My Own Personal Story:
Like many people after years in the daily grind of a heavy work schedule, my health declined and I acquired medical problems of easy fatigue, chronic pain, and insomnia. Being a physician myself, with 25 years experience with hospital based medicine, I knew that current medical practice using drugs or surgery could not be expected to help. After trying a number of different doctors and clinics, I stumbled upon the idea of bio-identical hormone replacement which then began the road back to recovery. As a physician, I found this new body of knowledge fascinating, and I continued to study and attend meetings. Although previously Board Certified since 1980 in both diagnostic and interventional radiolgy, I obtained a new Board Certfication with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as of December 2005, and started a new medical practice at 4700 Sheridan in Hollywood, Fl.
Current medical practice uses synthetic hormones which are not found in the human body and have many adverse side-effects. Instead of the chemically modified synthetic, patented hormones, our clinic uses bio-identical hormones (identical to those found in the human body). The medical literature has extensively documented safety and health benefits.
Out practice is to check baseline hormone levels and then replenish with bio-identical hormones for the appropriate age controlled reference range. We use the large national Quest Lab. And the blood testing panel is extensive and complete, including all relevant hormone levels, inflammatory markers, vitamins D, B12/folate level, CBC, chem panel, lipid panel, and thyroid panel toname a few.
Diet: the low glycemic (low sugar) diet, and nutritional supplements like omega 3 EFA's (essential fatty acids from ultra-pure fish oil) can dramatically reduce silent inflammation, which is the cause of many of the degenerative diseases of aging. These ideas are presented in the Zone Diet book. (see reading list.)
Drugs versus Nutritional Supplements?: We prefer to use safe nutritional supplements that have no adverse side efects whenever possible, rather than patented drugs. However, patented drugs have an important role when selected for the appropriate indication.
All pharmaceuticals are, of course, FDA approved.
Nutritional supplements recommended by the clinic are selected on the basis my personal evaluation which is described here, and are available to our patients only.
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