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What is Concierge Medicine? (noun) - Leading physicians giving more time and attention to patients as a result of smaller patient rosters designed to develop enhanced relationships and long-term personalized wellness plans.
Age Management MD's personalized healthcare model is a revolutionary model of medical practice that puts the patient at the center of the healthcare experience.
Patients pay an annual fee to their physicians in return for program services, which includes:
- An annual private checkup not depending upon insurance approval for medical condition or necessity.
- Extensive lab work up and personalized interpretation as often as appropriate and needed for your optimal health.
- Appointment times are easier to attain. Wait times are decreased.
- Telephone access / direct conversations with your physician
- Direct email access to your physician
- Enhanced health guidance
- Electronic communication connection with your physician regarding your health information or data
- Assistance with using that data more effectively toward achieving health goals identified based on your annual private checkup.
Dr. Lee has committed to continue his education in new and cutting edge technologies, like Stem Cells, the Microbiome, and Energy Medicine. Staying current and exciting, Dr. Lee can bring the latest in technological and nutritional therapies to optimizing your health.
In addition to program services, there are a number of conveniences associated with program membership. Dr. Lee is no longer dependent on insurance plan-controlled care, so your office visits will be unhurried.
With the private checkup implementation, you will enjoy same day/next day communication. You will also have easy, direct communication with your physician via personal cell phone or email for questions related to healthcare education, patient healthcare support, diet, nutrition, and fitness education goals not covered by your plan. These benefits arise from your physician detaching from plan reimbursement dependence and are enabled by your private fee investment in your health.
What is Age Management Medicine
By: Dr. William H. Lee
Age Management Medicine is a proactive, preventative approach to healthcare for an aging population focused on preservation of optimum human function and quality of life making every effort to modulate the process of aging in order to prevent the onset of degenerative aging. The basic tenets of Age Management Medicine are patient evaluation through extensive medical history, lifestyle assessment, physical examination and laboratory evaluation to establish personalized proactive treatment plans consisting of proper diet, exercise, stress management and appropriate total bioidentical hormone balance.
WELCOME TO AGE MANAGEMENT MD
Founded in 2005, Age Management MD presents a comprehensive, scientific approach to medicine, looking where other Doctors usually don’t. Optimal health, not disease, is our primary focus; therefore, we bridge the gap between conventional medicine and scientifically based proactive prevention.
The Age Management MD Program has excellent outcomes. Patients who remain on the program experience dramatic changes in their health and vitality; decreasing body fat and increasing muscle tone, improving insulin and cholesterol levels, increasing physical and sexual vitality, managing stress and improving mental sharpness and sleep quality.
Age Management MD does not subscribe to traditional medicine’s fix-it-when-it’s broken and diagnose-and-treat philosophies. Instead, we offer proactive, preventive medical care, enhancing health rather than waiting for age-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes to appear.
Our evaluation process is highly personalized and unique to traditional medicine.
Age Management MDs Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing
Resting Measurements – heart rate, blood pressure, weight, height and waist measurement
Cardiac Risk Measurements – identifies inflammation, oxidative stress, poor methylation and genetic mutations leading to vascular disease
Carotid Intima-Media Scan (CIMT) – measures the health of your arteries painlessly with Ultrasound
Extensive Lab work to identify menopause or Andropause and associated hormonal imbalances
Extensive Lab work looking for subtle metabolic disorders which lead to disease
Extensive Nutrition & Exercise Consultation
You will spend informative time discussing your current exercise and dietary habits in order to determine personal goals which can be achieved with the right food choices and glycemic index and exercise programs, allowing for optimum physical health
Specialized Offerings (add-on options)
Telomere Health – measure how well your individual cells are aging
Skin Care – our custom-formulated line is scientifically proven to grow new collagen at the cellular level while also activating dormant stem cells
Body Composition/Bone Density – DXA Scan evaluates lean muscle mass, body fat percentage and bone mineral density
Cardiovascular Endurance – Vo2 Max measures cardio-pulmonary efficiency to better plan your exercise
Neuro-Cognitive Assessment (NCA) – measures mental acuity and brain health
Core Strength & Stability
Digital Before & After – uses the Align-a-bod technology to compare results of your initial and annual re-evaluation
Initial Program Physician Consultation
During an open-ended consultation, your Age Management provider will carefully evaluate and discuss the results of your extensive lab analysis, diagnostics, medical history, nutrition and exercise consultation and lifestyle. This evaluation will lead to the development of your customized Age Management Program.
During your extensive in-person consultations with your Age Management provider many health and lifestyle topics will be discussed to help design the program that is right for you. Key fundamentals that will be discussed include the following:
The role of hormones in your health
Low Glycemic Nutrition
Risk Factors related to cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, sleep disorders, weight loss, bone density (osteoporosis and osteopenia), depression, libido/sexual drive, certain cancers and cognitive function.
ONGOING AGE MANAGEMENT HEALTH PROGRAM
At the end of your evaluation, your Age Management physician and clinical team of professionals will create a fully personalized program to help you best manage the aging process. Once you begin your Health Program, you can expect ongoing, unlimited consultations with your Age Management physician and clinical team. They will closely monitor your progress and goals, and make necessary refinements to your program along the way.
Adhering to your nutrition program and your exercise program is essential to your success and will be encouraged. The supplements recommended by our team are also an integral addition to your personal success. There will also be periodic follow-up blood analysis drawn by our Age Management phlebotomist to ensure your program is optimized to meet your health goals.
You will have an extensive annual blood analysis completed along with a re-evaluation at our Age Management office, to measure the progress you have made towards achieving your health goals. This will also be a time when you will redo all of the testing you completed at your initial evaluation to more carefully evaluate any new developments and findings related to achieving your program health goals. At this very exciting point in your health journey, you are able to witness the remarkable changes in both your physical state and overall outlook on life.
Aging is not a disease; it is a natural process that can be managed. True, you can’t stop your biological clock and there are real challenges meeting you at various times in your individual aging process. The key is how you live out those years and meet those challenges. In men hormones start to drop by 1% to 3% each year beginning around age 30. Factored out, that calculates to a 20% - 30% drop by age 50 and a 50% - 70% drop by age 70. Women on the other hand lose 90% of their important hormones within 2 years of menopause. Hormones are essential to optimal health.
THE ROLE OF HORMONES IN YOUR HEALTH
Aging is about diminishing hormones. Both men and women rely on a critical balance of estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol. Each hormone has a specific job yet overlaps the other to create a synergistic environment for better health. As you age, these hormones decline which can lead to numerous age-related symptoms and diseases. Balancing and maintaining optimal levels of your hormones can prevent this from happening.
Menopause eventually affects all women. Women experience varying degrees of severity of symptoms, and will not experience all the symptoms. Thus, one womens complaints may vary from another. Symptoms begin at a specific time and often abruptly. Dramatic drops in estrogen levels begin in the 40s and 50s along with diminished Progesterone and Testosterone. These declining hormone levels result in negative changes that can dangerously affect physical, emotional, and mental health. Common symptoms include vaginal dryness and loss of elasticity, difficulty in sexual arousal, increased heart disease, weight gain, insomnia, bone loss, cognitive concerns, hot flashes and night sweats, anxiety, moodiness, irritability, lack of skin elasticity and increased wrinkles, aches, pains, and general stiffness. Of course, women no longer ovulate and are unable to conceive.
Andropause is more subtle than menopause, but none the less is very real. Symptoms slowly gradually appear over a 20 year period of time. Testosterone levels decline beginning in the early 30s. Diminishing hormone levels result in changes that can dangerously affect physical, emotional, and mental health. Men then suffer from weaker erections, difficulty in sexual arousal, heart disease and increasing plaque, weight gain, bone loss, cognitive concerns, fatique, depression, grumpiness, irritability, anxiety, lack of skin elasticity, aches, pains, and stiffness. Men will continue to produce sperm and could still father a child.
Nutraceuticals are vital to your health because they correct nutrient depletion and aid in disease prevention. The quality of Age Management’s pharmaceutical grade supplements is substantially higher than most found in the health food stores because the raw ingredients are the most pure and the best absorbed in the body. We have chosen our supplements especially to fulfill your needs.
LOW GLYCEMIC NUTRITION
Our physicians and clinical team recommend low glycemic nutrition. This is the diet most synergistic with hormone therapy and is reminiscent of our Paleolithic-era ancestors. It is high in nutrient dense foods (fruits, vegetables, lean meats and essential fats) and low in refined overly processed foods, fats and simple carbohydrates. We place great emphasis upon choosing to eat better quality food. Avoid high fructose corn syrup, GMO foods, empty sugar in general. Consider testing for the common food allergens like gluten, egg, dairy, soy, and corn.
Resistance training has a multitude of benefits including reducing body fat and lowering cholesterol. In fact, weight training is the best way to burn fat; it’s more effective for losing weight than aerobic activity because it burns calories while you’re exercising. After a resistance workout, metabolic rates remain elevated as muscle fibers are being rebuilt. Many of the calories you consume will be put to work in the repair and rebuilding process, rather than being stored as fat. And the more muscle one has, the more calories that will be burned per min. Of course training will reduce sugar and cholesterol, and is also good for stress and brain health.
Cardiovascular Exercise includes anything that raises your heart rate. It could be walking, running, swimming, biking. A good goal for ample physical work is 150 min per week. That could be 30 min 5 times per week. Cardio exercise uses both stored carbohydrates and fats for fuel. The longer and more vigorous, the more total calories are burned. The longer and more vigorous the work out, the greater the caloric burn because of the repair and growth that happens as an outcome of exercise. In addition, regular cardio exercise decreases your risk for a heart attack and also lowers insulin levels which helps reduce rates of arteriosclerosis. And multiple studies tell us that exercise is also good for the brain and cognition.
Staying flexible is vital as we age. Joint mobility proves crucial for muscular strength, proper posture and full range of motion. Flexibility is associated with balance. Gentle flexibility exercises help increase the length of connective tissues and muscles. These exercises can also help reduce stress, alleviate low back pain and greatly diminish the chance of injury. Consider doing stretches before walking or try yoga, Pilates or tai chi.
RISK FACTORS RELATED TO
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Heart attacks and strokes are the biggest threats to men and women over the age of 50. For women, diminished estrogen levels cause LDL (bad cholesterol) to increase and HDL (good cholesterol) to decrease. Fat accumulates (plaque) on artery walls after menopause begins. For men, diminished testosterone can contribute to the weakening of the heart muscle and reduced circulation. Testosterone also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. So for women, balancing estrogen levels is key to a healthy heart. Studies show that women on estrogen reduce their risk of heart disease 50%. That is phenomenal. Statin drugs only reduce heart disease about 14%. And for men, testosterone balancing is of equal importance.
Decreased Estrogen and Progesterone put a woman at greater risk for cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Studies have shown that women’s estrogen is very beneficial in promoting dentrite formation which connects neurons together for transmission of information. For men, the diminishment of Testosterone increases these risks. An anti-inflammatory diet and proper exercise are also extremely important in preventing Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. Good anti-inflammatories are fish oil (3,000mg daily), and Vitamin D3. Vitamin B (a complex of all of them) is also good for brain energy.
Progesterone is imperative for women to maintain good sleep cycles. It is common to have a progesterone deficiency in perimenopause and menopause, and when your body is not producing enough natural progesterone, your ability to get a full night’s sleep suffers. Diminished estrogen can also have negative effects on sleep, which happens in menopause. A lack of testosterone is also a problem for both women and men when it comes to sleep. Diminished testosterone is linked with snoring and sleep apnea.
Men and women over the age of 50 will often begin to gain weight uncontrollably. Hormone balancing, a low glycemic diet, adequate supplementation (CLA, L-Carnitine, Vitamin D3), and proper exercise will decrease fat and increase muscle mass in both men and women.
Bone Density (osteoporosis and osteopenia)
Both men and women experience bone loss (osteoporosis and osteopenia) as they age. Top factors contributing to the disease are low Vitamin D3, low estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. Notice that calcium is not listed. Vitamin D3 is much more important. We see our patients regain bone mass slowly, gradually. Drugs that treat osteoporosis may offer minimal help and don’t solve the root of the problem. Resistance training, or weight bearing exercise is also key to building up bone mass.
Loss of sex drive is a by-product of diminishing hormone levels for andropausal men and menopausal women. Sexual stimulation and erection begin in the brain. Neuronal testosterone-receptor sites ignite a surge of biochemical events, involving nerves, blood vessels and muscles. Free testosterone promotes sexual desire and facilitates both sensation and performance in men and women. And estrogen is also essential for women.
As with Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, cognitive function, as you age, is largely related to the health of your entire body including your hormones. Therefore, without proper nutrition, exercise and hormone balancing, the brain will suffer. Dr Lee is working with some scientists in Boulder on a device which will measure memory. It is not here yet. It is difficult to predict when it will be available. And, it holds an exciting future. Readers and patients of Age Management MD will be the first to know when it is available. It will be in the office when available.