Ten years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Rather than put patients at risk, I retired as a surgeon. My love of medicine and helping others stayed with me throughout my time away from the operating room. I wanted to practice medicine but was not sure how this would translate for me during this new chapter of my life. One day, I read about hormone replacement therapies. I was fascinated by the opportunity to help people feel and look better. Even though I wouldn’t be saving lives like I did as a urologist-oncologist, I could still change them, for the better.
Restorative medicine is a highly specialized field. There is an art to achieving the balance necessary to get optimal results. I researched how to become specifically certified in hormone management. I immersed myself in a fellowship offered by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Today, I’m the only certified fellow of this academy in the Western NC area. I opened Asheville Healthspan MD in early 2013. My goal was simple; to be the most highly trained, experienced physician practicing hormone optimization, period. The practice later added state of the art, physician-led aesthetic services as our patients demanded them.
Because of my extensive experience, I am able to help my clients beyond typical hormone replacement therapy. I am an educator-speaking on the dangers of menopause, andropause, and how hormone optimization is the most natural and safest way to lower risks of cardiac disease, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and many other ailments. I work with patients looking for a physician-supported weight loss program by using hormones in a way that optimizes workouts and energy levels.
I’ve diagnosed prostate cancer in a number of patients who would have otherwise gone completely undetected, or where detection could have been delayed by years. My background allows me to detect symptoms in men, sending them directly to a practicing urologist who can confirm the diagnosis and take swift measures to treat this devastating cancer before it can cause harm.
We also offer tailored hormone treatment to women with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence. We perform a procedure in the office, under local anesthesia, using the body’s own growth factors. This procedure has helped patients see significant improvement, if not cessation, of their incontinence.
In 2015, to honor our mission of offering our clients a complete restorative experience, we re-branded the practice to become Biltmore Restorative Medicine and Aesthetics.
Our approach at Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics looks at the patient as a whole. We don’t focus on just one specific part of the body or disease, but rather take a comprehensive approach in our evaluations.
Our services are equivalent only to those offered in larger metropolitan areas like Charlotte and Atlanta.
We can’t wait to help you feel like YOU again!