Providers Making A Difference In Patient Wellness With BHRT
Have you experienced the frustration of a patient who never seems to get better?
You’ve diagnosed her with insulin resistance or even full-blown Type II Diabetes. You’ve counseled her on changing her diet. You’ve prescribed metformin to reduce glucose production in the liver. But on her next visit, her fasting blood glucose hasn’t changed or is even a bit higher. Her hemoglobin A1C isn’t budging. She lost a couple of pounds early on, but gained it back after a few weeks.
You’ve asked her how she’s doing with changing the way she eats and she says, “I’m trying.”
Worst of all, your patient is clearly feeling discouraged. She’s ready to give up. “What’s the use?”
If you’ve ever experienced this scenario, you’re not alone. This frustration comes up all the time in our discussions with providers at Worldlink Medical CME events.
Putting A Band-Aid On Chronic Disease
Nurse practitioner Beth York, from Franklin, TN, expressed her ongoing disappointment about her patients that never made any progress. She began to feel as though she was putting a Band-Aid on serious health issues, rather than truly moving patients toward health. She knew how to diagnose things like Type II Diabetes, but prescribing medication and talking with the patient about lifestyle changes didn’t seem to be quite enough.
Not Making A Difference
Nurse practitioner Karl Lambert, from Wenatchee, WA, had been seeing 20 to 30 patients a day. He wrestled with the feeling that he wasn’t making any difference in their lives. This suspicion was confirmed when he’d see them again, 6 months to a year after, and nothing had changed. Same symptoms, same lab results.
Here’s the Good News!
You Can See Patients’ Health Improve
It’s possible to start seeing patients improve their health, even patients with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity that don’t seem to respond well to traditional treatments.
Providers who have trained with Dr. Neal Rouzier of Worldlink Medical have discovered a new paradigm in medical practice.
They’ve gone beyond the diagnosis of disease they’d been taught in medical school. They’ve started recognizing the impact that sub-optimal hormone levels can have on long-term health. These providers are looking at estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones (T3 and T4, as well as TSH), DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, cortisol, and others.
They’ve discovered that getting these hormones back to “optimum” levels has a profound impact on whether patients make progress toward their health goals.
They’re also helping patients understand the benefits of diet and lifestyle changes that are much more effective when hormones have been optimized.
These practitioners are helping patients see the big picture of wellness and helping them feel better, lose weight, regain energy, and experience a fulfilling life.
Patient’s Body Fat Drops From 46% to 15% in 9 Months
New Jersey physician, Johanan Rand, MD describes his experience with a morbidly obese male patient. Presenting with chronic pain issues, the patient was objectively measured at 323 pounds and 46% body fat on Dr. Rand’s body composition machine. After optimizing the patient’s hormones, based on protocols taught at Worldlink Medical courses, and providing patient education, lifestyle management, and nutritional supplements, Dr. Rand saw the patient’s body composition dramatically improve, down to 15% after only 9 months.
Reducing Or Eliminating Medications
Nurse Practitioner Teresa Mealy, from Springfield, MO, has experienced the power of looking at the big picture in patients struggling with diabetes, rather than simply looking at the disease process alone. In her practice, she optimizes all the patient’s hormones, deals with lifestyle issues, diet, exercise, nutritional support, and stress. She has several examples of patients who had been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Some of them have been able to eliminate or at least reduce the number of medications they were on after being on her holistic program for a time.
You’ll Never Want To Go Back
As Karl Lambert puts it, he would “never want to go back to the ‘Sickness Model'” of treating patients. The results he’s seeing have revitalized his passion for medicine. He’s even looking to approach companies with a proposal to help them with diabetic patients by getting them healthier.
Helping diabetics reverse their diabetes is something no one dreams of . . . until they find out it’s really possible.
Learn More About Hormone Optimization
If you’d like to learn more about the tools of hormone optimization these providers have used to make a difference for their patients, Worldlink Medical’s Part I Hormone Optimization course is the best place to start. Click here to register for the next session of this life-changing, accredited CME course.