Premier Medicine & Wellness (PMW) is a multidisciplinary wellness medical practice, providing balanced approach to healthcare by bringing together a team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals practicing advanced, traditional, natural and family medicine.
Our compassionate physicians and functional medicine specialists are dedicated to providing the best quality care to achieve your optimal state of health. We offer comprehensive primary care, incorporating wellness programs and in-depth evaluations.
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Internal & Integrative Medicine
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There are numerous medical issues that may arise in adults as we age, ranging from mild to potentially life-threatening. The best way to stay on top of these issues is to work with an internal medicine specialist as you age. These physicians are able to deal with many health problems and can offer advice for not only stopping disease and discomfort, but also for living a generally healthier life that will lead to less disease in the first place. Our skilled physicians are trained to deal with many overarching areas of medicine, some of which are outlined below. This list is by no means exclusive, but provides a good sense of the general health services provided by the dedicated team at Premier Medicine and Wellness. Not only can our staff provide treatment and advice for many different medical arenas, but they can refer you to a specialist if they encounter something beyond their expertise. Such comprehensive services allow our patients to flourish through healthy living and a positive focus on maintaining vitality.
This medical philosophy is based on the idea of generating and maintaining optimal health, as opposed to finding and eliminating disease. Functional medicine doctors must be fluent in the factors that affect overall health, since they must take a fully comprehensive view of a patient in order to discern the best path to optimal health, whether it be through prevention, lifestyle changes, or medical treatment. The goal is to bring balance to the body and create a system in which disease can not take hold in the first place. This is a departure from standard modern medicine, which focuses on treating symptoms as opposed to the underlying cause of those symptoms.
ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Many people are attracted to the idea of weight loss, since obesity is such a wide spread epidemic. However, weight management is a far more important tool for controlling weight and maintaining it at a healthy level. Weight loss tends to focus on using extreme measures to temporarily drop pounds, while weight management is about creating a healthy lifestyle that naturally brings your body back to an optimal weight. This is generally done by changing diet and exercise habits. Your internal medical associate can help with a weight management system that is right for you, which may include a weight management supplement for those who require the additional help. There is no reason to live with obesity in a world filled with solutions.
The goal of anti-aging medicine isn't simply to extend life expectancy, but to do so in a way that allows the patient to experience a longer period of vitality. Anti-aging tends to focus on creating optimal health at an early age in the hopes of allowing the body to function as smoothly as possible. Overuse or misuse of the body at an early age, which includes things like poor diet and exercise habits, can lead to accelerated degradation as the body's reserve strength wears out at an earlier age than it should. It has been proven that proper anti-aging regimens can add up to 25 years of active, enjoyable life to anyone who follows them.
Geriatrics focuses on the specialized care that elderly patients require. Geriatricians understand the needs of their elderly patients, and they know how to tell the difference between a real symptom of disease and a symptom of natural aging. These physicians must be highly specialized at keeping unstable patients from experiencing serious issues, while understanding that complications in one area may lead to problems in a completely unrelated area. Geriatric medications must be closely monitored by internal medical specialists as well, since over-prescribing can be a serious complication for elderly patients. With proper care, elderly patients can experience an extremely high quality of life.
Nearly ten percent of all people in the United States suffer from at least one form of diabetes. There are three main types of diabetes, which include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. The vast majority of diabetes cases are type 2, in which the body does not produce enough insulin to deal with sugar intake. In some cases, type 2 diabetes is caused by the body's inability to process insulin at all. In many instances, the advice that an internal medical specialist offers a diabetes patient is based on lifestyle choices that may have led to the disease, such as poor diet and exercise habits. Only by following that advice can diabetes patient bring their disease under control.
Cholesterol tends to be a problem for those with poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. The result is an increase in the LDL cholesterol, which causes fatty deposits to form on the walls of the arteries. While HDL, the good variety of cholesterol, is able to clear away LDL to the liver, it can not do so if the ratio of LDL to HDL is too high, which is generally the case for those with poor diet. LDL is present in many foods, including dairy, red meat, and processed foods. Fighting the effectives of cholesterol damage is possible with the help of a cholesterol management system provided by an internal medicine associate.