Live Longer Medical Center
The key to well-being is balance. Many men and women are plagued with symptoms of hormone imbalance as early as their 30’s. But when significant health safety concerns arose in 2002 for women using synthetic hormone replacement therapies, millions stopped taking it and patients began to search for alternatives. Now women and men have switched to bio-identical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based compounds that have the same chemical structure as the hormones created naturally in the body.
While most physicians can prescribe the right kind of hormones, some lack the expertise to balance a patient’s hormones to their optimum level. Dr. Ray Adamcik and Dr. Kevin Greene from Live Longer Medical in Indialantic specialize in primary care and medical prevention including bioTE pellet therapy.
Dr. Adamcik graduated with a chemistry degree from Rutgers University and attended medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He began administering hormone therapy in 2009 and is board certified in internal medicine and by the Anti-Aging Association of America. Dr. Greene earned his medical degree at Georgetown University and also holds a degree in chemical engineering from Yale University.
Dr. Adamcik explains that the challenge of hormone replacement therapy was in the delivery method – creams, pills and even injections did not keep levels consistent. But delivered in the form of a pellet, hormones stay at a constant level. Pellet therapy uses bio-identical all-natural estrogen and testosterone, delivered by tiny pellets inserted just under the skin. The pellets diminish side effects while acting as a storehouse of hormones which the body can access as needed. Pellets provide a steady stream of hormone in the bloodstream 24 hours a day. Patients are not subject to a rollercoaster ride of hormone levels.
Many men and women are plagued with symptoms of hormone imbalance as early as their 30’s. Signs can include decreased energy, decrease in sexual drive, mood swings, brain fog, weight gain and difficulty sleeping.
Dr. Adamcik starts by accurately identifying the hormone levels in your blood in order to prescribe the optimal dose of hormone.
“Normal is not optimal. Patients feel the difference.” – Dr. Adamcik
After hormone replacement therapy with pellets, both men and women will experience:
- Greater mental clarity
- Increased libido
- Decreased body fat and an increase in muscle tone and mass
- Enhanced energy levels
- Decrease in depression, irritability and mood swings
The optimal dose will also protect men and women from serious health problems including breast or prostate cancer, diabetes, loss of bone density, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease.
“Pellet therapy needs to be done by an expert,” said Dr. Adamcik. “It is not one size fits all.”
Both doctors have seen the difference it has made for their patients. “It has saved marriages and relationships,” Dr. Greene said. “People get their lives back.”
Live Longer Medical offers a truly personalized approach, not just for hormone replacement therapy but primary care, nutrition, supplements and vitamins. “We’re not offering a Band-Aid,” Dr. Adamcik said. “We spend time with our patients, listening and really make people better.”
Live Longer Medical is located at 102 5th Avenue in Indialantic. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (321) 622-3600 or visit LiveLongerMedical.com.
This article appears in the May 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living HEALTH.
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