This holiday season we express our gratitude to our patients. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your lives and would like to share how much you mean to us.
Over the next few weeks, our providers will share stories of their most gratifying moments of working with the patients of Universal Men’s Clinic in the series – “Season of Gratitude”.
Dr. Beau Hooker, ND – Seattle
Thinking back through my time at Universal Men’s Clinic, there have been numerous patient experiences that were very gratifying in nature. One particular situation stands out in my mind.
My patient came in with his wife, I remember they were full of mixed emotions. They were very caring and kind to each other however, there was a palpable layer of anger and frustration as well. After listening to them for awhile, I could tell that the patient and his wife loved each other fiercely, but the patient’s lack of libido, energy, stamina, and an overall decrease in quality of life was driving a wedge in their relationship.
The patient had attempted testosterone replacement therapy but stopped when they moved out of state. Upon further discussion, it became apparent that the patient needed a better understanding of what testosterone replacement therapy could do for his health and the importance of keeping his estrogen levels in balance with his testosterone. By the end of the visit, the couple had a better understanding of the treatment program and its benefits and was hopeful for the future. Fast forward to his 2-month follow-up visit. Again, the patient came in with his wife. This time I could immediately feel that the energy between them was much different. They were both all smiles and there was no longer any tension in the room. The patient noted an overall improvement since starting TRT with us. This included a noticeable improvement in libido, energy, strength, and stamina.
Being there in that moment with both the patient and his wife, and seeing the passion return for the couple was truly a gratifying and memorable experience.
Ben Moret, FNP-C – Sacramento
When I think back over my time at Universal Men’s Clinic, the most gratifying patient experience was with a patient, who was unfortunately with us for only a short season before passing. What was special about this situation was not only that we were able to improve the quality of his life, but also the appreciation he and his wife had for those precious moments.
When he initially came into the clinic, I reviewed his medical condition and recommended a testosterone replacement therapy program. Not only did he experience many benefits from the treatment program, but his wife also was very happy with the results and care we provided him.
After his passing, she sent a hand-written note thanking us for giving him “so much of his life back.” She noted his increased energy and happiness and “…finally enjoying life again.” She also mentioned there was much improved intimacy between them, both physically and emotionally. She was sad to not have more time with him and thanked us saying “what you are doing for men and couples is priceless.” They are a treasured reminder to me and my team that we are not only improving the lives of the men we treat, but also their loved ones.
Dr. Michael J. Dimitrion, MD – Honolulu
One of my most memorable and gratifying patient success stories began when I first started working at Universal Men’s Clinic about 10 years ago.
My patient was a macho-looking man who worked as a CIA agent. He walked in looking very somber, distraught and worried. He was depressed, not interested in life and somewhat suicidal. After speaking at length with him, I discovered that he had just gotten divorced and felt he wasn’t able to emotionally recover from it. I put him on a treatment program to help him with his Erectile Dysfunction and depression.
Three months later, he walked into the room a completely different man. He was confident and jubilant, an overall very happy soul. He said to me, “I wish you had been here two years ago, I might have been able to save my marriage.”
I was pleased to have helped him become happy and full of life and I continue to work with him till today.
Dr. Steven Angerbauer, M.D., M.P.H – Salt Lake City
I find it particularly rewarding when I’m able to help couples strengthen their relationship. About a year ago, a couple, who were married for three months, came into the clinic. They had both anticipated intimacy being a big part of their new life together. But, since their nuptials, they had been unable to consummate the marriage causing great stress and anxiety. His inability to perform put a huge strain on both of them. Fortunately, we were able to find a customized treatment solution that rekindled the flame. They are now happier than ever. Needless to say, I’m thrilled at the outcome and pleased we were able to help them.