Carolyn Zaumeyer, Nurse Practitioner, is the founder of LowTE Florida and #2 provider of BioTE Natural hormones in the US (and #1 in Florida). She has been a specialist in women’s health for more than 28 years, authoring two books and more than 27 publications. Carolyn is an established public speaker, appearing nationally and internationally at over 80 conferences. Carolyn has been a pioneer. She is the first nurse practitioner in Florida to open her practice, first nurse practitioner to write on establishing an independent practice, and the first nurse practitioner in Florida to open a BioTE practice.
LowTE Florida utilizes the scientifically proven BioTE Medical hormone pellet system. Their pellets are made from the highest quality plant-based materials and are compressed at hundreds of pounds of pressure – enabling them to deliver constant levels of hormone replacement for months at a time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Women can start producing fewer hormones in their late 20’s and men in their early 30’s, and bio-identical hormones will allow those people to feel like they did 10-15 years ago.
Carolyn Zaumeyer fosters a passion for helping her clients and community alike. She dedicates her time, talent, and resources to supporting several nonprofits including PACE Center for Girls, Debra Levy Neimark Scholarship Foundation, Women’s Executive Club and their Women Empowering Women Scholarship Program, Broward Coalition for the Homeless, Children’s Opportunity Group, The Pantry of Broward and Save the Chimps.
Where did the idea for LowTE Florida come from?
I have been studying hormone therapies and prescribing hormones for 28+ years. Positive feedback from my patients encouraged me to keep studying and learning more. When I went to Texas to study under Dr. Gary Donovitz, my passion for creating a practice that focused only on hormone therapies was ignited. From that time on, I have worked diligently to b the #1 BioTE provider in the state of Florida and continue to hold the position.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I wake at 5:30, so I can have some quiet time to read the newspaper, yes, the actual paper (I love it!), I then take Jack (2 yo lab) for a wog (walk/jog). I drive two miles to my beautiful office and start my day. I am so very fortunate that my workday entails giving people that don’t feel well hope – and then delivering my promises of helping them feel better with hormone optimization. After work, I scoot home and have some dinner, laughs, and maybe a cocktail with my life, love, and business partner, Alex.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I take my grand ideas and break them down into do-able tasks that will lead to my goal. I am a list maker, and it helps me keep my eye on the prize.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I love that my patients are so open to learning more about their bodies, hormones, and nutrients. Many people come to me wanting their hormones optimized and may discover their thyroid and nutrients could be improved. I love educating them on the health benefits of providing their bodies with the necessary hormones and nutrients. Then – I get to watch them blossom into happy and healthy human beings!
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I love my early start to the day ~ with my routine, and I have the time to prepare myself for the day. Having my hormones, thyroids, and nutrients optimized helps give me that “energizer bunny” energy to follow through with my projects.
What advice would you give your younger self?
“Think BIG; you can do it!” I had very low self-esteem when I was younger ~ somehow that corrected over the years! Now maybe I have a little too much! Hah!
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I was very shy growing up and had difficulty speaking up. I remember doing my first self-introduction at a networking dinner, and I was literally shaking. Since then, I have given 100+ talks nationally and internationally. I now love speaking and continue to speak often. I guess I have gotten over that shyness stuff!
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I keep a sharp eye on the finances of my business on a daily basis. This year I took back the task of entering all of my accounting into Quickbooks ~ that really gave me a clear picture of our income and expenses (I will be returning that duty to my bookkeeper – it was just a learning experience). I think sometimes entrepreneurs lose track of the daily ins and outs of their finances.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
In my practice, I focus on one patient at a time – giving them my full attention. I encourage them to send their friends and family. I do seminars in my office several times a month – education is key.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I went into a business agreement on a handshake with someone who’s handshake was worthless. I lost control of my business, lost money, and lost my confidence (for a minute!). I took a pause with Alex and a bottle of wine and started over the next day. I then adopted the saying that “Failure is not an option,” and I have rocked it!
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Everyone needs an advocate ~ especially when they are in the hospital or making health decisions. Your Daughter Is a Nurse could be a business helping the elderly here in South Florida navigate their health care decisions, watching out for them at doctor’s visits, and hospital stays. I think there is a real need for this type of business.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I gave it to my charity of choice, Save the Chimps – it is an organization that is giving chimps a beautiful place to spend last years on earth after years of being used as research subjects, as pets, in entertainment, and even sent into space. They are located in Fort Pierce and treat the chimps with love and respect.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
The training and research company BioTe Medical has a “dosing site” that allows me to scientifically dose my patients’ hormones, thyroid medications and makes nutritional recommendations based on the patient’s lab work and medical history. This allows me to treat my patients based on science, not guesswork.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Age Healthier and Live Happier by Dr. Gary Donovitz. In this book, Dr. Donovitz explains why aging with hormones is so much healthier than aging without hormones.
What is your favorite quote?
“If everyone’s hormones were optimized ~ we would have less war, less divorce, and a much happier world,” Suzanne Somers.
- I take my grand ideas and break them down into do-able tasks that will lead to my goal. I am a list maker, and it helps me keep my eye on the prize.
- Think BIG; you can do it!
- I keep a sharp eye on the finances of my business on a daily basis. I think sometimes entrepreneurs lose track of the daily ins and outs of their finances.
- “If everyone’s hormones were optimized ~ we would have less war, less divorce, and a much happier world,” Suzanne Somers.
Carlyn runs the day-to-day publishing operation here at ideamensch and interacts with our awesome customers and entrepreneurs. She is likely editing this with a cat on her lap.