Most information dealing with hormone optimization tends to be focused toward body building and -fat loss. We view hormone optimization as a vital part of a lifestyle focused on a longer, healthier, more productive life. Hormone optimization therapy, when prescribed and monitored by a trained and certified age management medical doctor, can provide preventative protection from a variety of age related health issues including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and a variety of cancers.
Hormone optimization therapy should emphasize overall health and longevity. At Savannah Age Management Medicine our physicians regularly test and monitor 10-12 different hormones as well as bone density, glucose and cholesterol, customizing the treatment plan for every client. Clients are also educated on the best nutritional practices for a long, healthy life as well as exercise that leads to stronger bones, retention of lean muscle, and heart health. The goal is to keep our clients out of nursing homes, living lives of vitality into their 80s, 90s and beyond.
The field of age management medicine and hormone optimization therapy came to the forefront in the early 1990s when Cenegenics first became a household name by Dr. Jeffrey Life. Dr. Life’s personal transformation led to the creation of Cenegenics. The medical director of Savannah Age Management Medicine, Dr. Harry Collins, has a similar story. Dr. Collins retired after serving in the military and 30 -years in private practice as an OB/GYN. Instead of enjoying retirement, Dr. Collins found himself lacking energy, depressed, putting on weight and having no libido. His doctor told him he was “in perfect health” for a man his age – a common quote many of our clients hear from their own general practitioners. His search to feel better led him to become a patient of Cenegenics and Dr. Life. The life changing program resulted in Dr. Collins desiring to bring the same program to the Savannah area. As a result, Dr. Collins went through the rigorous training and certification required to become an Age Management Medicine specialist, specializing in hormone optimization and sexual wellness for individuals 35 and over.
Because hormone optimization therapy is preventative in nature rather than treatment for an existing disease or health problem, health insurance policies do not cover the program (although in most cases lab testing and prescriptions are covered). Clients of Savannah Age Management Medicine make a personal commitment to their long-term health, knowing that the expense of the program is a small fraction of what a health related hospital stay or long-term care in a nursing home would be.
Hormone optimization is appropriate for both men and women and information on how it may benefit you can be found in our blog posts. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please call our office at 912-925-6911 or contact us via the website here.