Before you schedule an appointment, we highly recommend that you read our answers to the questions we usually receive from our patients. If you have any concerns that weren’t covered, please contact us at Sunrise Women's Health and Wellness in Mapleton, Utah.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, We are pleased to accept: Select Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, & More coming soon
How do I know if I should test my hormone levels?
If you are experiencing fatigue, sleep disturbances, lightheadedness, sensitivity to cold or heat, weight gain, hair loss or thinning, frustration with sex life, depression, or impaired memory, you may have a hormone deficiency that is worth getting checked.
My doctor checked my hormone levels and said everything is normal. However, I still don’t feel like myself. What are my options?
Primary care providers are trained to check the basics, but it takes specialized training and experience to provide more in-depth testing and treatment for hormone imbalances. Sometimes there is also the expectation that it is normal for older women to have lower hormone levels, so nothing is done for the imbalance.
We can schedule a free consultation and can go over your previous lab results to see what options are available.
Should I get a B12 injection?
B12 is an essential vitamin that is necessary for the production of red blood cells and DNA. It is most commonly found in animal products. Those who are most at risk of a B12 deficiency are the elderly, those who are on a vegan/vegetarian diet, those who underwent weight-loss surgery, and anyone with a disease that affects the gut.
A healthy diet or supplement can provide the necessary B12 vitamins, but some people still have issues with nutrient absorption. In this case, a B12 injection would be the best way to correct the deficiency.
“I've moved over a dozen times in the last ten years and as a result, have seen several doctors. None of whom were as professional, knowledgeable or compassionate as Derrick Pickering. He's a great listener and during appointments I'm confident my needs as a patient are his priority. Knowing that makes it easy to have open and honest communication. He always seems to know what's wrong and is able to talk about different options without ever having to look things up. I recommend him often.”