The Alpha Team

Revolutionizing Hormone Therapy

“I want to transform your health and improve your quality of life. A revolution in hormone optimization requires a personalized approach to an easy and vital treatment program that fits into your schedule. An ultra-convenient medical platform where clients can have access to cutting edge therapy at their convenience is the solution.”

- Dr. Tek -

Dr. Rotana Steven Tek, D.O., A.B.A.A.R.M.

CEO and Medical Director

ABAARM Board Certified

Being a physician is a distinct privilege. We make patients feel better in the worst time of their lives, by maintaining the opportunity to nurture and keep them healthy and active. There is always an overwhelming satisfaction to help patients. It’s especially gratifying to hear them recover from an ailment that I was able to treat. It gives me pause to know that they have their life back. At the end of the day, it is about quality patient care. Listening to my patients concerns about their health is first priority. Understanding my patient’s experiences, memories, socioeconomic status, and career choices helps me to appreciate them as unique individuals.

After residency, I took on several jobs in both private and public sectors. Four of them were at Federal Qualified Health Centers in California where I oversaw many clinics and held several leadership roles including being a Medical Director and receiving commendation from Los Angeles County Supervisor for dedicated service to the affairs of the community and civic pride. While helping the underserved population, I have noticed patients —who have hormone imbalances— were under-diagnosed, poorly treated, and often overlooked because their hormones levels are “normal.” The “Normal Ranges” seen in every lab test rarely defines the the optimal level for the individual. It’s time to change that dogma and optimize hormone levels based on clinical presentation – that means how the patient feels and not so much on lab results. I think most of us know that our current health system has significant inefficiencies in terms of the numbers of tests and interventions that are not proven to help patients. Conventional medical practice is not treating both men and women who clinically have hormone imbalances. We need to develop a better system to take care of our aging population. That’s why I have created Alpha Hormones®: an ultra-convenient, simple to use medical platform for your health and wellness needs.

My speciality is my dedication to my patients. I truly believe that great care requires compassion, and a physician that listens to your needs and practices evidence based medicine. You deserve the best when it comes to your health, and you will find exceptional care with my practice.

Meet Our Awesome Nurse Practitioners

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Katia Riquelme, FNP-BC

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

She has worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years in a variety of settings including Inpatient Medical and Surgical, Intensive Care Unit, and Perioperative Care departments in New York and California. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Care and Sleep Medicine offices while enjoying and gravitating towards Aesthetic, Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging fields. 

Katia offers alternative approaches to health care and wellness. Her focus is on maximizing wellness through hormone optimization, weight loss and providing patient education.

Katia strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building long lasting and trusting relationships with patients and their families. She seeks to acquire a comprehensive evaluation of patients by taking the time to listen and understand their particular needs. Her true desire is to assist the client in making informed, appropriate decisions regarding their health, as well the health of their loved ones.

Katia loves to spend time with family and friend. She enjoys all things health and fitness, travel, and her adorable little, snorting dogs, Coco and Chase, who bring so much joy to her and her family!

  • Azusa Pacific University: Master Degree in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) 
  • Adelphi University: Bachelor of Science
  • Nassau Community College: Associate of Science in Nursing
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Marcus Lee, FNP-C

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Marcus is dedicated to empowering his patients to live out their best life by optimizing their health so that they can show up as their best self and inspire others around them to do the same. He then honed his assessment skills as a Registered Nurse in the emergency room at White Memorial Hospital before completing his masters degree in nursing. He then practiced medicine in the primary care setting and has helped thousands of patients manage their chronic diseases to propel them to better health. 

He is a father, husband and a Family Nurse Practitioner trained in Functional Medicine. Marcus joined Alpha Hormones with the goal to uphold the fundamental principle of Functional Medicine and help patients achieve exceptional health by targeting the root cause of their conditions by optimizing their hormone levels and wellbeing. 

Marcus is a lifelong learner and in his spare time enjoys reading up on the latest discoveries in health science and classic materials that offer timeless ancient wisdom. He loves being outdoors and enjoys spending time with his family gardening, hiking, camping, surfing, fishing and stargazing whenever possible.

  • California State University At Los Angeles: Master Degree in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) 
  • California State University at Los Angeles: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • University of Southern California: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems
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Julianne Humason, FNP-BC

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Julianne started her career working as a Registered Nurse on Orthopedic and Oncology units in Southern California for several years before deciding to return to school to get her masters degree. She became a Nurse Practitioner in 2019, obtaining her FNP degree from University of California in Los Angeles. She continued to work as a hospital nursing staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic while gaining experience in Family Practice in the outpatient setting. In the last four years, she has worked in Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Women’s Health. She is very passionate about Hormone Therapy, Functional Medicine, Anti-Aging, and discovering the root cause of her patients’ illnesses and complaints.

She believes in patient education wholeheartedly and wants to teach patients how to manage their health outside of the doctor’s office. She values the relationships she has with her patients and wants to ensure their concerns are heard. She likes to spend time getting to know her patients in order to provide comprehensive and holistic care. 

Julianne enjoys being active, especially outdoors in the mountains. She is an avid runner, hiker, and Pelaton user. She enjoys baking and cooking for others. She values time with her friends and family, including her three adorable nieces. 

  • University of California, Los Angeles: Masters Degree in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Cal State University Northridge: Bachelor Of Science In Nursing
  • University of San Francisco: Bachelor of Science In Biology