FAQs

What is hormone optimization?

Hormone optimization is the process used by our physician where medical interventions, such as bioidentical hormone replacement and/or nutraceutical therapies, are used to correct a patient’s deficiencies for optimal health.

Why should I have a plan for healthy aging?

Age management allows you to regain your vitality and vigor by helping you to restore the crucial balance your body needs. By focusing on preventative care, a plan for healthy aging can allow you to maintain your health and live well longer.

Do you practice age management medicine full-time?

Dr. Eye is AMA board certified in age management medicine. He and his medical team are fully devoted to delivering medical excellence for patients at Jacksonville Cenegenics®. He regularly lectures on preventive medicine and has several published articles on healthy aging.

How long does it take to produce results?

Similar to starting a new exercise program, it varies from one person to the next. Most patients report noticeable benefits within 3 to 6 months after starting their age management program.

Is Concierge Medicine expensive?

Concierge medicine is a very unique practice where patients receive one-on-one healthcare and treatments. The costs are often higher than conventional medicine but charges are in-line with other forms of personalized medical attention.

Do men need hormone replacement therapy?

Yes. The male body produces the same hormones as women and hormonal deficiencies can impact healthy aging for either sex. That said, the male or female requirement for hormonal production varies greatly at different ages.

How many pills or shots will I need to take?

That depends entirely upon the hormonal and nutritional deficiencies as identified during your initial Executive Health Evaluation and on-going diagnostic testing. In some instances, whether pills or shots are indicated will be based on your sex and/or other variables.

Will treatments interfere with my other medications?

In some cases, your current medications can be reduced or may no longer be needed. It is important to list all prescription and over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking. You will also want to inform your primary care physician of medications and supplements prescribed by your Cenegenics® medical team.

What age should a person start age management?

In most cases, age-related changes occur in the mid-30s. However, if you suffer from developmental difficulties or other symptoms that indicate pre-disease conditions, it is never too early to begin nutri-therapy and start eating right. Hormonal optimization is never an option unless tested levels are diminished.

How old is too old to start healthy aging?

Age is never a consideration. Older adults tend to have a greater hormonal and nutritional deficiency and typically respond quickly to hormone optimization and nutraceutical supplementation.

What are aging biomarkers?

Biomarkers are variables used in determining the biological age of your body versus your actual chronological age and can include your aerobic capacity, percentage of body fat, at-rest heart rate, blood sugar tolerance, cholesterol ratios, strength, lean muscle mass, bone density and body temperature regulation.

What are medical markers for CVD?

Over the past decade, doctors have started using certain laboratory and inflammatory markers in diagnosing, monitoring and treating cardiovascular disease (CVD). The role of inflammation has been well established in theories describing the process of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Do you become my regular doctor?

Absolutely not. In fact, we encourage you to continue your regular office visits and will gladly communicate with your primary care physician throughout your Cenegenics® wellness program.

Isn’t human growth hormone an illegal substance?

No. The FDA has approved HGH for treatment in adults with clinical evidence of hormone deficiency. However, most amateur and professional athletes are prohibited from using or abusing hormone treatments as performance enhancing drugs.

Why am I charged semiannual professional fees?

Fees allow you to have ready access to our expert medical staff and sophisticated concierge medical services as well as the on-going management and maintenance of your Cenegenics® age management plan.

Is there a better time of the year to begin the program?

“Get Started Today” says it all. The best time to begin your age management program is right now. For out-of-town patients, Jacksonville FL offers a wide variety of seasonal activities along with moderate year-round weather conditions.

What happens if I stop the Cenegenics® program?

Should you elect to stop the program, your aging will not accelerate. You will simply continue aging at a normal pace. Some of the benefits gained may fade with time but you will still be better off physiologically and will likely live longer.