Functional and Personalized Hormone Restoration Therapy – Home Study

The roles that hormones play in body physiology and pathology are intricate, complex, and multifaceted. These communicatory molecules are central players in the maintenance and regulation of multi-organ systems and functions, including digestion, metabolism, sexual reproduction, lactation, growth, development, sleep, and stress, among much more. Hormonal actions are specific as well as interactive and diverse. With their critical roles in whole-body homeostatic maintenance, even the most subtle deviation in hormonal levels has the potential to produce vast multi-system changes that can clinically emerge as a variety of symptoms. To further complex the matter of hormonal systems, there exists substantial variations in individual hormone levels required for maintaining individual set-points. What may be normal for one, may be abnormal for another.

The intent of this home study component is to review clinical, physiological, and pharmacological principles pertinent to hormone restoration therapy. This includes endocrine organs and hormone functions, female and male reproductive systems, adrenal and thyroid functions and dysfunctions, and fundamental principles and personalized approaches applied in hormone restoration therapy. To complement material found in this home study, participants will be referred to four supplementary readings that provide current empirical evidence on hormone system dysfunctions and opportunities for customized care. To ensure competency and satisfactory understanding of the material discussed in this activity, participants will complete a learning assessment that tests their knowledge on material discussed in this manual as well as the material discussed in the four supplementary readings. Completion of this home study activity will provide participants with the fundamental basis upon which the live component of this program is based. It is encouraged that the participant well review this material prior to attending the live component so that the live component can focus largely on clinical decision-making processes and personalized therapeutic opportunities in the form of case studies and interactive activities. This will maximize the learning experience and ultimate competency of the participant.

Intended audience

Pharmacists engaged in prescription hormone compounding


  • Physicians
  • Naturopathic Doctors

Learning Objectives

  1. Review hormones and hormone system functions.
  2. Describe the hormone cascade.
  3. Explain female and male reproductive hormone system life cycles.
  4. Discuss and evaluate the risks and benefits of hormone restoration therapy.
  5. Review adrenal system functions and dysfunctions related to chronic stress and adrenal insufficiency.
  6. Review thyroid system functions and dysfunctions related to hypothyroidism.
  7. Recognize the fundamental principles and personalized approaches of hormone restoration therapy.


Financial support: 

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.

Course summary
Facilitator, LP3 Network; Consultant, MEDISCA; Fellow of American College of OB/GYN; Advanced Fellow and certified in Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine; Board Certified, American Board of Integrative Medicine, Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society; Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Chief Medical Officer, Revitalize Medical Group

Disclosure: Consultant, Metagenics; Consultant, MEDISCA; Consultant, Valeant Pharmacy

Dr. Tara Scott graduated from Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her residency with Summa Health Systems at Akron City Hospital in Ohio. She recently retired from OB/GYN after almost 20 years to focus on functional and integrative medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she teaches residents and is involved in clinical research.

Dr. Scott is a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB/GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained as an advanced fellow and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The evidence-based practices she employed helped many patients conquer chronic wellness issues.  She then started Revitalize Medical Group, where she serves as the Chief Medical Officer. In 2016, she obtained an additional board certification in Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy. She lectures around the community to raise awareness about wellness and hormone balance.

Facilitator, LP3 Network; Consultant, MEDISCA; Vice President, Compounding Compliance, Gates Healthcare Associates; Surveyor and Accreditation Expert, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC/PCAB); Fellow, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP); Fellow, American College of Apothecaries (ACA); Professor of Pharmacy Practice (retired), University of Findlay

Disclosure: Surveyor, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC/PCAB); Consultant, Gates Healthcare Associates; Consultant, MEDISCA Inc.

Dr. Ken Speidel is recognized for his broad experience in pharmacy practice and education, including his national recognition as a pharmacotherapeutic specialist in endocrinology and pain management.  In addition, Dr. Speidel provides expert training in sterile and non-sterile compounding processes in the acute care, community, outpatient, and 503A/503B practice sectors.  He has been instrumental in the development of national standards for pharmacy compounding practices and provides consulting services to many organizations, including boards of pharmacy as well as hospitals and health systems in the United States and abroad.

In addition to his worldwide consulting and educational work, Dr. Speidel is a retired Professor of Pharmacy Practice from the University of Findlay. He has also assisted in the development and facilitation of many nationally recognized educational programs, approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Moreover, Dr. Speidel was an advisor for the development of the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and remains a surveyor and accreditation expert for PCAB/ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care). Dr. Speidel has served as multi-term president of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) as well as president of the Hospice of Portage, a large hospice program in the United States.

Dr. Speidel received a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and has completed postdoctoral training in nutritional support and functional medicine. He has been awarded Fellowship status with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) as well as the American College of Apothecaries (ACA).


Medical Writer
Disclosure: None
Continuing Education Supervisor
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant


Total CPE Credits: 9 CPE Hours = 0.9 CEUs
Joint Accreditation Status (University of Florida College of Pharmacy / LP3 Network)

CREDITS9 CPE Hours = 0.9 CEUs
RELEASE DATEAugust 1st, 2017
EXPIRATION DATEAugust 1st, 2020


1. Complete home study learning assessment with a score of 70% and submit a completed home study evaluation online.

2. Participants registered in the United States can obtain a statement of completed credits on their NABP e-profile. Participants registered in Canada and elsewhere will receive a statement of completion by email.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency. 

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