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Suzanne Somers BHRT | Benito Villanueva, MD - Forever Health Practitioner

Benito Villanueva, MD

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Decades of experience and practice by the leading physician Dr. Benito Villanueva have driven this comprehensive practice to develop wellness plans that will enable you to feel better, be healthier, and look your best across your lifespan. Bioidentical hormone therapy, and the libido lifting O–Shot are just some of the tools available at the La Jolla Wellness Institute. You deserve to be your best. Schedule a free consultation and discover the possibilities.

Dr. Villanueva has a passion for living well and helping his patients achieve their potential. His almost four decades of experience of caring for patients has helped him refine proven wellness plans for every aspect of living well form hormone balance to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Villanueva is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, but it’s his specialized training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility that has uniquely positioned him to help both men and women find hormonal balance that can dramatically increase their quality of life. From sex drive to weight management to mental well-being, hormone therapy impacts almost every aspect of your life.

Forever Health Areas of Specialization

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Female Hormones
  • Male Hormones

Integrative Medicine

  • Weight Loss
  • Aesthetics

Other Areas of Specialization

  • General Gynecology
  • Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Botox®
  • JuvedermM®
  • Vampire Facelift®
  • O-Shot®
  • P-Shot®

Accreditations & Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Member, San Diego County Medical Society
  • Member, San Diego Gynecological Society
  • Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • (formerly American Fertility Society)
  • Member, Membership Committee, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (formerly American Fertility Society) 1982
  • Founding Member, Society for Reproductive Surgeons, American Society or Reproductive Medicine (formerly American Fertility Society)
  • Member, Pacific Coast Fertility Society
  • Member, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Planned Parenthood Association of San Diego County
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member, North American Menopause Society
  • Member, Pacific Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology Society


  • Colegio Nacional M. Moreno, Buenos Aires, Argentin
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
    Doctor in Medicine Degree


  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California

Published In

  • Villanueva, B., and W.K. Heinrichs. "Estrogen-Induced Proteins of Human Endometrium" Gynecologic O
  • Rigg, L.A, B. Villanueva and S.S.C. Yen. "Intravaginal and Intranasal Absorption of Micronized 17-a
  • Rigg, L.A. and B. Villanueva. "The Efficacy of Intravaginal Administration of Estradiol-17a and Pro
  • Rigg, L.A., B. Milanes, B. Villanueva and S.S.C Yen. "Efficacy of Intravaginal and Intranasal Admin
  • Villanueva, B., R.F. Casper and S.S.C Yen. "Intravaginal Administration of Progesterone: Enhanced A
  • Luber, K., C.E. Beeson, J.F. Kennedy, B. Villanueva and P.E. Young. "Results of Microsurgical Treat
  • Young, P.E., S.A. Hebert, J.F. Kennedy and B. Villanueva. "More Sensitive Parameters of Male Fertil
  • DiMarzo, S.J., J. Huang, J.F. Kennedy, B. Villanueva, P.E. Young and S.A. Hebert. "Pregnancy Rates
  • DiMarzo, S.J., J.F. Kennedy, P.E. Young, S.A. Hebert, D.C. Rosenberg and B. Villanueva. "Effect of
  • DiMarzo, S.J., J.F. Kennedy, P.E. Young, S.A. Hebert, D.C. Rosenberg and B. Villanueva. "Effect of


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NOTE on Insurance: Innovative practitioners and insurance companies have long debated the importance of preventive medicine and services such as BHRT. Due to variations in coverage for novel treatment options, many practitioners will resolve this issue by providing their services on a cash-only basis. Forever Health encourages you to contact the practitioner to determine if any alternative payment options or post-visit reimbursements exist.