What is Normal?


Dr Chern PhotoBy Dr. Richard Chern, MD

How many times have you been told, “Labs look normal, see ya next year?” But that voice inside says “I don’t feel normal.” Why is that? Well, because it’s normal to age, get tired, gain weight, have achy joints, thinning hair, move slower, and have brain fog. It’s normal for women to get hot flashes, vaginal dryness, depression, osteoporosis, and have increased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes after they stop producing estrogen. It’s normal for men to lose muscle mass, sex drive, and get erectile dysfunction as the testicles produce less testosterone every year.

Are you happy with normal? I was living a normal life before I started The Hormone Restoration Center. I had normal testosterone and a normal thyroid. I thought falling asleep after lunch was normal, I thought my cold feet were normal, I thought my brain fog was normal. Let me tell you what most doctors don’t know, don’t understand or don’t believe. We don’t want to live a normal life. We want to live an optimal life.

After I got treated I realized I had been on the wrong path for years. Living every day feeling optimal is something that cannot be described, it has to be experienced. I felt so indescribably fantastic that I stopped everything else and opened The Hormone Restoration Center. Our goal at The Hormone Restoration Center is not to get you back to normal, go see your doctor for that. We want you to feel optimal! Do you remember the last time you had a great day? How about two great days? How about a month of great days? Can you even imagine how that feels?

The Hormone Restoration Center starts with a simple blood draw done right here in our office. You can choose from the $99 basic or the $295 comprehensive lab which includes nearly 60 different tests and a genetic test. The “big labs” charge $1700 for the same tests. You can see the doctor the next week! At the consultation you will receive an in-depth lesson about what is going on, why you feel like you do and how to fix it.

Many patients (and doctors) have no idea that a normal testosterone, estrogen and thyroid can wreak havoc to the body. When was the last time a doctor listened to you instead of the piece of paper with the normal labs?

“Great news Mrs Jones, the labs are normal, you just need to diet and exercise.”

“But I feel…”

“Now, now, Mrs Jones, you’re not getting any younger. This is just a normal part of aging.”
Yes, it is, and I don’t want any part of it!

Dr. Richard Chern, MD provides hormone therapy to men and women from across the country. He is also on staff at BioTE Medical and teaches hormone therapy to new providers including providers in our local area. In addition, Dr. Chern treats doctors in the local area and from around the country. He is a platinum BioTE provider and runs one of the largest BioTE hormone clinics in the country in Miramar Beach. Call him at (850) 837-1271.