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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Larisa N. Likver, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Larisa N. Likver, MD

Pain Management Physician located in New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

If you have a hormonal imbalance, restoring balance with treatment can greatly impact your quality of life. At Larisa N. Likver, MD in Midtown East, New York, and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Dr. Likver is a BioTE® certified provider with the expertise to treat your hormone imbalances. She has extensive experience helping men and women address their uncomfortable symptoms. Call or book an appointment online today to find out if BioTE is right for you. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is BioTE®?

As you age, your body naturally reduces its regular amount of hormone production. Women might notice a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause.

BioTE® is a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) using a pellet-based method to supplement and balance your hormones. The pellets contain hormones identical to what your body produces naturally. Your body recognizes and uses these replacement hormones like your own.

They’re made from plants, which makes them a safe option. The pellets release their ingredients into your body throughout the day, giving you a consistent dose that provides balance.

How does BioTE work?

The BioTE pellets are about the size of a grain of rice. Dr. Likver inserts these tiny pellets under your skin during a simple, in-office procedure. The pellets dissolve over time, releasing a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream and absorbing them into your body. As needed, Dr. Likver can replace your pellets about every 3-5 months. 

Depending on your age, gender, and other factors, the timing for readministering the pellets varies.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalances?

Hormones help regulate most of your bodily processes. Whether you’re a man or a woman, even the smallest imbalance can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat (especially in your midsection) 
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Mood changes
  • Brain fog
  • Stress
  • Anxiousness
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Discomfort during intercourse (for women)


BioTE can address your symptoms, balance your hormones, and help you feel like yourself again.

Am I a candidate for BioTE?

If you suffer from symptoms of hormonal imbalances, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Likver. She can give you a health assessment to evaluate your current hormone levels. 

From there, she continues to work with you on an ongoing basis, analyzing your symptoms and lab results to create a unique, personalized treatment plan that involves customized dosing.

Your plan might also include BioTE Nutraceuticals, which are dietary supplements to help with various vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

To schedule a consultation or an evaluation at Larisa N. Likver, MD, book your appointment today by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today.