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Wellness Journeys

Medicine is not one size fits all so treatment should be tailored to the individual level. At Shore Functional Medicine, our focus is on getting and keeping our patients well, based upon their specific conditions and/or risk factors. Based upon our initial visit and your specific goals, we will create a comprehensive plan for you and be there for you on every step of your wellness journey. Schedule a telehealth appointment now to experience personalized healthcare to feel your best.

Preventative Medicine

By utilizing custom labs, we can provide guidance for lifestyle changes and create treatment plans to prevent or reverse illness. By screening for hormones imbalances, risk factors, genetic variations, and other factors, we can help determine your likelihood of developing certain diseases (such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many cancers), and work to prevent them BEFORE you are ill. Treatments may include IV therapy, nutritional supplement recommendations, dietary and/or lifestyle changes, and rarely medications, all at aimed at getting and keeping you healthy.

Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine

Through the use of tailored bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT), we can help reverse or slow the signs and symptoms of again. Once thought of simply to improve sexual performance, BHRT is now used for a wide variety of symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, migraines, depression, and disease prevention. By balance hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and thyroid hormone, we can optimize function so you feel and look your best.

Using either peptide, bioidentical hormones (or both!) or IV/IM vitamins, we can help to stimulate growth and repair after an injury and treat specific health conditions. Peptides have shown promising results in their ability to help with soft tissue and bone health.

Weight Loss

We offer a variety of medically supervised weight loss programs. We can prescribe holistic methods or prescription pharmaceuticals (or both!) to create a plan that will help you reach your weight loss goals.

What’s the process?

The first step in the process is the initial consult. You can schedule this as a telehealth appointment so you can connect with us from anywhere, without waiting at a doctor’s office. If you are local, we also schedule in-person consults too!

The consult will provide us with enough information to order detailed laboratory work to form a comprehensive treatment plan. We will schedule a follow-up with you to provide you with an in-depth explanation on your results and provide you with a report, so we can track progress over time.

The treatment plan may include any or all the following: dietary or lifestyle changes, vitamin injections, IV therapy, peptide treatment or bioidentical hormone replacement. The course of treatment will determine how long is needed between follow up appointment and/or labs monitoring.

FAQs about Anti-Aging therapies and bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT)

BHRT therapy eligibility is determined from lab work.  All BHRT patients must undergo testing prior to starting, and routinely throughout, treatment. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as active cancer, make patients ineligible for BHRT.

The three most common hormones used in BHRT are testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. We recommend pill, cream and injection forms of these hormones; your provider will explain which is best for you after your initial consult.

Results from BHRT can take weeks to months.  We purposely increase levels slowly to achieve what is called a “physiological” level, to keep the body in perfect harmony.

Health-Specific Related Questions:

IV Therapy an help support weight loss by combining lipotropic (fat burning) supplements as well as vitamins to boost energy and support metabolism. Lipotropics, such as methionine, inositol, and choline, help your body to breakdown fat and encourages the export of fat form the liver.  Additionally, there is a link between dehydration and weight toss; staying properly hydrated, like with IV fluids, can help your body maintain energy and burn fat to the best of it’s ability.

Hormones are important messengers that allow our bodies to function at it’s best.  However, there are many environmental disruptors that can interfere with our hormones ability to do their job.  Generalized vitamin support, like found in the Meyers Cocktail which contains magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and B vitamins, provides the body with key nutrients and vitamins to promote overall health and wellness for optimal hormone support.

Pain is usually caused by inflammation and is the root cause for many chronic diseases. By decreasing inflammation, we can decrease pain.
Chronic pain and fatigue often become an endless cycle that leads to depression and obesity. Nourishing the body with a high amount of quality nutrients and vitamins, at the cellular level helps to increase energy and mood naturally.

IV therapy helps to promote better skin through hydration, vitamins, and antioxidants. Dehydration and free radicals can cause skin to look tired and accelerate the aging process.  By combining fluids with high-dose vitamin C and glutathione, IV treatments not only combat free-radicals in the blood stream and work to flush toxins from the system, but also acts as a defense against pollution and chemicals, leaking shin healthy and refreshed. Some of the most common supplements used for healthy skin infusion include vitamin C, biotin, glutathione and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium.

Muscle exertion causes cell and tissue damage and as the body heals this damage, we begin to feel soreness and possibly cramps. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein can help repair this damage faster, leading to decreased recovery times.

Dehydration can wreak havoc on athletic ability and water alone will not replace the electrolytes lost during exercise. This can lead to muscle cramps and make one more prone to injury.  There are sports drinks designed to combat this but during exercise, blood is shunted away from the digestive tract, towards the muscles, making oral supplements even harder to absorb than usual. IV therapies to improve athletic performance, which can be given pre or post workout, bypass the digestive tract and deliver these supplements right to the blood stream where they have 100% bioavailability. Standard athletic IV infusions include vitamin B complex, magnesium and zinc, which drive cellular and mitochondrial energy production, vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant to strengthen collagen, repair muscles and reduce inflammation, as well as amino acids for muscle repair and carnitine which helps promote muscle endurance.