How We Are Different

There are several key differences between Dr. Vliet’s medical practice, Vive! Life Center, and most other “hormone” doctors:

First, is the detailed medical evaluation that includes in-depth history, physical exam, metabolic blood tests, hormone blood tests, and other specialized lab studies to get to the underlying causes of symptoms so that a definitive, individualized treatment plan can be developed. With a background in Preventive and Internal Medicine, Psychopharmacology/Psychiatry, Pain Management, Stress management, and Wellness approaches, Dr. Vliet brings a depth of medical training and clinical experience to the evaluation to patients with complex hormone problems not typically found in other medical practices. She has also been a patient…and understands firsthand how frightening it can be when something is wrong with your body and you keep getting told “Everything’s normal!”

Second, the amount of time that Dr. Vliet spends with each person – typically one and a half to two hours with each new patient and an hour or more reviewing past and current medical records and developing individualized recommendations for treatment.

Third, is the medical privacy that is possible with Dr. Vliet’s practice. Because we do not file electronic insurance claims, your medical records are never sent to anyone but YOU (unless there is a court order in a criminal case). Then you decide what personal information you want released to any third parties, such as insurance plans, other doctors, etc. Our consultative offices are designed so that we don’t have a large number of people in the reception area – appointments are scheduled for only one person (or couple, or family) at a time.

We help women experiencing:

We help men experiencing:

  • “beer belly” weight gain
  • PCOS
  • loss of muscle strength/tone
  • perimenopause/menopause
  • fatigue, low energy
  • undue fatigue
  • loss of sex drive
  • sexual difficulties
  • difficulties with erections
  • palpitations, heart problems
  • memory loss, decreased focus
  • anxiety/panic attacks
  • anxiety/panic attacks
  • vulvovaginal pain
  • headaches
  • migraines/tension headaches
  • problems sleeping
  • osteoporosis
  • bone loss (loss of height)
  • memory loss
  • depressed or irritable moods
  • depression
  • thyroid problems
  • thyroid problems
  • muscle and joint aches
  • fibromyalgia
  • loss of male pattern body hair
  • bladder problems
  • situational stress
  • difficulty sleeping
  • problems with blood sugar
  • acne and skin changes
  • cholesterol problems
  • scalp hair thinning/loss
  • poor concentration
  • excess body hair
  • premature ejaculation
  • middle body weight gain
…and many other problems triggered by hormone changes. 

Hormone Health Strategies medical practices in Tucson AZ and Dallas TX were created by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., nationally recognized physician, author, and speaker on hormone issues across the lifespan for women and men.

Dr. Vliet has taught many continuing medical education courses on hormone issues for other health professionals and has presented numerous scientific papers and keynote addresses at regional, national, and international conferences for consumers and health professionals. She is the author of six consumer books on hormone health problems, and the creator of “Straight Talk About Hormones” Blog Talk Radio programs. With almost 30 years in medicine, Dr. Vliet has treated thousands of patients from across the USA and overseas to provide comprehensive medical evaluations for complex hormone-triggered brain-body problems.