Amy Kossoff, M.D. – Burke Virginia Bioidentical Hormones
Burke Virginia Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Amy Kossoff, M.D., at Virginia Integrative Practice, located in Falls Church, VA, have a wide range of training and diverse expertise to ensure optimal patient care and outcome. She has helped numerous of patients overcome hormonal deficiencies, imbalances and disease through the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
As a local Burke Virginia Primary Care Provider and Board-Certified Family Medicine doctor, Amy Kossoff, M.D. uses BHRT to help patients fully optimize their physiology in a functional, integrative and holistic way. She believes that bioidentical hormones are the most effective all-natural way to reignite the body’s capacity to function optimally by replacing and rebalancing the essential hormones your body has lost. Hormones are vital for the healthy functioning of our bodies. Unfortunately, hormones tend to decrease as a byproduct of the aging process, food and environmental toxicity and stress. By incorporating lifestyle, mindfulness and body awareness to your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, patients can achieve their highest level of health.
The mission of Virginia Integrative Practice is to treat the whole person, to create a positive and dynamic patient-provider partnership empowering optimal health, and to improve your wellness and capacity to heal. Burke Virginia Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Amy Kossoff, M.D., believes that the patient-doctor partnership is integral to achieving outstanding and sustaining results. Her philosophy is to help you get well again – naturally; and to help you enjoy the best of both worlds: conventional medicine and natural therapies.
“I am a busy professional. I was fatigued. I started having hot flashes and night sweats at night and did not sleep well. My memory got foggy. I needed to be sharp for my job. I could not put in the 14 hour days needed. I found out I was in menopause. I wanted to do bio-identical hormone therapy. I am on it now and I feel great. My energy and memory are intact. I go into a deep sleep at night. I have sent friends to Virginia Integrative Practice and all of us have gotten well.” K.C.
Integrative Medicine and BHRT
Integrative medicine is a medical framework that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Integrative medicine doctors understand that one condition may have many different causes. For example, imbalanced hormones may be caused by aging, stress, poor diet and environmental toxins. Integrative medicine doctors also know that one cause may have many different conditions. For example, high stress levels may be causing you to have imbalanced hormones, high blood pressure and anxiety. Using this medical model, Integrative Medicine Doctor Amy Kossoff, M.D. in Burke Virginia will look at your genes, environment and lifestyle, in order to come up with a holistic and customized treatment plan for each patient.
As we age, and the longer we are exposed to a multitude of environmentally and self-induced toxicities, the more our intricately balanced hormonal system is under attack. This can lead to lowering our levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormone, which can lead to:
- Symptoms of Imbalanced Hormones
- Less Energy
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Compromised Immune System
- Decrease In Muscle
- Decreased Metabolism
- Less Mental Focus
- Lower Libido
- Tissue Inflammation
- Weight Gain
Both woman and men with declining hormones may experience poor mental recall and concentration, fatigue, sore muscles and anxiety. Women may tend to notice symptoms of hormonal decline earlier than men due to the onset of perimenopause and menopause. Generally, people with declining hormones begin to notice a decreased capacity for life, an increase in inflammatory conditions, and an uprising of diseases like hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, coronary artery diseases, obesity, depression, gastro-intestinal health and auto-immune disorders.
What to Expect
Amy Kossoff, M.D. believes that everyone has the capacity and ability to have a life filled with good heath, high energy and happiness. She is here to give you back the hormonal balance that you have lost, and the vitality, vigor and radiance that you desire. Dr. Kossoff evaluates each client for their needs and deficiencies, goals and potentials and overall state of health. She will establish a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol that will bring you success in a sustainable way while monitoring your progress closely for any necessary changes.
Your safety is Dr. Kossoff’s priority. Because of this, the bioidentical hormones used in their Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs are the same chemical structure as the hormones the human body produces. Safety is further enhanced by their close supervision of all patients. This ensures the correct amount of bioidentical hormones are given to each individual, with adjustments made as needed. This supervision is vital in Dr. Kossoff’s ability to guide you through the maze of treatment plans to achieve safe and optimal results. She recognizes that because every client has a unique and individual body chemistry, unique and individual hormone treatments are needed, which is why Amy Kossoff, M.D., offers hormones as creams, pellets, patches, pills, injections, and troches.
In addition to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Kossoff offers the following services in support of whole-body healing:
- Additional Services Offered
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Individualized Programs For Optimal Health And Wellness
- Autoimmune Care
- Complete Health Physicals Including Medical Lab Testing
- Comprehensive Programs To Treat Most Medical Conditions
- Thyroid/Endocrine Disorder
- Heart Disease Treatment
- Natural Immune Therapy
Burke Virginia Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Amy Kossoff, M.D., at Virginia Integrative Practice, located in Falls Church, VA, provides focused treatments to restore, renew, rejuvenate and regenerate. Dr. Kossoff is committed to giving you hope and inspiring you to believe in yourself.