SottoPelle Hormone Therapy

SottoPelle Hormone Therapy

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Carolann Tutera

There’s a new kind of hormone therapy in town and it’s called SottoPelle. Gino Tutera, M.D. FACOG, developed this is a bio-identical hormone replacement for men and women that utilizes pellets the size of a pearl. Patients receiving SottoPelle are treated on an individual basis, according to Tutera’s wife Carolann Tutera.


Carolann is not only a happy SottoPelle patient, but she is now an international spokesperson for SottoPelle. In fact, she has been leading a global campaign for awareness about the benefits of hormonal balance achieved through natural hormone replacement.


SottoPelle was developed in 2002 and is a unique form of therapy to help both men and women age gracefully. Women and men often need hormone therapy when the ovaries and testicles stop providing the body with healthy levels of estradiol and testosterone as a result of menopause or andropause (the male equivalent of menopause). That’s when SottoPelle steps in to release these hormones and alerts the body to stop increased production.



The pellet implants are low-dose, customized to suit the physiological needs of each individual patient and are approximately the size of a Tic Tac. When blood flows over them they begin to release the correct amount of tester one and estradiol into the blood stream. More testosterone and/or estradiol is released into the blood stream whenever the body needs it, for example, during exercise or periods of stress. This delivery method allows your body to recognize the hormones and flourish with them.


“Unlike other methods out there, these pellets are placed under the skin,” explains Carolann. “Other forms, including creams, patches and injections, go through the liver and can cause a roller coaster effect. The pellets used in SottoPelle go through the blood stream, don’t go through the liver and are on call 24/7.”


If you’re suffering a hormone imbalance and looking for a SottoPelle location here in Cincinnati, then Dr. David Barrere is the place to go. Dr. Barrere is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.


“Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in pellet form has been positively researched and accepted as the most effective delivery system available for men and women suffering from the side effects of menopause or andropause,” explains Dr. Barrere. “When researching for a reliable method of hormone replacement therapy, I found SottoPelle was the most effective and safest option for my patients.”


Dr. Barrere offers SottoPelle bio-identical hormone therapy in his office and was personally taught by Dr. Tutera. Dr. Barrere’s offices are located at 2123 Auburn Avenue Suite 434 near The Christ Hospital and at 4452 Eastgate Boulevard Suite 302 by the Eastgate Mall.


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