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Hormone Replacement Therapy

As a Certified Provider of hormone optimization therapy, we take a non-judgment approach, assessing where you are in your journey in order to empower you to foster the changes you desire.

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Does this sound like you?

​Hormones affect almost every area of your life! They work to regulate digestion, metabolism, reproduction, sexual function, and more. When they are in balance, you feel great, when they are not you experience symptoms like:​

  • Irritability

  • Anxiousness

  • Mood swings

  • Low mood

  • Fatigue

  • Night sweats

  • Hot flashes or flushes

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Weight gain

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Discomfort during intercourse

What is BHRT?

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) restores your health and vitality by replacing lost hormones , such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormones. By assessing your specific symptoms, and gathering information through a comprehensive evaluation and testing, we put together a program bio individualized to you. We use natural bio-identical hormones because they have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by your body.

What is BioTe?

BioTe, a leader in precision and preventive medicine has translated over 80 years of scientific insight into clinically validated medical protocols that identify and treat the earliest indicators of aging. BioTe works with each of its patients on an ongoing basis to analyze symptoms and lab results using a specially designed dosing algorithm to develop a unique treatment plan.


The BioTe Method of Hormone Optimization

The BioTe method of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses custom-compounded pellets (approximately the size of a grain of rice) that contain doses of testosterone and estrogen. These hormones are bioidentical to those already present in the body and work to restore hormones to optimal levels. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the buttocks and release a continuous stream of hormones as the body needs them. Once inserted, the pellets dissolve slowly, so they only need to be re-administered every 4-6 months depending on the patient. You can read more about the therapy process by clicking here.

BioTe is just one of many methods of BHRT we use at SerenityNP. Contact our office to discuss your options and find the best method for your body.

What types of hormone therapy are available?

For Women:

Bio-identical hormones can be compounded and used to replace hormones that naturally decline as you get older. BHRT in women relieves a full range of symptoms, from hot flashes and mood swings to vaginal atrophy. It can also help to prevent chronic diseases associated with low levels of estrogen, such as osteoporosis.


For Men:

We also prescribe bio-identical hormone therapy to replace testosterone in men. Beginning around age 30, men’s testosterone decreases by up to 2% every year which can cause problems, such as low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and loss of muscle mass.

For Hypothyroid:

For patients with hypothyroidism, thyroid hormones can be compounded as a bio-identical hormone to help restore thyroid function and boost your metabolism. Each of us has our own individualized hormonal footprint. Our goal is to help you achieve relief of your symptoms in the safest and most effective way so you can lead a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

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Benefits of BHRT


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Reduces Menopause Symptoms
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Reduces Hot Flashes
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Reduces Night Sweats
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Lessens Mood Changes
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Lessens Memory Loss
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Helps with Weight Gain
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Reduces Sleep Issues
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Reduces loss of interest in Sex


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Improves Mood and Energy
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Improves Focus and Memory
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Increase Lean Muscle Mass
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Improves Sexual Performance

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Real Success Stories

Watch real people see life changing results from Hormone Optimization with BioTe.

Redd Rogers Is A BioTE Provider And Patient

Matt & Shannon Feel Like Teenagers Again

Sandy Shares Her Weight Loss Story

Jenn Gets Her Energy Back

Frequently Asked Questions

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We work with both men and women of all ages to replace and balance hormone levels. If you're experiencing a lack of energy, irritability, mood swings, trouble sleeping, decreased sex drive, or an overall drop in quality of life you may be in need of hormone replacement.


Many times our patients are unaware of the severe effects hormone deficiencies can have on the mind and body. If you're having second thoughts on hormone replacement we suggest scheduling a consultation to get a professional opinion. Let's talk!

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No! There are various ways to get hormone replacement. BioTe is just one method for BHRT that we use at SerenityNP. If you don't feel comfortable with a BioTe pellet, contact our office and we'll be happy to talk through your options.

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No it does not! The pellet gets inserted just beneath the skin through a quick and painless process. Once inserted, the pellet slowly dissolves over multiple months until your next dosage. Many patients don't feel the pellet during or after the process.

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You're embarking on a journey for your health. Especially when paired with other services and treatments, we can't say exactly how long it will take to reach your desired health goals but we can guarantee you'll start seeing improvements from hormone replacement within 2-4 weeks.

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We recommend looking at BioTe's official website and their helpful Q&A videos for some common questions. If you're ready to get started with hormone optimization or have more in-depth questions, be sure to contact us.

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Start your journey to a healthier you

We are here to listen and walk with you on your journey, exploring evidence-based solutions related to your experiences to help you heal. We all have a story to tell and desire to be acknowledged, validated and understood in a compassionate and safe environment. Welcome to Serenity.


Hi, I’m Carolyn!

I’m honored to take care of hundreds of people just like you in Crystal Lake

A little bit about me:

  • Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University / Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago in 2004

  • Nurse for over 26 years

  • Skilled in treating endocrine, hormone disorders

  • utilizing cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

  • Board Certified in Women’s Health

  • Treating mood, hormone related disorders

  • Nutrition guidance

  • Certified Diplomat with the AntiAging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine (FAAMFM) Fellowship through A4M/MMI.

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Lifestyle Support

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