The following medical professionals have contributed to Sick to Death! because they believe in the project’s mission. They have also confirmed that they are willing to prescribe natural desiccated thyroid and T3 supplementation to patients that may benefit from them, and/or support thyroid health with natural herbs and supplements. If you’re interested in becoming a Doctor Sponsor, please contact us.



Dr. Kent Holtorf

Executive Producer of Sick to Death! | Founder of the National Academy of Hypothyroidism | Director of Holtorf Medical Group
Atlanta, GA ∙ Philadelphia, PA ∙ Salt Lake City, UT ∙ Torrance, CA ∙ Foster City, CA

Kent Holtorf, M.D. is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group and the nation-wide Holtorf Medical Group Affiliate Centers, providing physicians a turn-key program for a successful anti-aging practice. Dr. Holtorf is also the medical director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism; fellowship lecturer for ABAAM; The Endocrinology Expert for AOL Health and founding director of the non-profit Bioidentical Hormone Initiative.

Dr. Holtorf has published a number of peer-reviewed endocrine reviews, including on the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones, inaccuracies of standard thyroid testing, testosterone replacement for men and women, the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency and on the diagnosis and treatment of HPA axis dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is also a reviewer for the journal Endocrine, Postgraduate Medicine and Pharmacy Practice.

He has personally trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, complex endocrine dysfunction and innovative treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic infectious diseases, including Lyme disease.

He has been a featured guest on numerous TV shows, CNBC, ABC News, CNN, EXTRA TV, Discovery Health, The Learning Channel, The Today Show, Dr. Dean Edell, Glenn Beck, Nancy Grace, Fox Business, ESPN, Rush Limbaugh, CBS Sunday Morning, Sean Hannity, So Cal News and quoted in numerous print media including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, US New and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle (front page), WebMD, Health, Elle, Better Homes and Garden, US Weekly, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, New York Daily News, Self magazine among many others.


Dr. Steven Hotze

Best-Selling Author | Founder of the American Academy of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy | Founder & CEO of Hotze Enterprises
Katy, TX

Steven F. Hotze, MD, is the founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Hotze Pharmacy. Since 1989, his 8-Point Treatment Regimen has helped over 30,000 individuals to get their lives back by restoring hormones and thyroid to optimal levels, overcoming adrenal fatigue, increasing energy levels and rebuilding immune health.

Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of two books. In Hormones, Health, and Happiness, he describes his journey from using pharmaceutical drugs to actively listening to his patients and treating the root cause of their symptoms through natural approaches. In Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness, Dr. Hotze reveals how commonly hypothyroidism is overlooked, misdiagnosed, and mistreated in women and men, and gives you just the information you need to prepare yourself to obtain help.

Suzanne Somers dedicated a chapter to Dr. Hotze in her New York Times best seller, Breakthrough. “This Texan doctor is going to steal your heart,” writes Somers. “He has so much energy he can’t wait to get to his office each day. He has built up a practice that is the envy of doctors everywhere.”

Dr. Hotze has appeared on television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel. He is also a regular guest on the KHOU Channel 11 morning program in Houston, Great Day Houston. Dr. Hotze hosted a radio program, “Health & Wellness Solutions,” on KSEV 700 AM for eleven years.

In 2003, Dr. Hotze founded the American Academy of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, through which he trained other doctors in natural approaches to health.



Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD physician-owned practices make up the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of highly trained physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Integrated with fitness and nutrition programs, BodyLogicMD’s medically supervised programs are for men and women suffering from hormonal imbalance, menopause, and andropause.

BodyLogicMD is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and requires all physicians to be trained and certified through the A4M education program: the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Their website, www.bodylogicmd.com, is the most visited website in the world on the topic of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, with nearly 300,000 unique visitors per month. BodyLogicMD partners with leading laboratories, compounding pharmacies, and nutraceutical producers.

BodyLogicMD has over 60 physician specialists operating nearly 50 practices around the United States, with more than 17,000 active patients and growing. Find bioidentical hormone doctors in your area.



Dr. David Borenstein

Integrative Medicine Specialist
New York, NY

Dr. David Borenstein obtained his medical degree from the Technion Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel and completed his internship at Staten Island University Hospital. He has completed residencies at University Hospital at Stony Brook, Westchester County Medical Center, and St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

During the course of his career he has attended numerous specialized training courses in order to expand the scope of his medical expertise. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, certified in Medical Acupuncture, and is a member of numerous professional societies.

Dr. Borenstein has held many prestigious clinical appointments and positions in leading medical facilities. He has been published in the European Journal of Ultrasound and has been the Chief Investigator on a research project on Spinal Cord Injuries.

After his residency, Dr. Borenstein was involved with an integrative medical center and became impressed by the effectiveness of the treatments that were offered there. The experience led him to incorporate integrative approaches into his medical practice. Getting to know his patients, listening to them, and understanding the symptoms are the starting points for his treatment protocols.

Dr. Borenstein’s areas of specialization do not exist in isolation – patients are diagnosed and treated in an integrative manner to promote both the overall recovery and continuing good health. In his own words his “greatest feeling of accomplishment comes from helping make real changes in people’s lives, especially after they’ve been through a difficult time.”


Dr. Hugh Melnick

Reproductive Endocrinolgy & Hypothyroidism | Founder & Director of Advanced Fertility Services
New York, NY

Dr. Melnick has been treating patients with infertility and endocrine issues, such as Hypothyroidism and Menopausal Syndrome, since 1976 and is considered a pioneer in the field of outpatient In Vitro Fertilization procedures. Dr. Melnick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he later served as the director of both the Gynecologic Endocrinology clinic and the Postgraduate Medical Course on Human Endocrinology. Dr. Melnick served as a research fellow in the Department of Experimental Pathology at the University of Birmingham in England and spent two years as an attending physician at the New York Fertility Research Foundation. In 1983, he founded Advanced Fertility Services, the first private, freestanding In Vitro Fertilization Center in New York City and has been its director since that time. He has published many scientific articles in medical journals and textbooks, and is the author of The Pregnancy Prescription, one of the most informative books published for couples experiencing infertility problems. Dr. Melnick continues to lecture on topics related to Infertility and Hypothyroidism, which is a common contributing factor to infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy complications and postpartum depression.

In his clinical approach to Hypothyroidism, Dr. Melnick has always been a great believer that listening to a patient’s symptoms is of greater importance than the results of thyroid blood tests. His treatment of Hypothyroidism consists of customized doses of various types of Natural Desiccated Thyroid, and is based upon clinical improvement, basal body temperature and Thyroflex nerve conduction velocity. Because of the clinical nature of hypothyroidism, Dr. Melnick treats many patients with thyroid issues who are not in the New York City area with Skype or telephone consultations.


Dr. Mark Starr

Homeopathic Physician | Board Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine
Paradise Valley, AZ

Dr. Mark Starr is board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine and the Arizona State Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners. He has been in private practice since 1996, opening his first pain clinic in Columbia, MO, where he spent 5 years. He then moved his practice to Marietta, GA for the next 7 years. In 2008, he opened a new homeopathic pain and sports medicine clinic in Paradise Valley, AZ.

In 2005, he published the widely acclaimed “Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.” Dr. Starr is called upon to speak internationally regarding his book, now in its third print.

Dr. Starr is a medical doctor who specializes in integrative medicine, pain, hormones, and the prompt rehabilitation of acute and chronic sports injuries. He utilizes a wide array of alternative methods that allow the body to heal itself naturally. These methods include desiccated thyroid, bio-identical hormones, nutrition, homeopathics, trigger point injections, Hans Kraus’ protocols and exercises, Tennant Biomodulator, low-intensity lasers, and other energetic modalities.

Dr. Starr’s progressive approach to alternative medicine offers cutting-edge therapies designed to accelerate the healing of hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Candidiasis, arthritis, sprains, strains, and fractures.



Dr. John A. Robinson

Board Certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor | Hormone Replacement Specialist
Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. John A. Robinson specializes in Natural Integrative Therapeutics, Endocrinology, Thyroidology, and Mind-Body Medicine, and focuses his medical specialization on conditions of altered metabolism, particularly hormonal imbalances and thyroid disease. He has developed a unique approach to the treatment of thyroid disease called ThyroZone™ where patients find real solutions for their thyroid and their metabolism.

Since 2006 Dr. Robinson has helped thousands of patients by focusing on the treatment of conditions related to hormone deficiencies utilizing natural bioequivalent (bioidentical) subcutaneous hormone pellet implants in conjunction with nutritional, herbal, and lifestyle supportive measures.


Dr. Daryl Turner

Founder of Nitek Medical Inc. & The Thyroid and Adrenal Research Institute

Dr. Daryl Turner is a Thyroid, Iodine, Adrenal and core hormone specialist. He invented, developed and clinically trialed The “THYROFLEX”, a thyroid test involving the reflex speed, Neurotransmitters, and RMR, that accurately identifies your thyroid’s performance and the amount of thyroid medication a patient requires, plus the supporting medications for the treatment of hormone imbalances. He also discovered an effective treatment for Hashimoto’s Disease.

Dr. Turner with his innovative breakthrough technologies in hormone balancing with the Thyroflex, and the Thyrodine, has resulted in special TV appearances on ‘The Dr. Phil Show’, ‘The Doctors Show’, ‘The Today Show’, ‘Discovery Channel’ plus many more. Leading Hormone Doctors from around the world have embraced Dr. Turner’s research and several have written about his new discoveries in their recently published books. Dr. Turner also speaks about hormone balancing at various conferences worldwide.



Dr. Travis J. Elliott

Naturopathic Physician
Shelburne, VT

Five years ago, Dr. Elliott received extensive training with Dr. Datis Kharrazian—author of the bestselling book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal. Since that time, he has dedicated himself to complete and individualized treatment of Hashimoto’s. With each patient, he tests a full thyroid panel, including T4, T3, reverse T3, and anti-thyroid antibodies. He uses a wide-range of thyroid medications, including synthetic, natural, and compounded T3 and T4. Lastly, his functional medicine approach takes all other systems of the body into account as Hashimoto’s is not just a thyroid disease, but a full-bodied immune system one.


Dr. Theodore Friedman

Board Certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor | Hormone Replacement Specialist
Scottsdale, AZ

Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. has a private practice, specializing in treating patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders. Dr. Friedman has privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service, Ambulatory Care Center (MACC). His practice includes detecting and treating hormone imbalances, including hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Friedman is also an expert in diagnosing and treating pituitary disorders, including Cushings disease and syndrome.


Dr. Elizabeth Lyster

Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist | Bioidentical Hormone Specialist
Foster City, CA

Elizabeth Lyster, MD, MPH, treats patients with complex hormonal imbalances in her private practice in Foster City, CA, including a multitude of treatment options for thyroid disorders. Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Liz specializes in bioidentical hormone therapy for women in perimenopause and menopause. She is the author of “Dr. Liz’s Easy Guide to Menopause: 5 Simple Steps to Balancing Your Hormones and Feeling Like Yourself Again."


Dr. Bill Richwine

Board Certified in Holistic Medicine | Osteopathic Physician
Camp Hill, PA

Dr. Bill is Board Certified in Holistic Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Family Practice. He has 20 years experience in the area at Holy Spirit Hospital and Community General Osteopathic Hospital/ Pinnacle Health. He has completed additional training in herbal and natural medicine taught by specialists such as Andrew Weil, MD, and has a special interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, a hands-on modality for both diagnosis and treatment. He uses gentle muscle techniques and more traditional thrust manipulation for a variety of patient problems. He has studied the biodynamic, energetic approach to Cranial Osteopathy with James Jealous, DO from New England for more than five years.


Dr. Elizabeth Grady

Naturopathic Physician
Tucson, AZ

My life has always had as its nucleus: family, friends, sports, and my interests in health and wellness. I had the extreme pleasure of having Drs William and Gladys McGarey as my mentors. I grew up at their feet (literally some days) and watched with great pride as they cared for their patients in their medical practice for 35 years at the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona – the only Edgar Cayce clinic in the world. They are the reason for my being a naturopathic physician.

I have alternatives. My goal is to listen to my patients and address their health concerns with effective, individualized treatment plans. As well, I always aim to educate and empower my patients so that they are aware of the control they have in determining the state of their health today and tomorrow.