Patient Testimonials

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AWESOME! sums up my opinion of Alaska Lifestyle Health and Dr. Z (Dr. Zuckerman).

As I move thru the decades of life, I have come to see and understand the challenges with aging. Also I am now aware of the challenges of selective breeding and the choices we make thru life. I have learned about the correlation between our life style, aging, habits (good or bad), and what & where we want to go.

After surviving several decades of life, I started to see that I was not as healthy as I use to be. I needed a change; but had no clue what needed to be changed. I am not a person who goes to the doctor, unless I have to. However, it was suggested I talk with Dr. Z at Alaska Lifestyle Health.

What an amazing journey. The first part of the journey was a candid interview. (I had to be honest, as lab results don’t lie.) Then came the reality check. Dr. Z basically tells it as it – good or bad. In my case it was not all that great and more importantly, it was not what he said but how he said it. That was my wake up call. As we go thru life, we develop blinders to things around us. I was not able to (or maybe did not want to see) what I had been doing to myself. Anyway, after our brief but very candid talk, it was clear that I needed to change or I was going to die. Of course how does one person change? So Dr. Z provided a great natural plan and way to change the many years of not so great life choices. Of course I was skeptical of using natural products and doing some simple changes. Well, after a short period of time, the results are nothing short of amazing. I have more energy and my body has made some significant changes for the better. And the best part is that I feel great and so does my body. I strongly believe Dr. Z has given me a new shot at life.

Ernie M.

When I first met with Maryann I was feeling like my age was catching up with me and I was hoping that I could find a way to start feeling like myself again. I was suffering from vaginal dryness, my libido had dropped significantly, my energy level was low and I was finding it much more difficult to lose weight than it had in the past. Because of the sexual changes I was experiencing my self-esteem was suffering and I was feeling very insecure within my relationship. I had also suffered for years with very heavy periods with severe cramps and mood swings that interfered with my daily life. Since I started on the hormones that Maryann prescribed for me I have more energy, my libido is 100% better, my self-esteem has improved and my periods have been reduced from 7 days to 3 days without cramps and without the mood swings. My quality of life has improved significantly with the hormone therapy and I am very thankful that with Maryann’s help that I was able to reclaim my passionate nature and my zest for life.

Julie S.

I was fortunate to be introduced to the hormone replacement therapy program by Maryann Sudmeier, NP. I have been under her care since September 2015.   She has been very thorough about following up with new lab tests to adjust my dosages where necessary to achieve ultimate results. Although I have had great intentions of getting back into a regular exercise routine for the last few years (and will), people are constantly asking me if I have lost weight, how strong my abs look and how I look great in general. I am 55 years old, went through Menopause when I was in my early 40’s and had experienced dryness in my vagina and painful intercourse. I am happy to say those issues are completely gone. In addition, I rarely experienced orgasms or if I did, it was a monumental task. That problem has been eliminated.

I highly recommend for overall health, energy as well as looking and feeling great to talk to Maryann about this fantastic program.

Missy S.

I was so amazed with my results after my recent treatment at your office. I have to admit I was somewhat apprehensive prior to the procedure. The thought of micro-needling had images of pain in my head. Well I have to say I did not incur any discomfort the whole time I was receiving the treatment. The redness was gone the very next day! Since then I have been complimented on my 74 year old skin almost daily. I have been amazed at all the people who have asked me – what have you done, you look so young? I can tell the difference, and am so happy that I did it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves their face, to have this procedure. They will love the results.

Ron Cooper

Since I have been using bioidentical hormones I have had more energy and drive. I am 62 and had been concerned about the possibilities of decreased sex drive. Even though I didn’t think my sex drive had fallen off much I realized that after taking the testosterone supplement I had been slowing down a little! For me, the bioidentical hormones put more zing in my life and also helps to protect my body from some of the effects of aging. 

Ron S.

Thank you, Dr. Zuckerman, for introducing me to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).  As I got older I started struggling with memory issues — a problem I couldn’t afford to have in my high pressure job. Because I watched my 85 year old mother slip into dementia and three of my maternal aunts were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, I started to fear that would be my fate as well. Not only did BHRT result in a marked improvement in memory retention, but the remarkable improvement in my blood chemistry was totally unexpected. When I started BHRT my total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were in the high range and I was pre-diabetic. After 5 months my cholesterol is in the normal range (a 40% reduction!) and I am no longer pre-diabetic. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Thank you for bringing your expertise in hormone replacement therapy to Fairbanks! Colleen F.

Colleen F.

I was 55 but felt like I was in my 70’s and was pre-diabetic. I changed my diet and started taking vitamins and bioidentical hormones. The results were mind-blowing and I’ve never looked back. Thank you Dr. Zuckerman for caring and changing my life!

-Rita Bishop

Rita Bishop

 

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