HRC Medical / False advertising
PLEASE READ BEFORE BEING SUCKERED INTO A PLAN WITH HRC!!! I am a 31 year old female who went to HRC in Grand Rapids, MI back in September 2010. I went there mainly because I had my period for a month straight. I had gone to the ER and they said they thought my hormones were off balance, and I might want to consider some type of hormone replacement.
I went to HRC for my consultation and was told everything a person wants to hear. "You WILL loose weight, you WILL have a higher sex drive, your periods WILL become regular again, you WILL be happier, etc" (of course they don't mention ANY negatives). Then they follow that by saying "we are running a great special right now and you can have a full years worth of treatments for $3, 000." It was that point that I made the dumbest mistake of my life, and signed the contract.
Within the first month of treatments I started getting acne that was OUT OF CONTROL. Never in my life did I have this problem, and all of a sudden my face was covered. Not only that, but I also began growing black hair all over my body. From my face, to stomach, and even some on my back - GROSS!!! I also found myself incredibly emotionally unstable, and shaky.
I went in for my second treatment three months later. The "nurse" said to me "wow, looks like they gave you wrong amounts of hormones last time." NICE!!! Glad I paid $3, 000 for incompetent nurses. The insertion of the pellots REALLY hurt the second time. For the next week I started noticing that whenever I rolled over to the side of my incision, or when I got up from sitting on the floor, I had EXTREME pain shoot from the incision down my left leg. This lasted for two straight months. Sometimes it hurt so bad I would tear up.
When I went back for my 3rd implants I had the actual "doctor" that time. I should mention that you will ONLY see him one time in the one year process (other "nurses" do it the other times). I told him what had been going on with the shooting pain and he laughed and said "well, you have to understand this is kinda like shooting in the dark. We never know if we are going to hit a nerve - which must be what happened to you." REALLY?!?!?! very unprofessional.
After this 3rd treatment I spent the next three months VERY moody, shaky, couldn't focus on anything, dizzy, etc. My acne is still out of control, as is the black hair and I have not lost a pound! At this point I realized that I was better off loosing the rest of my money rather than go there and have them poison me with whatever it is they are putting in people.
I should say - although I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone (I have already turned some of my friends/family away), I am not saying everyone's experience would be this bad. However, with the research I have done I have found that MAYBE 1 out of 10 of their clients are happy with the results.
Please note: HRC medical has a "D" rating with the Better Business Bureau. This should tell you something...