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Hormone Replacement Therapy Mesa AZ

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Mesa, AZ. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hormone replacement therapy, menopause relief, and hot flash treatments, as well as advice and content on menopause symptoms, hormone therapies, hormone balance, and perimenopause symptoms.

Armity Simon, MD
(480) 860-2322
9070 E Desert Cove
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Armity Simon, MD, PC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, APIPA, Great West, United Health Care, Maricopa Foundation
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
Residency Training: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology American Medical Association Member American Fertility Society Member Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Member
Awards: Dean's Award-Indiana University School of Medicine President of Graduating Class Indiana School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society-Indiana State University
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Persian

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Barbara Newman
(480) 497-2229
4540 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jo M Knatz, MD
(480) 610-5300
4540 E Baseline Rd Ste 115
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Raul Osorio
(480) 834-3907
6242 East Arbor Ave Ste 118
Mesa, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Banner Mesa Med Ctr, Mesa, Az
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Tamar Karen Gottfried, MD
3641 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mary Jo Heinrichs, MD
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided By:
Tami R Bruce
(480) 898-9686
643 N Gilbert Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

Data Provided By:
Lori Lee McNeal
(480) 644-1001
4824 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey S Izenberg, DO
(480) 464-2101
215 South Tower South
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
Gregory D Layton
(480) 644-1001
4824 E. Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

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June 30, 2009: 9:22 am: Dr. Neil Ototoxic Drugs

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady explained:

I have recently started taking HRT [hormone replacement therapy] (estrogen only) via a transdermal patch 50mcg, for the last 11 weeks. Since starting HRT I have had a constant pain deep inside my left ear, with intermittent nerve pain radiating behind the ear. It can happen anytime and last from 1 min to 1 hr to all day.

My doctor has examined my ear but can not find anything wrong. I decided to stop the HRT for one week. The pain subsided quite dramatically, however my menopausal symptoms got worse. My doctor suggested I start a lower dose 25mcg. With the lower dose, the pain is mild compared to what it was, (I can live with it), the pain behind the ear has gone and my menopausal symptoms are manageable.

Do you think HRT could have caused this ear problem?

I haven’t heard of ear pain specifically associated with HRT, although it is a reported side effect of Progesterone and a number of “hormone” drugs, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that is what is happening. (Incidentally, a number of antidepressants have ear pain as a side effect too—all the SSRIs for example.)

The fact that when you stopped the HRT the pain went away is very strong circumstantial evidence that the pain was indeed related to the HRT. Also, the fact that the pain came back when you restarted the HRT is strong corroborating evidence. The clincher is that taking a reduced dose gives you reduced pain.

Obviously, taking the lowest dose that will control most of your symptoms is a wise way to go. Alternately, you could dump the HRT completely and use alternate medicine—herbals, etc. which can help relieve your symptoms without the painful side effects.

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  1. carrie Says:
    after publication. --> February 20th, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I started hrt combined and within 10 days ear drumming started,I think there is a connection although my doctor says otherwise so I have now stopped hrt to see if the ear trouble subsides.

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