FAQs

Do I need bio-identical hormone replacement?
Menopause isn’t a disease, but rather a normal life transition. Unfortunately though, this transition can be very disruptive to a woman’s quality of life. Bio-identical hormone replacement can restore normal balance to a woman’s life, naturally and alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, weight gain (or difficulty losing weight), low sex drive, depression and insomnia.

 

What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-based hormone substances that are identical in structure and chemical composition to the hormones your body produces on its own. Because of the identical molecular structure, your body recognizes the hormones as natural and menopausal symptoms are alleviated more effectively than synthetic hormones. Unlike standard, synthetic preparations, bio-identical hormones are customized to your individual needs. Dr. Eustis determines these needs by an extensive medical evaluation and hormone testing.

 

Are bio-identical hormones safe?
There are many studies confirming the safety of bio-identical hormones. Because they are molecularly identical to your own hormones, your body doesn’t recognize them as “medication” as it would man-made hormones or hormones derived from other animals.

 

Do you accept insurance?
Coastal Women’s Wellness accepts most major insurance plans. For more information, call (843) 606-8960.

 

What is a nurse practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed graduate-level education and advanced-practice training. Nurse practitioners can see a wide range of patients, both well and sick, and perform in-office procedures. Prescribing medications, ordering and interpreting tests, hospital admitting and discharge privileges, and hospital rounding are just a few of the privileges falling within the scope of a nurse practitioner.


To become licensed/certified to practice, nurse practitioners hold national board certification in an area of specialty (such as family, women's health, pediatrics, adult, acute care, etc.), and are licensed through the state nursing boards.


In summary, a nurse practitioner can perform all duties of a physician with the exception of surgical procedures.

 

Can I see Dr. Eustis even if I’m not having any problems?
Yes, Dr. Eustis sees women of all ages for routine gynecologic care.

 

Does Dr. Eustis perform surgery?
Yes, Dr. Eustis performs gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive and outpatient surgery at the Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital.