Performance Medicine is about your body performing at its best. No matter your age, gender, or profession, your body and how it performs is extremely important. Grandfathers who want to spend more time playing with their grand kids. Young professionals who need energy and enthusiasm to get their career started off the way they want it to. The mothers who are juggling ten things at once all day long. It is not just professional athletes whose lives are dependent on the function of the body they’ve been given. Everyone, whether they realize it or not, can benefit from their body performing at its best.
Your body at its best does not include a list of medications. There are certainly times where medications are helpful and necessary, but only if they are used with the intention to get off of them. Performance Medicine is lifestyle medicine. It is eating the foods that work for you, not against you. It is exercising, because our bodies are designed to move and our lives are just better when we are strong. It is doing life, not allowing life to do you. This means managing stress and your energy levels. And finally, it is letting your body rejuvenate with sleep so that you can be your very best tomorrow and the next day.
So is this a real medical practice? This is the first question people will ask us after we explain what Performance Medicine is, and the answer is an absolute YES. We are real doctors practicing real medicine. Founder and Medical Director, Tom Rogers MD, is a practicing Family Physician who wanted an environment where he could truly help and have an impact on his patients. Because he didn’t want a third party to determine what quality care was, he opted out of the insurance model and charged a fee for his services. The transaction is between the doctor and his or her patients, which means the only thing that matters is helping the patient.
Performance Medicine is about taking care of yourself so that you can live a long and healthy better life. It’s a partnership with the patient. No matter who you are or what it is that you do, your body performing at its best matters.