I'm Dr. Anat Sapan, a board-certified OBGYN. I am passionate about helping women overcome health challenges, especially during perimenopause/menopause. I understand firsthand the toll that menopause can take on a woman's body and mind because I myself struggled through this chaotic period of a women's life. I associated my symptoms of brain fog, mood changes and weight gain to the stress and effects of how COVID disrupted the world around me. I thought the whole world changing was contributing to my increasingly debilitating and confusing symptoms. My exhaustive journey led me to discover the work of Dr.Daved Rosensweet MD who created the organic oil based bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and innovative titration method that I use. Within one month of being on this system I started feeling better than anything I had tried from my conventional medical tool box. Feeling better than I have in years I am inspired to share this method with all the other women who may benefit from this system.
My approach to BHRT is rooted in the latest research and focuses on using compounded bio-identical hormones in organic oil bases that are free of toxins and harmful additives. These hormones are titrated based on symptom relief and tested to ensure the right dose for each woman's unique needs and goals. I also recognize the importance of progesterone, testosterone and DHEA in a women's health and incorporate them into their treatment plans as needed.
For those who wish to learn about an updated persepctive of estrogen and hormone therapy, I highly recommend Dr. Avrum Bluming's book "Estrogen Matters," and agree with his views on the importance of hormone replacement. The book challenges the current medical narrative that estrogen is dangerous and should be avoided. Dr. Bluming argues that estrogen is not just a sex hormone but a vital hormone that affects a woman's overall health, including her brain, bones, heart, and reproductive system. He cites numerous studies that demonstrate the benefits of estrogen therapy in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and dementia, as well as, alleviating menopause symptoms. I completely agree with Dr. Bluming's views and appreciate his thorough examination of the flawed Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study, which since its publication in 2002, has led to much confusion and misinformation about hormone replacement therapy. His insights into the true risks and benefits of estrogen therapy, including his discussion of breast cancer risk, are invaluable for women seeking to make informed decisions about their health.
I am committed to providing you with the highest level of care and support throughout your hormone replacement therapy journey.
Medical - Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Sapan is a board-certified OBGYN and a member of the Institute of Bioidentical Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Baylor University in Houston.
Dr. Sapan is a passionate advocate for women’s health and believes telehealth can improve convenience and access of treatment to those experiencing menopause symptoms.