Welcome to my wellness practice. If you are dissatisfied with the medical care system in the United States, as many of us are, then we at Renew want to provide a better experience for you.
The government continues to pass legislation and make more rules to supposedly improve medical outcomes, but they have confused medical "treatments" with medical "care". It is this "care" that I want to provide to you and your family, unhindered by Government and Insurance regulations. I feel that medical care has little to do with data on patient outcomes pushed by pharmaceutical company funded studies, and everything to do with the interpersonal interactions between you, the patient, and me, your physician.
Care is personal and involves only two individuals - a doctor and a patient. It is this relationship that allows us to connect with each other and share the details of your problems and together discover the solutions. It is the unfortunate intrusion of outside parties in this personal relationship that has created computerized medical check lists and the 10 minute office visit that leads only to prescription of medications that treat a symptom, and never allow for discovery of the real reason why you seek a physician's help in the first place - to find the cause, and then work toward improvement or resolution of the problem.
This is why I practice "Functional Medicine" - to help you discover the cause of your problems and then to recover and maintain your health, not to merely enslave you to the latest pharmaceutical pill for every symptom you may have!
Metabolic or Functional Medicine is a unique, personalized approach to the evaluation of your body's function to understand the root cause of your symptoms by asking "why" rather than just treating symptoms.
Once we uncover the reasons for the body's dysfunction we can then work together to formulate a recovery plan that will help your body heal and restore its intended balance and thereby your normal function and sense of well being! Your plan is specifically based on your body's needs rather than merely prescribing a "one size fits all" pill to mask or treat a symptom as is the custom in traditional medical practice.
I can help you with the issues listed above and below and many more. Let me help you regain your vitality and help you Feel, Look, and BE the best you can be at any age!
Are You Tired of Being Tired?
I am a Family Physician in Decatur, Illinois and I am Fellowship Trained in Anti-Aging Medicine. I have provided caring, comprehensive patient care in central Illinois since 1991. This included practicing obstetrics for 15 years!
My Wellness Practice is UNIQUE in that I practice METABOLIC OR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE. What does this mean? Metabolic medicine includes nutritional, homeopathic, herbal, environmental, orthomolecular, anti-aging, holistic, functional, and preventive medicine all rolled into one.
Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. First, if your gut is not healthy the process starts to break down here and abnormalities in function begin to appear in other body systems. If you have heartburn and take medication for it, then you have a gut problem that needs to be evaluated and fixed - Remember - no one was born with a "purple pill" deficiency!
The energy made by every cell in your body runs multiple chemical and hormonal reactions in the body allowing normal function. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process and lead to imbalance leading to disease or illness. One area of imbalance in your body is not unlike one unbalanced wheel on your car - you can feel it in the entire vehicle. A good example is diabetes - it is a metabolic disorder of the pancreas but it starts with other metabolic problems that begin to involve and negatively affect multiple areas and organs of your body.
My job is to identify the areas of breakdown of the normal metabolic processes that are causing your specific symptoms through thorough specialized testing. Once we have determined the cause of your symptoms I can then help you start your unique restoration program to return your body to full function through various treatment modalities. These include lifestyle change such as nutrition enhancements, supplying missing nutrients or hormones, detoxification, supporting or readjusting the immune system, or encouraging the release of personal stress, and then working to prevent future recurrence of the problem.
All of your body's systems and biochemical functions are about BALANCE. Your body will heal and return to balance or homeostasis given the right ingredients and support!
Mainstream allopathic or western medicine uses man-made drugs to try to alter the natural process of metabolism and induce an artificial state in which undesirable symptoms are not allowed to be expressed. Unfortunately this does not often allow the body to heal or restore the symptom inducing abnormalities and allow natural function to return. Frequently these medications often affect other metabolic systems and can lead to further problems or side effects. Statin cholesterol medications are a perfect example - we need cholesterol to make hormones, build cells, and keep our energy furnaces running. Elevated cholesterol is a sign that metabolic processes are in disarray and inflammation is present in the body as cholesterol is a mechanism of repair. If we find and fix the cause of the inflammation then we avoid the significant side effects of statin medications - muscle and joint aches and pains, liver inflammation, and most importantly provocation of diabetes! Again, no one was born with a statin deficiency!
I have learned a lot from you, my patients, over the years. Most importantly that you want someone who will listen, and then someone who will help. I care for all age groups from infants to senior citizens in a holistic manner providing compassionate care in a comfortable, friendly office setting - Click HERE to see all the medical services I provide.
I work with a great group of colleagues and we are supported by an outstanding, personally selected, office staff that I feel will provide you with excellent care.
We pride ourselves on continually learning about new areas of medicine and new procedures to provide you with better care. I have taken advanced training and educated myself about alternative care therapies and procedures in the past and I am proud to announce that I have completed my Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Similarly Dr. Sieberg has taken advanced training in accupuncture and stands ready to assist those in need with this wonderful modality. Dr. Duran has also taken advanced training in cosmetic procedures. We continue to attend new educational meetings like the recent one in Lyme disease evaluation and treatment and an upcoming course in Membrane Medicine to evaluate and help treat multiple inflammatory conditions like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers, ALS, Lyme disease and others. We will continue to incorporate new treatments and new modalities into our practices and utilize them when we feel they provide you with better alternatives to traditional allopathic medical practices.
As an aging "baby boomer" I desire to maintain my health through hormonal balance at an age appropriate level. I augment a reasonable lifestyle with bio-identical hormones and nutritional supplementation to be my best! I maintain my outward appearance in a manner similar to how I maintain my inner health.
Human-Identical Hormone Testing and Replacement
Our body's chemistry directly affects how we feel (tired or energetic), how we look (slender or overweight), and how we function. If a portion of our vital hormone system is out of balance we cease to function at our best! We will evaluate your hormone levels and then develop an individualized program including weight management when necessary, nutritional supplementation, and restoration of human identical hormones to re-establish your bodies age appropriate hormonal balance and function. We will help you maintain a natural balanced body chemistry to get you back to your peak function.
Central Illinois Newspapers Feature Dr. Rohde and Bio-Identical Hormones
The Decatur Herald and Review and the Champaign News Gazette interviewed Dr. Rohde for articles featuring bio-identical hormone evaluation and management.
Dr. Rohde delivers test results to Melissa G. about her hormone levels in the picture on the left.
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I want you to FEEL YOUR BEST....
LOOK YOUR BEST....
and therefore.... BE YOUR BEST!
To Provide Comprehensive Care to Individuals and Families in a Friendly, Caring Environment.
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