Well Men Centre
2/77 South Terrace
Como 6152 - (08) 9474 4262
20 YEARS AND COUNTING AND THE WELL MEN CENTRE IS STILL AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTS IN HEALTH CARE.
It was in 1997 that our founder, Linda Byart,took up the cause of making hormone replacement generally available to men in Australia.
Through a combination of media publicity and directly to the medical profession via educational events organised in conjuction with Divisions of Medical Practice around the country, Linda originally focussed attention on an attitudinal changing campaign under the banner 'Male Health Needs Special Attention'.
Prompted by the fact that 45% of men responding to the media coverage admitted to being seriously suicidal, not only from their symptoms but also from dispair from not being able to find effective help or even a sympathetic ear from mainstream medicine, Linda's contribution quickly evolved into organising the provision of medical services providing effective and safe diagnosis and treatment for men with hormonal problems.
Initially through a large pilot study and then through the creation of The National Well Men Program and Well Men Centres, the safe restoration of adequate hormonal levels relevant for the individual concerned, was made more widely avaiable in Australia.
Thousands of depleted men began to regain quality of life, improved functionality - mentally, physically, sexually - and to enjoy considerable improvement in mood. Improvements much appreciated by their partners, their children, work colleagues and employers.
With the addition in 2007 of Perth's leading holistic GP, Dr Joe Kosterich, the program took a further leap forward to embrace a broader holistic approach giving consideration to the strength of the 8 Pillars of Health as defined by Dr Joe in his book DIY Health and to include personality based needs as well as consideration of the impact of trauma and stress on hormonal status.