Age Management Medicine
The core of a full age management treatment plan includes bioidentical hormones (outlined further below), proper exercise, orthopedic pain management medicine, and precise nutrition and supplements. This requires a solid commitment from the patient who is goal oriented. The process is a medically managed, methodical approach to the best health that one can expect for their particular age.
The goal of Age Management Medicine is preservation of an active, attractive, life-loving, and emotionally well balanced person.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Set Yourself Free!
Bioidentical Hormones are biologically identical to the hormones produced in the body of a healthy approximate 20 year old. When properly administered by a trained physician, they can ease the symptoms of hormonal decline, known as andropause in men and menopause for women.
Bioidentical Hormones for Women
As women age, their naturally occurring sex hormones decline often leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, migraines, night sweats, hot flashes, loss of libido, osteoporosis, insomnia, brain fog, depression or anxiety. The median age of onset for perimenopause is 47 1/2 years and most women spend 1/3 to 1/2 of their life in post menopause. This is a large portion of your life and health that are dependent upon how your body acclimates to the change of life. Women who are still menstruating typically suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, heavy periods with clotting, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, premenstrual breast tenderness, fluid retention and weight gain, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mood swings, migraines, or decreased libido. These symptoms are both the results of living in an environment rife with estrogen laden molecules as well as the inevitable result of the aging process when hormone levels typically decline. Women also experience an imbalance in their hormone levels at certain trigger points during their life such as puberty, after discontinuing birth control pills, after tubal ligation or hysterectomy, or simply as a woman moves through her menstrual life and into menopause. Conventional medicine would have you believe there are only two options: surgery, usually a hysterectomy, or prescription drugs, most often hormones such as Premarin or Prempro, actually worsen the problem and have many risks. There is another way, one that works with your body rather than against it. Few physicians are mentioning that bioidentical hormones for women might be the answer to their symptoms. Would you like to get rid of these symptoms all the while preventing osteoporosis and decreasing your risk for breast cancer? The key lies in balancing your hormones. We replace what is missing.
It’s as simple as that!
Bioidentical Hormones for Men
Did you know that men experience hormonal decline as well? Andropause is the term used to describe the slow decline of male hormones or male menopause. Thankfully, just as with women in menopause, bioidentical hormones for men is the answer many men are seeking. As with any biological change that occurs gradually rather than abruptly, the age-related decline in testosterone often goes unnoticed until a critical point is reached, usually in your forties or fifties. Suddenly, seemingly out of the blue, you may begin feeling depressed, fatigued, irritable, or disinterested in the things that used to give you pleasure. Your self-confidence and zest for life seem to have diminished. Have you noticed that you have been developing a “spare tire” around your middle and that your muscles have lost their strength or tone? You may have lost interest in sex, have difficulty making decisions, or experience any number of other problems related to declining levels of testosterone. Have you gone to your physician only to have blood work done, told your cholesterol is high, your testosterone levels are normal and left the office with a prescription for a cholesterollowering drug and the recommendation to get some exercise? Maybe you have tried to remedy the situation by going to the gym only to find that you are showing little improvement in muscle strength and stamina. If the symptoms above sound familiar, then there is a possibility that you are experiencing the effects of andropause. Like women, men experience a decline in their hormones during mid-life as well, however the decline is less gradual. The key is to replenish your hormones and put back in what is missing. For this, we turn to bioidentical hormones for men such as testosterone and DHEA
Aesthetic Products and
Dr. Dee is a highly skilled professional in the use of aesthetic treatments and products in conjunction with one another to give you the natural results you desire. We offer a Medical Grade Chemical Peel, different from the kind you get at your esthetician. Medical grade is the kind that only a licensed Medical Doctor (M.D.) can perform. The peel leaves you with younger, smoother, fresher skin and is typically a recommended first step.
A variety of fillers are utilized depending on the desired results that the patient would like to gain.They each have a different purpose and benefit, and this is where Dr. Dee exhibits her artistic ability. She chooses from Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® to maximzie the desired results. Botox® and Xeomin® are also available to help smooth and relax your face. Dr. Dee draws on her education as an M.D. to uniquely and artistically use these forms of botulinum to create a natural look.
Utilizing the LumenisOne® laser, we offer many services including IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to help treat sun damage, hyperpigmentation, Rosacea, and broken capillaries. We also offer Lasting Hair Removal for face and body to give you the sleek smooth feel and look you are seeking.
WHAT IS BOTOX® COSMETIC?
What causes frown lines between the brows?
The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time.
Two muscles are largely responsible for frown lines between the brows. When those muscles contract, they draw the brows together. As skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated frowning can result in those moderate to server lines between the brows.
Orthopedic Pain Management
This area of medicine is directed toward chronic pain, mostly traumatic but sometimes caused by metabolically induced conditions. This includes the treatment of spinal, joint, arthritic and disc injuries. Frequently these conditions are accompanied by common chronic painful muscle spasms or headaches. Dr. Dee address these issues non-surgically. If surgical or interventional diagnostic techniques are required, she has access to the finest specialists available .
Our clinic prides itself in being on the cutting edge of proactive retention of good health in the aging body. One of the interventions which we and others find useful in attaining this goal is administering IV Vitamins into the circulatory system through a small cannula.
IV (or parenteral) vitamins including magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C have been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, rhinitis, cardiovascular disease and other disorders.
ALTERNATIVES TO OPIOIDS
Well, if you are alive in America and are able to see, hear and think, you MUST be aware of the “Opioid Crisis” in this country and the considerable efforts by government, physicians and insurers to control the “overprescribing” of opioids in this country.
Underlying the phenomenon of increased opioid prescribing over the last few years is quite another epidemic, and that is the increase in the prevalence of chronic pain. Currently over 50% of all adult Americans complain of chronic pain of some sort. Chronic pain is pain that persists more than 3-6 months. This amounts to more than over 100 million people (numbers differ from reporter to reporter). But it’s a lot of people.
Commonly referred to as vitamins (a term which trivializes their role), are absolutely necessary to the proper workings of the human body. Each person's individual needs vary, there are significant common needs among us. Supplements must be pharmaceutical grade as there is no government oversight of other grade supplements.Together you and Dr. Dee will determine what supplementation you need to optimize your health.
The information arena regarding nutrition is complicated, vast and feels like it's constantly changing. Each person has unique metabolic needs requiring individualized nutritional support designed to enhance the experience of living a quality life. Dr. Dee will educate you on proper nutrition to keep you moving towards your goals.
Exercise is an essential and integral part of every healthy lifestyle. Without it there is no stimulation of endorphins, growth hormone, and other important proteins which allow the body to optimally function. Dr. Dee is able to create and coach you in a personal program to support your health goals.
Slimmer 'n Trimmer
Medical Weight Management
We offer an individualized metabolic approach which intervenes with every step in the conversion of glucose to fat in the body. Through an in depth consultation with Dr. Dee, you will initiate a medical weight management program specifically designed for you monitored on a regular basis by her. Call now to see how rewarding great health can be!