Over the last 20 years, Dr. Michael E. Rothman has dedicated his life to helping his patients understand the “how and why” of their health. He strives to provide the highest quality care utilizing natural, holistic, and nontoxic methods.
Dr. Rothman is the founder of MD Wellness and Aesthetics, a private medical office located in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Its mission is to help clients “achieve beauty and health from the inside out and the outside in.”
1. We know you like to take an alternative approach when treating patients. Tell us more about it.
The diagnostic and therapeutic focus in traditional medicine is treating diseases. These diseases are diagnosed based on symptoms, lab tests, radiographic findings, and abnormal findings during a physical exam. Symptoms are manifestations of one or more imbalances to a person’s system. Symptomatic improvements (or lack thereof) must be tracked, as one method of evaluating overall clinical improvement. Symptomatic treatment that does not address the cause of the problem will always promote new imbalances. At MD Wellness and Aesthetics, we use functional testing methods that uncover metabolic, hormonal, dietary, gastrointestinal, and toxicological problems.
2. Tell us about your spa’s unique weight-loss programs.
Our weight-loss program is completely individualized, based on each patient’s metabolic needs. In general, obesity is not caused by eating too much; it is caused by a slow or sluggish metabolism. Therefore, the goal of treatment is to increase the patient’s basal metabolic rate, by reversing metabolic imbalances.
At MD Wellness and Aesthetics I assess patients to determine their metabolic and hormonal imbalances. I then recommend and prescribe a diet, supplements, and an exercise regimen to help achieve their goals. The best thing is that patients will lose not only weight, but also other symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, and muscle and joint pain; bowel problems and mood and other disorders will improve as they achieve metabolic balance. Only by fixing these metabolic imbalances can healthy weight and overall wellness be obtained.
3. What is “metabolic typing”? How do you incorporate this method into your weight-loss programs?
Metabolic typing is a method of assessing several different mechanisms that control biochemical and physiological function. Acid-base balance, autonomic balance, anabolic-catabolic balance, electrolyte balance, and blood sugar regulation can all be quantified through this method. Imbalances in any of the aforementioned control mechanisms can lead to a multitude of symptoms and long-term problems, including slowing metabolism and contributing to obesity.
4. What are the three most popular treatments at your spa?
Most of our patients are seeking solutions to their chronic degenerative problems, like obesity, fatigue, and aging/degenerating skin.
5. What challenges, if any, do you see the medical spa industry facing in the future?
Obviously, with the uncertainty in the economy, customers are going to be more careful with their discretionary spending; therefore, they will be looking for the best value in their purchases of goods and services.
6. What sets MD Wellness & Aesthetics apart from other medical spas?
Our approach focuses on finding and treating the underlying cause of the client’s problem, whether a medical or aesthetic issue. Our treatments are highly individualized.
7. What are your thoughts on SpaFinder and its relationship to the industry?
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