What are the biggest differences between Valengerontology (Healthy Aging Medicine) and Traditional Disease-centric Medicine?
The biggest differences are:
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The main objective is to try to intervene in one’s health problems before it becomes recognized as a severe disease process such as coronary artery disease, ischemic neurological disease, Alzheimer, Cancer, etc.
Does my Valengerontologist (Healthy Aging Medicine Provider) act as a Primary Care Doctor?
Yes and no.
Although we believe that Valengerontology represents true Primary Care, they are not regarded as Primary Care Doctors in the present Health Insurance System. You will need to keep or to find a Primary Care Physician such as an internist, family medicine physician, general practitioner, or pediatrician to continue to act in that role for possible disease diagnosis in the future. At times the Valengerontologist may work with your primary care provider and/or specialist in helping you through certain conditions. In certain situations, your valengerontologist may also work with your specialists. For instance, in some of our cancer patients, we have treated them to be able to receive healthy alternatives to help with the health of the patient as well as possibly add to the treatment of the disease.
Are Valengerontology services covered under insurance?
Unfortunately not at this time. Valengerontology is not recognized presently by health insurance and so its services are not covered. However, your provider may be able to provide some standard ICD-10 coding to help with creating a superbill that you can submit on your own to insurance companies or FSA/HSA accounts. Also, some of the labs may require insurance to lessen the cost of the co – payment for that test.
Can Valengerontology modalities of therapy help me despite having advanced disease?
Possibly. As often the therapies are based on healing the body through the body’s natural processes, it is possible that the therapies may improve present chronic disease states. Furthermore, with the advancements being made in regenerative therapies, it is conceivable that these therapies will promote healing and repair beyond anything to date. For example, cancer patients often going through rigorous protocols in chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy may suffer ill effects to their health. Modalities from the practice of Valengerontology may mitigate some of those “side-effects” of therapy so it can possibly be better tolerated.
Can Valengerontology cure certain diseases?
Curing diseases, unfortunately, cannot be claimed by the treatments and therapies in Valengerontology. As a general rule, the statements made regarding products and services on this website or at our health clinics have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products and services has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any specific disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from traditional allopathic healthcare practitioners. Please consult your traditional healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice. However, certain products have been FDA approved to be used in a different setting. The practice of medicine does allow for “off-label” use of certain FDA approved products.