Joseph E. Kaye, M.D. – Boston Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Boston Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD has over 26 years of experience treating patients, and he has successfully changed the lives of thousands of men and women in the Woburn, Massachusetts and Middlesex County areas. Dr. Kaye uses a thorough functional medicine approach, which includes the assessment of all body systems, ordering a comprehensive lab panel, doing a thorough exam, and offering any needed service. In conjunction with balancing hormones, Dr. Kaye also treats other issues to help patients achieve optimal wellness, such as obesity, toxicity, autoimmune illness, gastrointestinal issues, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Dr. Kaye’s mission is to create a state of optimal wellness for each unique patient using the latest technology, a thorough evaluation, and the latest in customized nutritional and hormonal therapy. Dr. Kaye has a high regard for the physician-patient relationship. He goes the extra mile to be accessible, to respond to calls and emails promptly, and to be available in the office for unplanned visits if necessary. Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD provides a welcoming and supportive environment. As a Boston Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD incorporates the latest advances in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to provide a powerful treatment plan for patients.
- What Makes Functional Medicine Different?
When you have a specific health concern, the typical course of action is to visit a doctor for a prescription, testing, or advice. The doctor treats your symptoms and sends you on your way. This works well until the problem returns or you have new issues that concern you. If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may feel it never gets better despite spending much of your time at doctor appointments and undergoing continual testing. This is neither the doctor’s fault nor yours. While you are doing what you can to improve your health, the doctor is treating one symptom at a time just as he or she was trained to do.
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At Optimal Wellness MD, for example, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. works closely with patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long-term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. is able to provide the most effective treatments to each patient every time.
- How Functional Medicine Providers Work with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe, also their bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Men and Women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones. This results in a natural treatment solution without fear of side effects, as well as a faster and more effective result.
After you begin Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D., he continues to monitor you to ensure that you are seeing the improvements you expect. If not, he welcomes your input since he recognizes that you alone are the expert on your own body.
Getting Started With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. will start by testing an individual’s hormone levels to check for imbalances. Upon determining imbalances, the patient will start on a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program. Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. typically prescribed Bioidentical Hormones in the forms of pellets, creams, injections, capsules, and sublinguals. Pellets are Dr. Kaye’s preferred method of delivery due to an excellent response to them, but he can tailor treatments to anyone with any delivery method.
Dr. Kaye offers continued patient support through easy and direct phone access, email support, and in person or telephone follow-up visits. Follow-up visits are conducted as needed to adjust dosages in conjunction with needed lab tests, and they are usually performed 8 weeks after the start of therapy and then as needed. Generally patients have a follow up appointment every 4-6 months.
Hormone Testing in Boston, Massachusetts
- Saliva Hormone Testing
Salivary hormone testing is the most accurate noninvasive method of evaluating adrenal function and is very useful in monitoring testosterone, estradiol, estriol, estrone, progesterone, and DHEA as well as melatonin.
It does not require a blood draw, so it can be done at home. It is the standard of care in research on stress and adrenal function.
- Urinary Hormone Testing
Urine testing is very useful for monitoring hormone levels including thyroid, growth hormone, and aldosterone as well as testosterone, estrogens, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA, and their metabolites. In addition, with urine testing we can assess the activity of osteoporosis and whether the patient’s hormones are being converted into safe or dangerous compounds. If a problem is detected, we can then intervene.
For women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or men with a family history of prostate cancer, this test is essential. Often, there is a familial tendency for certain liver enzymes to process estrogens incorrectly resulting in toxic, cancer-causing metabolites. Urine hormone analysis and the estronex test can detect this condition and steps can be taken to repair this abnormality. These patients will benefit from a nutritional supplement program that targets these defective enzyme systems, moving them toward normal function, and hopefully reducing the risk for hormonally related cancer.
Dr. Kaye’s extensive experience in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has allowed him to see amazing results in the lives of many patients. Designing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs has allowed Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. to greatly benefit patients and improve their overall levels of health and wellness.
To learn more about obtaining a specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Boston Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD today to schedule a consultation!