About Dr. Peláez
Are you healthy? Are you happy?
If the answer to either of these questions is no, you should consider my program.
Why should you listen to me?
Health and the pursuit of happiness are my passions, and I believe my background can show this. Treated for seizures as a child and unfortunate enough to lose my father to a brain tumor at age 17, my interest in health has been a lifelong one. These conditions impacted my life in such a way that led me to become a medical doctor and to specialize in neurology.
Later, I did my internship of Internal Medicine and Residency of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and my fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where I became chief resident and chief fellow. I passed the boards of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine, Age Management, and Anti-Aging Medicine, and I am currently a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member of the American College of Nutrition.
I was a neurologist and sleep specialist for nearly 17 years in private practice in Pensacola, Florida, where I became the Chairman of the Department of Neurology.
I hope that by communicating my credentials I can begin to earn your time and trust. Please know that what you will hear from me is reinforced by educational background, decades practicing medicine, and a sense of personal integrity that I feel is crucial to both oneself and one’s business. I always tell my patients that my approach to delivering healthcare is simple: I will never recommend for my patients anything that I would not do for my family or myself. I believe there are voids in our healthcare system that I would like to fill.
I am not fully satisfied with the way we, physicians, serve our patients today. Our healthcare is reactive rather than proactive. We have superior emergent and “sick care,” but not real prevention. We oftentimes emphasize treating the symptom rather than going to the root of the health problem. After all these years in practice, I have found a way to optimal health that truly works for my patients and me, and it’s more than simply prescribing a medication to treat a symptom.
The best way that I have found to do this is through optimizing physiology, creating wellness in a real customized system that addresses the person as a whole, and following five pillars of health: nutrition, hormonal health, fitness, detoxification, and mind/nervous system enhancement.
Regrettably, your typical physician is constantly in a time constraint. Today’s system penalizes doctors for time spent with patients, and therefore, prioritizes procedures instead of investigating and offering consistent, quality care. How about staying healthy rather than just putting out the fire? How about health as a whole, including the pursuit of happiness? The Internet can be a wonderful tool, but it can also be confusing for the layperson when it comes to health sciences. My commitment to you is to do all I can to empower you to optimize your health and to achieve the abundant life we are meant to have.
I will work tirelessly to separate the scientific from the noise in order to give you the tools, the program and the coaching for you to pursue your health and be in charge of it – rather than being a sideline observer or even a victim.
I believe we physicians have been trained to think in reactive terms when it comes to diseases. Instead, I wanted to find a preventative approach that doesn’t neglect a holistic path. I looked everywhere to try to fill that gap and went above-and-beyond to find the answer. Thousands of hours were spent in symposiums, conferences, studying, reading journals, taking boards, reading books, and considering all the scientific, evidence based information. Finally, I now feel that I have found something better. You are a “one and only,” unique, irreplaceable, and that is how I will treat you. So please, allow me the honor of being your partner in health.
I see no reason why there should be a separation between “conventional medicine” and age management, wellness, functional or “anti-aging” approaches. In fact I believe them to be complementary.
Aging does not need to continue being what we have understood for generations. We are at a tipping point. We can live better, in every sense.
I look forward to becoming your coach and friend on your path to better health and a better life.
To your health and happiness, Jorge Peláez, MD