Women's Health Institute -  - OB-GYN

Women's Health Institute

OB-GYNs & Nurse Practitioners located in Peoria, IL

Hormone Replacement Specialist

Dr. Larry Overcash is a board-certified OB/GYN who serves the residents of Peoria, Illinois and the surrounding areas, and Erin Overcash is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who works along with Dr. Overcash to help women in the region overcome the effects of menopause through the use of hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What Are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Menopause can cause symptoms that are extremely uncomfortable and, in some cases, severe enough to impact a woman’s quality of life. As a woman ages and her production of estrogen decreases, her body can begin to undergo certain changes. The changes are significant enough to cause severe symptoms such as hot flashes, dry skin, vaginal dryness, loss of libido and weight gain. Hormone replacement therapy helps restore the delicate hormone balance within the body. As the hormone levels are re-established, the unpleasant symptoms gradually disappear, and a sense of normalcy returns.

How Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescribed?

Hormone replacement therapy can take many forms. Pills, patches, creams and implants. The symptoms of menopause range from woman to woman and can depend on several different factors. Women who have very mild symptoms may do well with the patch or a topical cream. 

Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy serves different purposes for different people. The most common use of HRT is to alleviate and soothe the symptoms of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy restores the balance of hormones within the body and allows normal functions to resume on many different levels. Other uses include restoring regular ovulation cycles in women who are attempting to become pregnant. Using hormone replacement therapy in this way can also help to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. Regulating the hormone levels in the body can help to boost the metabolism and improve overall physiological function, which, in turn, improves general health and well-being.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept several insurance plans from many different providers. If you do not see your provider listed here, please give us a call and we will let you know if you are covered.

Blue Cross
Coventry Health Care
Health Alliance PPO
Health Partner
OSF Health Plans
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "Staff all friendly and great! Dr. Overcash was kind and patient and seemed to know me better than I know myself. Thank you for your kind words."

    Melissa M.
  • Google+

    "Absolutely the best place to go for women's health issues. I have been going for years."

    Janice G.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Overcash never makes you feel rushed. He's very thorough and gives great advice for bettering your health. Very friendly and kind."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Overcash is an amazing physician. He had me back feeling normal after surgery right away. He has delivered all of my children and I would highly recommend!"

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I give this office an outstanding review; they are very professional and care about your health concerns."

    Sheila R.
Women's Health Institute
7309 North Knoxville Avenue, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309-731-4535
Fax: 309-671-5155
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