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Patients of Holtorf Medical Group are happy and get well. In a peer reviewed study published in Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 94% of our patients had overall improvement by the 4th visit. Here are the highlights:

500 patient study demonstrated that a multi-system treatment protocol that addresses the
known physiologic abnormalities in CFS and fibromyalgia resulted in:

  • 94 percent of patients had overall improvement by the 4th visit.
  • 75 percent noted significant overall improvement.
  • 62 percent reported substantial overall improvement.
  • The average energy level and sense of well-being for patients doubled
    by the fourth visit.

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Knowledge is Power

When I first saw Dr. Blakely I broke down crying during our appointment because I was so overwhelmed by my inexplicable health issues. A pervasive feeling of fatigue and brain fog left me zapped of energy most days and I also experienced IBS issues that led to unnecessary weight loss. I had experienced these symptoms to a varying degree for over a decade since around the time I contracted a very bad case of mononucleosis, but all of a sudden they were dramatically worse. Feeling a little skeptical and worried about how I would afford the treatment at Holtorf I committed 100% to Dr. Blakely's treatment plan. I began to notice improvement within 2 weeks of treatment and I've continued this gradual improvement, so that now I feel pretty close to normal. If you're in the Bay Area looking for a doctor to help you with inexplainable chronic health issues I highly recommend Dr. Blakely and Holtorf Medical Group. They are very thorough and very experienced in complex health problems. Dr. Blakely is very knowledgable and personable and I owe her so much for guiding me on my health journey.

Dr. Laufer and Holtorf are the greatest!

I would have rated much higher if allowed. I have been seeing Dr. Moses Laufer since apx 2006 and he is awesome!! This medical group is on the cutting edge and they do extensive testing to get it right! If you are searching for an answer give them a try! You will be glad you did.

Finally sleeping 🙂

I've been to so many doctors I can't count them. No one helped. After only 2 visits with Dr. Blakely, based on my lab results, she ordered my new, compounded prescriptions. One is slow release T3. I didn't even know such a medication existed. The first night I took it I slept much better than I had anytime in the past 4 months. Now after 3 nights I'm beginning to feel I might get my life back. It's been 35 years of insomnia for me, 35 years of struggling night after night, fighting the lack of energy during the days. I'm so thankful for Holtorf Medical Group and Dr. Blakeley. Not only is my sleep 90% better, she also prescribed compounded hormones. I can feel my libido returning after 2 years of missing in action. This is life changing for me. For the first time in years I feel there's hope, that my Hashimoto's won't rule my life, that I'll again be able to work out, make plans to attend important family events, and most of all, think about going on overnight outings. It's a miracle that a simple medication can have such profound effects and that Dr. Blakeley took the time to review my history and symptoms so well she was able to hit the mark spot on. I'm so grateful.

Dr. Holtorf is an amazing, life-changing doctor!

I was depressed, overweight and out of shape when I first walked into the office of Dr. Kent Holtorf 15 years ago. I lacked vitality and enthusiasm for life and I merely just existed, my life felt blah. After my first visit with Dr. Holtorf, I knew instantly that I had found my doctor for life. He was unlike any other doctor I had ever met and the vast amount of knowledge and research he demonstrated was unreal. From that first visit and during every follow-up appointment over the years, I've never felt rushed and his caring and compassionate nature make me feel that he truly cares about my health and wellbeing. Each time I meet with him I learn more about how to be my optimal self.

I have referred countless people to Dr. Holtorf, who are all as grateful as I am, because he is a genius at finding solutions for people whom have given up hope.

I could go on and on about the miraculous results I have seen him produce for people who had exhausted every other treatment option and doctor they could find but essentially, I just want to express that Dr. Holtorf is an amazing, life-changing doctor and a truly genuine and caring man.


2 years ago I had to quit work I'm 64 I worked for a while with fibromyalgia that's what I was told I had so they started me on Norco 10 and a sleeping pill but they haven't found an antidepressant yet to fit me so now they say you are getting addicted to Norco so they took it away from me I was taking 180 now it's down to 60 pills a month and so they say a new law came in June and soon nobody will be getting Norco for their pain my fibromyalgia or if that's what it is seems like something is working its way from inside out of me like it's eating me eating my body it is so depressing that you wonder why you should even live with this I've worked as a CNA most of my life but I did have a melanoma when I was 27 it was pretty bad so I had to have chemo the doctor said later in life it might hurt my bones so at first I was on ibuprofen I end up with ulcers for 4 years but I had to keep taking the ibuprofen with a stomach medicine until it got where it didn't work I couldn't get no one to help me so I started drinking liquor for Help At Night well that got where it didn't work either it just made me worse I did exercises lost weight watched what I ate took protein for extra help cuz I'm not a meat eater took calcium and things I need for my body and still yet I end up with this fibromyalgia or whatever it is my aunt and niece has fibromyalgia but my aunt and niece have Lupus now I went to the doctor this last week to a clinic because my Medi-Cal and Medicare and other medicine insurance has not kicked in until May that doctor at Adventist said there is nothing wrong with me I tried to tell him where it was hurting he said there's nothing wrong with you he was rude and mean to me I told him sometimes I feel like I'm dying and he said there's nothing wrong with you I'm telling you the doctors at Adventist help in Kings County are rude most of them I wonder why they can't take a class are have to take a class in pain when it comes to fibromyalgia it is a real problem and maybe other people are overdosing on their meds but I go by what the label says I don't over take my meds may the Lord help those that do not help those and need for I feel it will catch up with them one of these days

Getting my health back!

I HIGHLY recommend. Before I found Dr. Holtorf, I was spending 85% of my life in bed, crippled in pain and unable to find any hormonal balance. I was sweating, gaining weight, achy, greasy, foggy-- feeling so bad. I was admitted to a top New York City Iniversity hospital, and seen by many specialists who did nothing but offer bad news and antidepressants. I really had no quality of life whatsoever.

In two short months, I am recovering. I trust Dr. Holtorf. He thinks outside the box and he is fearless and brilliant. I have only been in treatment there for a few months, but already my body feels very recovered. My symptoms are melting away and my sluggish and irregular systems are turning back on.

The results are very real. I have gone off of all other meds, and am only being treated by IV therapy and supplements.
I never thought this would be possible.

I am ever grateful and really recommend.

Saying Thank You Seems So Insufficient

Dear Dr. Wightman,

Your skill, knowledge, and positive outlook have played a major role in my road to recovery. I truly feel that not only do I owe my life to you, but that I was blessed to find myself placed in your more than capable hands.

Saying "Thank you" seems so insufficient, but I can find no words that truly express my feelings appropriately. Before saying that you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an extraordinary human being. Thanks for showing so much care and concern.

You have always been kind and offered me the moral support when I was down with health problems. It is not just the treatment, but the care and empathy shown by you.

I spent decades feeling lousy and having doctors tell me "it was all in my head" and my weight issues were because I ate too much even when I had been on 1200 calories a day (they thought I was lying).

Anyway, I had almost given up... Thank you for all you have done for me. I can hardly remember what it was like to feel awful all the time. I so enjoy waking up every morning now 50 pounds lighter and no pain or depression...

You are not allowed to retire! EVER!

My utmost respect and gratitude,


Thank You, Dr. Holtorf

Dear Dr. Holtorf,
Thank you so very much for your passion of helping people get well! If you recall, I have Lyme disease and after my last appointment with Dr. Wightman and getting IVs (end of March) you were so generous with your time, knowledge, and energy; while you were in the process of getting your own Ozone IV treatment for Lyme disease! I felt so blessed, touched and so thankful for your concern for me. In addition, you then did test treatments on me with the “Tennant Biomodulator” device on my acute hearing and chronic shin bone pain. Also, taking time to check my chart!!! I enclosed notes of my herx reactions as you requested. Again, thank you very much for all you do and your personal concern for others; along with all your research and trials to figure out how to cure chronic Lyme disease, among other diseases! I wish you all the best as you fight your battle with Lyme disease. Know you are in my prayers.

With gratitude,

!Have not had this much energy in a long time! long time

I am absolutely impressed with Dr. Lyster and her staff!
I have been to two other Doctor's and just felt like they were missing something.
My first visit was two and half hours . Dr. Lyster spends the time and truly listens to what is going in with your body. She recommended we get my sleep issue corrected first. I was truly skeptical when she prescribed Holtorf's Melatonin and their " Sleep Tight " . By the second night taking the supplements I was sleeping all through the night . By the fourth day I was waking up bright eyed and ready to take on the day. I had not felt that way in a very long time.
I was amazed with the thoroughness of the blood work Dr.Lyster ordered.
My second visit Dr. Lyster went over ALL my blood work ,explaining everything in detail . WOW , how many doctor's do that now days!
It was such a relief to finally understand why I felt so tired all the time and gaining weight .
She explained to me that I was not producing T-3 , my Omega 3, DHEA / Pregnenolone , vitamin D were extremely low as well as my adrenal system was was not doing it's job either.
Dr.lyster sent me home with a goodie bag of supplements for my adrenal system , the DHEA/Pregnenolone , Vitamin D and Vitamin B-12.
By day five of being on the supplements I felt like a different person!
I was not exhausted by noon. I was getting things accomplished again.
My husband one night jokingly said to me " when did you start doing cocaine " .
I look forward to dropping the 25 pounds I have packed on and living life again.
THANK YOU Dr. Lsyter and Staff !!!

Feel Better than every in over 3 years!

I started seeing Dr. Lyster in Foster City about 1 year ago. This was after seeing 2 GPs and 5 different rheumatologists over 3 years with no improvement in symptoms. I would literally have to beg to get more tests done by my PCP. I was initially diagnosed with RA, but none of the RA meds worked (Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Embryl). I would get weekly flareups which affected my quality of life dramatically (flu like symptoms, achy joints, extreme fatigue, etc.)
Since seeing Dr. Lyster for less than 1 year, all of my symptoms have improved DRAMATICALLY. I have more energy than in the past 3 1/2 years and flareups have gone down to less than 1 per month.
I highly recommend Dr. Lyster and the programs developed by Dr. Holtorf. Traditional medicine has NOTHING over what these medical doctors provide, and they ARE MDs, so this is NOT hokey pokey! As a dentist, I completely agree with their approach. I am not one to go to Holistic doctors. The combination of traditional medicine, a thorough investigation into your health history, extensive blood tests and careful monitoring, combined with supplements is where medicine SHOULD be going, but Obama Care and insurance will never allow that type of comprehensive care. Too Bad!
Thank you!
Dr. R

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