My practice is designed to diagnose and treat the symptoms of disease. We strive to prevent disease using the techniques of functional medicine to optimize the functions of the body systems. While we may use traditional drugs and hormones, we also employ the targeted use of nutritional supplements as well as customized diet and exercise regimens to achieve health objectives that are not typically possible with standard pharmaceuticals. When you become a patient, you will learn in detail exactly what, how, how much, and when to eat in order to achieve your best health.
We use the latest technology and medical science to optimize patient wellness and find the roots of disease – particularly the chronic conditions that are only treated symptomatically by mainstream medicine. This method of preventive medicine makes it so that everyone can be made healthier, regardless of their condition. Some will be cured; everyone will have an improvement in their health and a better understanding of their illness and how their lifestyle impacts it.
How I Can Help You
My patients are usually seeking help with weight loss, healthy aging, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, andropause (the male menopause), expert nutritional testing and guidance, diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness and detoxification. We have successfully treated patients with memory loss, anxiety, depression, bipolar, asthma, food allergies/sensitivities, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, obesity, autoimmune disease, allergies and many other conditions.
As Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of San Diego since 2008, I have dedicated my practice to treating the aging process and the causes of illness rather than just depending only on drugs to treat the consequences of aging and the illness itself. A large part of my practice is helping patients resolve symptoms of menopause and andropause, using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy integrated with customized nutrition and fitness programs to achieve optimum overall health. I’ve been practicing holistically oriented family medicine since 1986 with an emphasis on natural healing methods for acute and chronic pain and functional disorders. This experience, combined with my extensive training, allows me to treat patients from adolescents to the elderly using a wide variety of tools to optimize their wellness and vitality, while at the same time coordinating my efforts with their primary care doctor.
I am a graduate of the University of Michigan where a majored in Zoology. After completion of medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York my internship and residency in general and orthopedic surgery was at UCSD Medical Center and Tulane University. I was Board Certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2003 and was chosen to be a Board Examiner in 2004. In 2010 I completed a 2 year fellowship in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. I have been a staff member of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California since 1991. I’ve practiced homotoxicology since 1993 and have trained physicians and allied health professionals in this field nationally and internationally for Heel, Inc, whose goal is to build a bridge between holistic and traditional western medicine. My most recent medical article on natural growth factor replacement was published in the annual journal of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. My most recent book was on the subject of a natural source of growth factor replacement. I have been practicing aesthetic medicine since 1998 using radiosurgery and in 2011 I began providing Exilis radiofrequency treatments for body sculpting and tightening of sagging and wrinkled skin.
-Stephen Center, MD, San Diego Bioidentical Hormones Expert