Functional and Personalized Hormone Restoration Therapy

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.

In this program, participants will gain an appreciation for the individuality of hormonal systems and the need for personalized medicine tailored to an individual’s unique clinical profile. This course emphasizes a holistic and functional approach towards medicine that involves addressing the underlying cause of disease using a systems-oriented concept and multimodal therapeutics. In doing so, participants will learn about the need for customized pharmacotherapeutics and how this can be achieved through compounding pharmacy. Specifically, participants will learn about the opportunities in compounding as it relates to hormone restoration and nutraceutical therapy for hormone-related conditions, including menopause, thyroid dysfunctions, adrenal dysfunctions, and male/female sexual dysfunctions, among others.

Participants will learn how to uniquely design treatment regimens that include customized dosage strengths, dosage forms, delivery systems, and combinations. This program will allow healthcare providers and pharmacists with the unique opportunity to collaborate together to produce a patient-centered treatment regimen that is tailored to the individual patient. Participants will be presented with clinical evidence on the benefits and risks of hormone restoration therapy and how it can be optimally applied. All course material will be put to practice through interactive case studies that involve assessing patient clinical profiles and devising appropriate and customized therapeutic solutions.



Well put-together seminars on hormones. The facilitators approach hormones from a truly holistic perspective, incorporating natural supplements, nutraceuticals, diet, and vitamins along with hormones to achieve the best results for the patient.

Barbara Rush
Physician, California

I have attended numerous other hormone/BHRT conferences and LP3 Network’s is by far the best I've seen. I have never seen such a well-laid-out conference with defined learning goals and a start-to-finish approach with concrete examples and working plans. I highly recommended my Naturopathic Doctor colleagues and pharmacists to attend.

Kim Bretz
Naturopathic Doctor, Ontario

Taking the Hormone Management course has radically changed and enhanced my pharmacy practice. I am a prescribing pharmacist and I have created positive relationships with physicians who refer their patients to me for review and recommendations on oral and transdermal preparations. I provide the physician with a report of my recommendations and also create an individualized preparation for the patient. The patient will return to my pharmacy for follow-up and possible adjustments. My network of referring physicians is growing and based on success, so are recommendations.

David Robertson
Pharmacist, Alberta

Most of my patients are women going through menopause and difficult times in their lives. This program helped me understand how the entire endocrine system is involved in the process of menopause, and not just the ovaries. I am able to explain the patient's symptoms better and prescribe more efficiently. The program enhanced my knowledge of hormone compounding and made me confident to prescribe compounded HRT.

Erica Alex
Physician, British Columbia

Thank you so much for the seminar, it was wonderful.  I've now taken 5 weekend-long hormone conferences since getting licensed to prescribe and this was the best one.  Very clinically relevant and integrative, I enjoyed working through the cases with the other practitioners and the pharmacists at my table. I look forward to doing more hormonal work with the new information.

Carrie Meszaros
Naturopathic Doctor, Ontario

After attending the seminar, I am better able to advise prescribers on routes of delivery, methods of testing and follow-up care. I am also better able to explain therapeutic options to patients, for both medical prescription products and supplements. It was also a good opportunity to network with local practitioners and to work together in groups, which was very nice!

Robyn Seipp
Pharmacist, British Columbia

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.
  1. Evaluate and apply a unique set of rules applicable to customized hormone restoration therapy
  2. Analyze physiological and biochemical features of endocrine system dysfunctions.
  3. Describe the hormone cascade, its neurobiological communication network, effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on the cascade, and impact on endocrine and neighboring digestive and immune systems.
  4. Investigate and evaluate therapeutic alternatives for specific classifications related to hormone therapy and imbalance; specifically construct formulations, which may be prescribed or used by a healthcare provider in the treatment of perimenopause, menopause, andropause, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, metabolic syndrome, and sexual dysfunction.
  5. Interpret, integrate, and evaluate comprehensive patient assessment chart data, including prior medical history, familial history, differential diagnoses, lifestyle behaviors, signs and symptoms, and laboratory test results.
  6. Describe and design hormone-related medication options, adjunct pharmacotherapeutics, and nutraceutical treatments that are optimal and efficacious for the individual patient.
  7. Recognize and evaluate the various routes of delivery, delivery systems, dosage forms, and dispensing mechanisms used in hormone therapy, adjunct therapy, nutraceutical supplementation, and specific aspects of lifestyle management; and monitor patient responses through quantitative and qualitative systematic testing.


An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.



The live activity workbook is copyright © 2017 LP3 Network.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 CEU (ACPE)
  • 10.00 Category F CE Hours (CNPBC)
  • 15.50 Category A Credits (CONO)
  • 25.00 Contact Hours

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; Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, Summa Health Systems 

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. Recently, Dr. Scott was appointed as Medical Director for Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, where she will develop and run an Integrative Medicine program. 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: Consultant, MEDISCA

This activity is eligible for ACPE credits; please see the final activity announcement for further details

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