Julie Kissel, M.D. – Cincinnati Bioidentical Hormone Doctor

Cincinnati Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Julie Kissel, M.D. fully devotes her practice to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and takes a functional and anti-aging medicine approach to helping her patients heal from the consequences of hormonal imbalances or deficiencies. Her Cincinnati, Ohio practice offers evidence-based Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy protocols and combines them with customized nutritional counseling and personalized fitness programs.

Learn more about Dr. Kissel's background and approach

Julie Kissel, M.D. has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help men and women suffering from the effects of hormonal imbalances and decline to improve their overall quality of life and regain their vitality. Her customized programs take a multitude of factors into account, which enable her to design effective and safe treatment plans.

Listening to patients, hearing where they are at, and assessing their goals helps Dr. Kissel to provide treatment plans that can easily fit into their lifestyles and daily lives.

Julie Kissel, M.D. measures hormone levels in order to balance them safely and effectively, and she has observed that upon regaining optimal hormone levels, patients continue to feel better.

Once patients are back in balance, they can pursue the activities that they love in life. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce hot flashes, fatigue, and low libido, which may be due to low testosterone in both men and women. Cardiovascular health can also be improved, and even the risk of strokes and heart attacks can be reduced with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Julie Kissel, M.D. often notices that when she uses Bioidentical Hormones to treat one symptom in a patient, other health issues clear up, or patients notice overall improvements in their general health.

Cincinnati Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Julie Kissel, M.D. is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and she has completed a fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is also board certified in Family Medicine. Julie Kissel, M.D. uses her high level training to offer programs that are suited to an individual’s lifestyle, genetics, and health concerns. She endeavors to offer personalized medicine to her patients, and she always takes into account what patients are comfortable doing and what their priorities are.

Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Extended periods of high stress often lead to Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome in men and women. During instances of stress, the adrenal glands are forced to secrete high levels cortisol, which is the hormone that counteracts stress, and over time, the constant demand for cortisol wears the adrenal glands down, leading to Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. Symptoms of this condition often include mental and physical exertion, intolerance to stress, salty food cravings, feeling drained and unmotivated, headaches, insomnia, depression, and difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. Replenishing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve this condition and its related symptoms.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Differing from Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome often occurs after a person has surpassed adrenal fatigue and the body’s immune system overacts on the body. The key symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is fatigue that lasts longer than 24 hours, and other characteristics of this syndrome may include headaches, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, chronic sore throat, and aches and pains. Boosting the body’s health with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may help to reduce the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Deficient thyroid hormone production causes the condition of hypothyroidism, which often exhibits symptoms that include intolerance to cold, constipation, reduced bowel movements, thinning hair, irregular periods, depression, and sudden weight gain. Restoring thyroid hormone balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate the symptoms of hypothyroidism and help the body’s overall metabolism to become more effective.


An overabundance of thyroid hormone production results in hyperthyroidism, which often presents with symptoms that include an increased heart rate, unexplained weight loss, intolerance to heat, panic attacks, nervousness, insomnia, bulging eyes, and anxiety. Because the common treatment for hyperthyroidism involves suppressing the body’s production of thyroid hormone completely, men and women with this condition are often left with a deficit of thyroid hormone production. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to restore thyroid hormone balance and reduce symptoms.


Dwindling hormone levels often strike women around the mid to late thirties, which sparks the phase known as perimenopause. Typical symptoms of initial female hormone decline and imbalance include irregular periods, increased PMS symptoms, fatigue, mental fogginess, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, anovulation, water retention, migraines, and bloating. Restoring hormone balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to improve their health and reduce the symptoms of perimenopause.


Three to seven years after perimenopause begins, women make the full transition into menopause, which is marked with a twelve-month cessation of the menstrual period. At the onset of menopause, hormone levels are at an all time low, which leads to symptoms that include hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, poor concentration, low libido, insomnia, vaginal dryness, anxiety, depression, thinning bones, facial flushing, and thinning hair. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can restore deficient and imbalanced hormones to improve the symptoms of menopause.


Falling hormone levels in men can occur as early as a man’s thirties; however, the symptoms of hormone decline are not often evident until men enter into their late forties or fifties and andropause begins. Symptoms of andropause can include muscle atrophy, fatigue, lack of motivation, hair loss, low libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, weight gain, and reduced stamina and endurance. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men reverse or decrease the symptoms of male hormone decline.

Insulin Resistance

Serving to balance blood sugar, insulin is secreted in the pancreas and released into the bloodstream when sugar is taken into the body. Diets high in sugar cause constant amounts of insulin to be released, and eventually, the body stops recognizing that insulin is present, which leads to the condition of insulin resistance. Balancing hormones may help to improve insulin effectiveness, which can prevent the development of Type II Diabetes. [/box]

To learn more about which conditions can be treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact Dr. Julie Kissel at her Cincinnati, Ohio clinic today to schedule a consultation!

Do you have questions about Bioidentical Hormones? Call Cincinnati Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Julie Kissel, M.D. to schedule a consultation and take your first steps to getting your spark for life back!