Guiding at the Crossroads Toward Good HealthOct 29, 2020 05:02PM ● By Sheila Julson
Dr. Albert Peters, a reproductive endocrinologist and founder of Center for Anti-Aging Medicine and Hormone Wellness, firmly believes that people can take charge of their health as they age. He saw positive changes in his own health when he changed course at age 50 and began focusing on diet, exercise and nutritional supplements to reverse weight gain, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In an effort to help his wife, Brenda, who was later struggling with menopause, Dr. Peters only found success using bioidentical hormones—hormones made to mimic human hormones that the body naturally produces. This immensely helped his wife, where traditional hormones failed.
Dr. Peters delved further into anti-aging and bioidentical hormone education by undertaking a fellowship through The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. After 28 years of practicing as a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, Dr. Peters and his wife decided to embark on a new journey to offer what had helped both of them, to other people. The Center for Anti-Aging Medicine and Hormone Wellness opened this past February, where he offers bioidentical hormone therapy, nutritional and dietary supplements and exercise counseling to both women and men.
With an extensive background in gynecology and reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Peters has been able to blend that knowledge with the newest research in functional medicine. “Many practices are either/or, but I don’t believe in throwing out the baby with the bathwater,” he says, “there’s important information and research in traditional medicine, but times are changing, and people want to do things more naturally with herbs, supplements, nutrition and bioidentical hormones. I provide that in a safe, effective way that’s backed up with research and knowledge.”
Dr. Peters diagnoses and treats both male and female hormone imbalances; menstrual irregularities; polycystic ovarian syndrome; erectile dysfunction; unwanted hair growth in women; nutritional deficiencies; fertility assessment; preconception health assessments; nutrition and exercise; and other hormone imbalances such as thyroid issues. He begins by counseling patients about lifestyle improvements in the areas of nutrition, exercise, restful sleep and effective nutritional supplements. “Sleep is huge for the human body as far as wellness and health, as it’s a time when the body repairs itself and heals,” he advises. “Exercise is also important, which maintains muscle mass.”
Dr. Peters takes the time needed to get a thorough health profile of each patient’s concerns and goals. His initial consults average 70 to 90 minutes. Dr. Peters starts by recommending the basic supplements for good health: omega-3s, probiotics, multivitamins and antioxidants. When the lab results come in, he will address specific areas and create an individualized plan for each patient.
When it comes to the use of nutritional supplements, Dr. Peters reminds people that it’s important to consult a trusted, knowledgeable professional, and not to self-diagnose and self-medicate based upon information on the internet. This can lead to wasting money on inferior supplement products that may do nothing or even potentially cause harm.
In addition to educating patients at his clinic, Dr. Peters does many community seminars, talks and national lectures. He also sees patients in Sarasota, Florida.
Dr. Peters reminds us that longevity and quality of life is a choice we all have the power to control. “There comes a point in everybody’s life when there’s a crossroad. You can continue down a comfortable path of accepting aches, pains, elevated blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol as a part of aging, or you can take control of your health and look for root causes of these problems in order to correct them naturally before they transform into disease. This requires interest, desire and some dedication on the patient’s part to keep the body as healthy as possible,” he says.
Center for Anti-Aging Medicine and Hormone Wellness is located at 250 Cetronia Road, Suite 301 Allentown, PA18104 For more information, call 484-294-4199 or visit HormoneWellness.net. See ad on page 11.
Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.