Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.
by Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.
Longevity Centres of America
I received my medical degree in 1981, then completed a fellowship in cardiology and received a PhD in 1986 in cardiac physiology.
Both my parents were doctors, and I found their passion for healing infectious. They practiced at a time when doctors relied on physical exams, when unraveling patient complaints was more of an art than a science.
They taught me to LISTEN to my patients, to never dismiss patient complaints, however strange or unusual the complaints may seem. They taught me to be open-minded, so that I never stop learning and looking for answers.
They taught me not to follow where the path may lead, but to go instead where there is no path…and leave a trail.
I believe in treating the patient as a whole and not as his or her individual symptoms. Unfortunately, such an approach doesn't fit today's high-volume, minimum time per patient one symptom at a time medicine, so I decided to open my own practice.
In an age of managed care and large medical corporations, this is no easy feat. Everyone I knew at the time said, "It Won't Work". With a long history of being a political refugee, I was not so easily intimidated.
During this time I came across the new ascinating science of anti-aging medicine, and fell in love with it. Anti-aging medicine applies therapies or modalities that deliver very early detection, aggressive prevention, treatment or reversal of age-related dysfunction.
While bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the centerpiece of Anti-Aging Medicine, the key to living with dignity and pleasure for as long as possible is in reestablishment of the perfect balance of depleted aging-related hormones coupled with detoxification, drastic dietary modifications, nutritional supplementation, weight loss and exercise.
I love what I do! Helping my patients get off the slippery slope of aging decline and making fundamental changes in the way they look, feel and live the rest of their lives fulfills my dream. Isn't that why I became a doctor?
Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D. is a second generation physician and co-founder of the Longevity Centres of America. Dr. Pearsall is a pioneer of the "Pellet Implant" method of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement and IV Micronutrient Therapy.
Dr. Pearsall helps women and men relieve the symptoms of menopause, andropause (the male menopause) and the symptoms associated with aging.Longevity Centres of America