BHRT Specialist

Leita Harris, MD -  - Gynecologist

Nurturing You Womens Health & Wellness

Leita Harris, MD

Gynecologist located in Corona, CA & Indian Wells, CA

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an innovative way to stabilize your hormone levels, so you don’t have to live another day with uncomfortable symptoms. Expert physician Leita Harris, MD, of Nurturing You Women's Health & Wellness in Corona, California, performs comprehensive evaluations to determine the severity of your hormone imbalance and gets you started on treatment right away. Request your BHRT consultation by calling/texting the office directly, or by requesting online.

BHRT Q & A

Am I a candidate for BHRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, more commonly known as BHRT, is a natural way to replenish your hormone levels and resolve a wide variety of symptoms. You might be a candidate for BHRT if you experience one or more of the following issues:

  • Sexual dysfunction, like vaginal dryness or erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decrease in libido
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue

These are just some of the red flags that indicate that you may have abnormal hormone levels, meaning you may benefit from BHRT.

How are BHRT treatments designed?

At Nurturing You Women's Health & Wellness, Dr. Harris performs a comprehensive evaluation and orders specific blood laboratory testing to determine the severity of your hormone imbalance. You can also conduct a saliva test at home to further assess the appropriate BHRT formulary and dosage.

Once Dr. Harris gathers your information and analyzes your labs, she schedules you for a follow-up visit where the two of you can decide on the best course of treatment.

If you and Dr. Harris decide that pellets are right for you, she sends off your information to a lab where your SottoPelle® pellets are compounded specifically for your needs. She schedules you for a follow-up visit, implants your pellets, and monitors you regularly to ensure your hormone levels are starting to improve.


Dr. Harris may also recommend BHRT topical creams, troches, or oral drops as an alternative to pellets, depending on your specific needs. Even if you use these types of formularies, Dr. Harris still wants to see you regularly to evaluate your hormone levels and make any essential changes to your plan.

How does BHRT treat low hormones?

It depends on your personalized course of BHRT treatment. For instance, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with SottoPelle pellets delivers a 24/7 stream of natural hormones to your body. Because these pellets are implanted underneath your skin near your hip, your body can quickly absorb the hormones it needs to continue functioning as normal.

Within a few weeks — sometimes as quickly as a few days — you’re probably going to notice that symptoms associated with low hormones start to subside as your hormones start to stabilize.

Or if you opt for topical creams, troches, or oral drops as part of your BHRT plan at Nurturing You Women’s Health & Wellness, Dr. Harris counsels you on when to use them — and exactly how much. Usually, you need to use these alternative formularies daily to help stabilize your hormone levels.

Request your BHRT evaluation at Nurturing You Women's Health & Wellness today. Request your evaluation with Dr. Harris through the online scheduler, or by calling/texting the office.

Individual results may vary.