Welcome to Lakewood Ranch Family Medicine, where aesthetic and wellness physician Dr. Andrea Kreithen is dedicated to helping patients like you look and feel their best. She provides personalized patient care and customized treatment options when formulating wellness plans that are as unique as you are. From nutritional support and age management to hormone balancing and specialized testing, Dr. Kreithen treats the body, mind and spirit as a whole. In addition, she provides safe and highly effective aesthetic treatments, so you can look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. By visiting Dr. Kreithen, you can improve your energy levels, the way your body functions, your youthful appearance and your overall health and vitality.
Nutrition and Weight Loss
At Lakewood Ranch, we believe that optimal wellness starts with proper nutrition. Eating whole, unprocessed foods and getting the right vitamins and nutrients is essential to creating harmony between the body, mind and spirit.
To help ensure you are getting the right balance of vitamins and nutrients, Dr. Kreithen reviews your dietary habits and performs bioimpedance analysis to evaluate your body composition. She also measures your nutrition profile by completing advanced testing. In doing so, she can assess the levels of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants present in your body. Dr. Kreithen uses this information to formulate a personalized nutrition and treatment plan that may include biomarker testing and hormone balancing to help you achieve your ideal body weight, function at an optimal level and feel your absolute best.
Dr. Kreithen takes a multifaceted approach to help you feel your best at any age — and potentially lengthen your lifespan. She assesses all facets of your health, including your mental and physical health, before creating a personalized program to help you age gracefully while preserving your youthful vigor.
Thanks to innovations in lab testing and techniques, Dr. Kreithen is increasingly able to identify important biomarkers, genetic factors and physiological imbalances that may be hindering your ability to live a long, healthy life.
For instance, advanced telomere testing is now available. Telomeres are the caps on our chromosomes that protect the DNA from binding to stray proteins or even to itself. Over time and with stress, the telomeres are shortened. Shorter telomeres typically indicate older age and possibly the presence of disease. By identifying shorter telomeres, patients are generally powerfully motivated to make healthier lifestyle choices that may reduce the risk of developing life-threatening diseases and prolong their lives.
Hormones play a critical role in sound physiological function and emotional wellbeing. When the hormones are not in balance, countless symptoms can occur. These include, but are not limited to:
- Weight gain
- Low energy / exhaustion
- Hair loss
- Low libido / sexual dysfunction
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Poor attention span and focus
- Memory loss
- Joint pain
- Muscle cramps
- Dry skin
Hormone function declines as both men and women age. In addition, many of the physiological conditions that occur as we age, including andropause, perimenopause and menopause, can cause hormone imbalances. Also, there are certain physiological conditions that may occur regardless of age that also affect the balance of hormones. These include adrenal dysfunction, thyroid imbalance and metabolic syndrome.
Thankfully, Dr. Kreithen has extensive expertise in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and understands the complex biological interactions involved in balancing hormones.
When creating a hormone therapy treatment plan, she takes several factors into consideration, including dietary and environmental toxins, lifestyle habits and genetic predispositions. Dr. Kreithen performs a comprehensive evaluation of each patient; this involves taking a thorough medical history and performing specialized testing, which may include saliva, urine and / or blood laboratory testing and analysis.
She uses all this information to customize a hormone therapy treatment plan just for you. Comprised of numerous complementary components — including natural hormone balancing, ongoing evaluations (with additional testing when necessary), quality compounded pharmacy prescriptions, highest-quality nutrition supplements, stress management advice and nutrition and fitness counseling — your tailored treatment plan will allow you to experience the serenity, increased energy levels and improved physiological function that come with having balanced hormones.
Learn More About Achieving Balance and Beauty
In addition to addressing your wellness needs, Dr. Kreithen also offers cosmetic treatments to address your aesthetic concerns. She strives to ensure that you feel balanced and beautiful, inside and out.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kreithen to learn more about your aesthetic and wellness treatment options, please contact Lakeside Ranch by calling (941) 907-8175 today.
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