"Why do I feel this way?"
Let Defy Medical help you find out.
Many of our patients come to us because they feel a decline in drive, energy, and libido. Are you tired of gaining weight for no reason, or having difficulty sleeping or performing sexually? You may be one of the 40% of men with low testosterone or 80% of women with a hormone imbalance. Defy Medical cares about helping you find your best self again.
Studying the hormone levels in your blood helps us identify the root of what’s causing your symptoms. If we diagnose a hormone imbalance, then we can determine the kind of treatment that can help you. Work with a care team who cares about you.
Balance is everything.
So much of your body’s health is about balance. When the system is in balance, you feel good. But when the system is imbalanced, you experience problems. A comprehensive blood panel and consultation can help us find the cause of any imbalance.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
In men, testosterone helps maintain reproductive tissues, stimulate sperm production, promote and maintain sexual function, increase muscle mass, maintain bone strength, and much more. A testosterone deficiency can lead to erectile dysfunction, fatigue, fat gain, and other symptoms that affect quality of life. At Defy Medical, we specialize in Testosterone Replacement Therapy with the latest delivery systems and protocols. We help you feel better, so you can get back to the life you want to live.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When women experience hormone deficiencies, they often exhibit symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, low libido, decreased pleasure during intercourse, irritability and/or anxiety, among others. Restoring hormones to optimal levels through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help ease these symptoms and improve quality of life. Common hormones to replace include androgens, estrogens, progesterone, pregnenolone, and DHEA.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the neck. This gland is responsible for producing two key hormones: thyroxine (T4), and tririodothyronine (T3). These hormones help regulate the metabolism and influence virtually every organ system in the body. These key thyroid hormones essentially tell organs how fast or slow they should work. Thyroid hormones also regulate the body's consumption of oxygen and production of heat. Thyroid problems, such as an overactive or under-active thyroid, can severely affect metabolism.
Men with diabetes are more likely to suffer from low testosterone than men without diabetes. They often report symptoms like erectile dysfunction, decreased stamina, issues with fertility, muscle pain or weakness, increased body fat, joint pain, and other issues. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can support lean body composition, which can have an impact on metabolic function and glucose. TRT can also address symptoms like low libido and sexual dysfunction, which can greatly improve quality of life.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Erectile dysfunction in men can negatively impact relationships, confidence level, and overall quality of life. Defy Medical’s providers are experienced with treating erectile dysfunction and can employ the most effective solutions for men across the ED spectrum. Treatments include oral medications, penile injections, androgen therapy, non-invasive Shockwave therapy, and a combination of treatments based on individual patient needs. We take ED seriously, and we can help.
Female Sexual Dysfunction Treatments
Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) is a frequently overlooked issue that affects many women. FSD can include low sexual desire, difficulty becoming aroused, pain or discomfort during intercourse, and difficulty reaching orgasm. The causes for FSD are varied, and Defy Medical’s providers are trained in effective treatments that can help you feel sexual satisfaction again.
This quick quiz can help you determine whether you're a potential candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
This quick quiz can help you examine your symptoms to see if you're a potential candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Justin Saya, MD
Dr. Justin Saya, M.D. is the medical director and lead practicing physician at Defy Medical. He offers therapy to both men and women who are looking to balance their hormone levels and improve their overall quality of life. His patients have reported benefits such as improved energy levels, restored libido, and much more.
Caleb Calkins, MD
Dr. Calkins is focused on optimum health for his patients. He believes in a proactive approach to medicine that emphasizes maintaining an appropriate balance of nutrition, hormones, and fitness. He is dedicated to finding the root causes of his patient’s symptoms and the appropriate treatment regimens for complete wellness.
Beth Bray, APRN
Beth Bray, APRN, comes to Defy with over two decades of medical experience in hospital settings for orthopedics and oncology, as well as roles in Primary Care and Integrative Holistic Care.
Jill Dillenburg, RN
Jill Dillenburg, RN, has practiced as a board-certified registered nurse for the past 10 years. She has specialized in the areas of hormone replacement therapy and cardiology. Since 2014, Jill has practiced with Defy as both a provider and the medical manager to Defy’s team of medical assistants.
Melissa Faulk, PA-C
Melissa Faulk, PA-C, graduated Summa Cum Laude from South University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies. Melissa is a NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) board-certified physician assistant with nearly 20 years of clinical experience...
Mike Linkous, PA-C
Mike Linkous, PA, completed his bachelor’s degree in Adult Fitness/Exercise Science at Marshall University in West Virginia. He received his Physician Assistant degree from The College of West Virginia in Beckley, West Virginia in 2000.
Janel Mayer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Janel Mayer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Penn College in 2004 and gained valuable experience caring for critically ill patients at some of the finest facilities on the east coast.
Ben Walker, APRN, DC
Ben Walker, APRN, DC received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1989 and has been a nurse practitioner since 2014. His interest in the integrative approach to healthcare inspired him to explore and understand the many facets of optimizing personal health.
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How DEFY Helped Me
"No doctor in my town wanted to treat me because I was only 25, despite having diagnosis, imaging and bloodwork indicating I needed the help. I want to thank Dr. Calkins from the bottom of my heart. The past few months have been so liberating for me and I finally feel in control of my life. Also, for the first time in my life, I can truly say I’m happy. I’m not just going through the motions to get through the day anymore."
"Defy Medical is a top-rated facility. They provide excellent service in a professional and friendly environment. Dr. Saya is extremely knowledgeable in all areas related to hormone and weight loss."
"I am able to trust that the providers at Defy will continue to offer patient-driven, cost-effective, hormone-based healthcare solutions that are actually helpful in achieving sustainable long-term health stability."