DR. LORI's WELLNESS JOURNEY
From Traditional to Non-Traditional Medicine
My Paradigm Shift
Medicine was not the original path I envisioned for myself (as a child, I wanted to be a veterinarian and I started college as an Art Major). I always thrived in the sciences, so it wasn’t surprising that medicine ended up being a very natural fit. What I did not realize at the time was that traditional medicine would fail me and my own health — and this would lead to my a-ha moment and life’s work.
During medical school, I developed Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (auto-immune hypothyroidism) and after pregnancy, I developed too many food allergies to count. Traditional medicine said to avoid the foods, take antihistamines and do some allergy testing. This left me miserable and hungry. After searching for answers and the frustration of hearing “just deal with it,” I discovered the sub-specialty of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. The light bulb went off at the first conference — I realized that I could do so much more medically to help myself and my patients by looking at the connection between the body systems instead of treating the actual disease when it is already too late — and I never looked back.
I have since taken control of my health and helped so many others with these non-traditional, integrative medicine methods. I think of the body systems as working as series of interconnected pyramids. These pyramids work together and heal together. They drive health in each other as well as disease in each other.
Truly listening to patients and compiling all symptoms combined with the most technologically advanced lab testing, I am able to create personalized, integrative protocols that work toward a healthy gut, immune system, brain, thyroid, adrenal gland, pancreas and hormones as well as chronic infection, inflammation and Post- Covid Syndrome just to name a few.
I thrive on teaching integrative health to each patient and hope to be able to bring my knowledge to more people. The information and treatment plans I provide are not something I learned in medical school. I deconstruct and reconstruct your health one step at a time, and I guarantee that I provide information that your regular doctor won’t tell you simply because they do not know it. I offer several different plan options for anti-aging and integrative medicine and I bring them directly to you.
Let me introduce you to the other side of medicine
Dr. Lori Gerber D.O.