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Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Blend Institute

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL

Welcome to The Blend Institute, where Dr. Timothy Blend, Kim Blend, ARNP, and Ann Kurka, APRN, and our dedicated team are committed to helping you achieve a vibrant and balanced life through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Trust a physician and team trained in the use of bioidentical hormones that will employ straightforward, accurate tests to determine the bioavailable hormone (what is usable) in your body and prescribe the precise ratio of single or combination hormones you need to leave you feeling healthier, stronger, and more any age.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Every human being is biochemically unique, so a natural hormone balancing program needs to be individually designed for each patient to be effective and give the greatest benefit. Genetics, lifestyle, and individual needs all play a part in determining the best treatment to support and maintain a high quality of life.

Bioidentical hormones, derived from plant and animal sources, closely resemble the hormones naturally produced in your body. Our practice emphasizes the use of bioidentical hormones in various forms, ensuring compatibility and effectiveness in hormone replacement therapy.

When is BHRT Needed?

For Women: Navigating Menopause

For many women, the journey through menopause can be challenging, marked by symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings.

The hormonal changes leading to menopause start earlier than expected, often around 37 years of age. Perimenopause can manifest at any age, with symptoms affecting daily life. Bioidentical hormones offer a safe and effective solution to address the imbalance, providing relief from symptoms such as weight gain, insomnia, and hot flashes. At The Blend Institute, we strive to dispel misinformation, offering a clear path to navigating the pre- and post-menopausal years with confidence.

For Men: Confronting Low Testosterone

Men experiencing symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, and muscle loss associated with low testosterone can benefit from BHRT. The team at The Blend Institute focus on individualized treatment plans, utilizing BHRT to restore hormonal balance, enhance vitality, and address the unique needs of each patient.

In transgender people, BHRT is often prescribed to help them develop the physical appearance of their desired sex. It also helps them to suppress the hormones of their genetic sex.



How is Dosage Calculated?

We employ a meticulous approach to BHRT dosage calculation. By closely monitoring patients and conducting routine tests, we aim to keep the dosage as low as possible while achieving optimal treatment goals.

This personalized approach ensures that patients receive the right balance of hormones for their specific symptoms and needs.


Experience the transformative benefits of BHRT when used in correct dosages and combinations. From desired weight loss and increased sex drive to reduced pain and improved mood, BHRT can contribute to a more vibrant and fulfilling life. We are dedicated to guiding you through this journey towards optimal well-being.

Contact The Blend Institute Today

If you are experiencing hormonal imbalances or seeking guidance on your journey to optimal well-being, The Blend Institute is here for you. Schedule an appointment today and let us help you achieve a vibrant and balanced life.

Our office is conveniently located just east of I-75 on SR 70 in Bradenton and is proud to serve the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Parrish communities.