ERIC NORTH – owner/president
My name is Eric North and I’ve been a lifelong believer in the transformational power of living a healthy, fitness-and-nutrition based lifestyle. At the age of 40 I left my corporate life and followed one of my dreams to become a personal trainer. After several successful and rewarding years I chose to pursue a career in real estate. Although I initialed excelled, I started to feel fatigued and my work drive was slipping. My workouts became more of a chore and I woke up tired and irritable. I managed to stay very active in real estate, but my personal life took the brunt of my decline. Something had happened to my body and I was anxious to find answers. I went to my physician and he determined that my testosterone levels were very low. Like many men, I felt the effects of low testosterone (Low T) almost overnight. My Doctor started me on a hormone replacement therapy program with a topically applied testosterone gel. I began to feel like my old self again and quickly picked up where I left off. If anything, I had more energy than before. The only drawback was that the gels were messy, sticky and smelly. But they were working and my energy had returned. After a couple years of using the gels daily, I once again began to feel the symptoms of Andropause . The solution was either to double the gel dose or look elsewhere for a solution. A friend of mine told me about a rejuvenation center in Florida and I submitted my blood-work and began treatment there as a patient. This time the positive effects were even greater. My sense of well –being improved immensely, my workouts got better and my work performance increased within the first month of therapy. I became good friends with my Patient Care Coordinator at the clinic and through his help and my own research I became much better versed in HRT. In September of 2010 the owner of the clinic in Florida asked to have a conference call with me about opening up a clinic here in DC. I spent a week at the clinic in Florida to see the operation and by November I was ready to sign the papers and get to work. We opened in March of 2011 and are very excited about the future!
I’m very happy with the direction that my life has taken. I’ve been able to start another career where I can reach out and help others. At the age of 47 I’m stronger, look younger, am more focused, and I’m looking forward to continuing to spread the word on the life-changing benefits of HRT.
TOM FRENCH – patient care coordinator
My name is Tom French and I had no idea the small health crisis I had in 2007 was going to lead to me where I am now. I started working out and lifting weights when I was twenty-nine, determined not to turn thirty unhappy with my body. Seventeen years later, I still go to the gym everyday, and there’s still goals for improvement, but I’m very happy with my progress. I’m also a fairly serious mountain biker, though since moving to DC, I don’t ride single trail as much as I used to. Nowadays I get my danger rush by riding in the city – I’m one of those people who ride their bikes everywhere, everyday. My own experience with Hormone Replacement Therapy came about in 2007 at age 43. After an allergic reaction led to the discovery of a penicillin sensitivity, I had a complete blood work-up done where I learned of my low testosterone level – even for a man of “my age.” The low energy, the lame workouts, the lack of a sexual drive suddenly made sense. My body was betraying me – it was getting older and my brain didn’t want it to. So I started working with Physicians Rejuvenation Center on testosterone therapy and low doses of human growth hormone. Describing the transformation I went through in my first year can not only include the physical changes, which were significant, but also the metabolic improvements, the cholesterol level, the healthy liver. The regular bloodwork did nothing but confirm what I could feel for myself – I was me again. I was vital. I went from 238 pounds of very bulky muscle – with a 36-inch waist – to a very ripped and lean 210 – with a 33-inch waist. No kidding, I worked out hard, I biked, I changed my eating habits – I worked CORE… -- but everything improved. My energy improved. My workouts improved.
I’m such an advocate of HRT, I’ve decided to devote myself to bringing the benefits to others.
MATTHEW PETERS RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Matthew Peters graduated from the U. S. Army combat Medic School and Licensed Practical Nursing school in 1992. He has an associate degree in science from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) from George Mason University. In 1998 he completed his Masters degree in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from George Mason University.
Matthew has been involved with clinical nutrition and detoxification for over 10 years. His specialties include natural health, endocrine management of thyroid dysfunction, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) which is natural hormone replacement for men and women, and he is also board certified in Adult Primary Care.
Currently he is in his last semester at George Washington University as a Family Nurse Practitioner
SASHA SHERWOOD – Nurse Practioner
My name is Sasha Sherwood. I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed to provide family centered care. My academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University. My career began at Georgetown University Hospital, where I worked as a Registered Nurse on a 30 bed Medical/Surgical unit. During my Nurse Practitioner training, I worked with adults, children, women, expecting mothers, and HIV/AIDS patients. After completion of my graduate studies, I worked in an Orthopedic clinic at Georgetown University Hospital with 3 surgeons as the only Nurse Practitioner on staff. I believe in providing holistic care to all patients and excellent patient care. I strive to take time to listen to and understand the needs of the patient. My goal is to continue to expand my knowledge and to continue provide preventative care, teaching and treatment to those in need.