Khym B. Zarzuela, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Practitioner who has embraced the principals of Anti-Aging Medicine into his practice of whole patient wellness. In addition to his experience in primary care and urgent care, Dr. Zarzuela also has a special interest in treating women and men in all stages of their lives with the goal being a vibrant, balanced and healthy lifestyle using balanced hormones. Dr. Zarzuela and the staff at HWC of Texas strive to enhance their patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Zarzuela completed his residency in Family Medicine at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. Before his residency, he worked at several laboratories in Dallas, Texas developing a feel for the lab tests he would use as a physician. He has also worked as a medical technologist at Parkland Hospital and St. Paul Hospital in Dallas. He finished medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Zarzuela has been practicing family medicine and urgent care since 1994 in the Central/South Texas area including San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels and Floresville. In late 2010, he was introduced to the benefits of anti-aging medicine involving hormonal replacement and the benefits his patients were experiencing.
This was at the time when more and more patients were beginning to understand that recent research pointed out the dangers of synthetic hormones and the benefits of certain supplements to optimize one’s health and well being. He has also seen firsthand, the detrimental effects of indiscriminate use of antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, etc., impact on the individual’s general health and well being. Dr. Zarzuela felt confident that a healthy state can be attained just by balancing the body’s major hormones, the use of certain supplements, proper and optimal nutrition and regular exercise totaling up to a healthy lifestyle.
Today, men and women of all ages are being subjected to an inordinate amount of stress through all stages of their life. For many men and women they are : societal pressures, the physical and financially difficult child bearing years, then later a stressful perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal years. Family, financial pressures and relationship issues make it even more difficult to maintain a healthy mind and body.
Proper evaluation starts by dedicating time to listen and understand each patient’s story. Dr. Zarzuela believes that laboratory and medical testing can only provide a one dimensional picture of the patient. In order to understand feelings, concerns and symptoms, doctors need to dedicate time and be able to understand the patient’s problems. The main goal is to reach the optimal healthy state through hormones, healthy eating habits and exercise.
Dr. Zarzuela has learned the incredible benefits in the appropriate use of bioidentical hormones and natural supplements. He finds that most of his patients are able to decrease the use of or even stop using multiple medications, are able to lose weight, sleep better, and recover their sexual drive and regaining healthy relationships. With the help of his staff and nurses at both the San Antonio and Austin HWC offices, Dr. Zarzuela is determined to create a supportive environment in which he provides a compassionate level of care for his patients. His mission is to help patients by empowering them to cherish and honor themselves so they can live their lives to the fullest. He accomplishes this by guiding them through a journey with natural, bio-identical hormones and a healthy life balance.