Wendy and her staff are top notch. I can’t say enough good about them. Wendy recommended hormone replace therapy for me about a year ago and it has been life changing. I was feeling bad today and just wanted to be tested for strep and they had me in their office within an hour. I trust them fully and so thankful to have them in Georgetown!
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pellets, Patches, Injections
WHAT IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
Hormone therapy is the use of hormones to treat and restore hormone balance within the human body. Hormone imbalance can occur for a variety of reasons, but is most commonly associated with aging. Symptoms of hormone imbalance that are effectively treated with hormone replacement therapy include hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, weight gain, muscle loss, joint pain, poor sleep, and more.
At Intention Health and Wellness, our practitioners exclusively offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy integrated with functional medicine practices to help patients overcome the negative symptoms of hormone imbalance, as well as experience wellbeing and better health as they age. Every treatment plan is designed to suit the unique needs of each patient’s personal medical history, health status, and lifestyle preferences.
TYPES OF HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
THYROID HORMONE THERAPY
Approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population suffers from thyroid dysfunction, yet 60 percent of Americans are undiagnosed. This is often due to the ambiguous nature of symptoms, which classically masquerade as symptoms of stress, aging, or even depression and anxiety. Untreated thyroid dysfunction can increase your risk of other diseases or worsen the impact of other conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.
If you feel tired all the time, struggle with sleep, weight gain, depression, anxiety, or mood swings–it might be a hormone imbalance related to your thyroid. The thyroid influences nearly every cell in the body, making any dysfunction a significant issue.
The good news is that thyroid hormone imbalances can be treated; however, not just any treatment will do. Treatment must begin with accurate lab testing of all the hormones that play a role in thyroid function, including: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), T3, T4, reverse T3, and cortisol. Your practitioner should evaluate all of these hormones throughout the treatment process to adequately assess thyroid function and determine the progress of treatment.
Thyroid dysfunction can impact your overall health and contribute to uncomfortable symptoms. EVEXIAS Health Solutions trains providers to expertly assess lab results, looking beyond obscure ranges of “normal” and seeking to achieve optimal health and function for each patient. If you are concerned about your thyroid health or are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, it is time to find a provider near you.
ESTROGEN HORMONE THERAPY
As a woman ages, estrogen levels decline, with sharp decreases occurring near middle age. Low levels of estrogen have been shown to contribute to uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, weight gain, mood swings, and more. Although the dramatic decline and affiliated symptoms are classically linked to perimenopause and menopause, low estrogen can occur before middle age.
Women experiencing symptoms of low estrogen should have their hormone levels evaluated by an expert who is trained to carefully analyze lab results and understands the delicate nature of hormonal imbalance. Though your lab results may show that your levels are within “normal” range, it may not be the definition of “normal” for you. Providers trained in hormone balance know that there is a distinct difference between “normal” and optimal.
Low levels of estrogen can impact your overall health and contribute to uncomfortable symptoms. Either condition can occur with menopause. Estrogen pellet therapy may be an effective solution to low estrogen and can help relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance. EvexiPEL estrogen pellet therapy is a bioidentical hormone therapy option that uses the highest-quality ingredients, proprietary formulation, and requires advanced-level training for all EvexiPEL-certified providers.
TESTOSTERONE HORMONE THERAPY
Many people believe that testosterone is the male hormone. However, both men and women make and need testosterone for optimal health. Testosterone plays a significant role in male and female sexual health, brain health, and weight management. As testosterone levels decline with age, you may experience a lack of focus, brain fog, low libido, an inability to build muscle, or weight gain.
Testosterone therapy helps patients identify and restore hormone levels to an optimal state to eliminate symptoms and enhance health and wellbeing. Testosterone therapy is also effective in supporting a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack. Testosterone therapy is available as injections, creams, and pellets. Testosterone pellet therapy is renowned as the most effective form of testosterone therapy.
Hormone Replacement for Men
We also offer hormone options for men. If you are suffering from low libido, low energy, depression, or unexplained body aches and pains, you may have low testosterone. To find out we will run a blood panel to determine your current levels and work with you to optimize them so you feel your best.
Optimal levels are typically between 600 and 900 mg/dL. Too much can have a negative affect, as can too little. We also make sure your body is actually utilizing testosterone properly both endogenous (what your body makes) and exogenous (shots, pellets or creams). You might have high total testosterone but if your body is pushing it down the wrong pathway or it is getting bound up instead of remaining free your body isn't utilizing it correctly and you may experience the symptoms of low testosterone
Men also need Estrogen, and progesterone. Typically these hormones are considered "women's" hormones, but men need them as well. Not too much though. Estrogen in men is the main hormone for libido or sex drive.
What our Clients Have to Say
My first appointment with Wendy was the best appointment I've ever had. I could've cried happy tears feeling like I finally found MY doctor. I was not rushed; she took time to listen to every concern and symptom. I felt validated and a sense that she truly cared to get to the bottom of my issues and help me be my healthiest self again. She's incredibly knowledgeable but also very personable and easy and fun to talk to. It's been two weeks since my appointment and with the protocols she put in place I'm already seeing and feeling positive changes.
Jenna Lynn Peck
I've known Wendy since about 2018, and she helped through a few issues. Most recently, she put me on testosterone pellets, and within a day or two, I felt like my old 40-year-old self again (I'm 64). I have more energy and less pain and am hardly depressed anymore.
“I first met Wendy at another practice and instantly knew she was the provider for me. I would follow her to Mars as long as she can keep treating me. As I reached a certain age, I realized I needed more specialized attention to particular aspects of my wellness goals. Her knowledge, experience, and approach to individualized care is phenomenal. Highly recommend her and her practice.”
Beth Bell Brown
My husband and I have been patients of Wendy's for over 7 years. We followed her from her previous clinic. That should tell you how good she is!
When she decided to open her own practice there was no question in my mind that we would follow her.
My husband HATES going to the doctor, but he LOVES going to see Wendy!
She is caring, knowledgeable, hilarious, and will go the extra mile for her patients.
This is the practice you want to go to if you want a natural health experience!
I am a patient as well as a health care provider. This means that my bar is set high but Wendy Enneking can leap over it. It is wonderful to connect with the remnant of providers (and pioneers, I’ll add!) that are working outside the box of traditional medicine. It’s even more of a relief to find one genuinely competent, who has done her homework. I’m inspired. So great to know her practice is growing, but not surprised.
PS: the IV glutathione has made a believer out of me.
Dr. Enneking (Wendy) and her staff at Intention Health and Wellness have helped me renew my faith in at least some of the healthcare system. Since first meeting Wendy in 2012, she has been there for me several times when desperately needed. Two of many examples include when I became sick during an out-of-town vacation and helping me get through a tough case of Covid-19 without ever getting close to a hospital! Professional, personable, and willing to take the time to determine what the problem is. Glad to have her in my corner!
JAMES C. MCGUIRE
I was introduced to Dr. Wendy Enneking by my husband who had been her patient for several years. He was tired of listening to my complaints about not feeling the greatest plus being tired a LOT of the time. “Just go see what she would recommend.” Of course, I did. After having my blood tested to see what I needed, I couldn’t believe the difference! I remember calling her to thank her the first time I slept through the night in years! What a difference! My health has continued to improve especially as I’m approaching the big “70” this year. I look forward to living my best life ever and Dr. Enneking has been a big reason why I will!
I have trusted Wendy with my health since 2015. Wendy listens. She takes time and she listens. This was such a relief to me.
Her approach is refreshing, the conversation is open and fun, especially if you are a health nut like me. I have referred family and close friends to Wendy, and they have referred friends and so on.
You will leave each appointment with her suggestions, instructions and a clear understanding of what your health issues and goals are.
APRN, DNP, ANP-C, WHNP-BC
What does all that mean?
- Doctorate in Nursing Practice -DNP
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - APRN
- Dual board-certified: Adult Nurse Practitioner (certified) ANP-C:
- Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (board certified) WHNP-BC
Wendy Enneking, APRN, DNP, ANP-C, WHNP-BC founded Intention Health and Wellness, PLLC in 2018. Her vision is to provide high-quality, integrative health care in a concierge setting. Clients can expect a highly personalized assessment, laboratory testing, recommendations, and treatment protocols not normally found in conventional health care settings.
Wendy is a nurse practitioner with board certifications in adult and women's health. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Kentucky. Her master's and doctorate degrees were both earned at Vanderbilt University.
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