I too went to Dr. Carlson after reading Suzanne Somers book about hormone replacement. (I might add that I will no longer respect anything she says)
I spent over $6,000 with this doctor.
I had insurance, but he wouldn't accept it.
That's fine for office visits, but I never understood why he wouldn't write prescriptions out so I could at least use my insurance for that part of the treatment. Later, after reading through the lawsuits brought against him for selling illegal steroids and his affiliation with Signature Pharmacy, I see that he was all about $$$!
I can't even put into words how this Doctor used and abused me! I saw him in Best Buy one day, I don't think he saw me. My whole body started to shake. I felt like a person who was raped and seen their assailant out and about, enjoying their life. I thought I would pass out, my husband had to take me to sit down.
I would have a VERY long post here to write down all of this doctor's evils. I would strongly advise anyone considering this doctor to find someone else.
Dr. Carlson does NOT care about you, he just wants your $$$
The staff here will seem friendly at first, but don't cross them or complain. Then, you will see the true colors come out. One staff member was fired.(she didn't agree with their motives) I bumped into her at a store. She told me all about the staff and doctor and that my treatment wasn't right. Nothing I didn't know already, but it felt good to have someone finally admit it.
I am now facing a side effects stemming from the HGH injections he had me taking. I have growths on my vocal chords, a common side affect from HGH.
At 44 years old, I am dealing with insurance companies not wanting to give me a policy because of all my pre-existing issues and prescription history.
The worst thing I ever did was believe a doctor simply because they are a doctor! Do yourself a favor and read and research on your own. Don't just listen to a doctor and don't just take what they prescribe you. I wish I could turn the clock back and do this myself, but that's not possible.
I can only warn people now to stay away from Dr. Robert Carlson. If you have extra money you want to throw away, then this is your guy.
Don't take any of your loved ones to him either.
I took my daughter to him as well. She was only 20 years old, but having problems stemming from PCOS. Dr. Carlson put her on thyroid medicine and we sent her back to college. She called me with chest pains and heart palpitations. I told her to stop taking all meds and took her to our regular family doctor. I showed him her blood work. He said she was one point away from what the "normal" range was for thyroid. He said she had no problem with her thyroid and the medicine Dr. Carlson put her on, was giving her the heart palpitations because she didn't need it. I guess he just needed a little more at that Signature Pharmacy profit money.
All I can say is that judgement day comes for all and he will have to answer for his greedy ways.
As far as Sarasota goes, I've been to Dr. Daniel Watts, Dr. Vincent Stenger, and Dr. Carol Roberts. All in desperation to replace hormones that were taken from a needless hysterectomy. They all want to put you on lots of injections and prescriptions, most not covered by insurance. They will all make it sound like you will have drastic down fall if you don't follow their orders and scare you into trying to afford the meds. After many months and lots of out of pocket money lost, I never felt better. None of these treatments made me feel better. Again, if I could turn the clock back, I wouldn't have let them remove my ovaries. You just can't replace your hormones like the natural ovaries did.
Unless you have cancer, don't let them take your ovaries!
This is the only reason I posted on this website.
If only one person reads this and avoids what happened to me, then it will have been worth it to have posted here.