At Huber Personalized Medicine we pride ourselves in our ability to change and shape people’s lives. Our process guarantees that the HPM staff will champion you through every step of your journey - no matter how long or how difficult. This not only benefits you, the patient, but it also benefits all of us here at HPM. We get the chance to feel the excitement and joy that comes with every patient’s incredible success...and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Cole, 18 years old. Athlete (rower) optimizing his performance.
Cole is an amazing young athlete with tremendous potential. Cole was already the best rower in the city when he came to see Dr. Huber. But like many top athletes he wasn't content with good, he wanted greatness. He wanted to get that last 5-10% of his potential to emerge so we worked to remove old diet myths and focused on his nutrition and recovery strategies. His focus and desire resulted in obtaining a full scholarship to Yale and being asked to join the U.S. National Rowing Team. With a focus on recovery and healing the body with adaptogens, Dr. Huber's treatment plan ensured Cole was at the top of his game.
"With the help of Dr. Huber’s personalized approach to athletic performance and overall wellness I have been able to soar to new heights as an athlete that I never previously anticipated. His council helped me to jump from the high school level of performance onto the collegiate and eventually international level."
Patty's infectious laugh and personality emerges as she discovered her ideal health and shed 40 pounds.
Patty engaged our Virtuoso weight loss program through her employer who asked us to get involved with their corporate health. Patty knew she wanted to change but had tried many program without finding lasting success. The sweet lovable personality that lived inside her was buried under aches, pains and had no energy. She found a new life and emerged with her infectious laugh once she took back control of her life with the help of the Virtuoso mindset. Hear her wonderful story . . . and laugh.
Ken, 45 years old. Losing 160 pounds, Ken goes from being "helpless to empowered."
Ken weighed 501 pounds at 45 years old and with 4 kids he was concerned he wouldn’t be alive to see them grow up. He lost more than 200 pounds in 9 months and is still losing. His depression lifted, his blood pressure and sugar normalized, his energy went through the roof, and his whole life changed. At HPM we focus not only on nutrition, we also utilize cognitive behavior therapy techniques to ensure lifelong changes are made.
"I tried not to ever think of myself as being an overweight person. Always prided myself over the years for being able to do the same things that normal people do while I was so overweight. I was in denial. The weight I carried was taking an awful toll on my body. When I finally did come around to seeing the truth, I was well over 400 lbs. By then it was another four or five years of mental anguish, struggling with the guilt and helpless feelings about what I had let myself become.
I was oblivious to the things that were causing me to gain weight. All of the things that made my diet were the real problem. In January of this year, I was weighing in at 503. Once I was taught about all the causes of my weight gain and started acting on changing the things I was learning, it was not hard at all.
Since the second week of January I have lost about 160 lbs. It didn’t take long (about 6 1/2 months) and it was not the hard road I thought it was going to be. Simply changing what I ate and a little exercise, common sense things that Dr. Huber and Chelsea (dietitian) taught me, I feel more alive than I have in years. This has started the ball rolling for me and I feel like I can continue on and lose the rest of the weight I need to –no problem. It’s good to have an ally that understands what I am doing. Thank you."
Maralah, 68 years old. Trigger finger and arthritis pain eliminated!
Maralah is a delightful 68-year-old woman who came to us with complaints of trigger finger of her left index finger and arthritic pain to the base of both thumbs. She had a decreased range of motion in her fingers causing her to struggle with basic daily tasks. We applied non-invasive acoustic wave joint treatments and were able to resolve the trigger finger and improve range of motion in general. The arthritic pain eased and she reported pain had dropped from an “8” down to a “4” out of 10.
After 4 treatments: "Prior to my first acoustic wave therapy treatment, my trigger fingers bent and had to be straightened by using my opposite hand, and the pain was extremely intense (so intense that it took away my breath). But a week after the fourth treatment, the soreness and pain began to subside. Two weeks after the fourth treatment, much of the pain had subsided. The left thumb is easier to straighten and with not as much pain.
After a 3 week break and 3 additional treatments: "Nine days have passed since the third treatment of this second series. The right thumb is somewhat sore but seldom catching. The left index finger is slightly sore but has not been catching. Thank you so much"
Joe, 67 years old. History of high cholesterol and chronic arthritis affecting several joints.
Dr. Bianco shares Joe’s story: Joe is at 67 year-old-man with a history of high cholesterol and chronic arthritis affecting several joints. He received 2-3 monthly session for joints including shoulder, hip, knee, right foot/bunion, trigger finger and hand. Joe responds very well to prolotherapy treatment, which has allowed him to continue working in less pain and walking/golfing regularly with no significant issues.
Joe: “Prolotherapy over the past years has given me the ability to continue my work. I have a history of arthritis in knees, hip and foot, trigger finger and rotator cuff partial tear from an accident. Prolotherapy has helped get me back walking 3 miles, lifting weights and get back to golfing regularly. The ability to do what I enjoy has provided happiness and the strength to keep working. I've had cortisone injections in the past that provided temporary relief, but for my trigger finger it has been over one-and-a-half years since prolotherapy and still no pain today. Thanks Dr. Tony for allowing me to continue my career and live joyfully!”
Danny says goodbye to his old habits. "Good foods CAN taste really good!"
Danny completed our corporate health Virtuoso weight loss program and was wildy successful!
Bethany lost 30 pounds in 6 months, "The best is yet to come!"
Bethany completed our 6 month corporate health Virtuoso program. She learned how to balance everyday busy life with healthy eating habits.
Annette, 36 years old. Overcame PCOS and eliminated several prescription medications
Annette felt like a prisoner in her disease of polycystic ovarian syndrome with obesity, daily heartburn and depression. She was on several medications in an attempt to control her PCOS symptoms with limited success. The birth control pills used to keep her menstrual cycles regular were contributing to depression which was being treated with Celexa. The excess weight contributed to esophageal reflux for which she took Omeprazole, but this medication is exacerbated her IBS. With the guidance of Dr. Huber, Annette lost over 100 pounds, reversed her PCOS and eliminated her antidepressant and omeprazole medication.
"Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) has held me prisoner in my own body for most of my adult life. Obesity, acne, unwanted hair and depression- these are the symptoms I thought I would never overcome. I met with Dr. Huber and I was cautiously optimistic. Could it be that the mainstream treatment I had subscribed to since I was 18-years-old was partly responsible for my continued problems? After following all of Dr. Huber's recommendations I have lost 100 pounds, I have endless energy and all prescription medications are eliminated. Here is what I have gained: confidence, energy, passion for healthy living and elevated mood. One year ago I would not have been able to imagine myself as the woman I am today. As a carb-addicted, exhausted and disconnected person I felt trapped in my own body. I have worked hard. But if I can do it, ANYONE can do it! Embracing a new way of thinking about PCOS has most surely saved me from a future of diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity. Dr. Huber and the staff at Huber Personalized Medicine have directed me and helped me to meet my goals.
Linda, 75 years old, reinvents herself and feels better than she did in her 30's.
Linda stated quite simply “I don’t want to die fat”. She was on multiple medications for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and acid reflux that were creating unwanted side effects. She felt miserable at 206 pounds which created poor sleep, achy joints, fatigue and depression. Linda was able to change her life and get rid of a lot of medication as she redefined her life. She reinvented herself at 75 years of age. Linda began our Personalized Virtuoso Weight Loss Program. Her stomach (GERD) issue was addressed with appropriate treatments with probiotic, zinc carnosine and other support elements to heal the lining of her gastrointestinal mucosa. This along with proper diet and removal of inflammatory foods led to great improvement.
"A number of months ago after my 75th birthday, I decided I did not want to be a fat, unhealthy, old grandmother and that Dr. Huber was my last chance to accomplish that dream. Over the months I have lost 57 pounds with the help and enormous encouragement from ALL the staff members at HPM. Dr. Huber and the Chelsea did not accept my excuses when I gained a pound and that was exactly what I needed – accountability. I’m full of energy, my arthritis is much improved and I no longer take medication for my high blood pressure nor stomach ulcer. The minor health problems I experienced during the months were immediately dealt with by Dr. Huber. Nothing was too big or too minor for his attention. I like myself now and I could not have managed without the help of Dr. Huber and all of his staff."
Jim, 52 years old. Regained confidence after struggling with ED for years.
Jim, who was struggling with erectile dysfunction for several years received 12 GAINSwave treatments. In addition to the treatment Jim was counseled on his diet choices and completed lab work to check testosterone levels, inflammation markers and blood sugar.
“The most important result I’ve had with the GAINSWave treatment is a better, fuller erection. I’m in my 50s and in recent years my erection has been hit or miss. It helps mentally in feeling more confident, worrying less that ‘things’ might not work. I hadn’t realized how much the blood vessels had disappeared until after the GAINSwave treatment. Overall, there’s simply more blood flow that makes a lot of things better.”
Anna, 32 years old. Years of underactive thyroid finally being recognized and treated.
Anna struggled for years trying to find a physician who would listen to her symptoms and not just look at her lab work. At HPM we take a proactive approach in treating thyroid by looking at in-depth thyroid lab values and treating the patients symptoms.
Joe, 53 years old. "I offer my highest recommendation to this process that stimulates the healing response."
"In 2010, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knees and told I would eventually need knee replacements. At the time I was in my mid 50’s and considered young for such a surgery. I managed the pain with ice and ibuprofen for some years and in 2013 I returned to my orthopedic doctor for follow up X-rays. He said little had changed and that I was a candidate for knee replacements in 2010. He commented that “we won’t tell you when it’s time, you’ll tell us.” Around that time, I began to do two things. I received orthovisc injections every six months to treat the pain by lubricating the joints and I began a weekly regime of low impact, high intensity interval training to maintain leg strength. I discontinued the orthovisc injections in 2016 because the exercise seemed to work equally well.
In July of 2019, I scheduled a visit with Dr. Tony Bianco, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, to begin prolotherapy. I received prolotherapy injections for three consecutive months from Dr. Bianco and the results have been remarkable. I have increased mobility and improved knee comfort due to the absence of pain than I have enjoyed for many years. I maintain my exercise program with new vigor. At work I do 30 sets of stairs 30 times a day pain free.
I am a quality of life advocate and I offer my highest recommendation to this process that stimulates the healing response. Ten years later, I am happy to say that I have avoided knee surgery and continue to maintain an active lifestyle"
Paul, 62 years old. Dr. Bianco's cutting edge treatment allows Paul to be pain free.
"Prolotherapy over the past years has given me the ability to continue my work. I have a history of arthritis in knees, hip and foot, trigger finger and rotator cuff partial tear from an accident. Prolotherapy has helped get me back walking 3 miles, lifting weights and get back to golfing regularly. The ability to do what I enjoy has provided happiness and the strength to keep working. I've had cortisone injections in the past that provided temporary relief, but for my trigger finger it has been over one-and-a-half years since prolotherapy and still no pain today. Thanks Dr. Tony for allowing me to continue my career and live joyfully!"
Chris, 19 years old. Severe IBS symptoms
Chris had constant bloating, constipation and stomach pain throughout his teenage years. He was rapidly losing weight and by the time he was a freshman in college, Chris weighed 105 pounds. With little relief from medications, Chris and his mother were looking for answers. The constant stomach pain, bloating and constipation affected Chris’s daily life, mood, energy and sleep patterns. Chelsea ordered a comprehensive food sensitivity and allergy panel that revealed he was reacting to grains. High quality, pharmaceutical grade probiotics and other supportive digestive supplements were started.
"My son, Chris, is finally experiencing digestive relief thanks to Chelsea Dorsett, Registered Dietitian. Chris had stomach pains and indigestion, which interfered with his life on a daily basis. He was losing weight and had no appetite. His GI doctor did many tests that were all “normal” despite on going problems. Chelsea was extremely encouraging, positive and full of sound nutritional information for Chris. After ordering blood tests she came up with a list of compatible foods and helped Chris to “focus on the foods you can eat, instead of the foods you need to avoid right now.” Chelsea contacted Chris every week to check on his progress. Chris is now experiencing a 90% improvement with his stomach issues, while being armed with nutrition knowledge that will benefit him for a lifetime."
Andrew, 4 years old. ADHD and compulsive behavior.
Andrew’s teacher requested that he be taken to the doctor for medication as he was overly disruptive in class. After just two weeks of dietary changes and natural supportive supplements, the teacher thanked Andrew's mom and asked what medication was being used to cause such a dramatic change. “None”, replied Mom. At HPM we commonly see foods that are disruptive to the gut also are disruptive to the brain and making a few simply changes can make a world of difference.
“My 4 year old son’s pre-K teacher sent me a recent email stating he had impulse control issues, troubling focusing, and had trouble staying on task. She suggested that he be evaluated by his pediatrician. I did not want to take him to his pediatrician for fear they would want to “medicate” him. I immediately consulted Dr. Huber. He asked me to make a list of what my son’s diet consisted of. How many fruits and vegetables he was getting. I listed on average what he ate during a 1 week period. Little did I know he was getting way too much sugar. I thought 100% natural fruit juice was healthy. Dr. Huber advised me making some dietary changes and work with his dietitian to help make this transition easy. In less than 2 weeks he was a totally different child. His teacher told me how “calm” he was. We can go places and he is not being disruptive. He can sit still for a longer period of time. He is less intense and just seems happier. The difference in his whole personality completely changed. Thank you so much Dr. Huber for protecting my son’s future!”
Melinda, 44 years old. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy cured her migraines!
Melinda had suffered from horrible migraines for more than 30 years before coming to us. They were a significant problem that greatly reduced the quality and flow of her life. She was able to change her diet and stabilize her hormones by using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, resulting in complete resolution of her migraines.
"I am a woman in my 40’s who has had migraine headaches since elementary school. Up until my hysterectomy I had at age 40 I would get these headaches in different intervals. Over the years I have found medications to help with the symptoms, but never anything to make the migraines not come on in the first place. Four days after the hysterectomy I started to get the headaches every other day. I was miserable for months and months and felt as if I would go crazy. I tried going to my regular doctors and they could not help me. They tried synthetic hormones and they just made everything worse.
At this point I found Dr. Huber and this saved my quality of life. I started bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I could see some improvement when I started counting the intervals of migraines in weeks instead of days and now I am counting them in months and going on one year in April of 2012. I think I can safely say that for the first time in my life I am a migraine free person!"
Sarah, 59 years old. Changed her relationship with food
“Two weeks after the start of the Virtuoso Weight Loss Program, it was my birthday. I was at a restaurant with my family and ordered a steak salad. I turned down cake, mac and cheese and bread. In previous years I would eat so much junk that I’d almost make myself sick. This was huge for me. I realized I have the ability to control food. Food does not control me anymore.”
AJ, 45 years old. Unable to wake up energized and "desperately tired" until meeting Dr. Huber
AJ is a 45 year old male who reported feeling “old” for his age. He noted increasing fatigue, especially in the morning that didn’t get better until 9AM, and then would drop again by noon. Despite his young age he had developed high blood pressure and high cholesterol that was being treated with Lisinopril and Lipitor. Lab results showed a testosterone of 214, which is abnormal. Blood sugar and insulin levels were far too high reflecting a growing risk for type 2 diabetes.
AJ’s treatment began with an approach to correct all of the hormonal abnormalities with the expectation that as testosterone, cortisol and thyroid function returned to normal that this would help restore proper blood sugar and cholesterol metabolism. We also began restoring nutrients that were being depleted by his drug regimen. Lipitor will deplete coenzyme Q10 as well as zinc and vitamin D. Replacing these allows body function to return to normal so that insulin receptor function and cell energy can improve.
After just 6 weeks AJ was experiencing improved energy levels and better sleep. After 6 months AJ’s lab showed a complete reversal of his insulin resistance as blood sugar levels were cut in half and insulin excess was reduced from nearly diabetic to completely normal. His low testosterone level of 214 improved to 747 with the expected rebound in energy and vitality, and this was accomplished without giving him any testosterone.
"I first visited Dr. Huber in December 2010, I was suffering from chronic fatigue, and I would wake in the morning after between 6 and 9 hours of sleep feeling desperately tired. It was so bad in the morning that my body felt like a heavy lead weight; even my eyelids seemed to be heavy. I was desperate to find out what was going wrong with me; I made an appointment to see Dr. Huber. After we had the results from my initial tests it was confirmed that I had many vital levels that were way out of balance and ultimately contributing to adrenal fatigue. I was prescribed a number of herbal supplements to reverse the problems.
Dr. Huber actually promised me that he would cure me from this debilitating ailment and that I would feel far better in a short period of time. I felt that was a guarantee that could only be made by someone with extreme confidence and ability in what they practice. No one had ever given me guarantees like that before.
Within 3 months I had actually experienced what waking up feeling refreshed actually feels like. It was amazing to say the least. The heavy weight feeling was replaced with new strength and stamina. After 6 months of treatment all my vital levels were well within tolerances.The staff at Huber Personalized Medicine is simply fantastic. They really care and fully understand what you are going through. They actually spend the time to listen to you and then spend the right amount of time explaining what the problem is and how they will address it. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to get a new lease of life and feel strong, relaxed and healthy"
Judy, 63 years old. An amazing improvement in her Multiple Sclerosis symptoms
"In 2002 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I literally shuffled into the doctors office. After a two hour appointment I became hopeful and encouraged that there was a different and healthy way to live my life with this disease.
One year of detoxing the mercury and lead from my body was a complete drag but I was improving and was determined to live a healthy life. During this time we supplemented the different organs to improve their functions: thyroid, liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, etc. Within 4 months, I was walking straight and my cognition was improving. Seeing the results I became determined! I followed the advice and everything began to change. My diet was key. Lots of vegetables and water.
12 years later? I still have a neurologist and I still take injections however, I attribute my healthiness to the attentiveness of Dr. Huber. Dr. Huber is so talented and knowledgeable. His competitiveness won't allow him to be defeated by your specific condition. Test him on this! He'll take it as a personal challenge, I'm sure! While there is supposedly no cure to MS, I'm doing amazing things and want to encourage any of you with an autoimmune disease to seek Dr. Huber out. He rules!"
Lynn participated in our corporate health program. The ripple effect healthy eating has on your family is incredible!
Andy, 70 years old. Chronic diarrhea and low Testosterone
Andy was referred to us by his cardiologist for weight loss to reduce cardiac risk. We also uncovered that he had low testosterone and food allergies, which we treated to improve his heart function. We resolved his diarrhea and IBS within 2 weeks, and helped him reach his goal weight.
Given his bowel history and it’s importance on general body inflammation we began a course of bowel recovery employing probiotics and detoxification which netted immediate results. By week 2 Andy reported that his chronic diarrhea was completely resolved. We addressed his low testosterone and within 6 weeks his testosterone was within the normal range. His mood is much improved and we are discussing the possibility of reducing or removing anti-depressant medication.
My initial weight of 198lbs. was a major health concern said my heart doctor, Dr. Dean Kereiakes of Christ Hospital. He suggested seeing Dr. Gary Huber. I was having difficulty bending forward (weight exerted pressure on my chest) and I was very uncomfortable and it had affected my personal thoughts of how was I going to get well and return to my desired weight? I tried Weight Watchers and could not develop the interest prior to seeing Dr. Huber and his personalized program. They assisted and guided me from day one and I could not have accomplished my goal of 170lbs without them. They provided me individual attention, encouragement, monitoring and tests and the results came from all of their efforts. I will be forever grateful to all the fine people at Huber Personalized Medicine for their kindness and assistance in achieving my goal of 170lbs. Now I have entered a maintenance program to stay at the current level.
Lynn, 68 years old. "I have been given my life back. How can you thank someone enough for that?"
Lynn arrived with a host of chronic issues. She had spent her life accomplishing amazing results, high energy, creative and a game changer. Now she found herself struggling on a daily basis just to get out of bed and push past the pain. At HPM run extensive thyroid labs and we take a proactive approach to treating your thyroid. Through our extensive thyroid panel, we uncovered Lynn had an underactive thyroid. Within months of treatment, the smile is back, the energy returned and the tiger is once again starting to run.
I am an Executive who ran her own business for 13 years. I have been in various stages of unhealthy since 1993 (undiagnosed). In the last five years the symptoms have steadily increased, coming to a crisis point in December 2014. A friend insisted that I see Dr. Huber.
I struggled with Extreme fatigue – not the kind of fatigue you can work through. I had no idea on any given day how much energy I would have for that day. Sleep was my only option. Sometimes that fatigue occurred as early as 9:30am. Never could I shower, put on the make up, wash hair and get dressed and go to client meetings. In addition, my body pain was extreme. Each morning I would have to sit on the side of my bed to try to get up the courage to walk to the bathroom. It was painful to straighten my hips; it hurt to put weight on my feet, etc. Lethargy was hard to fight because it hurt to do almost anything. Yet I had a full time job to accomplish.
I saw Dr. Huber for the first time on April 24, 2015. He listened intently to all my issues and seemed confident in the approach he wanted me to take. I was started on some supplements with instructions to stop eating foods that were causing me trouble (all grains). Chelsea helped make that practical for me so that I could succeed. Dr. Huber uncovered my thyroid was not working properly, which was causing my body aches and fatigue.
It is August 2015... only four months since first seeing Dr. Huber. My life is very different! My body pain is virtually gone. I wake up in the morning and get out of bed without any pain. My energy is back to normal levels. I can shower and get ready and still do a full 8-10 hour work day. The lethargy is gone and I am beginning to add fun back into my life. (In the past there was not enough energy for fun and my job. It has been over 10 years since “fun” even sounded “fun”.)
I have hope now of a normal life. I am full of joy and excited about each new day. I have things to look forward to because I now have the stamina and ability to do them.I have been given my life back. How can you thank someone enough for that??