Hormone Therapy / Hormone Replacement

Who said hormones & health had to be expensive?

What You Need to Know about Hormone Therapy
  1. Not all hormone therapies are created equal
  2. Hormone replacement therapy is not a one-size-fits-all
  3. You need an expert

Experience the BioTE Method

Developed by pioneer and expert, Dr. Gary Donovitz, BioTE® Therapy was designed to deliver the right kind of hormone (biologically identical) in the right amounts (doses based on accurate testing and proper analysis of the results) using the right delivery system (pellets - which deliver straight into the blood stream whenever the body needs it).

To book an appointment with Dr. Mackay or ask a question, call 1-800-527-8346 or fill out an appointment request form.


When your hormones are in balance, it’s like a choir singing in perfect harmony. It just grooves. That’s when your body is capable of performing at its best, keeping you healthy, vibrant and energetic.

BioTE Frequently Asked Questions

How often will I need pellets?
For women: usually every 3-4 months.
For men: usually every 4-5 months.

Why are pellets better than creams, patches, shots or pills?
They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into by products by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone as the blood flow surrounding the pellets pick up what is needed.

Where do the pellets go?
Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.

How long will it take for my body to become leaner utilizing pellets?
That depends on your age, activity level and how much you exercise. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone production, thereby improving your stamina and increasing muscle mass.

Are there any side effects and/or complications?
All side effects are temporary and treatable and occur less than 2% of the time, when pelleted correctly.

How long will it take for the pellets to get into my system and work?
24-72 hours. Optimal effect occurs three weeks after insertion.

I have no libido - will this help?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form can change everything for the better!

To book an appointment with Dr. Mackay or ask a question, call 1-800-527-8346 or fill out an appointment request form.

BioTE for Women - Frequently Asked Questions

I get horrible headaches - will they help me?
Yes! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual migraines, and new migraines that appear after age 35.

Do I need to take other medication??
If you still have a uterus, you will need to be on natural progesterone as well.


Why do I need estrogen?
Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps us looking young and healthy.

Why do I need testosterone?
Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need
testosterone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!

Will I grow unwanted hair from testosterone?
There is less chance of excess hair growth with natural testosterone than with synthetic hormones. Facial hair will grow with testosterone pellets, but normally no more than when you were in your thirties.

BioTE for Men - Frequently Asked Questions

Does testosterone cause prostate cancer?
No. Metabolites of testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone and estrone cause prostate enlargement and
contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and testosterone decreases as men age and gain belly fat.
Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.

How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them to Dihydrotestosterone and estrone?
Your blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment to see if they are elevated. Some men still
convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting, we troubleshoot with
natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto, or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.

What if I have prostate enlargement already?
Testosterone pellets will make it better, if you do not convert it to DHT; we will treat that if it happens.

Will my testicles shrink while on testosterone pellets?
Yes, they will. Testicles are suppressed by taking any kind of testosterone and will not make as much
testosterone while the pellets are working. This is not permanent and the testicle retains its ability to
produce testosterone.

To book an appointment with Dr. Mackay or ask a question, call 1-800-527-8346 or fill out an appointment request form.