“The healthier your inside, the more radiant your outside – We see the visible signs of aging on the outside, yet the truth is our bodies’ age from the inside out. Jack Palmer MD
I only take on a small number of new patients each month so that I can give each of my patients the time, attention and individualized care they deserve. Therefore, it is important that prospective patients understand the following about my practice so that they can make an informed choice when deciding to work with me:
My medical approach takes time: Figuring out what underlying issues are causing or exacerbating symptoms and leading to premature illness and aging requires some fact-finding work because the answers are not always obvious. In addition, habits, patterns and complex/chronic health conditions do not develop overnight and typically are not resolved in a day, a week, or even a month. At the end of my initial evaluation phase, I ask that patients commit to working together on a program basis so that we have time to implement changes, work through resistance or difficulties and uncover the root cause of what is going on with your health.
I have a specialty in Internal Medicine and compete in handling all problems within that spectrum of practice. I do lean towards the conservative end of Internal Medicine. My passion is uncovering those root causes that affect health and cause individuals to age prematurely, this is why I use the term anti-aging to denote my practice. There are certain conditions that I do not treat and treatments that I do not offer such as beautifying or aesthetic treatments. My treatments are directed at restoring molecular and cellular health. This is an intense and potent method of enhancing vigor and well-being surpassing any superficial beautifying method, at much less of a cost. Please see here for more information on the conditions I see most frequently in my practice.
My anti-aging medical approach requires a patient’s active participation and willingness to change their diet, activity level and lifestyle (at least as a temporary experiment): With my internal medical training, I have a deep understanding of the conventional approaches used to treat chronic diseases and can (and occasionally do) prescribe medication when they make sense for a patient, however, my treatment recommendations will focus on natural modalities (diet, exercise, nutrition, sleep, supplements and stress management/lifestyle modification). A patient’s success in working with me will be dependent on their active participation in the process and willingness to adjust their lifestyle and habits. These changes may be minor as even minor changes can have a significant impact on health, but some patients may need a major overhaul. I work with patients to design a plan that is realistic and adjust it as we see appropriate, but the level of results they see and the time it takes to get there will be highly dependent on their consistent commitment to the plan.
My practice does not accept medical insurance: Unfortunately, the majority of what is done by an anti-aging Medical practitioner is not covered by traditional medical insurance. As such, my patients must be willing to invest in their health above and beyond what their insurance may cover (which is usually little to none). Please see here for more information on my financial policy.