Miamisburg, OH – We are all different, figuratively and literally. Every person is genetically and biochemically unique, which is why personalized health care that treats the individual as a whole can slow down aging and result in healthier and more fulfilling lives. Recognizing this, Dr. Rosalind Jackson is passionate about expanding her functional medicine background. A Board Certified OB/GYN for 20 years and founder of Total Health and Wellness Center for Personalized Medicine, “Dr. Roz” recently earned designation as a Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dedicated to the advancement of health care technologies and transformations that can combat chronic diseases associated with aging, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine provides fellowship education and training through its entity, the Metabolic Medical Institute.
Dr. Jackson first learned about the Metabolic Medical Institute around a decade ago when she became increasingly frustrated with her patients’ struggles through treatments from conventional medicine methods. Functional medicine – also known as anti-aging medicine and personalized medicine – better reflected her commitment to providing attentive, customized care to her patients.
“With traditional medicine, we prescribe medicine to help mask individual disease symptoms,” Dr. Roz explained. “Prescription drugs can have undesired side effects, so they tend to cause additional problems in the patient’s body. These secondary symptoms are not from the underlying disease, but from the effect of medication used to alleviate the original symptoms.
“The patient receives more drugs and the downward spiral of masking disease with prescription drugs continues,” she added. “The physician’s role is often reduced to managing drugs and not patient’s health.”
Dr. Roz earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and has an in-depth interest in discovering “how things work.” When her patients with menopause were not responding well to conventional hormone therapy, she poured herself into learning a functional medicine approach.
“Personalized medicine deals with the actual physiological and biochemical causes for diseases and age-related disorders, and as anti-aging doctors, we focus on treating the body at the microscopic, cellular, and biochemical levels,” Dr. Roz said. “Simply put, functional medicine is personalized health care that treats the individual, not the disease. It treats the root causes.”
Dr. Roz’s practice, Total Health and Wellness, offers an array of anti-aging services and treatments that include natural hormone replacement therapy, IV nutrition therapy, peptide therapy, micronutrient assessments, weight loss, adrenal fatigue, women’s health treatments and med spa-related anti-aging aesthetics. The emphasis is personalized medicine where patients receive customized health care addressing the inside and the outside. The Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine reinforces her commitment to providing patients with in-depth personalized health care.
“Too often, I meet patients who have been told that nothing can be done to alleviate menopausal symptoms or other chronic medical problems, for example. I encourage my patients to think of their mind, body and spirit regarding their health,” Dr. Roz said. “Treating and preventing age-related disease on the molecular and cellular level, and finding and treating a patient’s underlying condition are essential elements of personalized medicine. Considering everything from leaky gut and poor nutrition to unbalanced hormones and chronic stress among other factors, anti-aging medicine focuses on determining the underlying cause and slowing down the biological aging process.”
For more information about Dr. Roz and Total Health and Wellness, which is located at the Sycamore Hospital campus in Miamisburg, visit www.drrozmd.com.