Dr. Perkins graduated from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine in 1994. She completed her residency at Cox Family Practice in Springfield, MO and University of Kentucky Family Practice. She worked for over 10 years with St. Mary’s Family Health clinics and Urgent care centers. In addition to Family Medicine, Dr. Perkins has a great interest in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
BHRT looks at progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone levels in both men and women. Hormones are critical to our body’s health. They are the chemical messengers that tell other cells what to do. They regulate virtually every bodily function. Some of the expected results of balancing hormone levels through BHRT are: look and feel younger, decreased menopausal symptoms and joint pain: improved energy levels, mental clarity and mood: improved sleep quality, sexual function, metabolism and weight control. Patients with chronic illnesses like high blood pressure or diabetes may see additional improvement of their condition.