From the time I was a very young girl, I was extremely eager to become a grown-up person. At age thirteen, it happened—fever, bloating, intense pain and many other uncomfortable experiences suddenly consumed my small world. These, however, were not symptoms of childhood diseases which would have eventually disappeared. For me, this was my grown-up world, my initiation into ‘womanhood’. These persistent symptoms continued throughout my teen years and beyond. During those younger years, my mother continuously sought the advice of our small town physician. At one point on one of my many visits to the doctor, he finally suggested that birth control pills might be my only solution. This was NOT an acceptable answer for my mother and certainly not for me.  Birth control was not one of the topics of our conversation.

After my marriage, my symptoms slightly diminished. I was then able to at least tolerate the ‘monthly event’ with ice packs, a bottle of aspirin, and a very tolerant husband. The years following the birth of my daughter in 1970 brought with them the return of the original discomforts I had experienced. Whenever I scheduled my yearly check-ups, I would always discuss with the gynecologist the symptoms I was again experiencing. This time I was told that “some young mothers are just that way”. It was even suggested that I might possibly be experiencing post-partum depression. Huh? I was an elementary school teacher with no time for that!  Many years later, a notation was made in my medical record concerning signs of a slight low thyroid, but I was told not to worry about that because “this is to be expected at your age”. Oh, really. Thanks (I was only 30 at the time).

“Many years later, a notation was made
in my medical record concerning
signs of a slight low thyroid, but I was told
not to worry about that because
‘this is to be expected at your age’.”

My family and I moved to Houston in 1985 and began the creation of an air-conditioning business which became a totally consuming entity for all of our lives. As I quickly approached the ripe old age of 50, I was actually looking forward to what I presumed would be the end of all these many years of unanswered questions and frustrating symptoms. That was not to be! Now I was beginning to experience a whole new realm of problems: hair loss, dizziness, severe night sweats, daytime hot flashes, weight gain, bloating, water retention…O.K. that is enough. I went to several different doctors with these new symptoms only to be told over and over again “this is to be expected at your age” (Where had I heard that before?) The difference this time was my symptoms were given a name: Menopause. With this profound diagnosis came many different prescriptions of various dosages, quantities, shapes, sizes and multi-colors with names such as Premarin, Provera, Cycrin, and Climara. Speaking of symptoms! I now had a whole new set as a result of these medications—the most dynamic and climactic being the onset of severe, migraine headaches. When I contacted the physician, he simply prescribed another medication to treat my new symptom without examining me. This ended my connection with prescription drugs whose side effects could have filled volumes.

Fortunately for me, I ran across an article in a local magazine concerning a natural approach to healthy bodies and healthy minds. The emphasis was on all natural alternatives to health and preventive measures for maintaining a healthy, active body.

My experience with the Hotze Health and Wellness Center was and continues to be one of the most enjoyable, educational, mind and body-healing events of my lifetime. I spent four and one half hours talking about myself and my body, explaining in detail all of my symptoms and the many synthetic methods that had failed with me. No doctor had ever listened to me for more than 15 minutes; therefore, I really had to think about my problems for the very first time. I began to realize that there was a real emphasis on allowing my body to heal in a very natural and nutritious way with the aid of valuable information given to me about foods and their impact on my body. As I began to talk and ask questions, I soon realized that my health was going to depend on me taking control and accepting some of the responsibility for the health and well-being of the only body I will ever have.

“My experience with the
Hotze Health and Wellness Center
was and continues to be one of
the most enjoyable, educational, mind
and body-healing events of my lifetime.”

All of the symptoms which I spent a lifetime experiencing and had accepted as just a part of my life are now just a memory for me. The prescriptions I am presently taking for hormonal balance and for low thyroid are plant derivatives; therefore, no side effects. I no longer have to wonder about which symptom will consume me for the day, for I am virtually pain free. There was actually a reason for each of my symptoms and through nutritional training and natural supplements they have all disappeared, including the excess weight! My prayer is that every man and woman will have the opportunity to experience such freedom as I have just witnessed in my own life.

Can you relate to Vicki’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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Kathyrn R.

"After a traumatic accident, I was told that I was in early menopause in my 20s and could never have children, however after restoring my hormones, I am now expecting baby #7!”

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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!