Patient Reviews and Testimonials
It began all so subtly when I was 45 years old. You know – feeling agitated by little things, no patience, easily angered and some anxiety as well. Then the night sweats started, hot flashes became a regular occurrence as did the feelings of paranoia. Any extraordinary stressors made life unbearable. I experienced depression, intense panic attacks and a complete shut down on all levels. Mentally I couldn’t think straight and emotionally it was hard to even talk to people. I own and operate my own business and I had to force myself to walk out the door every morning. My confidence in myself and my abilities was gone.
The next few years were a living nightmare. I was making too many visits to the family doctor to receive prescriptions for anti-anxiety meds and anti-depressives. I couldn’t convince him I was menopausal. Blood tests finally revealed I indeed was pre-menopausal. Finally at 51 years old, he prescribed a synthetic hormone replacement. I took the script to my local pharmacy and my pharmacist encouraged me to reconsider as he was concerned that the health risks were too great. He highly recommended natural supplements as an alternative choice. I went that route for 6 months. By Christmas I was dying. I was so physically, mentally and emotionally stressed, I was hysterical and fading fast. I am a slim framed woman and started losing weight rapidly those last few weeks.
I made a desperate call to Dr. Sloan. When I saw him, he took one look at me and knew what was going on. After a saliva test, it confirmed my need for natural progesterone and estrogen supplementation. It was only a matter of months before I was “back” – stronger, feeling more vibrant than I had in a long time and I was looking better too.
So my story ends- happy and finally healthy and balanced with thanks and much gratitude to Dr. Sloan. My situation was quite an extreme one but I absolutely encourage you to have the saliva test done. With natural hormone replacement, you will not only feel better but increase your quality of life. -Marsha M., 52
For at least a year and a half I had been suffering from low energy, low sex-drive and erectile dysfunction(ED). I was recovering from an illness that had worn my system down and this is when I started to experience the above symptoms. I was constantly tired all day, every day and I honestly felt like I was getting old before my time. I was feeling decrepit, out of breath with exertion, huffing and puffing, sighing and yawning constantly.
I knew there were medical options available but I was not interested in using prescription medications for Erectile Dysfunction. I was looking for something natural and safe; something that would correct the underlying causes of my problem.
I went online and searched for a doctor who specialized in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. I found Dr Sloan and booked my appointment to come in to see him.
As far as noticing any difference or improvement, it seemed to be rather slow for the first month or two, but Dr Sloan assured me that this was typical and to just hang in there. Then, over the next 4 months my symptoms improved dramatically until now at about the 6 month point I consider myself to be feeling much better and functioning very well once again. I was extremely pleased with Dr. Sloan’s personal attention and concern as well as his expertise.
Men may not often think of hormonal imbalance as being the cause or part of the cause of their symptoms but this has been a tremendous help to me. I highly recommend any men out there with this and other problems – don’t hesitate – get in and see Dr. Sloan. You will not regret it! -Greg, 38
I had been struggling with a list a mile long of every menopausal symptom there was. I tried every herb and supplement on the market. Nothing worked. I read for hours on natural treatments. My hot flashes got so bad that I was having them one after another. I think at their worst I was having 30 or more a day. I was melting all the time. I couldn’t sleep; I was hot all the time and barely slept 3 or 4 hours a night. That in turn made me miserable. I was moody, edgy, crusty, all of the time. My hair is thin to begin with but it was now falling out, which was really stressing me. My weight was slowly creeping up as well. In six months I had gone from 125 pounds to 140. I still did my treadmill and tried every diet out there. Nothing worked. I couldn’t lose a pound.
I was taking my daughter to a driver training class in Simcoe and was sitting at a light waiting when I saw this giant sign about women’s hormones. I wrote the name and number down and couldn’t wait to get home to check it out. I read the few reviews on Dr. Sloan and called to book an appointment. I filled out the information form at home and couldn’t believe the list of what all was wrong with me. I took that list to my first appointment in January. Dr. Sloan had me send away a saliva test and ordered blood work done so that he could see where my levels were. Everything was out of sync.
Within days of taking my bio-identical prescription I felt relief of the hot flashes. Within a month I think the hot flashes completely stopped. I kept waiting for them to start or have at least one. Nothing, I couldn’t believe it! I was also put on good quality vitamins and supplements. I couldn’t believe how fast I started to feel better. I was sleeping through the night or 90% of it. I had much more energy. My hair stopped thinning. My weight went back down, I’m now 127 pounds. I am exercising again, doing boot camps because I now have my energy back. I am still being treated by Dr. Sloan and am wondering what we will do next. I would recommend his clinic if you are struggling with hormone issues. I am forever grateful I found him. I have gone to many naturopaths and homeopaths for the last 25 years. Treating my hormones naturally is important to me. Dr. Sloan is very professional; I was comfortable with him right away. I am so happy I feel like the old me! I would recommend him 150%. -Kellie D., 51
I came to Dr. Sloan because I was very stressed, anxious, nervous and also couldn’t sleep. I found I was craving sugar constantly and had gained weight in the abdominal area. Some of my other symptoms were constipation, dry hair, brittle nails, thinning skin and ringing in the ears. I also had lost muscle mass and tone. I felt like I was aging too rapidly but my absolute worst nightmare was losing my hair.
Well, now the good news. Since I started on Bio-identical hormones, my hair growth and thickness has definitely improved! Also, the ringing in my ears has significantly decreased and overall I’m feeling much better. I am thrilled at the many ways in which Bio-identical hormones and nutritional supplements that Dr. Sloan recommended has helped me!
I would definitely recommend Dr. Sloan to others as well as the importance of being tested for your hormones. -Anne B., age 65
I came to see Dr. Sloan with numerous concerns. After consulting with him, he felt that some of my problems were due to hormonal imbalance. These symptoms included hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, abdominal weight gain, irritability, mood swings, stress, memory lapses, acne, rapid aging, thinning skin and hoarseness. Dr. Sloan had my hormone levels evaluated and upon his advice, I began a regimen of bio identical hormones and nutritional supplements. My symptoms started to improve and I had hardly had any hot flashes, night sweats anymore. My sleep improved immensely as well as my moods. Dr. Sloan helped me from peri-menopause through menopause in a way that was remarkably smooth. I am now free from all the troublesome symptoms I was suffering with for so long.
I am so thankful to Dr. Sloan for the wonderful quality of life I now enjoy. -Barb B., age 51
Although I was only 21 when I first consulted Dr. Sloan, I was experiencing symptoms that I would think only older women would complain of – severe hot flashes, irregular periods, mood swings, crying for no reason, and feeling cold all of the time. I was having irregular bleeding throughout my menstrual cycles, painful cramps, and heavy flow, and I was diagnosed with abnormal cells in my PAP smear. I had headaches, huge sugar cravings, difficulty sleeping, fatigue throughout the day, acne, and aches and pains. As well, I was feeling very forgetful, suffered from ‘foggy thinking’, anxiety, nervousness, depression, and was just feeling stressed.
Dr. Sloan tested my hormone levels, and we commenced on a treatment regimen including bio-identical hormones. I was so happy to find that, within a relatively short time, my periods had normalized, my energy had improved to what I consider normal, despite the fact that I am extremely active and work long hours. Pretty much all of my symptoms have improved, including sleeping better, relief from constipation, and feeling balanced emotionally. My concentration has improved, and I don’t have the ‘brain fog’ anymore!
I am so thankful to Dr. Sloan, and would recommend him to anyone who is having hormonal challenges.
-Lindsey F., age 22
I consulted with Dr. Sloan for a number of difficulties that I have been suffering with since the birth of my second child, which was approximately 13 years ago. I have been plagued by many symptoms: fatigue, hot flashes during the day, feeling cold all of the time, hoarseness, irritability, mood swings, PMS, irregular and missed periods, muscle stiffness, and insomnia.
I discussed BHRT with Dr. Sloan and, after testing for my hormone levels, he put me on bio-identicals to balance my hormones. I started to feel extremely well, with many of my symptoms decreasing or going away entirely.
I have been very pleased with how the treatment has gone, and I look forward to continuing this much greater quality of life and health as I continue to work with Dr. Sloan. -Maria L., age 46