Joanne S.: “I noticed an increase in clarity, energy, and body strength, with no adverse reactions”*
My experience with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been wonderful so far. Within a few weeks after I started treatment, I noticed an increase in clarity, libido, energy, and body strength, with no adverse reactions. I am an active 61-year old, with a very demanding executive-level job and full-time work schedule, who also strength trains. I have a 99-year-old mother who is still going strong, and a father who remained in good health until he passed away from “natural causes” at 95. Since longevity and good health are apparently on my side, I wanted to preserve as much youthful vitality as possible, to age “gracefully” and to maintain “quality of life”, for as long as possible. I believe this treatment will help me attain those goals. It already has helped me attained some of them. The staff at Medical Weight Loss of Central New York is the best … five stars! They are professional, patient, encouraging, and just nice people.
Fairlie: “I can continue teaching with renewed zeal!”*
In 2015, I met Dr. Scinta who diagnosed my hormone deficiencies and, after researching in consultation with other progressive medical professionals, agreed to treat my condition with SottePelle hormone pellets. Dr. Scinta is a pioneer who has the compassion, knowledge and courage to seek solutions to improve the lives of those suffering from hormonal imbalances and other challenges. The dryness, foggy memory, low energy levels and lack of sexual drive have improved dramatically, and I can continue teaching with renewed zeal! Please, please, please understand that you do not need to endure these types of conditions like I did for so many years. At the very least, consult with Dr. Scinta before you resign yourself to living with treatable medical issues.
Abbie: “I knew the BHRP that Dr. Scinta’s offer would help me get better and that Dr. Scinta understood this. And it truly has.”*
I am delighted to write this review for Dr. Wendy Scinta. I have been a patient of Dr. Scinta’s for over one year. My treatment includes the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy of SotoPelle pellets (testosterone and estrogen) and take progesterone tablets.
I have read the reviews written by other patients; they are invariably highly complimentary. I can say that from my experience that each one is true. Each review describes the specific symptoms that I too was experiencing and that were making me miserable, including uncontrollable weight gain, extreme loss of energy and libido, random pain, and fitful sleep. I felt I was prematurely aging and this was depressing. Blood tests confirmed that my testosterone levels were very low; so was my metabolism. I was delighted! This was because I knew the BHRP that Dr. Scinta’s offer would help me get better and that Dr. Scinta understood this. And it truly has.
I have every intention of continuing this treatment, which includes regular blood tests to ensure I am getting exactly what I need. I am very grateful for Dr. Scinta.
Renee: I finally feel like my “Young Self” again!*
At 48 I started to notice “brain fog”, hot flashes, trouble resting at night, night sweats, restlessness and increased aches and pains. People kept telling me “this was part of getting old.” I began thinking to myself that people just give up when experiencing these life-changing symptoms. I was not accepting that and was turning the negative into positive; 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40. I did my due diligence and researched all the pros and cons regarding BHRT. I talked to a couple people who were already on BHRT to get their experiences. I decided to try it! Best thing I have ever done, immediately (within 48 hours) the hot flashes subsided, my sleep pattern was more consistent, and moodiness improved. After about a month, I saw an amazing improvement in my energy level and relief from the aches and pains. My workouts improved, my workdays didn’t feel so long and overall I felt more like I did when I was in my 30’s. I have now been on BHRT for over a year and I can’t imagine life without it.
David: After the testosterone pellet insertion, the increase in energy helped with my weight loss and motivation to exercise.*
I’ve been seeing Dr. Scinta since 2012. She and the great staff at MWLNY have been helping me battle my weight and get back to a healthy state. Last fall, I noticed that I always seemed to be tired, lack energy and my mood was always poor. Even though I had moved away from Syracuse, I still knew I could count on Dr. Scinta to help me.
I discussed this with Dr. Scinta and she suggested getting my bloodwork checked for low testosterone. We had done this in the past and I had been borderline low. When the test results came back, it showed that my testosterone levels had gone to lower levels and she suggested we try the SottoPelle testosterone replacement therapy.
I scheduled an appointment for the next time I would be in Syracuse for the pellet insertion. The procedure was very easy and painless. Within a few days, I could see my energy levels going up and my overall mood was improving. The increase in energy helped with my weight loss and motivation to exercise.
It’s been about 6 months since I had my hormone replacement and I have started to feel a little decrease in energy. I knew right away it was time to call the office again to have the bloodwork done so I could get a booster. I would highly recommend this to any man in his 50’s who is seeing a general decrease in energy and motivation.
Monica: My ability to multi-task and plan ahead improved greatly, I felt like a human being again with hormone replacement therapy*
Dr. Scinta and staff are amazing!! Prior to the pellets, I felt like I was slowly losing my mind and no energy to try to find it. The brain fog that I was experiencing was affecting my daily living and was starting to become a bit scary for me. I am very good at multi-tasking and was finding it increasingly difficult to remember even the simplest things to do. My energy level was at an all-time low- just getting out of bed was a taxing effort. Lack of sleep was becoming routine and night sweats were the norm. I saw the information during a visit for my husband’s weight loss program and thought it couldn’t hurt to give it a try. Reviewing my first set of labs with Dr. Scinta revealed so much that I couldn’t believe that I was even functioning on a day by day basis. Within a week and a half after my first insertion of the pellets I knew I made the best decision ever. I actually began to sleep through the night, awake with energy and dry clothes (The night sweats are completely gone!). My ability to multi-task and plan ahead improved greatly that I felt like a human being again. I will continue to take the pellets for as long as I can and highly recommend and encourage others to give it a try.
Gloria : I had not felt like this in years after hormone replacement therapy*
Over the last decade, I began to feel more sluggish and tired. I gained weight and no matter what I did, I could not lose any. I was enduring a multitude of “female” issues for no apparent reason other than aging but I was otherwise healthy. I did not feel engaged in life or feel like myself and there were times I felt like I was “too emotional”.
I realized I had to do something because I was not getting any answers and could not believe that, as I was being told, “this is just normal aging”.
I made an appointment to see Dr. Scinta. The staff here is great! Dr. Scinta and her staff made me feel comfortable and actually listened to how I was feeling, what my symptoms were and what I thought I should feel like if I felt “normal” for me. They had my blood tested and found that, while my estrogen and other factors were within optimal ranges, my testosterone was almost non-existent.
I was started on a low dose of testosterone and my body accepted the pellets very well with no side effects. After a couple of weeks, I felt like my old self. I had not felt like this in years!
It has taken a couple of insertions to get the dosing optimal for me and I could not be happier. I have not had any negative side effects and feel like I have my life back!
Rob: Clearer Thinking and A New Lease On Life After Hormone Replacement Therapy*
I’ll be honest; I was a little skeptical before receiving hormone replacement therapy, but it is one of the best investments that I have ever made. I say it’s an investment because it’s an investment in you.
Prior to receiving my first SotoPelle testosterone, I had very low energy, lethargy, a sense of hopelessness and every year I found it harder and harder to keep the weight off. Then lo and behold I stumbled on Dr. Scinta and it has completely turned my life around. I am full of energy. I have clear thinking. My blood pressure even went down considerably. The feeling of melancholy that I once carried with me is now a faint memory. My outlook on life is much improved. The staff at Medical Weight Loss Of New York is friendly and very professional. From the ladies at the front office to the staff in the back, each and every one of them treats you with dignity and respect.
If you are skeptical like me and are not sure, believe me when I tell you the results are worth it. Remember it’s an investment in you. Godspeed.
Dave: Increased Energy and Feeling Younger With Testosterone Therapy*
It’s been a couple of years since I first lumbered into Dr. Scinta’s practice and, while I may not be her most successful patient, she, along with her caring and kind staff, have had a terrific impact improving my overall health and quality of life. Recently, Dr. Scinta suggested that I was a prime candidate for the new hormone implant treatment available at MWLNY and that the implants would work in perfect sync with my other program for weight management. Boy, were they right about that! It sounds like a cliché, but I haven’t felt like this for years. I’ve really got some of my much younger former self back and my energy level is that of ten years ago without any negative side effects. Coming to Dr. Scinta for professional help reaching personal goals of health and well being is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself …and for my family, too!
Debby: Hot Flashes Relief After Hormone Replacement*
I had accepted hot flashes, fatigue, brain fog, and losing sleep as part of ‘maturing’. I saw literature in Dr. Scinta’s office about Hormone Replacement Therapy – so I asked about it. Dr. Scinta asked about my symptoms, then checked my hormone levels with blood tests. I have had two pellet insertions and haven’t looked back. The fog has lifted! Hot flashes less frequent, and being able to sleep is a life changer. I don’t think women should have to endure these miserable symptoms when there is a safe and effective way to manage them. Dr. Scinta and her staff are, as always, knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to. If you ever feel like the oven is on when it’s not or can’t finish a sentence because you can’t remember the word – you should ask about this treatment.
Jenn: The Secret Female Hormone*
I was so tired of hearing that my symptoms were simply part of getting older. After reading The Secret Female Hormone, I started researching hormone replacement therapy.
I found someone who understood exactly what I was feeling and agreed it does not have to be this way, there is something we can do!
I cannot recommend Dr. Scinta and her staff enough! Almost immediately after my first insertion I was able to sleep through the night, overall I have more energy, less anxiety, more focus and I have my life back. The entire staff is wonderful, I cannot recommend them enough. If you have thought about it or considered HRT you need to meet them!
Sue: Fatigue and Brain Fog Relief after Testosterone Therapy*
When the hot flashes started, my plan was to just deal with them and let them run their course. However, I did not expect the fatigue or the brain fog. I was struggling through my workouts and struggling even more with finding words during presentations and meetings. I met with Dr. Scinta and discussed Sotto Pelle as an option for me.
Honestly, I left the office not really sure this would help me and wasn’t convinced a bioidentical hormone is what I needed. Until…I received the results of my blood work and found out my testosterone was down to an 8. I now realized I needed to do something and scheduled an appointment for the insertion.
The results for me were immediate and I felt strong for the first time in over a year. I also noticed my brain was not scrambling for words and I was able to articulate my thoughts without a struggle. Who knew these symptoms were all interrelated? I now know when I’m due for another insertion just by listening to my body. When I feel really tired for no obvious reason or the word struggle starts, I know it is time to call the office for a blood draw and schedule the next insertion.
I would recommend this therapy to anyone experiencing symptoms to see if hormone replacement is right for them. The staff at the office are wonderful and always take the time to answer all of your questions and concerns.
Tim: Arthritis Pain Relief with Testosterone*
I have been very pleased with the results of the SottoPelle testosterone replacement.
It has increased my energy levels significantly.
I need less sleep then before but it is a better quality sleep. I think the best result is the decrease in pain. The aches and pains of arthritis has diminished greatly.
The increased libido, and performance has been a bonus. I also like that it is quick and easy with no daily or weekly maintenance.
Kevin: Increased Energy after Testosterone Therapy*
“I’ve just recently completed my 3rd round of treatment for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Shortly after an insertion, I feel like I drank a large cup of coffee, a jittery feeling and a jolt of energy and then it levels out. The first 3-4 months there is a very noticeable change, increased energy level.
I work 14 hour days so the fact that I’m able to get through a work week without feeling lethargic has been a tremendous help. The little crazy things like forgetting your keys in the morning hasn’t really happened, so it has definitely helped with clarity. I have always had a very high sex drive so I don’t think that has changed much but I’ve noticed improvement in my stamina and performance. Healthiness wise, I feel as if in the last year and a half I haven’t gotten sick as much. Overall as a whole I feel very healthy!”
Brenda W: Life after 55 for this retired RN*
Here they are all of the verbs that were my life: Hot flashing, brain foggy, irritable, insomniac, with no libido and no ability to concentrate, and zero focus. (My poor husband) Until I found Dr. Scinta’s office and her staff that saved me (and him) from a soggy, cranky forgetful, sexless future, that was surely mine. From the first blood draw, they measured everything, and quite frankly it was OBVIOUS why I was feeling like I was! They implanted the first pellet and about 2 nights later, I was sleeping really well, I can’t explain why, but I was. In about 3-4 weeks I was feeling so much better, no more hot flashes, no more night sweats! I was actually able to think and concentrate and focus. And believe it or not about 2 months in my libido came back! Let’s just say my husband is no longer (my poor husband)… I had a second pellet placed about 3.5 months after the first, and I am feeling amazing. I look great and I feel wonderful.
The only complaint I have with the therapy is that my insurance doesn’t cover it. But I feel so great that I do not care. I will continue to work and pay for it myself. It is worth it. I am 57, (58 in a couple of months.) I play tennis, I play golf, I work 65-80 hours a week and I look great. My son told me the other day, “you don’t look close to 60 Mom.”
If you are having all or some of the symptoms I described, quit suffering, we are so fortunate to live near Dr. Scinta’s office. Give them a call and TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK! I did and I will not look back.
Kelly: I feel I have my life back*
I have had Sotto Pelle insertions for four years. I struggled with HRT for years after my complete hysterectomy. Finally, with the pellets, I feel I have my life back. It has helped me physically and mentally. The pellets have helped with my anxiety, memory, migraines, energy, and sex drive.
I love Dr. Scinta’s energy and compassion. The staff is super supportive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the bio identical pellets to any women entering the menopausal phase of life. You can feel young again!
Lisa: Life Changing*
“Since starting bioidentical hormone therapy, it has been a life changing experience.”
Carolyn: Pellets have been Fabulous for Me*
“Thank God for Dr. Scinta! One doesn’t need to blindly accept all the traditional signs of aging. Ever since I started with the pellets, I haven’t had any “open all the windows and doors and disrobe” hot flashes. I can sleep, remember my name and even enjoy my husband again! I have the energy to work out, my body is building muscle and my skin isn’t dry anymore. It’s surprising to actually see the test results that finally explain WHY I was so tired or my lack of libido. The pellet treatment may not be for everyone but it has been fabulous for me.”
Mary: Highly Recommend*
I am pleased to share my experiences as a patient of Dr. Wendy Scinta. After suffering from memory loss, weight gain, insomnia, decreased libido and fatigue, I found Dr. Scinta.
At my first visit, I experienced a warm, insightful, highly intelligent physician who readily used her integrative medical training to treat me with bioidentical hormone therapy.
After my first treatment, I felt better about myself, my marriage and my participation in my job and daily activities than I had for many years. I am so pleased with the results of my therapy and highly recommend bioidentical hormone therapy.
Cindy: Uninterrupted Sleep Through the Night*
I was working with Dr. Scinta when she introduced the bio identical hormones into her practice. I had been using a previous method of estrogen replacement which helped alleviate some of the post-menopausal symptoms of dry skin and hot flushes but didn’t touch my inability to sleep at night. I joked that I hadn’t slept since 1992 but lack of sleep is no joking matter and contributes to weight gain, types 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Dr. Scinta told me I would sleep without drugs but I was doubtful. It had been so long. I’m happy to report that I did sleep immediately uninterrupted through the night, my skin felt soft and supple and I was not walking around tired all the time.
I’m now a firm believer in the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones and will recommend them to all my patients suffering from pre and post-menopausal symptoms.
Giovanna: Felt Better Almost Immediately*
After spending a few years searching why I was exhausted and why I could no longer workout as hard as I used to I was in Dr. Scintas office and saw the ad for Sottopelle. After carefully researching and doing due diligence we did blood work and decided it was worth trying. Felt better almost immediately. I don’t wake up exhausted, I have less joint pain and I sleep better! I’m on my second round and couldn’t imagine being without it now.
Kerry: Brain-fog Has Cleared*
I was becoming incredibly discouraged with traditional medicine and philosophies that didn’t seem to relieve my peri-menopausal symptoms. SottoPelle BHRT pellets have completely turned my life around! I no longer experience night sweats, crippling fatigue, and the intense itching sensation all over my skin. No more insomnia! My sleep schedule is back on track, and the daily brain-fog seems to have cleared. Most importantly, balancing my hormones has enabled me to avoid an invasive pelvic reconstruction surgery which had been recommended by specialists to alleviate the “old-lady” symptoms caused by estrogen deficiencies. Once again I have the energy to enjoy my former physical activities. This girl isn’t ready to slow down yet! I highly recommend this for all of my friends and family who may be dealing with similar issues! I’m so happy I did!
Penny: Great Results with the Hormone Therapy
I came to Dr. Scinta about the weight loss program and I have had great success. At one of my appointments she mentioned the hormone replacement therapy. I decided after my blood work and where my levels were at that I should give it a try. I was hoping it would improve some of my symptoms. I have had great results with the hormone therapy. I have had better focus and concentration. My energy levels increased. But the best part was my increased libido! I feel twenty years younger. I would and have recommended to friends. I’m going next week to get my next dose. Give it a try and I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed!
Gina: Experience was Very Positive
When I found out that Dr. Scinta was going to be offering bio identical hormones, I couldn’t wait to be in line. I had read about them over the years, thinking that they would never be available here. So, I signed up! I had the necessary blood work, when I got the results, I had the hormones of an 82 year old woman, I’m 47! I made the appointment for the insertion, which is a minor surgical procedure, but waiting for it was very difficult. A whole two weeks!
I woke up very excited that day. No more old biddy, lack of hormones for me! I put on a nice young outfit, did my hair and makeup, and went to my appointment. They first put you in a room, explain the procedure, and get you prepared. They clean your hip, numb the area, and then inject the pellet/s. They cover the area with some gauze and a band-aid, and that’s it! You have to be careful for a few days, low activity and don’t get the area wet. On my second insertion, I tried a funny experiment that actually worked. On Discovery Channel they said that coughing and pain travel along the same nerves, so when you get a shot, cough and you will not feel pain. The procedure didn’t really bother me, but I tried it. It completely worked! I couldn’t even tell if they had done it yet, which I though was pretty great. Just in case anyone else wants to try it.
My experience was very positive! Within a week, I noticed my skin was less dry, and I felt like I had more clarity of mind. I’ve always had a great relations with my husband, but holy cow, at the 3-4 week mark, you will want more relations! I’ve had problems with my thyroid, and I’ve found that it is more leveled out. I feel like I have more energy, and I sleep better. I’ve lost a few more pounds that I’ve been struggling with, and I’ve also been able to eat less sugar because I feel less fat. -which helps you lose more weight.
I’ve been coming to Dr. Scinta for 7 years, and I’m 7 pounds from goal weight. I’ve never gained the weight back. I started at 197, I now weigh around 147. I don’t know where I would be without all of the staff here, it’s all about the knowledge and support!
Sandra: I Couldn’t Believe the Results After Only a Few Days*
I should have realized that my insomnia was hormone related when I would be chatting with all of my high school friends on Facebook at 3:00 am because none of us were sleeping. I was also continually getting to the middle of a sentence and literally “losing” a word.
“You know, that thing on your wrist that tells time”? But couldn’t remember the word for watch. I happened to pick up a brochure for the hormone replacement pellets and asked Dr. Scinta if she thought they might help when I saw so many of the things I was experiencing listed on the symptoms in the brochure. I was actually relieved that I wasn’t going crazy when blood work confirmed that hormone levels were likely the cause for what my kids referred to as “old lady brain” (I guess they weren’t far off!)
I couldn’t believe the results after only a few days! I was actually going to bed and falling asleep before midnight! And sleeping until my alarm went off. One weekend I didn’t wake up until after 10 am. I must have been so sleep deprived for so long I had some catching up to do! And I would get to a point in a sentence when I was sure I was going to get lost, and I could actually finish my thought!
Unbelievable! I really knew they had been working when it came time to re-new. I told Dr. Scinta that I never realized how bad I was feeling before until I was feeling better, and then they wore off and I was without them again. We won’t let that happen again.
Susan: Wonderful to be Rid of Hot Flashes*
“It is wonderful to be rid of hot flashes. No more repeatedly throwing blankets on, off, on, and off. No more dry painful intercourse and the libido is returning!”