Medical Age Management of San Diego, California
In today’s health care system, treatment of the isolated symptoms of disease, often after it is already well-established, seems to be the norm. This is the basis of what traditional medical education teaches doctors. And this type of medicine definitely has its place. The excellent medical training we have received will always remain the foundation of our practice.
However, we have decided to focus our practice on what we call functional medicine. Functional medicine is a personalized approach to medical care that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of isolated symptoms. It is grounded in the principles of biochemical individuality, patient-centered medicine, the dynamic balance of internal and external factors, and the web-like interconnections of all body systems. Some of the core clinical imbalances we look at include: hormones, neurotransmitters, oxidation and reduction, detoxification, inflammation, immune system, digestive system imbalances, and structural imbalances.
We will offer you what is most likely a different approach to the symptoms you may be experiencing as well as hopeful prevention of disease and disability in the future. We cannot promise to stop the ticking off the clock – otherwise known as aging. However, we can help you age better, with improved health, vitality, and quality of life. And most likely this will result in healthier, happier years added to your longevity. That is where the term “Anti-Aging Medicine” comes from.
The Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine movement is currently taking the world by storm. By the thousands, unsatisfied doctors and patients are trying new, more natural, and more functional approaches to health maintenance and aging. We are part of this movement and wish to bring that spirit, innovation and excitement, with all of its possibilities, to our patients. However, please keep in mind that you will still need to retain your primary-care doctor, as well as any specialists you see. And you may wish to inform your regular physicians of any treatments we prescribe to you so that they are aware of any potential interactions with treatments they may be prescribing for you.
At Medical Age Management, our goal is to help you slow or eliminate the unwanted aspects of aging, so that both your inner and outer beauty will shine and you will feel healthy and vibrant once again!
Unfortunately the hands of time can slowly chip away at the beauty of your skin and your inner vitality. Years of sun damage and exposure to environmental toxins, declining hormone and nutrient levels can leave you feeling worn out and unattractive. Hot flashes, restless sleep, fatigue, decreased sexual interest, difficulty losing weight or building muscle – these are just a few of the things that can be eliminated with the proper medical treatment.
We will correct deficiencies in skin volume and skin tightness, wrinkles, discoloration, and unwanted marks using state-of-the-art aesthetic dermatologic procedures. To compliment your treatments and help you care for your skin at home, we offer a complete line of medical-grade, nourishing, protective, and rejuvenating skin care products.
Your physical wellness will be improved through careful attention to nutrition and physical activity, as well as balancing and optimizing your body’s hormone systems.
Bio-identical hormone replacement and nutritional supplementation is used, as needed, to return your body to the most youthful state possible.
“Being personally involved in every aspect of my patient’s care is my top priority. The relationships that I’ve built with my patients over the years are the most rewarding aspect of my practice. Nothing beats the joy of seeing the familiar, happy face of a satisfied patient or meeting a friend or family member referred to me by one of my patients.”
- Darren Farnesi, M.D., San Diego Bioidentical Doctor
Much of your success as a functional medicine patient depends on your level of communication, your knowledge of your body and it’s responses to the new regimen, and how complex your issues are. To the greatest degree possible, try to be a detective and write down or pay attention to what things make you feel better or worse, and when. Then share these with us at your next appointment.
If you have any questions ahead of your appointment, feel free to contact the office or email us. We are very much looking forward to meeting you in-person soon and helping you feel you’re very best!
Questions? Call San Diego Bioidentical Doctors, Dr. Darren Farnesi, M.D. & Dr. Bridget O’Connell, N.D. at 800-775-4902 Ext. 292 and discover the life behind Medical Age Management.
Your age is just a number. Don’t let it slow you down!