormones and supplements are prescribed to you.

BioTE® hormone pellets are $350 for women, which last several months. *At this time, this service is only available at our Palm Harbor office with Dr. Carissa Alinat, a certified BioTE® provider.

Creams, pills, patches, and troches are also available. Your practitioner can help you decide what is best for you and provide you with pharmacy pricing.

How you feel after getting to feel your yourself again…Priceless. Just ask our current patients.  

Pellets are compounded estradiol or testosterone that are made from organic plant materials, which have the exact molecular structure of those hormones found in the body. They are pressed into a solid compound that is about the size of a cooked grain of rice. Using a painless office procedure, they are inserted under the skin in the hip area. The pellets release small amounts of hormone directly into the bloodstream similar to that which the ovaries produced during our younger adult years.

At Living Young Center, we utilize the BioTE® method for optimizing hormones. BioTE® Medical is the world leader in hormone optimization. You can be assured that you will receive bio-identical hormone pellets of the utmost quality as well as treatment by a certified BioTE® provider. Certified BioTE® providers have performed over 1.7 million pellet insertions, which means this is a proven, effective method used across the world.

Unlike pills and creams, which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient, BioTE®  Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for several months, without any “roller coaster” effect.

Because the hormones used are completely natural, BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.