Patient Reviews

You are so great! I truly appreciate all you are doing for me. Phyllis and I are so fortunate to have found you.

TB - Pottstown, PA

“Good morning! I have to tell you that I weigh 157… down from 191!!! OMG…thank you so much! I feel incredible!”

KB – Reston, VA

“So far I have lost 30#’s in 6 weeks and have the energy of a 40 year old. Am so thankful to be able to handle unpacking and shelving 6000 books. I am up and down stepladders and extension ladders with books in tow. The awful arthritis pain is there but the energy isn’t depleted from the pain like before and I keep going like this for hours.”

LL - Winchester, VA

Dare I say it out loud? It sure is looking as though Semorelin has given me my life back. I was so worried about skiing – afraid I’d ski one day and be in bed the rest of the week. But I was just fine. This past Saturday I prepared, served, and cleaned up (with help) dinner for 14. Sunday I was just fine.

SJ - McLean, Virginia

My update. I feel pretty good!!! My bleeding is under control and I am now regular for the most part. Sometimes I will have a strange menstral bleed (long and slow), but I will take it compared to my old “normal”. I still love the progesterone and testosterone I am on. They leave me with no side effects.

I was very happy at my recent (Feb 6th) annual doc appt (physical). After the standard blood draw work up, my numbers were:
Vitamin D= 66.9 (down a bit from your work up which was 77, but still good)
Cholesterol=123 (down from 150 in Sept)
Triglycerides=91 (down from 129 in Sept)

So… I am the new spokesperson for HCG! I love that stuff!! smile The second round for me was amazing. I was very disciplined and determined and after about the 3rd day, it become very easy for me. I was able to drop 14lbs in an 18 day cycle!!!! AND….I am keeping that off with very little effort! OMG I couldn’t be happier! I am in the body that I am comfortable in once again! That feels so good. I am continuing to eat clean and exercise, it is a great life change!

JG—Vienna, VA

Oh my gosh, like the tropics! Love it. It works great for tanning, and I seem to have to use it 3 days to keep the color, 2 doesn’t work as well.  When Steve takes it at night, he has an erection all night!  It works well for me. I like how it gives me desire too, even more than the T (Testosterone).  Whatever that is that makes the desire, I could take everyday, love that feeling.  I had no side effects at all.  Steve is actually darker than I am. It gives you a pretty brown color.  I’m such a guinea pig, I’ll try anything once. LOL.

KD - Easton MD

Dear Lynese,

Words cannot describe how happy I am with your anti-aging program. I have not felt this good in YEARS. Since getting pregnant in 1995 I have been overweight. Between 1992-1995 I was being treated for infertility and had to take all sorts of hormones that made me bloated and tired.

Now, at the age of 46 I have more energy and I look better than I have in YEARS. I actually THRIVE on exercise and do it religiously because I know it is the key to keeping the weight off and enjoying the foods that I love.

As a successful businesswoman, you often feel that you can’t have everything and I put my weight and health on hold to grow my business. You have given me the gift of being able to run a business AND look good. I am getting so much attention for my weight loss and it has helped my confidence and self esteem greatly.Since I do a lot of speaking engagements, I know that image is more important than what you say or how you say it. By looking better and appearing fit and healthy, I am a more powerful public speaker!

I can’t say enough about this gift you have given me and I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

On top of all of this, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out who provides a level of caring I have never seen from a doctor, weight loss clinic or other health professional.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KB - Reston VA

Hi Lynese – In an old file I found a print out from an online longevity calculator I had used in 2007 ( I thought I was doing well because it said I would likely live to 86! But I just re-took the survey. Basically by cutting out the coffee, carbs and sugar, increasing my exercise and losing weight, I’ve apparently added 13 years to my life!! The calculator now says I could live to be 99!! With a little more exercise and a little less work, I could live to 106!! Thanks for all the added years Lynese!!!

All the best.

P.S. – I saw Diane over the weekend – she’s looking great, and is so happy with her weight loss.

AP - Falls Church, VA

Hi Lynese – Just had to share this with you. I have appeared in an online newsletter (Legal Bisnow) twice – the first time a year ago and the second time today. Look at the difference in my photos!

It’s an absolute miracle! In the older photo even my eyelids look fat! I can’t get over how much I now look like my old self – of 20 years ago! I certainly don’t look like I’m closing in on 59, do I??

The best thing anyone has said to me so far was a comment made by a neighbor who saw me today for the first time in over a year. At first he didn’t recognize me. Then he just stared intently into my face for a few minutes and said “How is your mother?” (I was confused because he doesn’t know my mother). Then he said “I had to ask that because you look like your own daughter!” Wow!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

AP - Falls Church, VA

Hi – hope you are doing well. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m getting there. I wanted to let you know I hit the 30 lb loss today!!! Yeah! So excited! Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting. Clothes I used to wear are too big. Feeling great! A little nervous about tomorrow’s feeding frenzy- but hoping to not overindulge too bad.

LJ - Arlington, VA

Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big – I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010

Hi Lynese — Great news – seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn’t gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn’t show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I’m so glad I’m not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven’t had a period since September, and haven’t had any hot flashes either! Life is good.

AK - Germantown, MD

“With that said, I have been getting incredible compliments:
“You look like a movie star”
“What have you been doing”
“You look amazing”
“You look ten years younger”
I feel incredible”

KB - Reston, VA

Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me!   When we met I was in pretty bad physical health with a “mystery” illness that many specialists and well known doctors and hospitals were unable to help me with.   You told me from the first visit that we would figure it out and it wasn’t long after that I started to feel better and continued to lose 50 pounds —  an incredible amount of water weight and inflammation.   The cardiologist I was seeing was preparing for exploratory surgery to try to identify the cause of the swelling and edema.    My CRP was one of the highest you’ve seen but no other doctors even tested that.

Many of the friends that I recommended see you also had great results and their health and quality of life improved so much.

Your ability to look outside the box and at the whole picture, I’m sure contributed to the success.   In addition to all your knowledge and ability to get the to core of the problem, I just enjoyed talking to you and appreciated your kindness and compassion.

I’ll miss talking with you and wish you all the best.  Any friends that call and ask who to see in the DC area, I send your contact info and tell them to get an appointment right away.

Wishing you all the best,


LH - Jackson’s Gap, AL

During 2017 I lived in a house with a rampant black mold problem. The mold was completely hidden in a laundry room and I didn’t know it was there until the ceiling collapsed from water damage. Over the 8 months I lived there I felt progressively worse and started experiencing symptoms I’ve never had, which was strange as an active and healthy 27 year old.

My research eventually led me to connecting my health problems with black mold, and after confirming it existed in the house through air testing I immediately visited a local doctor.   The first three doctors I met with completely discounted black mold and had me tested for various auto-immune diseases (all which tested negative) based on my symptoms. They eventually shrugged their shoulders and told me to come back in a few months if I didn’t feel better.  After our negative experiences with the local doctors, my fiancee and I found the Shoemaker protocol and Dr. Lawson was our #1 pick of all the Shoemaker certified practitioners.

I was having trouble breathing, my legs were randomly losing circulation and turning purple, I developed three new allergies I’ve never had, I was hopelessly tired all day with zero energy, my skin developed random rashes and skin problems I’ve never seen and I felt nauseous constantly…even though I have no history of nausea whatsoever.

We met with Dr Lawson in her office shortly after. I went in discouraged and I came out extremely hopeful and REALLY believing I was going to get better. Dr. Lawson listened to my entire story and whacky list of symptoms then explained CIRS to me and showed me how the symptoms I have are common of mold illness.

It’s been about a year since I first met with Dr. Lawson, and now I’m even more confident that my health won’t just recover, but become better than it was before I got sick.    Today I thought about how rock bottom my health was when I met Dr. Lawson. It’s easy to take good health for granted once you start feeling better, so to look back and see how far I’ve come is really incredible.

A year ago I felt like I was dying. Not in a dramatic way, my body literally felt like it was shutting down on me. I just wasn’t sure that it was going to ever get better because of how bad it was every hour of every day.

I’m amazed by what one year with a great doctor can do for you. I feel almost as good as I did before I got sick, and that was as a physically active, strong 27 year old man.   My energy has come back and is as good as ever on most days. My stomach pain and nausea have gone away almost entirely. My circulation has returned to normal. The patchy dryness and redness on my skin has gone away and is starting to look healthy again. I just feel like my body is on the right track because Dr. Lawson figured out exactly what I needed.

It wasn’t easy to get to that point though. I was REALLY sick. Because of my wide my range of symptoms Dr. Lawson had to do a lot of investigating, thinking and testing of different approaches as we went based on what was working or not working in my treatment.  I’ve never had a doctor that was so resilient in helping me, the second she knew something wasn’t going to work she was already laying out next steps and other options.

Half the time when I talk to her she’s returning from some kind of new innovative conference where she learned all about new methods of treatment and other options for any lingering problems I might have. It’s really amazing knowing that if there’s a treatment out there that can help me, Dr. Lawson will know about it first.  It terrifies me to think of where I would be if I followed the advice of the other doctors I saw. Dr. Lawson changed my life when the others told me I was insane, and I will never forget it.

This Saturday I will marry my fiancee who went through all of this with me, and I will proudly stand tall next to her as the man she fell in love with. The sick, tired and beaten down person I was just a year ago has quickly become a memory of a horrible time in my life. I owe that to you Dr. Lawson. Thank you so much.

TL - Battlecreek, MI

Dr. Lawson,
BHRT was my missing link.  I truly believe it helped get me over the hump for full body wellness.  Along with diet and exercise, it’s the 3rd piece of the body puzzle.  Thanks to you and your regimen, I’ve accelerated my monthly fatloss by over 25% since we met 3 months ago, while also gaining measurable muscle mass and improved recovery from joint surgery.  Although there is no magic bullet, understanding that as we age, the body no longer produces (as much of) what it used to make, and both supplementing those substances and how important hormones are to well-being and health are of huge importance. Keep up the great work and thank you again.

FSMcLean, VA

Being an early-stage Alzheimer’s person — and knowing that my mother was killed by Alzheimer’s — I’ve been concerned about my future, as a writer and as a human being. Proactive’s staff are extraordinary; smart and very intent on assisting clients. After only TWO WEEKS in their care, I can already detect qualities in my thought processes, choices and behaviors that suggest that I’ve begun working with them early enough to avoid further mental decline and REVERSE cognitive decline.  Dr. Dale Bredesen’s book, The End Of Alzheimer’s, has given Proactive Wellness the tools and information that should make my future life much brighter than it might have been otherwise..

B.A.McLean VA