In 1997 after the birth of my last son, I developed a prolapsed bladder and uterus. My situation was not only painful but embarrassing at the age of 37. The medical advice I received from one of the most reputable OB-GYNS in South Texas was to “lift the bladder and take the uterus out”. The doctor's exact words were, “a uterus is only good for two things, babies and cancer, and because you don't plan on having any more children it's best to remove it and lessen the risk of cancer”. During my consultation, I also broached the subject of whether I would have to take Hormone Replacement. The doctor's other famous statement to me was, “because I'll be performing a partial hysterectomy, leaving your ovaries in, you'll have no need for HRT”.
I left the doctor's office feeling like he was doing me a favor with reducing the risk of uterine cancer, no periods and a giving me a new lease on life. The day of my surgery finally arrived. Hind sight… it was the beginning of the end. The surgery went way past the allotted amount of time and I bled profusely on the operating table. My husband had to approve for a blood transfusion. What was supposed to be a day and a half stay in the hospital became five. When I arrived at home, almost immediately I started to have the night sweats and depression. My doctor said this was normal and that it would subside. It never did. In fact from 1999 to 2004 before I went to the Hotze Health and Wellness Center, I tried everything. Counseling, antidepressants, herbal remedies, lab tests, over the counter medicine and prayer. My husband and children saw a dramatic spiral down hill for five (5) years.
My moods were on edge and at any given moment I'd scream and cry. I found no joy.
I had no desire in being a wife and mom, going to church, having a career, or taking physical care of myself. I was going through the motions but I felt dead inside. In 2003, my husband Charles and I moved our family to Houston. The stress of the move sent me over the top. Now, not only was I emotionally not well, but I felt exhausted and sick.
I was constantly fighting colds and infections, and my skin was aging at what seemed overnight. My husband and I prayed that either I would be healed or that somehow I would find help.
One day my husband came home from a business trip and showed me the airline's magazine. In it was a woman's testimony very similar to mine. We felt the article was answered prayer. In January 2004, I started to live again. After a complete battery of tests, Dr. Ellsworth, at the Hotze Health and Wellness Center, helped me back to health. I take Armour Thyroid for my Hypothyroidism, Progesterone and Estrogen as Hormone Replacement, and Cortisol for Adrenal Fatigue.  I still follow the Yeast-Free eating program suggested by the doctors and try to exercise as often as possible. I am here to testify that I have not had any depression for two years, my thoughts and emotions are in balance, I feel energetic and I look so forward to having a loving relationship with my husband and children. I THANK GOD and Hotze Health and Wellness Center for giving me my life back.

Can you relate to Rose'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?

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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Elizabeth C.

"At 36, I felt like I was 90 – exhausted, depressed, and cold all the time, and now I have a life of energy, focus, restored libido, and a renewed desire to be present with my family!”

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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!