Dr. Daenell shares if she recommends baseline hormone testing for women.
You know t’s really popular. People like to have tangible information about where they are, but when it comes to making recommendations to my patients I want to know, "What are we going to get out of this?" and "Will it change the way we work?" Otherwise, I don’t want to trouble them with an invasive procedure or an expensive procedure.
So unless something is so confusing that we can’t figure it out, I typically don’t necessarily want to look at blood levels of hormones. Having been in this practice for ten years and treating that many women, when I take the case, when I listen to her story, I pretty much know where to start, and doing those blood levels, all that gives a doctor is a place to start, and every doctor then has to adjust to the individual based on how they are reacting.
So I skip that part for most women and go to the place where we know where to start, and we adjust for the individual.
About Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, N.D.:
Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell is a licensed naturopathic physician and currently practices as a consultant in Denver, Colorado near Cherry Creek. She was previously the managing editor at the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, is the past-president of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She conducted her pre-medical studied at the University of Colorado, in Boulder and completed her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, she is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.