About Holtorf Medical Group
Holtorf Medical Group was founded on the belief that every patient deserves to have the highest quality of care, compassion, and understanding when striving for a better quality of life. We practice this belief every day as we treat thousands of patients who suffer with chronic conditions, have been treated by multiple doctors and some that have even lost hope.
There is a solution!
We’ve dedicated our practice to providing you the best in evidenced-based, highly integrative medicine that’s not only safe and effective, but provides measurable results. Our physicians are trained to provide you with cutting-edge testing and innovative treatments to find the answers you deserve and a treatment plan that is personalized to your specific condition. We’ll guide you every step of the way, monitoring your results to not only improve your symptoms, but optimize your health and improve your quality of life.
What We Treat
We specialize in the treatment of these syndromes. First, we stabilize the patient and address any hormone imbalances. Low adrenals and low thyroid are among the many components which are reviewed by the physician. Included is the treatment of any infectious components of these illnesses such as Epstein Barr (EBV), Herpes Virus 6 (HHV6) or a multitude of other viruses, intracellular bacteria or yeast, which most often leads to or exacerbates these syndromes. Lastly is the mitochondrial treatment, which enables normal functioning of the muscles with the absence of pain and a renewed surge of energy followed by the maintenance phase, which is designed to maintain the renewed energy and improve functioning. Kent Holtorf, M.D. was the founding Medical Director for the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers which utilizes the latest medical research in treating these diseases.
Breast cancer is most prevalent in women over 50 years of age and who are in menopause. While estrogen levels drop during menopause so do many other anti-aging, cell protective hormones such as melatonin, thyroid, testosterone, estriol, progesterone and DHEA. Lack of these hormones is related to the aging process. In addition, as men and women age, the immune system becomes less efficient, increasing the likelihood of developing cancer. Medical studies show that women who have had multiple pregnancies tend to have the lowest breast cancer risk. Studies show that the high levels of hormones in pregnancy, including estriol and natural progesterone (not Premarin and Provera/progestins) protect women from breast cancer. Ratios of estrogen metabolites (16-OH/2-0H estrone) can also be checked to identify an increased risk of breast and other cancers.
Treatment and reversal of such risk factors and immune system enhancers can help as adjunctive treatments for cancer and prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of cancer. We can also run state-of- the-art laboratory tests to determine your risk for developing cancer and integrate anti- cancer strategies into treatments to significantly reduce your risk.
The majority of men in the U.S. will get prostate cancer if they live beyond the age of 65.
How many young men do you know with a diagnosis of prostate cancer? Why is that? Young men have plenty of testosterone and older men get an increase in estrogen while their testosterone and progesterone levels decline. If you are experiencing symptoms of weight gain, man boobs, gall bladder problems, anxiety, insomnia and prostate enlargement that is making you run to the bathroom, then you could be experiencing an increase in estrogen.
In the prostate is an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone(DTH). Increased DHT levels is a primary cause of male pattern baldness and it also proliferates prostate cells which leads to an enlargement of the prostate gland and narrowing of the urethral channel. Our goal is to get your testosterone levels optimal while ensuring that it is not converting to DTH.
Gas, belching, indigestion, abdominal bloating, coated tongue and fatigue are a few of the most common symptoms of yeast. Yeast contributes to the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Bloating, gas, diarrhea, acid reflux and even malnutrition can occur when you have digestive disorders. Sometimes the symptoms are so severe that they interfere with the ability to conduct normal day to day activities.
Treatment of chronic Lyme disease can be very problematic as the Borrelia bacteria can transform from the standard cell wall form to a non-cell wall form and also into a treatment resistant cyst.
A mulit-system integrative approach can dramatically increase the likelihood of successful treatment. This includes using a combination of synergistic antibiotics, nutraceuticals, anticoagulants, hormonal therapies and prescription lysosomotropics.
Natural, bioidentical, transdermal estrogen and prescription strength natural progesterone frequently relieves severe hormone related headaches. Unique uses of medications, such as Botox, in combination with natural treatments can be very effective in eliminating migraines. A complete laboratory analysis can tell us which of many variables may be causing your migraines and a customized profile utilizing the latest medical advancements will be implemented to resolve migraine reoccurrences.
Nutritional and hormone laboratory analysis can be a wonderful tool in maximizing your health to feel and be the best that you have ever been. Many natural prescriptions and non-prescription supplements boost collagen production in the skin, help tone sagging muscles, boost immunity and energy levels, rejuvenate hair and nails, aid with sleep, eradicate hot flashes, boost brain function and more. If you are currently on synthetic hormones such as Premarin or Provera, it is an excellent time to explore your many options with natural, bio-identical replacement which gives you all the wonderful benefits above, without compromising your health and well-being. There are over 20 years of medical studies on natural hormones showing their safety and remarkable health benefits.
We specialize in comprehensive testing to properly diagnose any thyroid deficiencies which may exist. We treat hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and thyroid nodules by using integrative and prescription therapies to reverse the underlying immune dysfunction that can the cause of the these conditions.
Our treatment options for the more common hypothyroidism condition are state of the art. We customize and compound bioidentical thyroid which exactly mimics what your body should normally produce. The amazing results include weight loss, enhanced sense of well being, resolution of hair loss, improved skin tone, increased energy, enhanced immunity, which wards off chronic infections, and significantly reduced risk for cancer and heart disease.
Our Appointment Process
Once you’ve taken that first step and booked your appointment with us, you can expect to receive an in-depth medical history questionnaire. This questionnaire is vital to our treatment process and will help us start you on your journey to better health. Your physician will review the questionnaire with you; discuss possible causes of your symptoms; and determine the best treatment plan for you. Your labs will also be drawn at your very first appointment. We have an on-site phlebotomist at some of our locations for your convenience or you may have your blood drawn at the lab of your choice.
Your initial appointment will include more than just a review of your health history. You can also expect the following:
- An assessment of your symptoms, not just what you are experiencing the day of your appointment, but we want to understand how your symptoms affect you throughout your daily activities.
- A focused physical examination.
- A recommendation for additional diagnostic testing, as appropriate.
- A recommendation for building the foundation of your treatment plan. We will provide you with clear guidance and walk you through the steps of your treatment process.
- You will have access to our Patient Advocates, who will assist in maximizing your treatment outcomes. They will be available to you by phone, email or in the office to ensure all of your questions are answered.
How long will the appointment take? You should allow two hours for your first appointment which will include approximately 1 hour with your physician. In some cases, your physician may even recommend beginning some therapies that very same day so your treatment can start immediately.
You deserve the best care from a team of specialized health care providers who understand, are compassionate, and who have personally walked this journey to wellness. Isn’t it time you do the same? Call us today at 877-508-1177 and schedule an appointment with one of our specially trained physicians.