We are created body, mind, and soul. Whether we are talking about irregular or painful periods, abnormal discharge, premenstrual syndrome, or hot flashes, Guiding Star Tampa provides evidenced based medicine to promote HEALING and WELLNESS for women from adolescence through menopause through a natural approach.
HEALTH: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.
HEALING: The process of restoring sound health.
WELLNESS: The quality or state of being in GOOD health.
Besides taking many insurance plans, we have very reasonable self pay rates. We even offer FREE medical healthcare for uninsured women.
For uninsured women over 18, we offer for FREE annual physicals, Pap and labs. You must be able to provide a valid state issued ID (from any of the 50 US states or from any US territory.)
Allowable lab tests for the FREE medical services include: complete blood count; hemoglobin A1C; HDL Cholesterol; Triglycerides; Cholesterol, Total; TSH; Hep B surface Ag w/reflex confirm; HIV-1/2 AG/AB, 4th w/reflex; RPR with reflex to Titer; Chlamydia/Neissera Gonorrhoeae RNA TMA; Thinprep Pap; T-4 Free; Comp. Metabolic Panel; Lipid Panel; Thin Prep Pap reflex HPV, if ASCUS CT/NG; Thin Prep Pap & HPV, CT/NG (cotesting w/STI risks); SurePath Pap, reflex HPV, if ASCUS CT/NG; and SurePath Pap & HPV, CT/NG (cotesting w/STI risks).
Our bodies can do amazing things. Sometimes, however, for a variety of different reasons, it needs support. We strive to offer support in a way that works in cooperation with the body and optimizes the beauty of our creation. In understanding the root cause of a problem, we may suggest medications, hormone replacement or nutritional supplements. Hormone support may be appropriate for women at different stages of life. Whether menstruation is just starting and is not functioning properly, or a woman is beginning the transition of menopause, hormone support may be needed. It’s also used in patients who have already hit menopause and are experiencing bothersome symptoms.
Hormones Fluctuate As You Age
Hormonal changes are some of the most noticeable hallmarks of growing older. Not only does the total amount of hormones in your body decrease, but the overall balance of hormones shifts and adjusts. Since hormones are messenger molecules that directly impact a wide range of activities within the body, even a small shift can dramatically impact the production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, and other critical hormones.
Each hormone change triggers different reactions in the body like fatigue, hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, emotional instability, reduced cognitive function, and other unwanted signs of aging.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women
- Mood Swings
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Unexplainable weight gain
- Increases in body fat
- Decreased lean muscle mass
- Decreased body strength
- Slow to heal from injury or illness
- Impaired sexual function
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Lower energy levels
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Decline in mental clarity
- Higher prevalence of illness or injury
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Rebalance the Body
Fortunately, hormonal imbalances can be naturally treated with bioidentical hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to hormones made by the body, and they are synthesized from plant and animal sources rather than being artificially manufactured like other, more dangerous hormone products. This provides a safer and more natural way to rejuvenate the body’s stores of hormones and get it back on track.
The benefit of using these bio-identical hormones include:
• Increased energy and focus
• Sharper mental performance
• Improved motivation
• Enhanced sexual desire and performance
• Increased bone density
• Leaner muscle mass
Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy (BHRT)
Hormone pellet therapy is a BHRT delivery method with some unique benefits. With a simple in-office procedure a small pellet, about the size of a grain of rice, is inserted through a small incision. The procedure only requires a local anesthetic with no need for stitches or fear or scaring. After the procedure, the pellet will slowly release a natural dose of hormones over the course of three to six months. This a convenient delivery method that will give you the correct dose of hormones without the hassle of remembering when to take a pill or use a cream. Just like other forms of BHRT, hormone pellet therapy is naturally derived from plants. With hormone pellet therapy you can reduce your chances of any side effects and begin reducing the negative effects of hormone imbalance quickly.
We are constantly in awe of what a womans body can do, childbirth is one of these things. We are committed to providing the best of care for women during pregnancy. All our care is devoted to affirming the dignity of women and promoting respect for your unborn baby.
Your pregnancy is a journey and we embrace the opportunity to walk with you! This includes prenatal care up to delivery and postpartum care.
Healthy Pregnancy Starts With Healthy Living
Since a healthy pregnancy starts with maximizing healthy living prior to conception, we are happy to meet with you prior to your pregnancy to discuss your overall wellness.
Highest Quality and Safety
Our goal is to promote the highest of quality and safety measures as recommended nationally for women in pregnancy. We embrace evidence based initiatives which are directed to improving care for women and we are committed to reducing Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality.
Are you among the women of today that are looking for a natural, holistic, organic way of managing your fertility? Are you tired of using prescription pills, patches, objects for birth control? Learn natural family planning.
Benefits of Fertility Charting
1. Empowerment: Women learn to truly know and understand their bodies.
2. Shared responsibility: Family planning is equally shared between the man and woman. Both partners participate in the understanding of their naturally occurring fertility and infertility. Couples cooperate and make decisions together regarding the achievement or avoidance of pregnancy.
3. All natural: Green and organic with no hormones, side effects or risks.
4. Free: Once learned, NFP costs nothing. It provides family planning throughout a woman’ s entire reproductive life.
5. Stronger relationships: Helps couples to deepen conjugal love and achieve responsible parenthood.
6. Respect: Celebrates the gift of human sexuality and the dignity of the human person.
Guiding Star supports the following fertility care and natural family planning methods:
For more information on supporting your body, Guiding Star recommends the resources of Natural Womanhood. Natural Womanhood is the most far-reaching women’s health literacy program since the Pill. They exist because many women are harmed by or at risk from the use of contraceptives, and most don’t know they have a viable alternative.
Natural Womanhood is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of fertility charting, as a way to promote disease prevention, self-knowledge, relational intimacy, and effective family planning.
Removing an IUD:
An IUD can be removed at any time. For most women, the removal of an IUD is a simple procedure performed in the office. To remove the IUD, our medical practitioner will grasp the threads of the IUD with ring forceps. In most cases, the arms of the IUD will collapse upward, and the device will slide out. Our practitioner will be able to tell you if another method is required.
Infertility & NaPRO TECHNOLOGY
A major breakthrough in monitoring and maintaining a women’s reproductive and gynecological health. Through NaProTECHNOLOGY, medical consultants are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat gynecological problems with the goal of restoring a woman’s gynecologic health.
Our nurse practitioner, Tammy Taylor, ARNP, CNM can provide you with an alternative way. She can also refer you to Dr. Carlos Lamoutte, MD and Dr. Ana Verdeja, MD who can also provide these services. Watch the video below to find out more.
Have you taken the first dose of the abortion pill (Mifepristone, Mifeprex or RU-486)? Do you regret your decision and wish you could reverse the effects of the abortion pill? There is an effective medical process for reversing the abortion pill, call today!
Call us right now at (813) 948-7734. If the office is closed, call (877) 558-0333 or go to www.abortionpillreversal.com
Why Choose Guiding Star Tampa
We offer Healthcare that Upholds the Dignity of Women by offering natural, wholistic and life affirming medical services.
At Guiding Star Tampa you will receive comprehensive medical care that supports versus suppresses the natural functions of a woman’s body.
We also offer complimentary a Child Watch Program, allowing you peace of mind while we take care of you!