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Old 04-15-2008, 05:21 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Anyone out there ever use Hotze Wellness Center in Katy? Is the guy for real or just cashing in on the natural thing? People flock to him but is he just replacing chemical medications with his plant extract drugs altered for humans? A co-worker and her husband recently started going and you should see the pills she has to take every day. Got her off all her other meds including her statins but a 7-pack of vitamins twice a day, and in addition thyroid, all sorts of hormones, cortisol and it goes on. People swear by him - that they are feel so much healthier not being on all the meds that most doctors use and using these bio-identical compounded drugs. She and her husband both take Armour-Thyroid now. Just wondering for real or not. Initial exam (not covered by insurance) seems to be between $2500 and $3000.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:22 PM
Location: Beautiful New England
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You might find these interesting:
Endocrinologists Blast CBS Promotion of Dr. Steven Hotze
Houston - News - Doctor Nice

Hotze is well known has a very conservative and controversial religious activist, too. See, for example: Talk To Action | Reclaiming Citizenship, History, and Faith

Google the name - there's loads of stuff out there.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:17 PM
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I think people should understand the motivations of 'Big Pharma' understanding that they do not play in what one would necessarily call a "free market". While they do create many lifesaving drugs, they also create drugs that are somewhat dangerous, not too mention their pricing policies. I would think that common sense would tell you that if there's a natural way to do something, that might be a better road to explore before getting hooked on some patented drug backed by a hundred million dollar advertising budget.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:39 PM
Location: Buda, Texas
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I am a Dr. Hotze fan and my husband frequents The Wellness Center in The Woodlands because she (Dr. Davis) is more affordable for us. This is what we believe...Natural is way better then pharma. Drug companies pay alot of money for you to be on their drugs, they train and yes kickback, doctors alot of money to put you on any kind of drug you can think of. If you watch the commercials, they have a drug for everything and about 10 minutes worth of side effects. For instance, sleepy leg syndrome, they have some drug on t.v. for that, take alot more vitamin b and don't worry about it. Are you getting a cold? take alot of vitamin c, powdered. Olive leaf is great for sore throats and a bunch of other stuff. I could go on but I will spare you. Natural is expensive but so are so thendoctors and insurance. We dropped our insurance a couple of years ago because we never go to the doctor. We treat ourselves. Now there is occasion when you will need a doctor or an antibiotic but not very often. I just pay the cash price which is alot cheaper then insurance. Antibiotics should be used rarely so that when you need it for a superinfection, it will work. I never get the flu vaccine and am opposed to the new vaccine for young girls for cervical cancer. There are a zillion types of flu and they just "guess' which ones will hit this year and vaccinate you funding the drug company with alot more money. they work on scare tactics, I remember when there was a meningitis scare here awhile back, 3 people or something like that got meningits and the lines were incredible to get a vaccine. Never mind the fact that 3 out of a miilion is not high enough odds to panic...Anyway, I would much rather pay dr.hotze then the insurance company any day. alot better results.
Vitamin b for well being
Ashwanda for energy(prolly not spelled right)
melatonin for sleeping
vitamin c for EVERYTHING
water for headaches(yes, you are dehydrated)
blueberries daily for antioxident as well as fish oil, coconut oil etc.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:41 PM
Location: Buda, Texas
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oh yeah, viagra, ...a weekly testosterone shot is cheaper and alot safer.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:25 PM
Status: "yeah no." (set 21 days ago)
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I would be a Dr. Hotze fan if I could afford it. I truly believe most endocrinologists are running a racket with Abbott Pharmaceuticals. If you have hypothyroidism, be prepared to have Synthroid pushed on you. I've been through FOUR endos in the past four years and I'm moving on to someone else yet again. I am hoping to find an internist that will prescribe Armour, because in the past 4 years, my thyroid had continually gotten worse as my Synthroid dosage has gone higher....it's nuts...and no endo will listen to me, they just keep upping my meds.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:27 PM
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I read his book and believe in his words. That said, I couldn't afford him however since moving to Columbus OH from Houston, I found a compound pharmacist here in Columbus that cost me $200 initially and $40/month for my meds.
He does phone consultations--Bob Wood, Worthington Hills, OH
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Location: Austin, TX.
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I went about 5 weeks ago. They put me on Cortisol, Armour Thyroid, and Progesterone. I feel soooooooooo much better!! They put me on some other vitamins and minerals, and the starch free diet... I followed it for a bit, but have just tailored to where I'm not eating as much startchy stuff and I stay away from white stuff if I can.

It truly paid for itself in a way... if I had gone 5 years ago when I started feeling so badly, all the labs trips to doctors, etc are more than what I've paid so far at Hotze HWC, and that was WITH insurance (other docs/labs).
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:40 PM
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Hotze...um...I won't say it....
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:56 PM
Location: Beautiful New England
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Originally Posted by Weatherguy View Post
Hotze...um...I won't say it....
OK, I will: he's a quack. See: Endocrinologists Blast CBS Promotion of Dr. Steven Hotze
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