Our Philosophy

Patient Advocate's aim is to help people regain their confidence and vitality for living by providing natural individualised hormonal balance.

We achieve this by using Bio-identical Hormone Therapy in biological dosing with supporting nutritional supplements based on research and using laboratory testing for sound scientific practice. We endeavour to create a professional environment maintaining integrity and confidentiality with a focus on support of the individual patient on their return of health.


Patient Advocates for Natural Hormone Therapy

Patient Advocates is a nursing health service that helps women and men to achieve and maintain their optimal health through the use of natural bio-identical hormones, diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation. Working in partnership with their General Practitioner, Patient Advocates incorporates the best of both allopathic (western medicine) and natural medicines. The most commonly recommended hormones are Progesterone, DHEA, Oestrogens, Testosterone and Thyroid hormone.

Patient Advocates history:

For two years from 1996-98 Felicity Sinden worked as the practice nurse with Dr Fenton Bennett, a leading Uro-Gynaecologist who introduced Bio-identical hormones and the Patient Advocate concept to New Zealand, after seeing its success in America. When Dr Bennett died in 1998, several GP's asked Felicity to continue the work she was doing with women who needed time and follow-up to help with their peri-menopause and menopause symptoms. This now has extended to helping men also.

Felicity has over 30 years of nursing experience. Patient Advocates for Natural Hormone Therapy consults throughout the country by phone and office appointments.

Women have sought help for a wide range of symptoms and complaints including:

  • PMT
  • Osteoporosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Heavy flooding periods
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Patient Advocates have seen over 19,000 patients to date. They do not advertise but rely on word of mouth from existing and past patients.
We have a dedicated team of Advocates with backgrounds in nursing, natural therapies and biochemistry with in-depth knowledge of hormonal issues. No referral is necessary for an appointment to see us. Following an initial consultation and salivary or blood test, the role of the Advocate is to determine a possible course of action and to inform both Patient and Doctor regarding natural hormone replacement and related therapies.

About Natural Hormone Therapy

Natural Hormone Therapy has been researched and used for many years by significant number of medical specialists and practitioners throughout North America, United Kingdom and Australia. Most renowned of these are: Dr Katarina Dalton, Dr Sandra Cabot and Dr John Lee.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT MAY RESPOND TO NATURAL HORMONE THERAPY:

Abdominal bloating
Acne (cyclic)
Aggressiveness
Alcohol or drug addiction
Allergic rhinitis
Appetite disturbance
Arthritis
Asthma (Menopause onset)
Breast tenderness
Breast cancer
Bleeding gums
Fibrocystic breasts
Bruising spontaneously
Cold hands and feet
Constipation
Depression
Diabetic vascular problems
Endometriosis
Cervical dysplasia
Lethargy
Fainting
Irregular menstrual cycles
Palpitations
Bone and joint pain
Facial hair and darkening under the eyes
Fibroids
Infertility
Fluctuations in weight
Fluid retention
Formication (Crawling sensation on the skin)
Vaginal dryness
Gallbladder symptoms
Glaucoma (High eye pressure)
Goiter
Headaches
High blood pressure
Hypoglycaemia
Inner ear dizziness
Insomnia
Irritability
Clumsiness
Menopause
Migraine
Natural diuretic
Panic, weepiness and night worry
PND (Post Natal Depression)
PMT (Pre Menstrual Tension)
Heartburn and indigestion
Mood changes
Poor sleeping patterns
PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome)
Vascular abnormalities:
  (Flushing, capillary fragility)
Miscarriages