Personalized Treatment Plans

As a patient, it can sometimes feel like traditional medicine is one-size-fits-all. You might take a new medication for a few weeks, but if your symptoms don’t improve, there are not many options out there for you. We see it all the time at the Longevity Health Institute. People with chronic illness, mystery symptoms, or complex conditions don’t get the help they need because they haven’t received a personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Lewerenz recorded this special video to explain why he personalizes his treatment plans and how they work to achieve outstanding health results. 

Gender, race, age, lifestyle, environment, genes, and many other factors affect how a patient’s condition may or may not manifest itself and the right course of treatment. Personalized medicine is tailored to each patient based on their risk of developing disease or their predicted response to disease.

The results of this preventive testing help determine the treatment, interventions, products, and practices that suit the individual best. Imagine medical care that is designed for you and you alone, no matter how common your affliction – or your potential to develop a certain affliction.

What Is Personalized Medicine?

One of the most high-profile examples of personalized medicine is the case of Angelina Jolie. The actress and activist tested positive for BRCA1, the same genetic marker that her mother, who died from breast cancer, carried. Jolie made the difficult decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy, thereby dropping her chances of developing breast cancer from 87 percent to under 5 percent. Carrying this gene also increases a person’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.

While our genes are not an indication that certain diseases will befall us in the future, genes are a road map to potential medical situations, just like they’re the answer behind your blue eyes or curly hair. The information that genes provide can help those who undergo tests for genetic markers to make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Even though many people suffer with similar health conditions, diseases are indeed individual. Treatment should be too. Practitioners of personalized medicine serve their patients by identifying genomic and genetic information that predicts whether a person is susceptible to developing disease, and – most importantly – the course of the disease, treatment options, and potential response to treatment.

What Patients Can Learn About Their Health from Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine can be likened to a puzzle. Doctors may scan a single gene, several genes, or complete genomes – the important part is to take the test results and study them to determine what they indicate and what options are possible moving forward to help stunt or prevent disease from developing.

Personalized medicine is strongly focused on wellness and disease prevention. Testing can determine a person’s risk of developing medical conditions such as:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Addiction
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Mood disorders

Genomic testing also helps determine the best course of treatment for an already-developed disease, like cancer or HIV/AIDS. Knowledge of genetic mutations makes it possible for patients to have therapy that is far more targeted, accurate, and, therefore, effective.

Determine If Personalized Medicine Is Right for You

While personalized medicine requires time and dedication, the benefits it provides often outweigh the costs by a long shot. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that some of the world’s most advanced tests have screened you for common diseases. Your treatments will come with fewer side effects because we will understand what’s going on with your body all the way down to the cellular level. 

Personalized medicine offers patients incredible advantages such as:

  • The ability to prevent disease instead of reacting to disease
  • Early disease intervention
  • Better-targeted therapies with higher probability of positive outcomes
  • Reduced likelihood of negative side effects to therapy
  • Ability to make more-informed medical decisions
  • Reduced healthcare costs

Personalized Care for VIPs

The Longevity Health Institute offers platinum-grade concierge medicine to patients who need highly-personalized, 24/7 care in Rochester, MI. This is our highest-tier service. It combines health coaching with unlimited primary care access. If this sounds like a good fit for you and your family, learn more about our concierge care program.

At the end of the day, you deserve personalized, detailed attention for both mind and body. Dr. Lewerenz supports your body’s normal and natural healing mechanisms. He is not interested in saddling you with the label of a disease but to look more deeply at the root causes of the problem you’re having or affliction you’re experiencing.

Through the Longevity Health Institute, you will be given a customized health plan that is accessible and easy to maintain when you’re traveling or busy. Physical activity and nutrition plans are carefully tweaked to serve you best. Environmental factors are weighed so you can determine what toxic things may need to be eliminated from your life. Stress-management can be part of your high-profile VIP personalized care plan.

Get Your Personalized Treatment Plan in Rochester, MI

What works for one patient may not work for another. One patient’s gut issue might be caused by a food sensitivity while another patient’s gut issue might be due to chronic stress. Preventing disease, and tailoring treatment to disease once it exists, are both part of personalized medicine.

Minimize biological risks, or transform the course of your traditional medical treatment with personalized medicine. At the Longevity Health Institute in Rochester Hills, MI, Dr. James Lewerenz knows that you are who you are – an individual – and he and his personalized medicine team are ready to find out who you are and what your medical needs entail. Contact us to schedule your appointment.

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