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Dr.Franklin Douglis is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and has passed his certification in Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Douglis is a recent Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.  He attended the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and completed his specialty training at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a strong interest in general health and overall wellness.  Dr. Douglis has been practicing medicine in Conroe, Montgomery County Texas, Spring, Harris County Texas and the Houston area since 1982.  This site is intended for U.S. Residents only.

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BioTE®

BioTE® Frequently Asked Questions

The journey to wellness starts with understanding the roadmap. What is the process BioTE® Medical Practitioners use to help patients? Learn more below and then reach out a local provider today!

What should I do before I schedule an appointment?

 

No fasting is required in advance of the procedure.

What should I do before the procedure?

 

One week before the procedure, if possible, stop all NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, etc.). No fasting in advance of the procedure is required.

What test is required before the insertion?

 

At a minimum, BioTE requires our comprehensive blood panel which you can discuss with your BioTE® provider.

What happens during the in-office insertion?

 

During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are brought into the exam room, and the insertion site is numbed. The most common site of insertion is the upper buttocks. A small incision is then made for pellet insertion. Once the pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage.

What happens during the week following the insertion?

 

After pellet insertion, it's best to eliminate lower body exercise. You can walk, but extraneous activity is not recommended. Swimming, hot tubs, and bathtubs are to be avoided; however, showers are permitted. After removal of the bandage, normal activity may resume.

How often is pellet insertion necessary?

 

As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.

What happens to pellets after insertion?

 

Since the pellets are bio-identical and contain nothing more than the hormones your body naturally produces, the pellets are completely dissolved and absorbed, leaving nothing behind.