Hello, I’m Deborah Maragopoulos MN FNP, a board certified family nurse practitioner, specializing in hormones and natural therapies.
As an Intuitive Integrative Nurse Practitioner, I bridge the Science of Medicine with the Art of Healing to uncover the root of dis-ease.
Being a woman in the midst of the menopausal rollercoaster does not make me an expert but it does give a lot of empathy for your hormonal issues. Being a neuro-immune-endocrine specialist for the past twenty-five years…well, that does contribute to my expertise regarding hormones.
My specialty of natural hormone balancing has grown to encompass the gamut of endocrine disorders—diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal deficiency, growth hormone deficiency, low metabolism, insomnia, fatigue, infertility, andropause, PMS, digestive disorder, neurological disorders and immune disorders.
Just after I began my holistic health care practice, I got a call from a local gynecological surgeon. “Deborah, I’m sending you all my weird hormone patients.”
I thanked him and asked what was so “weird” about them.
“Well, in medical school,” he answered, “you learn that A leads to B and occasionally C, but I get to Z and still can’t figure out these weird hormone cases.”
“That’s because, Dr G,” I explained, “endocrinology is not an exact science. It’s an art.”
“I’m a surgeon” he sighed. “you’re the artist, you can take care of them.”
That’s when I came up with the term—Hormonally Challenged. Health care providers are as challenged by hormonal issues as their patients.
D o you feel Hormonally Challenged?
I was sweating. A lot. I was unable to sleep through the night. I had a bloated stomach. I weighed almost 170 lbs. My doctor insisted I was too young for menopause but I begged for blood work to be sure and the results showed I was in full blown menopause at age 46. I started seeing Deborah who did a full examination, including extensive blood and stool evaluation. She inquired about my daily habits, my work life, my sex life and my spiritual life. I was started on a rather intense regimen of supplements, including her fabulous Genesis Gold®, and bio-identical hormones. The supplements were gradually decreased as my body responded. Today, at age 55, I look 15 years younger, weigh 128 lbs, do not sweat, sleep beautifully and have a healthy sex drive and ability to fully enjoy my life with an energy others cannot believe. I am a devoted patient and have recommended her services to many others. Worth every single penny.
Deirdre Frank, Attorney. Oxnard, CA
Working with Deborah, I have experienced major improvements in my overall health. My energy level is higher which has enabled me to get on an exercise program. This has allowed me to have great success with weight loss. My hormones are balanced, my blood work, attitude, appearance all reflect these changes. These improvements have made me a happier and healthier person. I have surpassed personal goals that I only dreamed of reaching. I feel a sense of contentment and a peace of mind that I never want to lose.
Toni Young, Ventura, CA
My family calls you – the Fertility Goddess! Says that if it wasn’t for you, they know Nathan would not be here and they all say thank you! So thanks again for your help if it wasn’t for you we would not have these two beautiful children! Words cannot express how grateful we are!
Christina Egan Port Hueneme, CA