About the Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine

Restorative Medicine at the Sklar Center

The Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine was started to meet the needs of people who are looking for a natural approach to health care. At the Sklar Center, we help our patients achieve health by finding and treating the underlying causes of disease.

Restorative Medicine is a new way of being healthy. It is a scientifically based field of medicine which uses cutting-edge technology as well as ancient wisdom to restore your body to optimum health.

While traditional medicine waits for diseases to occur, Restorative Medicine prevents disease. Where traditional medicine is a band-aid approach to health, Restorative Medicine fixes the root cause of disease for a permanent solution.

At the Sklar Center, we see ourselves as detectives in search of the real causes of your illness.

More Than Hormones

At the Sklar Center, we restore healthy, youthful function with bioidentical hormones, but we do so much more. We evaluate and treat the most important factors underlying disease and aging: inflammation, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels.

By reducing inflammation, keeping blood sugar levels at optimal levels and lowering cholesterol levels, we are lowering your risk of chronic disease in the future.

Additional Treatments Result In Additional Cures

The Sklar Center Adrenal Treatment looks at the ways stress affects our healthy functioning and heals the root cause. At the Sklar Center, Brain Health Treatment evaluate the underlying causes of brain impairment and mood disorders so that the important chemical communicators of the brain (called neurotransmitters) can be rebalanced. The Sklar Center believes in natural treatment supported by hormone restoration to achieve healthy brain function for the relief of depression and anxiety, resolution of insomnia, or help in getting off prescription medications.

The Sklar Center Heart Health Evaluation looks at the reason behind heart attacks and strokes—inflammation. It is not enough to correct cholesterol levels. That’s old technology. At the Sklar Center, we can tell if you are likely to develop plaque in your blood vessels, regardless of your cholesterol level.

We also look at important health factors such as environmental toxins, gastrointestinal function, and infectious in order to find a solution many puzzling health problems.

Your Best Advocate

You have an advocate and partner in health care at the Sklar Center. Dr. Sklar looks at your overall health, reviews recommendations from other health providers, and helps to refer you to the best doctors and health care providers for your needs.

The early appointments are dedicated to learning about your medical history and your goals for your health. They allow for an educational process for both patient and doctor.

This is a unique experience for new patients and begins the partnership between doctor and patient—a partnership dedicated to your optimal wellbeing.

“It’s like coming home.” –Sklar Center patient

The Sklar Center is Different from Your Regular Doctor

At the Sklar Center, we look at the whole person, rather than dividing the body into separate systems. Traditional medical practice divides you into mind and body. Then your body is divided into cardiac, nervous, skin, endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal systems.

All of these systems including your mind are intimately connected. By taking an integrated view the Sklar Center is better able to diagnose and cure many seemingly incurable problems.

Why Doesn’t’ My Doctor Know About This?

Patients ask, “Why doesn’t my doctor know about this?” The answer is that it takes a complete turnaround for Western-trained doctors to accept this new view of medicine. Most doctors are too ingrained in their way of thinking to open up to a different perspective.

Dr. Sklar knows. She’s worked in both types of medical practice. Dr. Sklar says, “I’ve been a doctor for 35 years and this is the most rewarding part of my entire professional life. I have done more good in more ways than I ever thought possible.”

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can you help me with fatigue or exhaustion?

fatigue and exhaustion can have multiple causes. The most common ones I see are hormone deficiencies and adrenal fatigue.

We have a number of effective and safe treatments that include hormone restoration and use of plant-based supplements for healing.

2) Can anything be done about my decreased sex drive?

The most common reason we see decreased libido or sex drive in midlife is to hormone deficiencies. Men usually experience this from low levels of testosterone. Women may have deficiencies in both testosterone and DHEA.

3) I’m worried because I have decreased memory?

There are a lot of alternatives for memory enhancement. Of course, the first thing people think of is Alzheimer’s disease but the overwhelming majority of people have decreased memory due to dietary deficiencies or hormonal deficiencies.

There are effective ways to help using hormone restoration and nutritional supplementation.

4) Insomnia is getting me down. Can you help me?

Iinsomnia can have a number of causes but the most common one I see is hormone deficiency, both in melatonin and progesterone levels. These are replenished the majority of people will start to get deeper and more continuous sleep.

5) What can I do about my weight gain?

Increased weight has a number of factors. We see increased body fat in midlife due to depletions in hormones such as thyroid, DHEA, and testosterone.

Other reasons for increased weight are adrenal dysfunction, high toxic load, and neurotransmitter imbalances. These are all treatable conditions with safe natural remedies.

6) Hot flashes are making me miserable. Can you help?

Hot flashes are one of the hallmark signs of the menopausal transition. They are due to declining levels of estrogen as well as neurotransmitter imbalances. These are easily treatable and most women with a combination of hormone balancing and nutritional supplements.

7) Painful sex is ruining my relationship with my partner. There anything that can help?

Painful sex in midlife is usually due to low levels of estrogen with subsequent changes in the vaginal lining tissues. Estrogen supplementation, especially when applied directly to these tissues, results in restoration of elasticity, lubrication, and resolution of pain.

8) Can you help with my mood changes, depression and anxiety?

I don’t want to go on medications or my medication isn’t helping. A lot of the emotional changes that people experience in midlife are due to hormone depletion and brain chemical imbalance.

We know that lowered levels of estrogen and progesterone in menopausal women contributes to depression and anxiety. We also know that these symptoms are due to imbalances in the important chemicals such as serotonin and GABA in the brain, which are called neurotransmitters.

By restoring the balance in brain neurotransmitters and with hormonal restoration, we are able to help our patients with depression and anxiety and decrease or eliminate the use of pharmaceutical agents.

9) What are bio identical hormones?

Bio identical hormones are products which are derived from plants like soy and yam. They are then chemically changed in a laboratory into the exact molecular structure of our own human hormones.

It is important to use the bio identical form of hormones because of greater effectiveness and reduced long-term risks when compared with the synthetic and non-bio identical hormones.

10) Is there anything I can do to prevent Alzheimer’s?

The Sklar Center believes that the majority of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented through lifestyle, hormone restoration, toxin removal, and reduction of inflammation.  Treatments include proper nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and stress reduction.

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