Faculty and Medical Advisory Board
BioTE® is committed to excellence in educating both doctors and patients about Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy. BioTE® Medical is headquartered in Irving, Texas with hundreds of Certified Medical Practitioners providing pellet therapy nationwide. BioTE® was founded by Physicians and is passionate about teaching how hormone balance using the BioTE® Method is the ultimate foundation and direction to good health. Our Certified BioTE® Practitioners and Partners provide superior diagnoses and treatments for patients who want to get healthy and or stay healthy.
BioTE® Medical Advisory Board
We are excited for you to meet our BioTE® Medical Advisory Board. This Board has been specifically selected for their outstanding reputation as leaders in their respective fields of medicine, as well as their commitment to providing the best medical care to their valued patients. The mission of the Board is to provide medical and technical guidance to ensure BioTE® continues to deliver the safest, most effective form of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Gary S. Donovitz, M.D. (Chairman)
Dr. Gary Donovitz is a best-selling author of Age Healthier Live Happier and is the CEO and founder of BioTE® Medical, LLC. He started his practice in 1985 in Arlington, Texas. Born and bred in Dallas, he graduated from The University of Texas and finished medical school at The University of Texas in San Antonio. His residency training was at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Donovitz has always had a special interest in hormone replacement therapy. Treating both men and women, he was an early proponent of bio-identical hormones. In 2007, he received advanced training in BHRT therapy.
Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomat American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Medical Association, American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopists, Tarrant County Ob-Gyn Society. Dr. Donovitz has been given the Excellence Award at the 2009 SottoPelle Annual Conference and was recognized as one of the country's top BHRT physicians.
Neal Rouzier, M.D.
Dr. Neal Rouzier is a pioneer in the bio-identical hormone replacement field, practicing since its inception in the early 1990s. He has dedicated his life's work to uncovering the medical literature that supports safe and effective protocols for unique and personalized patient care.
He has treated more than 2,000 patients with natural hormone replacement therapy and is recognized as a renowned leader and expert in the field. Additionally, Dr. Rouzier is the author of Natural Hormone Replacement for Men and Women: How to Achieve Healthy Aging. He has more than 16 years of experience as an educator and practicing physician, and 29 years of emergency medicine experience at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Calif.
Derrick DeSilva, M.D.
Derrick M. DeSilva Jr., M.D., is a practicing internist at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J. He is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is a member of the following associations:
The American Medical Association
The Society of Internal Medicine
President of the American Nutraceutical Association
Chairman of Age Management Medicine Conference
Dr. DeSilva has his own radio talk show called "Ask the Doctor," as well as his own television show, which airs in New Jersey.
He has also written and published the following books:
Coping with Lyme Disease - published by Henry Holt, 1993
Ask the Doctor - published by Interweave Press, 1997
Besides radio, his national television exposure has been attained in hosting medical segments on CNN and appearing as a guest on numerous national television programs, including ABC's "Nightline." Dr. DeSilva has been instrumental in the formulation of more than 100 different natural products and has been honored with the following recognition:
New York Magazine's "One of the Best Doctors in New York Metro Area," June 2001
New Jersey Monthly Magazine's "One of The Best Doctors in New Jersey," November 2001
From November 1996 through August 2008, named by Castle Connolly publishing as one of the best doctors in the New York metropolitan area.
G. DeAn Strobel, M.D.
DeAn Strobel, M.D. is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has been practicing medicine in Sherman, TX since 1999.
After the birth of her twins, Dr. Strobel no longer practices obstetrics, and instead focuses her practice on a wide array of healthcare services including wellness and hormone balance, gynecology, well-woman exams, gynecologic surgery (laparoscopic surgery, hysterectomies, female sterilization, endometrial ablations and more), nutritional evaluation and modification, as well as the functional medicine approach to complex and chronic disease.
She concentrates on treating the whole woman, not just the numbers, and has expanded her practice to evaluate and treat male patients for wellness and hormonal balance. She has also developed a medical spa called Allure Laser and Medical Spa. There, she is able to treat more of patients' cosmetic concerns, which can sometimes cause significant anguish or stress.
Together, Dr. Strobel and her team are able to focus on caring for the patient as a whole person and not just a diagnosis. At their clinic, they strive to make the patient feel like an individual.
Steven Komadina, M.D.
Steven A. Komadina, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is board certified and a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. He has treated patients with hormone replacement therapy for more than four decades and has continually changed the method of therapy as the science has evolved. From pills to injections, to patches and creams, and from gels to troches and now to pellets, he has the experience to pick the method best for each individual patient. Dr. Komadina is delighted to serve his patients with cutting-edge techniques developed through a partnership with BioTE®.
He is an internationally known lecturer on nutrition and wellness and has written books about prevention of disease, wellness and nutrition. He teaches and lectures doctors and the public all over the world on wellness and nutrition and has organized international wellness assemblies to bring doctors and wellness specialists together. He has served as president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and the New Mexico Medical Society. In the last 10 years, he has served humanitarian missions in emerging countries on four continents.
He served eight years as a New Mexico State Senator and has advised presidents, governors and legislators about health issues for decades.
Dr. Komadina currently serves as the governor's appointee to the New Mexico Medical Board, which licenses all physicians in New Mexico.
Noel R. Williams, M.D.
Dr. Williams earned his B.A. in philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then went on to graduate from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internship in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.
Dr. Williams is an affiliate of Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedics, specializing in gynecology. He is board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Williams is chief of staff of Northwest Surgical Hospital. His professional memberships include the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a past president of the Oklahoma County Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.
He enjoys reading science fiction and exercising. His favorite activities involve family skiing and snowboarding trips with his wife and their four boys, Noel, Calvin, Hugo and Gideon. Dr. Williams describes himself as intense and empathetic. He enjoys reflective thinking upon complex issues affecting his patients and laughing at himself. He is a non-conformist and often wonders why people focus on form over substance to their expense.
Cory Rice, D.O.
Dr. Cory Rice, a native Texan, graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a bachelor's degree in forensic science and completed medical school at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Ariz.
He attended Methodist Medical Center of Dallas for his internship and residency in internal medicine. He was chosen as chief resident of his internal medicine residency program.
Dr. Rice's professional interests include nutrition-based chronic disease management. He's passionate about giving his patients options, not just prescription medicines. Dr. Rice is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of chronic disease, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure/cholesterol, hormone imbalance, etc. His main focus is on wellness and prevention.
Dr. Rice's free time is spent with his family and friends, watching all sports (Go Baylor!).
Marcy Henson, M.S., R.N., F.N.P.-C
Marcy Henson is a family nurse practitioner who is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated summa cum laude with her master's of science as a family nurse practitioner from TWU in 2007.
She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association, American Association of Critical Care Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She serves on the board of directors for the Children and Community Health Center (CCHC), which is an indigent care clinic that provides health care services to citizens of Collin County who do not have access to health care.
Marcy also teaches as an adjunct instructor at TWU in the master's of science family nurse practitioner program and works for MD on Call, assisting with hospitalist responsibilities at Baylor Frisco Medical Center.
As a health care provider, Marcy's goal is to empower patients to take charge of their own health by providing them with valuable information that allows them to make informed and educated decisions regarding their personal health. She believes that preventive medicine should be our first priority, and it is our role to provide the necessary information to patients to help them accomplish the goals of staying well and preventing illness.