Hormone clinic to open – News Sentinel Story

Posted: July 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Patients in need of hormone replacement therapy will have another option when a dedicated treatment clinic opens next week in West Knoxville.

Balanced Solutions at 9051 Executive Park Drive, suite 203, hopes to fill a void left in the market after the closing of HRC Medical in January. HRC had been under state investigation for safety concerns.

If HRC had done it the correct way, it would have been such a tremendous clinical benefit to our region. They didnt. I think we have the potential to provide that, said Dr. Michael Fields, owner and medical director of Balanced Solutions.

Balanced Solutions has three patient rooms with another two rooms available for expansion. It focuses on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, primarily injectable hormone pellets.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses plant-derived hormones that are formulated to be a direct exact copy chemically and molecularly as the hormones produced by the human body, said Fields, who also serves as Turkey Creek Medical Centers director of robotic surgery.

Since HRC Medical closed, patients in need of such therapy have had limited access to treatment, relying on individual physician practices. HRC Medical also had focused on bioidentical hormone replacement but closed after the state attorney general sued the company for misleading customers and failing to warn them of potential health risks.

Fields said his clinic is focused on the health of the patient.

We are focused on the medicine, not selling someone a product. Every patient will see a clinician. This is very individualized per patient, he said.

Balanced Solutions plans to take a global approach to the patient. In addition to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, patients will be counseled on various wellness components such as nutrition, weight loss and exercise.

I never thought Id have the opportunity to be involved with something like this, he said. Its a significant service to the region and to the patients.

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