Pensacola Bioidentical Doctor, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D.
Pensacola Bioidentical Doctor, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. at Florida Health and Wellness Institute has over 26 years of experience working in the medical field, and he is one the most highly trained Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine specialists in the Escambia County and Pensacola, Florida areas. As a highly trained and certified doctor working with a team, he provides patient centered and state of the art, functional, and proactive medicine. Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. feels that each patient is sacred and unique and should be treated as such, and as a physician, he believes that his mission should not be just to prevent death but also to improve the quality of life. Doctor Peláez’s philosophy is to provide modern, proactive medicine that helps patients to look and feel their best while preventing disease.
What Makes Functional Medicine Different?
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At Florida Health and Wellness Institute for example, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. works closely with patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long-term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. is able to provide the most effective treatments to each patient every time.
Why Acute Care Treatment is Quickly Becoming Outdated
Acute care, which is the diagnosis and treatment of short-term problems such as a broken arm or a ruptured appendix, is ill equipped to handle issues related to aging and hormone imbalance. As a result, you’re unlikely to get the help you need to deal with your symptoms and feel your best. Even if your doctor does write you a prescription to help make you more comfortable during menopause or andropause, it usually isn’t enough to improve your quality of life. That is because the medication is the same for anyone who complains of similar symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), on the other hand, is effective because it only provides natural replacement hormones where your body actually needs them.
BHRT is an Important Part of Functional, Patient-Centered Care
Just because you don’t have a diagnosable disease, it doesn’t mean that you are feeling the best that you can. Women may experience frequent mood swings, bloating, insomnia, and low energy due to having too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. Men who are low on testosterone may feel frustrated with an unfulfilling sex life and not have the career ambitions that they once had due to an unrelenting feeling of apathy. While most doctors will tell you there isn’t a lot they can do to help you feel better, a functional medicine practitioner like Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. of Florida Health and Wellness Institute welcomes the challenge.
One of the tenets of patient-centered care is a doctor who truly listens to the patients in order to understand their history, current lifestyle, genetic factors, and physiological makeup that effect how their hormones interact with one another. Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. is just as interested in your mind and spirit as he is in the dysfunctions of your body. Along with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. works with you to improve your diet, encourage exercise, reduce stress, and other practices that improve your wellbeing while reducing symptoms commonly associated with aging.
How Functional Medicine Providers Work with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe, also their Bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Men and women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones. This results in a natural treatment solution without fear of side effects, as well as a faster and more effective result.
What To Expect When Getting Started
Pensacola Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. at Florida Health and Wellness Institute will perform significant testing to determine hormone levels and assess imbalances, deficiencies, and dominances. Upon taking a full medical history, listening to the patient’s goals, and assessing lifestyle habits, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. will then design a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan for the patient. Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. offers Bioidentical hormones in the forms of creams, injections, pills, and drops.
Upon beginning the program, patients will see the doctor personally, and after beginning the program, patients will have access to the doctor and his team with scheduled follow-up appointments as needed. Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help countless men and women recapture their youthful vitality.
To learn more about getting started with a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Pensacola Bioidentical Doctor, Jorge M. Peláez, M.D. at Florida Health and Wellness Institute today to schedule a consultation!