Science and innovation is often the topic of controversy, but remember people once thought the world was flat too. Things change, and our founder Dr. Gino Tutera was instrumental in the innovation and wider acceptance of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as a viable and successful medical treatment. He started using BHRT to help prevent pregnancy loss in 1979, although many were critical of this approach – he helped a lot of people and had the vision to recognize the application of BHRT in other areas of medical care.

Gino Tutera MD FACOG,
SottoPelle® Founder

In my many years of treating hormone deficiency with bio-identical hormones, I’ve seen the remarkable results that proper therapy can achieve. Lives do change.

Though it wasn’t a widely known or accepted therapy at the time, Dr. Tutera was unshakably convinced that bio-identical hormones are far superior to the pharmacological substances mass-produced by drug companies. It only made sense, he reasoned, for the body to use hormones that were biologically identical to the hormones produced naturally – not the synthetic blends, which (often-unsuccessfully) replicated them, causing unpleasant side effects.

In 1992, Dr. Tutera founded SottoPelle® Therapy. For those who have been told their discomfort is just a part of getting older, SottoPelle® provides a miraculous solution. When hormonal balance is restored, it has a positive effect on nearly every part of the body: from the mind to the muscles, and the heart to the hair.

Thanks to the increased public awareness via the internet, media attention, and physician education, people are recognizing what Dr. Tutera had known all along: that BHRT, when properly dosed and administered, can work wonders.

Contact a doctor near you to learn more about how SottoPelle® can change your life.

Our Advisory Board

James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

James Mirabile, MD is a board certified Gynecologist. He is well respected among patients and colleagues in the Kansas City metro area for his work in obstetrics, gynecology, bio-identical hormone therapy, medical cosmetics and medical weight loss. With over 20 years experience in women s health and hormones, his knowledge of the many phases of a woman’s reproductive system is renowned. Dr. Mirabile is pleased to incorporate SottoPelle® into his practice, offering a superior bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women. Dr. Mirabile and his team have built a reputation on providing exceptional care in a professional and friendly atmosphere.

Kenneth Sekine, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Sekine is a board certified Ob-Gyn, who has been in private practice since 1981. He has transitioned over the years, with his patients, from pre pregnancy care, through their child bearing years, and into the life changing, menopausal years. Always believing that the changes and symptoms associated with menopause (ovarian faliure) were pathologic, and not physiologic, in other words, not what one must live with, he has prepared for these times. Dr. Sekine embraced the Sottopelle® approach to treating women and men, after completing a course with Dr. Gino Tutera, the world renown founder of the organization.

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Ian Levenson, D.O.

Dr. Levenson has been practicing medicine in Colorado for more than 25 years. His patients love his intelligence, great sense of humor, deep knowledge and warm, caring manner. After receiving his B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University, he went on to pursue a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University. He then completed his internship and residency in Family Practice at Botsford General Hospital, and obtained his board certification from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 1984.