Think Twice, Ask an Expert Before Taking a Hormone

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Think Twice, Ask an Expert Before Taking a Hormone

Sharzad Green, Pharm.D. Recites Life Experiences with Hormone Therapy

Sharzad Green, Pharm.D has come a long way in becoming The Valley’s leading hormone expert. Her life experiences have helped push her into providing premium, personalized care for women with expertise, passion, & the most advanced medication compounding. As she shares her personal experience, she hopes to connect with our community, who may be going through a similar situation.

Aging as a Woman:
Don’t go through it alone

Being a woman is a journey. Your knowledge, your appearance, your emotions, your hormones, your relationships and your state of mind are some of the most important factors shaping you as a woman. A woman travels from infancy to puberty, and then through adulthood, menopause and beyond. And throughout this journey, you learn more each day. 

My passion is to share my knowledge with you and help you make informed choices about your health. I am a pharmacist specializing in bio-identical hormones and alternative medicine but most importantly, I am a woman who has traveled part of this journey with over twelve thousand women sharing some of their most difficult and intimate challenges.

Sharzad Green, Pharm. D., is a hormone replacement specialist & pharmacist at Community Clinical Pharmacy, in Mesa, Arizona. She offers private Hormone Replacement Consultations to find a tailored solution that fits your needs. Sharzad has had the privilege of working with over 12,000 patients and providers in the Valley and around the world.

Developing Integrity & Ethics in Knowledge

I have always viewed knowledge equal to having power. It all started when I was in first grade. My mother was a teacher and I was expected to rank high in the classroom. I studied diligently and when I got straight A’s, I was called to the principal’s office. I was mortified. I thought for sure that I had not performed to my mom’s standards and I was in big trouble. But then the principal who was probably in her 50’s (and I thought she was really old!) asked me to step forward. I couldn’t bear looking her in the eyes as she was so serious and scary.  With all my might, I approached her desk. My legs were weak, my hands were shaking and my lips were quivering.

But then my world changed as the principal handed me a cute little girl’s purse. I remember this purse vividly. It was white with red, orange and yellow paisleys printed all over it. She then ordered me to open it, and inside, I found chocolate. Each piece was wrapped in a shiny colorful wrapper and oh so many colors…

That was the beginning for me. I had put my mind to something important, and I had accomplished it. My mom was proud of me. And I was beaming.

Success & Challenges in Life

I studied hard throughout high school and college and received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1990. I started working in the field where I had passion for, putting to use everything that I knew. At the time, my mom was going through “the change” and asked me about hormone replacement therapy. I quoted the scientific studies that indicated taking hormones would benefit her heart. She asked me about the risks associated with taking commercially available hormones.

When the Unexpected Happened

I was quick in contacting the drug rep who was more than eager to drop off more studies and literature about the benefits of taking hormones. And as a final reassurance, I went to my mom’s appointment with her gynecologist, where my my mom asked again if the hormones were safe and also how long she should stay on them. The gynecologist reassured her (and me) that they are safe and that my mom should stay on them until she is 100 years old!

I felt confident that she was getting the best therapy and that there was nothing else to worry about until January of 1998. During a regular breast self exam my mom found a lump in her breast. Ultrasound and needle biopsy were done immediately and my worst fears became a reality. My mom had breast cancer.

Making a Difference for Others

It was then, I discovered that there were options through compounding that I had not been aware of. That was the beginning of my journey learning about bio-identical HRT and compounding. There was definitely hope, and I was fortunate enough to become involved with natural hormones and alternatives. I have been with Community Clinical Pharmacy for over 16 years and have had the honor of taking care of thousands of patients who have trusted me with their health and hormones.

Continuation of Sharzad’s Journey to Passionate Hormone Therapy Specialization

Click to read the next part of Sharzad’s Personal Experience with Hormone Therapy.

If you are seeking more info about customized hormone replacement, how we provide patient-centered care, or would like to learn more, please call (480) 969-0600 or you can ask a pharmacist a secure question here.

Community Clinical Pharmacy has served Mesa, Arizona for over 38 years and takes pride in improving our community’s quality of life.

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related topics you’d like to know more about. And, as always, stay healthy!

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