Dr. Larry Komer
Dr. Larry Komer is a sought-after expert and authority in restoring hormones, health, performance, happiness and vitality. This new area of medicine is called Interventional Endocrinology.
Dr. Komer has pioneered several treatment methods recognized as leading-edge protocols for the treatment of menopause, Andropause (low testosterone) and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Larry Komer trained at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario with a degree in physiology (the science of how living organisms function). He went on to receive his MD degree at Queen’s and then went to McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario where he earned his specialty degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Komer is Associate Clinical Professor at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He joined the staff of the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ontario in 1976 and since then has delivered almost 13,000 babies. He introduced many new gynecologic techniques to the hospital including operative endoscopic surgery, operative tubal surgery and reversal of sterilization, gynecologic laser surgery, diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy and founded the Bone Health Clinic during his research in osteoporosis. His office practice has included a wide range of gynecologic assessments but in the last 20 years has focused on hormonal evaluation and hormone replacement therapy (Interventional Endocrinology). He has been a leader in the treatment of menopause, writing guidelines for physicians and delivering more than 100 talks entitled “Be Menopositive” with his wife Joan. He has assessed and successfully treated more than 12,000 women who are suffering from poor hormonal function.
In 2004 he became Founder and Director of the Masters Men’s Clinic. This is now the largest clinic in Canada diagnosing, treating and doing research on testosterone deficiency syndrome. The clinic has now assessed and treated more than 5000 patients. Dr. Komer has been on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male.
During that time he observed the link between traumatic brain injury and low hormones in both men and women and has been a leading advocate for hormonal restoration to re-establish normal brain function.
The Komer Method
The CORNERSTONE of The Komer Method is the attitude that only OPTIMAL is acceptable.
This encompasses optimal levels for hormones, blood chemistry, nutrients, supplements, nutrition, exercise and behavior for each individual.
Many lab ranges are very wide and are accepted as “normal”. Large portions of these ranges include levels that are far from ideal. The Komer Method has developed its own set of optimal ranges, and strives to achieve these for each patient.
When physicians treat abnormal blood sugars or high cholesterol or high blood pressure, they choose the ideal standard as the levels for a healthy young adult. However, when the same physicians correct abnormal hormone levels, they do not follow this practice. In fact, they will accept aging and deterioration of hormone levels as a normal event. Dr. Komer’s belief, and what has worked so successfully in his practice, is that achieving these optimum levels at any age fine tunes the body to minimize the effects of age, time and stress. These levels result in men and women who are their healthiest. They lead to a reduction in long term illness and an increase in wellbeing.
These optimal values have been developed over years of experience, by research by Dr. Komer and others, and by patients reporting back what makes them feel their very best.
The Komer Method has developed its own protocols for diagnosis and for treatment for various conditions, and these have been tested and improved in thousands of individuals. Innovation and continuous improvement of all protocols is ongoing. Medical literature is reviewed daily to integrate new research into The Komer Method.
A major emphasis of the Komer Method has been dedicated to achieving ideal hormone levels in both genders, for such conditions as menopause in women and low testosterone in men.
Dr. Komer also treats other individuals, including both pro and amateur athletes, suffering from concussions or injuries. He has a particularly large percentage of men and women who are in the military, are police officers, correctional officers or firemen. These professions involve stress and long hours and sometimes trauma, which can lead to abnormal hormone levels. There is especially a need for understanding, assessment and treatment of these individuals.
Dr. Komer has been an innovator in bringing new techniques and new ideas to medicine and has, at times, stood alone in championing ideas that have turned out to be leading edge concepts in medicine. In his personal practice, he has over 12,000 women and 5,000 men in his program who are reaping the benefits of hormone restoration. They are feeling well and happy, functioning optimally and staying healthy.
Restoring Hormones And Neurotransmitters To Improve Brain Function
Located in Burlington, Ontario The Komer Brain Science Institute is leading in the quest to understand the science of brain function with a special focus on the role of hormones and neurotransmitters in healthy brain activity.
Led by long-time expert in hormone therapies for women and men, Dr. Larry Komer, MD, the Komer Brain Science Institute is using newly developed tools to explore ways to reconnect people to some of the lost potential caused by aging, disease and especially injury.
With an aging population this represents an important focus for generations who will find new challenges caused in the changes in brain function during the aging process.
New concerns about the long-term effects of concussion caused in sports, motor-vehicle accidents and other head injuries makes this area of study important for our youth and middle-aged community as well as seniors.
The Komer Clinics
For more than 40 years, Dr. Komer has been a champion of women’s health and wellness. In addition to treating the full-range of women’s health needs, the clinic has successfully treated over 10,000 women with hormonal problems. This alleviates their menopausal symptoms, decreasing their risk of degenerative disease and cancer, and greatly improving their overall health.
Komer Women’s Centre
The Masters Men’s Clinic is now the largest clinic in Canada diagnosing, treating and doing research on testosterone deficiency syndrome (Low testosterone) . The clinic has now assessed and treated more than 5000 patients, restoring vitality, happiness and health.
Master Men’s Clinic
Dr. Komer’s work includes presentations to healthcare practitioners and researchers on the clinic’s research and the latest in understanding in women’s heath, men’s health and brain health.
The Komer Clinics consult with corporations, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry to develop wellness programmes and to further research on the applications of The Komer Method to various areas of healthcare.
If you would like to learn more about The Komer Brain Science Institute to learn what Dr. Komer and the team are doing and how it might help you or a loved one, please contact us.