Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn -  - OBGYN

Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Dr. Brown provides women from throughout the San Diego, CA, area with natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy aimed at helping women achieve optimal health and wellness at any age.

Details

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Our hormones play a vital role in many important functions, including regulating how our organs and systems work. As we age, the production of some of these hormones declines, resulting in an array of symptoms and side effects that can have a major impact on our lives. Some medical conditions and diseases can also cause a decline in hormones. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, works by replacing some of these lost hormones with synthetic (lab-created) substitutes to help us maintain optimal health and normal functioning.

What symptoms does a decline in hormones cause?

A decline in “female” hormones estrogen and progesterone can cause many different symptoms that can range from mild to severe, including:

  • hot flashes

  • sweating during sleep

  • difficulty sleeping

  • fatigue

  • irritability

  • headache

  • difficulty concentrating

  • weight gain

  • decreased libido

  • vaginal dryness

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that have been developed to be chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Some types of synthetic hormones have key differences in chemical structure that caused them to act a little differently in the body and also made it difficult for the body to get rid of excess amounts of the hormones, resulting in hormonal buildup and an increased risk for certain conditions and diseases. Because bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to natural hormones, the body “recognizes” them as your own hormones, processing them and eliminating them in the same ways.

Is hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones safe?

Every type of medical treatment has some risks as well as benefits, and balancing those risks and benefits is an important part of any long-term plan of care. Your hormone replacement therapy will be carefully monitored with regular blood testing to ensure just the right amount of hormones for optimal effects and minimal potential risks.

Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
Know your benefits as there are some services for which a deposit is required.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
CBA Blue
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I was very impressed with Dr. Wittgrove. She is a lovely, caring doctor. I was immediately very comfortable with her. "

    Anonymous
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Wittgrove is the BEST OB/GYN! She doesn't fool around with your health-she listens and uses her expertise to fix what is wrong."

    Anonymous
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Wittgrove's staff was very friendly. I felt very confident in Dr. Wittgrove's care, she gave a very good first impression."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    " I think this is the one doctor's office that I don't have hour long delays. I recommend to anyone who needs to see an OB-GYN."

    Shaina M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Brown is the best OBGYN I have been to. I recommend her everyone."

    Michelle M.
  • Yelp

    "I love this Doctor. She is knowledgeable, understanding and respectful."

    Shaina M.
  • RateMDs

    "She has a great personality and is an outstanding OB. She is familiar with natural, unmedicated childbirth."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    "As a healthcare professional myself, I appreciated Dr. Brown's efforts to make my appointment as painless as possible. I look forward to working with her in the future."

    Diana N.
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Brown. She has delivered all three of my children and is scheduled to deliver baby number four...Overall, a very good doctor."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "My overall experience with the doctor and staff is satisfaction!! She is courteous, caring, and attentive!!"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brown's staff is also caring and have great customer service skills. I would recommend her to my friends"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    ""Had I read that comment prior to my visit I may have missed out on a great physician. I personally would recommend Dr. Brown to anyone who values a great physician."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I felt comfortable with Dr. Wittgrove immediately; I have now seen her several times and am pleased that she takes my concerns seriously."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Such a pleasant experience. Dr. Wittgrove is so great! I am reassured about my health when in her care."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove was delightful and very informative. She made me feel comfortable to ask all of my questions."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I am very impressed with my experience at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove and her office staff are amazing. I am so glad that I found this office."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove is exceptionally warm with excellent bedside manner. She took her time to really talk to me and my husband during our first OB appointment with her."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I was very happy and comfortable during my time at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove put my mind at ease. Thank you."

    Verified Patient
Location
Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
Office Hours

Get in touch

619-229-6585