How My Practice Works
There is a single goal behind my practice: to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness at all ages — even to slow or reverse the symptoms of aging. I strive to help women and men with issues such as weight loss, healthy aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, menopause, andropause, expert nutritional testing and guidance, diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness, detoxification, and more. The beauty of my method is that I can help make everyone healthier, regardless of their condition. Some will actually be cured and everyone will have an improvement in their health and a better understanding of their illness and how their lifestyle impacts it.
An Integrative Approach to Medicine
Our current medical system is not actually designed to create wellness or to effectively prevent disease. It’s designed, instead, to diagnose and treat the symptoms of disease when it is in its final or acute stage. The problem with that is that it’s much easier — and healthier — to prevent disease than to cure it.
I use the techniques of functional medicine to optimize the functions of the body systems, striving not only to diagnose disease in its early stages when it can be more easily reversed, but to prevent it before any damage occurs. While I do use traditional drugs when necessary, I seek to achieve health objectives that are not possible with standard pharmaceuticals by focusing on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, individualized fitness and nutrition plans, and the targeted use of nutritional supplements and scientifically tested natural medicines to. My focus on fitness and nutrition is especially important — 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.
I practice integrative and functional medicine at the Ft. Lauderdale-based bioidentical hormones practice I share with fellow BodyLogicMD physician, Dr. Jeffrey Thackrey. I help women and men suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance and age-related health challenges, oftentimes associated with menopause, andropause (the male menopause), thyroid disorders and adrenal fatigue, through the implementation of customized wellness programs that integrate personalized nutrition and fitness regimens with natural bioidentical hormone therapy.
I understand the critical connections between whole body wellness, disease prevention and functional medicine. By treating the body as a whole, I am able to help my patients optimize each aspect of their overall health. Instead of treating a host of symptoms, I focus on the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, often without the use of prescription drugs and surgery – gearing my practice towards optimal health and wellness from a preventive standpoint, often reversing the disease process.
-Lisbeth Roy, DO, Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormones Expert