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
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
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
Ask the Doctor - published by Interweave
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
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
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
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
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
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.