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The Cherry on Top

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Dr. Richard Chern, MD

Dr Richard Chern, MD, is a platinum BioTE provider and runs one of the largest BioTE hormone clinics in the country in Miramar Beach.

I meet new people often and after the “What do you do?” a discussion about hormones typically occurs.
From men, I usually hear,” Well, I don’t have a problem in that department.” And from women, I hear
that they are just fine without sex. These comments are to be expected but still frustrate me.
I understand that hormones imply sex or sexual health. The truth is this is a minor part of what
hormones do.

Hormones regulate many processes in the body, and I would guess even most physicians
don’t have a clue how beneficial hormones are in our bodies. I frequently have new patients tell me
their doctor told them hormones are bad. They cause cancer and disease and should be avoided.
How does that even make sense? How many teenagers get cancer, have heart attacks, strokes, high
blood pressure, diabetes. Teenagers are healthier than any other age group and happen to have the
highest hormone levels of any age group. Doesn’t it sound a bit suspicious? Instead, disease startswhen our hormones start leaving.

After forty our hormones are already low enough to cause problems.
After fifty they are pretty much gone. Guess what? That’s when we all start getting diseases and we
start slowing down and gaining weight. That cancer, those heart attacks, and strokes, they happen after
the hormones are no longer there to protect us. Well, that’s why I’m here. By adding bio-identical hormones we reduce disease. Sugar levels are higher in people with lower hormones. Blood pressure is higher in patients with low hormones.

Breast cancer risk is higher in women who don’t have hormones. Prostate cancer is more severe in men without
hormones. Osteoporosis is worse in women without hormones. Alzheimer’s occurs more frequently in
people with low hormones. Heart attacks, strokes, cholesterol, are all worse without hormones. What
else do you want to hear?
To me it’s obvious bio-identical hormones are beneficial for health. They reduce disease, reduces
inflammation, and reduce all causes of mortality for both men and women. That’s why I started treating
patients with bio-identical hormones over ten years ago. We are the largest clinic in the southeast and
one of the largest in the country. We are the ones who train the other doctors. We have more
experience, we treat more patients, and we have more success than nearly every other BioTE provider
in the country.

Do bio-identical hormones help with libido? Yes. Do bio-identical hormones help with erectile
dysfunction? Yes. But this is not the reason to come in and get treated. This is just the cherry on top.

Dr Richard Chern, MD provides hormones therapy to men and women from across the country.
He is also on staff at BioTE Medical and teaches hormone therapy to new providers including
providers right here in our local area.

Dr Richard Chern, MD treats countless doctors, medical providers, and first responders in the area as well. Dr Richard Chern, MD, is a platinum BioTE provider and runs one of the largest BioTE hormone clinics in the country right here in Miramar Beach.

Call Dr Richard Chern, MD, today for an appointment at The Hormone Restoration
Center at 850-837-1271.