1. Even though Anti-aging medicine is the fastest growing specialty field in medicine today, there are still few in number with most located in larger cities or affluent areas. So, this means that many women don’t have access to a good Anti-aging doctor.
2. The second truth is that other than a few basic things like your yearly physical, mammogram and pap smear, insurance companies won’t cover preventive care. And since Anti-aging medicine is considered a preventive service, insurance companies refuse to pay for the services. Therefore, Anti-aging and Functional Medical physicians rarely accept insurance. This also makes it difficult for many women to have access to these advanced types of medical care.
3. The 3rd truth is that doctors who are not trained in Anti-aging medicine are not informed or up to date with the facts that are the primary focus of Anti-aging medicine such as hormones, metabolism, energy producing functions of the body, gut health, adrenal fatigue and weight loss. You wouldn’t want me to take
out your appendix or do a Heart Cath on someone you know, right? I wouldn’t have a clue how to do that. In the same way, conventional doctors simply don’t understand the intricacies of weight loss and hormones, and often end up being
perpetrators of misinformation to women who need guidance. This leaves women misdirected and lacking in the care they need.
Medicine is a vast subject made up of many specialty fields, and Anti-aging medicine, which includes weight loss and hormonal balance, is the fastest growing specialty field in medicine today. But it isn’t taught in medical school.
There are courses starting to spring up now in medical school, but back in the 90’s when I was in school, our nutrition course consisted of RDA needs being managed with a bowl of cereal every day. And that’s no joke. Doctors can only diagnose what they know exists and have had exposure to learn. Doctors can only treat what they understand. And finally, doctors are just like everyone else… we seek knowledge on topics of our own interests.
Learn more about the truth about weight loss AND hormones from an experienced Anti-aging physician who is also very conservative, ME!