Services

We offer a range of state-of-the-art medical services for optimizing your health. Our treatment philosophy is that health is optimized through an integrative approach that takes into account your individual needs as determined by a nutritional, hormonal, and genetic testing. Among the services we offer:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement for optimizing testosterone, estrogen, thyroid and other hormones
  • Comprehensive nutritional assessment to determine potential deficiencies
  • Genetic testing to determine likelihood of food/drug and drug/drug interactions

Your assessment begins with a detailed needs assessment by one of our health counselors. Once we’ve identified areas for further investigation, we will recommend specific lab studies to pinpoint your medical needs. We work with a variety of conventional and functional medical laboratories to identify these needs, including Quest Diagnostics, Genova Diagnostics, and GeneSight. Once testing is completed, we will schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Michael Lara, M.D., who will provide you with detailed recommendations for diet, exercise, supplementation, and, if needed, hormone replacement.

Women

Millions of women suffer from menopausal symptoms in the United States, yet very often these symptoms are treated as if they existed as separate conditions. For example, a menopausal women might receive a prescription sleep medication for insomnia, an antidepressant for mood swings, or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for pain. The symptoms of menopause include:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Low Libido
  • Depression

Our clinic takes an integrative approach to menopause with an evidence-based approach to correcting underlying hormone imbalances using bioidentical hormone therapy. We also offer specific lifestyle prescriptions, including detailed plans for diet, exercise and supplementation.

Men

Many men suffer from age-related symptoms that are caused by underlying hormone deficiencies, yet all too often men either ignore these problems or they seek help for each individual symptom. In some cases, these symptoms are caused by andropause, sometimes referred to as “male menopause”. The signs of andropause include:

  • Weight Gain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Problems
  • Muscle loss
  • Decreased Libido
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Memory Loss

Hormonal imbalances in men are at the root of many chronic health problems. Our program offers customized, evidence-based exercise and nutrition programs, and for those who may need it, natural hormone. replacement therapy.

We make every effort to help our patients optimize their health in a
Womentimely manner. A typical patient at our clinic is seen in person for an initial 50 minute consultation, then every three months, either by phone or in person, for a follow-up 20-25 minute consultation. Cost for the initial consultation with Dr. Lara is $395, then $200 for each 20-25 minute consultation. We do not work with insurance companies, but in some cases, your insurance company may cover some or all of the testing we recommend.