Raleigh Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Joanne Pizzino M.D.

Raleigh bioidentical hormone specialists, Joanne Pizzino, M.D. and Karen Saylor, F.N.P. at Whole Health Solutions provide patients with successful treatment plans that benefit their health conditions and boost their overall quality of life. Together they have a combined 43 years of experience in practicing medicine.

Treating hundreds of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor take a functional medicine approach when assessing a patient’s health. Their mission is to utilize a combination of traditional allopathic medical approaches, cross-cultural healing modalities, state-of-the-art metabolic/genomic therapies, and dietary/lifestyle modifications and hormone replacement therapy to treat a wide variety of illnesses.

Taking a patient-centered approach to healing, Joanne Pizzino, M.D. and Karen Saylor, F.N.P. start with the premise that there is more right with you than wrong with you. Then they work together to promote your body’s innate ability to heal. Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor’s philosophy is to have doctor-patient relationships built on trust and respect. They also believe in spending adequate time to truly listen to what their patients have to say.

Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor have helped vast amounts of men and women to recover from the effects of hormonal imbalance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Bioidentical Hormones & Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is an advanced, science-based method of healing which uses a whole-person systems-oriented approach to address the underlying sources of disease. Partnership between patient and clinician replaces the traditional disease-centered approach. Thus, the focus at Whole Health Solutions is patient-centered. Rather than just offering drugs to treat symptoms, which are often the effects of disease instead of its origins, Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor go deeply into how each cell functions or performs, not only within itself, but as the fundamental building block of a whole person: mind, body, emotions and more. Working with you, they will help you build health from the inside out.

For illnesses that are rooted in hormonal imbalances, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate them at their source. After tailoring a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor can address unique imbalances and correct the levels of numerous important hormones. Some of the hormones that can regain balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol

  • Melatonin
  • Pregnenolone
  • Thyroid Hormone

Imbalances within these hormones are the root cause of numerous different health disorders. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are primary sex hormones that work to control sexual function, reproduction, vitality and youthfulness. Typically, these hormones decline or become imbalanced due to stress or aging. Cortisol and pregnenolone are adrenal hormones that work to reduce inflammation, balance immunity and protect the nervous system. They commonly decline due to high stress, lack of sleep or aging. The pineal gland and pituitary hormones regulate melatonin and the thyroid hormone; they work to control sleep cycles and almost all aspects of energy and metabolic functions in the body. Some of the conditions that can be treated by balancing these hormones include:

  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Andropause
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Weight Loss Resistance
  • Fibromyalgia

Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to correct hormone levels and improve conditions related to hormonal decline or imbalance. Massive numbers of men and women have been able to feel better and look more youthful with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor combine bioidentical hormones with other treatment protocols to provide a comprehensive wellness plan.

What to Expect

Joanne Pizzino, M.D. and Karen Saylor, F.N.P. proudly offer an unparalleled level of unique and insightful care. They are committed to delivering the highest quality health care through personalized, unique relationships with our patients and clients. Trust, openness, teamwork, and personal responsibility form an equal partnership between physician and patient, with the mutual goal of your optimal health. At Whole Health Solutions, you can expect:

  • extended appointments which may include actual healing treatments at every visit
  • a concentration on prevention with a physician who is board-certified in preventive medicine as well as Integrative Medicine
  • a discussion of complementary treatment options from many different traditions which may be available to help you
  • a printed summary at the end of your visit
  • a partnership with other health care providers, including allopathic, complementary, and alternative providers.

BHRT can be prescribed in a wide range of options depending on what is right for you.

The specific absorption and metabolism of different hormones dictates how they should be supplied.

For instance, testosterone can be given by injections, creams, gels and troches for both men and women. Estrogen, on the other hand, should only be administered through skin delivery to avoid potentially dangerous “first-pass” metabolism in the liver. Progesterone can be given orally or through creams.

Hormones must be adjusted uniquely for each individual. Lab results from saliva, urine and blood will guide Dr. Pizzino and Karen Saylor but how you feel is the most important parameter they focus on. The many different hormones also must support each other, as do the various instruments in an orchestra. And, hormones are just one part of wellness. They will make sure that your metabolism, possible toxins and hidden infections, and more are also addressed with each visit.

Joanne Pizzino, M.D. and Karen Saylor, F.N.P. at Whole Health Solutions have helped immense numbers of patients boost their vitality and sense of wellbeing with bioidentical hormones. To learn more about their Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs, contact their clinic in Cary, North Carolina for a consultation today!

Call Raleigh Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Joanne Pizzino, M.D. and Karen Saylor, F.N.P., directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 723 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.