Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Dr Temkin
Dr. Michael Temkin, DO
Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in San Ramon, CA

About Dr. Temkin

“I consider myself a very proactive physician. I focus on getting my patients looking and feeling their best.”

Michael Temkin, DO grew up in a family of physicians and is carrying on that legacy at his primary care practice in San Ramon, California. Serving patients in the Tri-Valley and throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Temkin provides compassionate care that treats the whole person, not just symptoms.

Dr. Temkin is a highly-regarded internal medicine physician with more than 20 years of experience. After graduating from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California, he

completed his residency in internal medicine at Alameda Medical Center in Oakland, California, through a University of California San Francisco Medical Center Program.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Temkin stays involved in the community and has served as the team physician for the California High School football team in San Ramon for over 15 years. He’s an affiliated physician with San Ramon Regional Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center.

Dr. Temkin’s philosophy centers around using preventive care to treat the whole patient. He believes in treating the root causes of symptoms to help patients heal from chronic conditions, and helping patients lose excess weight so they can feel their best. He takes the time to really listen to patients and cultivate relationships with them, so they feel comfortable talking with him and heeding his honest advice about improving their health.

A California native, Dr. Temkin loves practicing medicine in his hometown of San Ramon where he lives with his wife, Heidi, and three children. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and water sports.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A


At Dr. Temkin's office, we are a Certified Provider of the BioTE Method of hormone optimization therapy. We offer patient-centric strategies to optimize hormones and extend healthspans for both women and men.

What is BioTE Medical?

BioTE Medical, a leader in precision and preventive medicine has translated over 80 years of scientific insight into clinically validated medical protocols that identify and treat the earliest indicators of aging. We work with each of our patients on an ongoing basis to analyze symptoms and lab results using a specially designed dosing algorithm to develop a unique treatment plan.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses custom-compounded pellets (approximately the size of a grain of rice) that contain doses of testosterone and estrogen. These hormones are bioidentical to those already present in the body and work to restore hormones to optimal levels. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the lower hip and release a continuous stream of hormones as the body needs them. Once inserted, the pellets dissolve slowly, so that they only need to be re-administered every 4-6 months depending on the patient.

The Importance of Hormone Balance

For men and women, the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone perform several important processes. Both men and women begin to produce less of these hormones as they age, which can start as early as someone's mid-20s or early 30s. Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.

If you have any of the following symptoms you may be a candidate for BioTE hormone therapy:

  • Depression
  • Irritability, mood swings
  • Exteme Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low sex drive
  • Memory loss, mental fog, confusion
  • Joint aches and pain
  • Night sweats, hot flashes


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Women's Health

Heart Disease And Hypertension


Internal Medicine

Men's Health

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Weight Loss

Back Pain

Senior Care

Flu Shot


Give us a call to schedule a consultation to discuss your symptoms and health goals and schedule a lab test.

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