Carolina Hormone and Health Center was created to help people just like you balance and optimize their hormones. As we age, we can begin to feel like we are simply existing rather than living, and we want to help you feel like yourself again!
Our highly trained medical team has helped thousands of patients over the last 12 years, performing over 80,000 bioidentical hormone replacement treatments. At CHHC, we focus on your individual needs by closely monitoring your blood work and symptoms throughout your therapy.
We offer many other services to help you live life at a high level such as Nutritional IV Therapy, Women’s Wellness Treatments, Weight Management Injections, Aesthetics Services, & More!
Call us today or visit our website to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Dr. Noelle Jennings, D.O.
Dr. Noelle Jennings, D.O. has been with Carolina Hormone and Health Center since 2022. Dr. Jennings grew up in New Jersey and left for college at age 18. She’s lived in several places around the country for training and school – from the midwest to Maine to the west coast, and then settled in the southeast, which is her favorite spot! She’s been practicing medicine in Charleston for 12 years, is married with 2 daughters and lots of pets.
Dr. Jennings says she’s in this profession because she had been practicing traditional medicine for 18 years and felt like something was missing, something that she could offer her patients.
She has seen the healing results of using alternative and holistic practices and loves that she can assist patients this way, so she decided on an integrative approach to healthcare.
Dr. Jennings earned her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Notre Dame, her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, had Emergency Medicine Training at Emory University and certifications with AMET Aesthetic Medical Training in 2022, and Inmode Preceptorship Training for Advanced Women’s Wellness in 2022.
Kim Smeltzer, Aesthetician
Kim Smeltzer, Aesthetician has been with Carolina Hormone and Health Center since 2022. She was born in downtown Charleston, SC, grew up on James Island and has always loved the Lowcountry and has never thought of living anywhere else.
Smeltzer always tells people how much she loves her job, although she reports it doesn’t feel like a job to her. It’s more like visiting people all day and having the opportunity to help people care for their skin needs which she finds gratifying because she enjoys the reward of seeing happy patients that find new self confidence and self-esteem.
She finds working at The Retreat with Carolina Hormone and Health because, “It’s not only about skin care and treatments, it’s about a patient’s overall health and well-being.”
Smeltzer graduated in 1985, and says, “I attended the South Carolina Institute in Greenville SC, where I studied Aesthetics, electrolysis and manicuring. I have been in skin care ever since, gaining 38 years of experience in the field.” In 2013 she decided to further her career and entered the Medical Aesthetic field, becoming a Medical Aesthetician. Continuing her education is important and she attends certification courses and conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest cutting-edge technology and advanced treatments.
Karen Gadol, Physician Assistant
Karen Gadol, Physician Assistant has been with Carolina Hormone and Health Center since 2019. She grew up in James Island and has lived in the area her whole life except for 2 years she spent in Scotland during high school. She’s been married for 17 years to her husband who she affectionalty calls “a great man,” has 3 grown children and 2 grandsons.
Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in 1983, bachelor’s in Physician Assistant Studies from MUSC in 1996. Gadol is a Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Certified Nutrition Counselor, Certified Mineral Practitioner and Certified Thermographer.
As a Physician Assistant she is passionate about helping people stay healthy and feel their best. It’s her personal goal to use as few medications as possible and to encourage patients to live their best lives and take excellent care of themselves. She says, “No one else will, and you deserve it!”
Shelby Aschenbrenner, Registered Nurse
Shelby Aschenbrenner, Registered Nurse has been with Carolina Hormone and Health Center since 2019. She was born and raised in Summerville and has lived in the area her entire life.
She has been a registered nurse (RN) since 2016, and outside of work can most often be found watching her 13 year old play baseball while happily chasing her active 2 year old around.