One Saturday morning, about 6 years ago, I was awakened by a phone call. My brother in California was calling to tell me he had been diagnosed with bone cancer. My thoughts that morning when I heard the terrible news were, “Could I possibly have the same thing?” The pain that I had been feeling was like my bones were being eaten away. It was hard to describe, I would stay awake at night because no matter how I laid, it hurt my hips, shoulders and knees.
Since I was 27 years old, I had been on Synthroid, so I had to go for my blood work once a year.  I explained the pain to my doctor who did blood work, and said it looked okay but he would try increasing my dosage to see if it would help. It did not, and I got worse. My hands and feet would swell; I never knew what shoes were going to fit or for how long. After a few visits, he sent me to a Rheumatologist. The rheumatologist took more blood and diagnosed me with the beginnings of osteoarthritis. He put me on Celebrex, which did help some, and later put me on Vioxx, which helped more. He also prescribed me a mild anti-depressant. I took it for a short time, but I did not feel I needed an anti-depressant, I needed the problem fixed.
There were times when I needed help putting on my pantyhose, tying my shoes, getting out of a chair, not to mention trying to open anything. I tried a chiropractor; it helped but only for that day. I began thinking, if I feel like this now, how will I feel when I am older; will I get to dance at my daughters wedding, will I be able to change my grandchildren’s diapers or even be able to baby sit? I was not getting enough sleep and it was exhausting just getting dressed. Luckily, I worked for an understanding man, because getting to work by 8 am sharp was very hard for me.
My insurance changed so I had to change doctors. This doctor took x-rays of my back, hands, and feet where before the others had not. He did not think I had osteoarthritis, and he was going to treat me for fibromyalgia. I said “What!” and asked what this was, he explained. I really think they made it all up because they really do not know what else to tell you. He saw me about every three months, while keeping me on the same meds.
Insurance changed once again, so this time I had to see another Rheumatologist. He did blood work, but this time it came back with results of RA, so he treated me with NAIDS and said to exercise and try a Mediterranean diet. I did exercise some, but not enough; I really did not have the strength. Then he put me on Humira, a shot you give yourself once a month, which really did help. I started to think, this is great.   The only side effects were lymphoma and at the first signs of infection, tell your doctor. At the same time and in my desperation, I did not care, it helped the pain and I could walk.
Then, driving home one day, my husband called to say that he had been listening to Dr. Hotze’s radio program. He thought this would really help and he could give it to me for a Christmas present. I told him to let me think about it. I was not too sure if I should; I had a friend who went to him and she felt so much better, but she did not have what I had. Anyway, I finally agreed to go, my husband called and had them call me to set up an appointment.
My experience at the center was wonderful. I was treated with respect, and was not rushed for my information. Dr. Ellsworth explained that he was going to put me on a yeast-free diet, bio-identical hormones, vitamins, and was increasing my Armour Thyroid. I really wish I could remember all that was said that day, but all I remember is after about a week I felt different, after two weeks I felt great, and after a month I was ready to shout to the world, “I feel alive again!”
So many of my friends told me I looked great and asked what I had been doing. Some friends asked because they too had been experiencing health issues. I told them not to lose another day, to go to the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, and not to lose five years of their lives, like I had. I continued to go to my Rheumatologist, who had to take blood every month because I was still on Humira.  The results were that my blood work looked really good. He asked what I had been doing; I told him that I had gone to Hotze Health & Wellness Center and explained what they had put me on. He did not object, he said that if that is what it takes, then by all means. I stayed on the Humira for about 3 more months and then decided I did not need it any more.
Thank you Hotze Health & Wellness Center Doctors & Staff, and of course my husband, for the best Christmas present I could have ever received. I got my life back and I will be dancing at my daughter’s upcoming wedding.

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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.



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Ron Guidry
Ron Guidry
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.
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Julie Hryszko
Julie Hryszko
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.
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Shavon Sisson
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
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Kori Misson
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!