Preventive Medicine Group

Caring For Tomorrow Today

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What is our specialty?

PMG is an innovative clinic employing unique and progressive therapies including nutrition, immune enhancement, chelation therapy, anti-aging medicine, natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, energy medicine, acupuncture and allergy testing and desensitization, and heavy metal toxicity.

Does the practice treat certain conditions?

We do not treat the condition as much as we treat the underlying biochemistry of the body by improving nutrition on the biochemical level, detoxifying the body, bringing hormones into balance and enhancing immunity. Consequently, we see a wide range of conditions. Our goal is to promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms to promote health, prevent disease, retard the aging process and help a person be in the best condition possible given whatever is going on in the body.

What role does nutrition play?

The role of proper diet is crucial in treating disease and in maintaining physical and mental health. We recommend a dietary lifestyle of pure, fresh, natural foods cutting out processed, prepared, packaged foods. We use with all patients a program of nutrient supplements that have been proven successful in the treatment of the whole patient in all areas of health – mental, physical and emotional.

Who are our patients?

We treat healthy people who want to stay healthy as well as people with health problems seeking complementary or alternative therapies. Our patients tend to be well informed in nutrition and its place in preventive health care. They recognize, as we do, that the body and mind are intricately connected and that both must be healthy for each to operate efficiently. We welcome the new patient who is seeking evaluation, guidance and instruction on optimum health through balanced diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Often, simple corrections to lifelong habits can bring about enormous positive change.

Does PMG see children as well as adults?

PMG works with children as well as adults. In fact, we specialize in treating children with recurrent infections, ear infections, hyperactivity, attention deficit, learning disabilities, Tourette’s and autism.

What is done for autism?

Dr. Lonsdale and Dr. Kwon are both familiar with the Defeat Autism Now! DAN! protocol and use the biomedical approach. They test and treat for heavy metal toxicity, work with GFCF dietary management, utilize nutritional supplementation, and test and treat for leaky gut and candidiasis along with other aspects of the biomedical approach.

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy is an intravenous therapy using EDTA, a synthetic amino acid, to help open the arteries for increased blood flow. It is beneficial for people trying to prevent having invasive procedures such as angioplasty or bypass surgery. For people with a history of such procedures, chelation offers a complement. Chelation therapy is also effective in removing toxic metals from the body.

What is the concern regarding heavy metal toxicity?

Many people have levels of heavy metals in the body such as arsenic, nickel, lead and cadmium that create a toxic burden. Of particular concern is mercury which may occur from mercury amalgam fillings. Heavy metal toxicity creates stresses on the immune system as well as potentially causing symptoms.

What is anti-aging medicine?

Through optimum nutrition, hormonal balance, detoxification and a healthy lifestyle, it is often possible to retard the effects of aging. For some people, complementing this with medical aesthetics for the skin futher enhances maintaining youthfulness.

What is natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

As part of anti-aging medicine, the physicians at PMG test all hormone levels and use natural hormones to maintain hormones at youthful levels. Unlike synthetic hormones which are associated with potential side effects, natural hormones are molecularly identical to those produced by the body and considered safe to use.

What is meant by medical aesthetics?

Medical aesthetics for the skin involves the use of anti-aging skin techniques such as botox and/or filler cosmetic correction. While not for everyone, this approach is sought after by some anti-aging adherents and Preventive Medicine Group does make it available for those who are interested.

What is hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) exposes the body to 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. It is therapeutic for difficult to heal wounds, stroke patients, burn victims, carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, brain damage and for cancer patients.

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese form of energy medicine. Just as blood and nerve impulses travel along set pathways in the body, energy flows along set pathways. Energy flows can become blocked, disrupted or out of balance. Energy medicine balances and improves energy flow so that the physical body can follow suit and function better.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a comprehensive system of preventive medicine that has been well-documented to benefit many illnesses. A short list of conditions recognized by the World Health Organization to benefit from acupuncture includes neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, emotional and psychological disturbances, circulatory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory conditions and more.

How can I find out more about Preventive Medicine Group? How do I become a patient? What is the cost? Does Insurance cover?

Please call our office at (440) 835-0104 and request a potential patient information packet to be mailed to you. It answers all commonly asked questions about services, cost, insurance and Medicare and other aspects of becoming a new patient. Also, come to one of our free lectures. They are excellent ways to learn more about the practice, meet one of the doctors and learn about some aspect of complementary alternative medicine.

Can I use Preventive Medicine Group is place of my regular doctor?

We recommend that you maintain a relationship with a conventional doctor in the event of hospitalization as the physicians here are stricly outpatient.

Does Preventive Medicine Group sell nutritional supplements?

We have nutritional supplements available for our patients. However, patients are never under any obligation to get them here.

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