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We are holistic, functional medicine doctors in the Houston, Texas (Katy area) specializing in bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies and LDI treatment, candida, detoxification, nutritional deficiencies, longevity and aesthetics.

Founded in 1989, Hotze Health & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, has helped over 33,000 guests regain their health and vitality. Led by noted author, radio host and CEO and founder Steven F. Hotze, M.D., our physicians have more than 75 years’ combined medical experience backed by a staff of 90 caring professionals who provide an environment of hope and well-being for each of our guests. Review our organizational statements that we recite each morning in our team huddles.

At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we are leading a Wellness Revolution that advances a new model of health care for our society. This new model respects you, the patient, and puts you in charge of your health and vitality. Our desire is to help you get your life back, naturally and effectively.

By utilizing bioidentical hormone products that restore hormones to optimal levels, strengthen the immune system, and increase energy levels, we are able to help you regain and prolong your quality of life. Our Center has almost 30 years of experience in treating hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue and hormone imbalances using bioidentical hormones and thyroid supplementation and Dr. Hotze’s 8-Point Treatment Regimen. Given our years of experience, level of expertise, and renowned treatment using bioidentical hormones, the Hotze Health & Wellness Center is considered the Real Hormone Expert.

Apart from our revolutionary medical paradigm and treatment, what makes us different is that we listen to you. While many medical professionals have a treat-by-number approach that is focused mainly on lab tests, we are busy treating our patients…listening and learning from them. It is our deepest desire to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so that you may enjoy a better quality of life, pure and simple.

Our goal is to earn your trust through exceptional care and unparalleled service. As your wellness partner, we believe your improved health and well-being is not only possible, it is expected. We would count it a privilege to be your personal guide on the path to health and wellness.

Our
History

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in July of 1976. After completing a general surgery internship program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, Dr. Hotze spent five years practicing emergency medicine while living in Austin. In 1981, he returned to Houston, and began working with Hugo Gonzales, M.D., for nine months before opening his own Day and Night Clinic in north Houston.

For the next six years, Dr. Hotze ran his Day and Night Clinic, until a pivotal turning point in 1988 altered the course of his medical career. One of Dr. Hotze’s elderly patients sparked a wellness revolution with one candid response; she said, “Ever since I threw away all the medications that you gave me, I feel like a million dollars!” That was a wakeup call for Dr. Hotze.

Then shortly thereafter, his father underwent a failed repair of his coronary artery, which left him with a damaged heart. In order to regain his health after surgery, Dr. Hotze’s father asked him to learn about vitamins. Dr. Hotze gladly agreed to his father’s wishes. In one fell swoop, these encounters set into motion events that would change the rest of Dr. Hotze’s life, as well as the lives of his patients.

At this point, Dr. Hotze shared with his wife, Janie, the dissatisfaction he felt simply giving his patients drugs for their problems without addressing the underlying causes of their poor health. Dr. Hotze also foresaw the rise of the HMOs and realized the need to make a significant change in the way he practiced medicine if he were ever going to be successful. So he and Janie knelt before God and asked Him to give them a way that they could help their patients get well, and at the same time build a practice that could support their eight children. They prayed in the name of Jesus Christ. Their prayers were answered.

In the winter of 1989, Dr. Hotze was recruited by Warren Willke, administrator of the Katy Medical Center Hospital, to open an office in the Katy area. Mr. Willke introduced Dr. Hotze to an allergist, Dr. Ziegler, whose office space would soon become available. Dr. Ziegler shared his own gratifying experience, in treating patients with allergic disorders, with Dr. Hotze, and encouraged Dr. Hotze to attend the upcoming Pan American Allergy Society (PAAS) Conference.

In March of the same year, Dr. Hotze did just that. At the PAAS Conference in San Antonio, he was so impressed with the physicians who gave case presentations on how they enabled their patients to get well. The patients that they described sounded just like the patients that Dr. Hotze regularly saw in his practice. It was during this conference that Dr. Hotze decided to incorporate allergy medicine into his practice.

Then in July of 1989, Dr. Hotze opened his Katy practice. He maintained both offices as he made his transition from the north Houston office to his new Katy office, located in the professional building beside the Katy Medical Center Hospital. It was a 1,200 square-foot office space. The transition to a full-time practice in Katy was completed by June of 1990. Dr. Hotze’s goal was to build a family medicine practice with the treatment of allergy being offered as an added value benefit.

The practice steadily grew, and in the fall of 1991, Dr. Hotze purchased the Nottingham Atrium Building, a 20,000 square foot building , in which his headquarters are currently located. With this move, it was decided that the practice would focus solely on the evaluation and treatment of allergic disorders. The treatment of yeast and vitamin and mineral supplementation were added to the treatment regimen as well. Then in 1991, the treatment of hypothyroidism using Armour Thyroid was added to the treatment regimen. The addition of Armour (desiccated) Thyroid dramatically improved the practice’s ability to help its patients, and today bioidentical T3/T4, compounded by Physician’s Preference Pharmacy International, is used successfully by the wellness center.

Physician’s Preference, Inc., was established in 1993 as a convenience for patients of Hotze Health & Wellness Center (HHWC). After prescribing various vitamins and minerals to patients for four years, Dr. Hotze decided to formulate the best multivitamin on the market and sell it to patients. At the same time, he struck a deal with a supplier to private label Flax Oil. In 1999, Physician’s Preference was expanded and built out a suite on the ground level for its operations. It is now called Hotze Vitamins.

The HMOs began to expand their reach during the early to mid 1990s and HHWC’s active patient base contracted with them. In 1994, Dr. Hotze was warned that if he joined the HMOs, his practice would fail.

The concept of working for insurance companies, with their numerous guidelines and restrictions, rather than for patients, was in direct opposition to everything that Dr. Hotze believed.

Dr. Hotze was told by a colleague that if he were to participate in these plans, then he would have to slash the amount of time he spent with each patient in order to handle the increased patient volume. Dr. Hotze knew that the insurance companies would not allow him to offer safe and natural medical therapies, but instead would force him to return to the use of synthetic drugs as the solution for his patients’ problems.

This reminded Dr. Hotze of his mother’s advice, which he received as a young man, “Never follow the crowd because it is usually going in the wrong direction. Move away from the crowd and lead it in the right direction.”

Dr. Hotze knew in his heart that no matter what it would cost he needed to continue to pursue the path that was leading him away from mainstream medicine, because this was the path that was helping his patients. Instead of masking his patients’ symptoms with drugs, which often had side effects that required more drugs, Dr. Hotze was committed to pursuing the path that enabled him to treat the root causes of his patients’ problems, safely and naturally. Because this path had already benefited so many of his patients, he felt a moral imperative to press ahead. After all, helping people obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally is what being a doctor should be all about.

The year, 1996, was a turning point in the development of the practice. During the spring, the use of bioidentical hormones was incorporated into the practice’s treatment regimen.

Then one year later, the name Hotze Health & Wellness Center (HHWC) was adopted in order to express the comprehensiveness of the practice’s treatment program. HHWC began focusing on providing its patients with better customer service.

The treatment of adrenal fatigue and the use of a high protein, low carbohydrate eating program were added to the treatment regimen in 1998. It was at this time that the current eight point treatment regimen was completed. The regimen consists of the following: 1) treatment of airborne allergies, 2) treatment of food allergies, 3) treatment of yeast, 4) natural thyroid hormone supplementation, 5) bioidentical hormone therapy in women and men, 6) treatment of adrenal fatigue, 7) vitamin and mineral supplementation, 8) a nutritionally balanced eating program for obtaining and maintaining optimal health and an ideal body weight.

In March of 2001, Mike Richards, a former Texas State Senator and a part owner of KSEV radio station, contacted Dr. Hotze and invited him to host an hourly radio program on 700 KSEV AM in the afternoons Monday through Thursday. Health & Wellness Solutions was born at that time. Initially, the program was broadcasted from the KSEV studios but within a year there was an in-office radio studio.

In 2001, Premier Pharmacy was established to provide patients with bioidentical hormones. Premier Pharmacy opened for service on April 26, 2001. Thus, on April 26, 2001, the Remedy Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy was acquired, its name was changed to Premier Pharmacy, and was moved into its new location in the Nottingham Atrium Building. Formerly known as Hotze Pharmacy, it is now called Physicians Preference Pharmacy International.

During the first few months of operation, though relatively few prescriptions were being compounded, it became apparent Hotze pharmacy was in a location that was too small. Subsequently, construction started to build a newer, state of the art facility on site, which was completed in January 2002.

Dr. Sheridan joined HHWC on March 5, 2002. His dedication to the team and patients exemplifies the values that each member of the organization learns to incorporate into their lives. His contribution to the growth of Hotze Enterprises cannot be overstated.

Another physician joined the Hotze team in 2003. Dr. Don Ellsworth graduated from South Carolina Medical School in 1986 and specialized in Family Practice. He served in the U.S. Air Force and subsequently served as a medical missionary to Uzbekistan. Dr. Ellsworth met Dr. Sheridan at the March, 2003 PAAS Conference and they developed a friendship. Dr. Sheridan encouraged Dr. Hotze to meet with Dr. Ellsworth and consider offering an invitation to serve on the Hotze team. While Dr. Hotze was impressed with Dr. Ellsworth, he was cautious as to bringing on an additional physician at that time. When Dr. Sheridan discovered Dr. Ellsworth had been offered a position with another physician, he brought this to Dr. Hotze’s attention and encouraged him to make Dr. Ellsworth an offer. Fortunately, the offer was made and Dr. Ellsworth accepted. Dr. Ellsworth resolutely stands committed to enabling his patients to obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally. The value added by Dr. Ellsworth to the practice and patients is priceless.

In March of 2005, Dr. Hotze released his first book, Hormones, Health, and Happiness. In June of 2013, Dr. Hotze released his second book, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness. He then wrote Do a 180.

AboutHotze Health & Wellness Center

Since 1989, Hotze Health & Wellness Center has helped over 33,000 patients get their lives back using bioidentical hormones that restore hormones to optimal levels, strengthen immune systems, and increase energy levels. Our treatment regimen addresses the root cause of hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies, and candida.

Led by best-selling author, radio host and leading natural health expert, Steven F. Hotze, M.D., our medical team has over 100 years’ combined medical experience backed by a staff of nearly 100 caring professionals who provide an environment of hope and extraordinary hospitality for each of our patients, who we call our guests. It is our deepest desire to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so that you may enjoy a better quality of life, pure and simple.

 

What I BelieveBY DR. STEVEN HOTZE

Do you want to live a healthy, happy, purpose-driven life? Do you want to restore your health so that your loss of energy, weight gain, joint pain, depression and lack of drive or motivation won’t hold you back from achieving your personal and professional goals?

Dr. Steven Hotze wants that for you, too. In fact, in his powerful and passionate video entitled, “What I Believe”, Dr. Hotze shares how his Christian worldview and pivotal experiences have ignited a deep desire to offer the message of hope and optimal health to all who need to hear it.


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At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, our doctors are changing the way women and men are treated through the use of bioidentical hormones. Our natural treatments have helped over 33,000 individuals with hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies, candida, detoxification and nutritional deficiencies.

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Guest Testimonials

Peggy W.

"After just 3 weeks into the program, my joint pain was gone, climbing stairs became easy, my energy level increased from 2 to a 9 (out of 10) and I lost almost 30 pounds! ”

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Pam White
Pam White
2023-03-10
At Hotze Health and Wellness YOU can truly find restoration of your health and vibrant life! You will find the most caring and effective healthcare available! Don't hesitate call them today!!!
Ron Guidry
Ron Guidry
2023-03-08
Doctors are not the final authority in our journey of achieving/maintaining health and wellness but having a good team of doctors in your support and guidance community is not only helpful it is wise and also essential. The team and staff at Hotze Health and Wellness are health professionals that you can trust to help you navigate all the misinformation that may be keeping you separated from your optimal level of health.
Caral Reeves
Caral Reeves
2023-01-17
Hotze Beauty is a first class facility! Extreme level of professionalism , knowledge & genuine care❤️‍🩹
Julie Hryszko
Julie Hryszko
2023-01-12
I’ve been a guest at this facility for 15 years. They are the most efficient, thorough and caring group of individuals I’ve ever experienced. Dr Hotze looks to change the way a typical doctor treats patients and looks for root causes to eliminate medical issues instead of treating “symptoms”. My life has improved 100% since my initial visit. The cost of the treatments are worth it.
Shavon Sisson
Shavon Sisson
2023-01-11
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
Kori Misson
Kori Misson
2022-12-21
I cannot accurately describe in words how I feel about this practice and the entire staff. I have had quite a few health issues throughout the years, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens, weight gain, hair loss, irritability, and that is just the beginning. I had pretty much given up on feeling good, just decided to "live with it" and hope for the best. Two very close friends love the Hotze Wellness Clinic and they have experienced life changing health. Made my appointment and from the beginning I felt heard. Not a in and out fast food style practice. They are looked and are looking at my entire body for overall health and wellness. Connections from mind and body to clinical blood work, even dental questions....they care and I feel as if I can trust them. I am on a path to complete wellness and my goal is to have my RA back in remission as it once was....make yourself a priority. Having hope is an incredible feeling!