On March 4, 1992, the office in which I worked was flooded with 9 feet of water.  On April 4, 1992, I married the love of my life.  When we returned from our 7-day honeymoon to Lake Tahoe, I was diagnosed with a strep infection.  Thus began my 13-year journey of my “Life Lost”.

During the next two and a half years, I saw 22 doctors who tried to convince me that my illness was caused either by the residue from the flood on rescued documents or by the stress of the wedding.  I had every test possible!  I saw an allergist for over 2 years.  Each doctor was convinced that if I took just one more antibiotic and/or steroid, I would be fine. I was even diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Each recommended that I take anti-depressants for my “condition”.  I refused and told each and every doctor that if I felt better, I would not be depressed.

“I had every test possible!”

During this time, I held jobs in the technology industry.  Some days were so miserable that I prayed for 5:00 to arrive.

My “spells”, which lasted 24 hours to 3 weeks, included typical flu-like symptoms:  nausea, muscle aches, total exhaustion, cold which was not aided by the addition of clothes or blankets, brain fog, and a terrible cough.  My husband and I never knew what specifically caused the symptoms to begin or abate.  Very conservatively, I believe that I lost 1/3 of my life in the last 13 years.

“Very conservatively, I believe
that I lost 1/3 of my life in
the last 13 years.”

The summer of 2005 was one of the worst!  Spells were almost constant.  I found a clinic in Dallas that assured me that my condition would be helped.  I attended two information meetings and was on the verge of becoming a patient when I heard Dr. Hotze being interviewed on Channel 8.  (I mention the Channel because it is not one that I watch in the AM; someone was watching over me!).  I was impressed by what I heard and decided to rush to the bookstore and purchase Hormones, Health and Happiness.  I had no intention of attending the book signing that evening.  I spent the day reading and much to my surprise found myself at Dr. Hotze’s presentation.

I had 2 extensive phone conversations with Nickie Nye who is so knowledgeable and patient.  The person who went over my questionnaire listened to ME!  On October 30, 2005, I became a guest of the Hotze Clinic.  From the moment I walked into the clinic, I knew that my life was about to change.  The welcoming staff, nurse, Sheri Gruener, who was with me for the entire visit, Dr. Ellsworth, and the pharmacist, Stephanie Arthurs, were all so warm and professional.  They listened!

Since that date, I have spent 22 days in Lafayette, Louisiana getting my parents’ home ready for sale.  (It was built in 1933 and had been rented for 17 years.)  The work has consisted of cutting trees, hauling many loads of trash left by the previous tenant, personally removing approximately 2,000 square feet of carpeting, painting, and washing the exterior of the home.

I rushed home from one of my trips to welcome into our home 22 family members for our Christmas weekend.

Recently, I began a new regime!  I am now registered for 3 one-hour cardio/weight classes and 6 hours of line dancing per week.  Since my FIRST visit to the Hotze clinic, I have NOT had a “spell”. I wake up each morning amazed at the feelings of wellness that I have not had in 13 years.  I consider Dr. Hotze and his staff miracle workers!  My prayer is that Dr. Hotze will continue his life changing work so that others will be spared the wasted time that I have experienced.  They have truly given me back my life. 

By the way, I have lost 20+ pounds, 3 inches in my waist, and look forward to celebrating my 68th birthday this month.

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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.



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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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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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!