My name is Kimberly.  I am a mammographer, the mother of wonderful and vivacious near 4 yr old boy, and the wife of an extremely busy husband, who bless his heart has suffered as much as I have.  During my teenage years, I suffered severe menstrual cycles, accompanied with severe pain, fever, and heavy bleeding. My mother tried everything natural and safe known to her. However, with all attempts failed and symptoms progressively getting worse, we made a trip to the local family doctor. I was sixteen and my mother was horrified that, after prescribed pain medicines did not work, the doctor prescribed birth control. Wonderful!  My cramps went away, and my menstrual cycles improved with each month. So for ten years I continued taking birth control pills.  Then I met my husband, and while on the pill, I became pregnant.  We were all excited and, of course, I was scared to death as a first time mom.

In my third trimester I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (insulin dependence), which meant a very strict diet and giving my self insulin injections. After my son was born, I experienced post partum depression, so my OB/GYN suggested counseling and prescribed Xanax, which I was scared to take, hearing the addiction level.  So I started visiting my old family doctor, told him of my never having enough energy to get through the day, my feelings of rage, and just feeling blah all the time. He prescribed Serafem, an antidepressant, which seemed to help at first, but then the symptoms came back a little stronger, and I just started to feel as though I was falling apart, an emotional basket case. I overreacted to everything. I went back and changed my prescription to Paxil, then to Lexapro, increasing my doses each time. I then started having my anxiety/panic attacks that lasted at least three hours. 

At first I thought I was having vagal reactions, a thing your body does when the brain is being deprived of oxygen.  It had happened once before with a stomach virus. So I would flat on my back naked on a cold floor each time with my feet in the air and a blanket for when the shakes started; then, feeling nauseated, dizzy, and lightheaded, scared of what was going on.  I was always constipated. Like when I was pregnant, I was exhausted even with 10 hours of sleep. I visited another doctor who said I had irritable bowel syndrome (yeah right). All of this I never experienced.

Still convinced something was wrong, I visited yet another doctor, telling him of my symptoms and how I tracked them to 8 -10 days before my periods. He prescribed me Lexapro and said many young women have similar symptoms, but no one is really sure of the cause and that I was too young to need hormone supplements. The drug he prescribed should help. It did not.  Every night I would lie in fear of another panic attack lasting until the wee hours of the morning and then having to get to work. Worst of all it affected how I interacted with my family, my little boy. I was so tired, I never had enough energy. Months later, with no relief, I went back to the doctor.  He ran all kinds of lab work, said I was normal, and changed my prescription to Prozac.                                                                   

I had read in Texas Monthly about Hotze, and how many women were getting their lives back, but I thought I was too young. After all, I was only 28. This seemed like something older women needed, not me. After considering the article and talking with my husband for several weeks, we decided I should go. I have never experienced a doctor’s visit so wonderful. I was tested for everything and realized that I had thyroid antibodies, yeast, low progesterone and testosterone, and very low cortisol. No wonder I felt like a train wreck.                                                                      

I started seeing Dr Philips in April 2005, and now Dr. Sheridan. I feel better than ever, no more panic attacks. I sleep at night without worrying. My family members actually socialize with me, and best of all, my husband and I get along better than ever.

Thanks to Dr. Hotze and everyone’s hard work there at Hotze Health and Wellness Center, I HAVE GOT MY LIFE BACK!!!!  Thank you so much.

Can you relate to Kimberly's story? Contact us today and let us help you get your life back!



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.



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?

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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
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
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
Hotze Beauty is a first class facility! Extreme level of professionalism , knowledge & genuine care❤️‍🩹
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.
Shavon Sisson
Shavon Sisson
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
Kori Misson
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!