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Dr. Lawrence D. Komer Medical Professional Corporation

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The Masters Men’s Clinic was established in 2003 when there were very few clinics catering specifically to men’s health. Dr. Komer took his expertise on women’s hormonal issues, studied the rather limited information on men’s hormonal health, met with world experts and founded the Masters Men’s Clinic. Since then the clinic has seen and treated more than 6000 men from all across Canada and learned a great deal about men’s health and well-being. Dr. Komer has lectured both in Canada and internationally on men’s hormonal health.

Many physicians and most men think that testosterone affects only sex and muscles. They also have heard about athletes using illegal steroids and jump to the conclusion that the same goes for testosterone restoration therapy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Optimal testosterone levels are mandatory for consistently good function of the heart, blood vessels, brain, skeleton, blood, genitourinary tract, skin and almost every other body system. In particular the brain is very rich in receptors for testosterone; therefore with low testosterone levels there is an increased risk of depression, anxiety, irritability, loss of competitive drive, decreased concentration and foggy thinking and a lack of interest in going to social gatherings. The commonest feature of low testosterone that we see is fatigue. There can also be sleep disturbance, loss of muscle, increase joint pain and muscle ache, headache, pounding heart, hot flashes and sweats, an increase in breast tissue and an increase in weight. A lowering of sex drive and erectile dysfunction are common symptoms.

The Masters Men’s Clinic has developed its own proprietary detailed questionnaire called the Masters Andropause Screening Index© that each patient completes. This not only allows us to see all of the patients symptoms but it also shows to what degree each one is affecting the man. This gives us a score out of 250; we can redo the questionnaire after treatment to show the usual considerable improvement. In addition, each patient completes a depression index. It is very common for us to uncover an underlying depression that neither the man nor his physician have diagnosed. For example, of the last 26 new patients that I have seen, 22 have depression and only five have been clinically diagnosed prior to seeing us. Testosterone replacement will often clear depression and improve mood that antidepressants may not help.

The Masters Men’s Clinic not only restores testosterone but also checks other hormone levels that may need optimization. In appropriate individuals, we also use natural supplements where there is good scientific evidence for the treatments safety and effectiveness.

Biography

Dr. Larry Komer is a sought-after expert and authority in restoring hormones, health, performance, happiness and vitality. This new area of medicine is called Interventional Endocrinology.

Dr. Komer has pioneered several treatment methods recognized as leading-edge protocols for the treatment of menopause, Andropause (low testosterone) and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Larry Komer trained at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario with a degree in physiology (the science of how living organisms function). He went on to receive his MD degree at Queen’s and then went to McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario where he earned his specialty degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Komer is Associate Clinical Professor at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He joined the staff of the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ontario in 1976 and since then has delivered almost 13,000 babies. He introduced many new gynecologic techniques to the hospital including operative endoscopic surgery, operative tubal surgery and reversal of sterilization, gynecologic laser surgery, diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy and founded the Bone Health Clinic during his research in osteoporosis. His office practice has included a wide range of gynecologic assessments but in the last 20 years has focused on hormonal evaluation and hormone replacement therapy (Interventional Endocrinology). He has been a leader in the treatment of menopause, writing guidelines for physicians and delivering more than 100 talks entitled “Be Menopositive” with his wife Joan. He has assessed and successfully treated more than 12,000 women who are suffering from poor hormonal function.

In 2004 he became Founder and Director of the Masters Men’s Clinic. This is now the largest clinic in Canada diagnosing, treating and doing research on testosterone deficiency syndrome. The clinic has now assessed and treated more than 5000 patients. Dr. Komer has been on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male.

During that time he observed the link between traumatic brain injury and low hormones in both men and women and has been a leading advocate for hormonal restoration to re-establish normal brain function.

Dr. Larry Komer’s CV