Getting Started

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GETTING STARTEDHormone Replacement Therapy


If you are a high risk patient (history of blood clots or cancer, smoker, etc.) or have not had a current mammogram within the last 12 months, this may cause a delay in making a recommendation for you. Stark Pharmacy will discuss these issues with you and/or your doctor prior to requesting lab work or scheduling a consult. At that time, we can determine how to proceed.

Getting Started on Natural Hormone Therapy

  • Therapy requires a prescription. Speak to your current physician to see if he or she is open to bioidentical hormone therapy.
  • Please fill out the hormone questionnaire.
  • If your physician approves therapy, have them order the necessary labs listed below. Your physician can then contact us.
  • Stark Pharmacy provides free consultation services to help you determine the benefits of an ongoing hormone management program. This program allows us to evaluate by means of a completed patient history form and personal or phone consultation. Call Stark Pharmacy at 913-345-3800 to schedule a free consultation to review labs and questionnaire.
  • Once the consult is completed, we will then be able to recommend a treatment plan.

Recommended Lab Work for Women and Men

Recommended HRT Panel for Women

  • FSH
  • LH
  • Estradiol
  • Estrone
  • Total Estrogens
  • Progesterone
  • TOTAL Testosterone
  • FREE Testosterone
  • Testosterone, Total LC-MS
  • DHEA-S
  • Vitamin D3 (25-0Hudroxy-Vit D)
  • Complete Thyroid Panel including: TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, Thyroid Peroxidase, Thyroglobulin Antibodies
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • C Peptide

We recommend that you attempt to have your blood drawn between cycle days 19-22 if you still have menstrual cycles, otherwise, you may test your blood at any time in your cycle.

Recommended HRT Panel for Men

  • Estradiol
  • LH
  • DHEA-S
  • Total Testosterone
  • Free Testosterone
  • DHT (Dihydrotestosterone)
  • SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin)
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • PSA
  • Complete Thyroid Panel
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  • Free T3
  • Free T4
  • Vitamin D3