Your overall health and well-being is our primary focus. Since 1996 our team of dedicated doctors and nurse practitioners have been committed to providing preventive medicine for men and women suffering from health concerns such as hypertension, heavy metal toxicity, and hormone deficiency. Our anti-aging clinic outranks others of its kind, thanks to our remarkably cutting edge and talented group of doctors.

 

Robert A. Burkich, MD is the founder and medical director at the facility and has nearly 20 years of experience with private practice medicine. Dr. Burkich specializes in anti-aging and believes in treating his patients from the inside out. His approach is methodical and successful, time and time again. It starts with reducing heavy metals and other toxins from the body to improve blood flow. How does this help? By removing toxins,  improving blood flow and hormone levels, it allows you to maintain an ideal body weight, keep energy levels up, diminish fatigue and mental fogginess, improve sexual function, and improve outward appearance.

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"After only 2 weeks on the Physician-based Weight Loss Program, I already lost 9 lbs. Thank you Preventive Medicine.

-JANET

 
I am off my insulin, take much less medicine, and I feel much better. I can now work in my shop and enjoy my family. Thank you Dr. Burkich".
 
-JAMES

 

"I had extreme pain in my right shoulder, Dr Burkich introduced me to PRP/Stem Cell injections that have changed my life; no more pain! Thank you Dr Burkich."

-LOUIS

About Us

Here at Preventive Medicine, our focus is you and your health. We each have a passion and investment for anti-aging solutions and how we can apply our medical discoveries to improve your everyday life. Our team is vibrant and full of talent and commitment. We hope you get the chance to meet us soon.

Let our team of anti-aging doctors guide you down the path to a healthier you. Whether your concern is about circulation, a possible hormone deficiency, obesity, or an interest in aesthetic improvement, Preventive Medicine is prepared to help. With our medical professionals, knowledge, and experience, when it comes to treatment and addressing your health concerns, we are here for you with the solutions you need. Preventive Medicine specializes in a variety of medical services and treatments. To learn more or to set up a consultation or appointment, contact us at Preventive Medicine today.

 

Meet The Staff

   Robert Burkich, MD - Founder

    Paula Cook, FNP-C

  Meagan Gordy

Types of Therapies

At Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy, we are proud to offer you a variety of therapies to help with your health and well being. Our healthcare professionals are able to consult with you on your concerns and recommend the right course of action.  Our therapies include IV therapy, PRP Injections, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, EECP Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen, HOCATT, Laser, Ozone, and Peptide Therapy

If you are interested in learning more about the treatments we offer, or you would like to more about how we can optimize your health, contact one of our offices to schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals via E-mail or Phone.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an emerging procedure that helps accelerate the healing of injured tissue.  PRP treatment is used to treat conditions such as:

  • Decrease fine lines/wrinkles
  • Improve tone/skin thickening
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or spine,
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
  • ACL Injuries
  • Pelvic Pain and Instability
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament Sprains

PRP therapy aids in healing the body by using platelets cells, stem cells, and growth factors—which are naturally produced in the body to repair soft tissue injuries. We help concentrate these restorative platelet cells in the area of the body that is injured. In order to create PRP, we start with a small sample of your blood, then our specialists are able to separate out the necessary PRP material needed. Then we inject PRP into the harmed area of the body. The procedure only takes an hour or two and is highly effective and works on a wide variety of individuals. Do not suffer through a painful injury and do not settle for a harmful steroid shot, contact our team for a consultation today.
 
For an accelerated-healing PRP treatment ask us about combining your PRP treatment with BPC-157, an injectable peptide which accelerates internal injury repair.

Preventive Medicine offers intravenous therapy (IV) to help stabilize patients by infusing the necessary vitamins and minerals into the patient's veins. Our IV therapies are most commonly used for:

  • Correcting electrolyte imbalances
  • Rehydration
  • Increasing immune system production
  • Detoxifying the body

IV therapy is something you can consult with us about. We would be happy to look at your condition and assess if this type of therapy is right for you.

Chelation Therapy

What is Chelation Therapy?

As humans, we are unable to strip ourselves of the sometimes harmful toxins that emerge from heavy metals in our bloodstreams. IV-Chelation therapy is a type of medical treatment where the heavy metals are removed from the body to help prevent any harm. Without chelation treatment, you are prone to many illnesses, but with chelation therapy you are able to foster a healthier environment that will be more likely to heal itself if harm comes.
 

How is Chelation Therapy Administered?

An intravenous administration of chelation is the best way to remove heavy metals from the system. Patients at Preventive Medicine receive treatment through an IV, for a period of approximately 3 hours. During this time, patients are able to sit in a quiet, comfortable environment. 

How Often is Chelation Therapy Needed?

The amount and duration of your treatment is determined by your physician. Your therapy plan will be unique to the levels of toxicity in your body, and your other symptoms and factors. The doctor we select for you will walk you through each step and explain what they think is best for your condition. 

How Can I Find Out if I Have Heavy Metal Toxicity in My Body?

Heavy metal toxicity can be identified in your system through urine, blood, and fecal testing. For most, a provocative urine test is best to assess the patient’s condition and determine which treatment is necessary.

IV Vitamin Therapy

IV Vitamin and Nutrient Infusions can provide what's needed for your body far more effectively than taking pills.  With vitamin mineral nutrient infusions we are able to administer higher dosages with better absorption and faster delivery to the cells throughout your body.

IV Vitamin and Nutrient Therapy can be a valuable treatment for health concerns such as:

Alzheimer's dementia, Anxiety, Asthma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Illness, Cancer, Celiac Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Constipation, Depression, Diabetes, Headaches, Hypertention, Mulitple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, Shingles, and more.

Contact your local Preventive Medicine office (E-mail or Phone) for a consultation to evaluate any nutritional deficiencies that you may have and how an IV Vitamin Therapy can help you.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Essentially bioidentical hormone replacement allows women to produce helpful hormones that are biologically the same structure as what their body would otherwise produce. The difference is, these bioidentical hormones are produced in a lab and created from plant chemicals.

Bioidentical hormone therapy is continuing to replace past hormone solutions. Women are seeing improvements, especially for menopausal relief. If you want a helpful, natural approach to hormone replacement, contact Preventive Medicine to arrange a consultation.

EECP Therapy

The benefits of External Counterpulsation Therapy (EECP)  Therapy are unprecedented. Both  have been used in hundreds of clinical trials as a safe and effective treatment for patients who are faced with a variety of medical conditions. EECP provides significant improvement to the entire health system by restoring the delivery of oxygenated blood to all parts of the body. EECP treatments are low risk, easy to tolerate, and provide immense improvement to patients who complete a full course of therapy

EECP Therapy acts as an external “cardiac assist device” helping the heart perform more efficiently with minimal effort or stress during treatment. This process helps deliver oxygen-rich blood to all vital organs inside the body, especially the heart. Overtime, this treatment has been responsible for creating a more efficient vascular system in countless patients, by improving the mechanical operation of the heart so it can deliver more cardiac output (stronger heart) with less effort.

The most common benefit associated with EECP Therapy is increased exercise tolerance. But it also decreases symptoms such as, chest pain, shortness or breath, and chronic fatigue. So if you are suffering  from lack of energy or breathing complications, please contact our medical staff so we can help improve your quality of life!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to cure illness by enhancing the body’s natural healing process. This is achieved through hyperbaric oxygen inhalation. HBOT allows oxygen to permeate throughout all of the body’s fluids, which ultimately helps treat areas where circulation is blocked.

Common symptoms that require hyperbaric treatment are:

  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Diabetic and Selected Wounds
  • Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
  • Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
  • Skin Grafts and (Compromised) Flaps
  • Thermal Burns

We have seen this treatment work successfully for individuals with a variety of conditions. If you are interested in hyperbaric oxygen treatment, contact one of our local offices to set up an appointment.

Hyperthermic Ozone & Carbonic Transdermal Therapy

Hyperthermic ozone and carbonic acid transdermal therapy (HOCATT) is the pinnacle of wellness and holistic treatment for your body. Some of the benefits you can receive from ozone treatment include:
 
• Reverses Viruses, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, Parasites and Protozoa
• Helps stimulate Immune System and speeds up healing
• Cleans Arteries and Veins and improves circulation
• Oxidizes toxins
• Balances hormone and Enzyme Production
• Reduces inflammation
• Reduces pain and calms nerves
• Improves brain function and memory
• Scavenges free radicals
 
The HOCATT ozone sauna works to replenish your body with oxygen so that it can effectively repair and replenish areas that need it. Here at Preventive Medicine, we are excited about this unparalleled medical advancement and how our patients can receive all of its health benefits. Help reshape your current medical condition by contacting our office to set up a consultation today.

Low-Level Laser Light Therapy

If you are looking for alternative medicine that uses low power lasers to help with your condition, then low level laser light therapy (LLLT) may be the perfect solution for you.
 
LLLT therapy is used to stimulate your cells to function more effectively, whereas the more commonly used high-power lasers are known to destroy tissue.
 
Where is this treatment used?
• To improve acute and chronic neck pain
• To alleviate the pain of rheumatoid arthritis
• To help eliminate low back pain
• On teeth
• For hair loss
 
If you think LLLT therapy could be right for you, start by contacting our team to learn more.

Ozone Therapy

What can Ozone Therapy do for you?

-Activate the immune system and help fight against infectious diseases. 
-Improve oxygen use in cells and reduce ischemia in cardiovascular disease. 
-Trigger the release of growth factors and help to regenerate damaged joints and degenerative discs. 
-Affect pain receptors and reduce or eliminate some cases of chronic pain.
 
 Ozone therapy benefits are clinically proven and demonstrate healing effects on:
• interstitial cystitis
• chronic hepatitis
• herpes infections
• dental infections
• diabetes
• macular degeneration
 
We combine an individualized program of detoxifying alternative therapies with Ozone Therapy to optimize your health and healing. Our ozone treatment is a great solution if you are suffering from any of the conditions listed above. 

Peptide Therapy

Most of you are probably wondering what a peptide is actually. Simply, peptides are a specific sequence of amino acids which are linked together by a covalent chemical bond, which is referred to as a peptide bond. Peptides are naturally found in the human body and are used by the body to signal important processes such as telling the pituitary gland to secrete more human growth hormone (hGH). You might think peptides are some new discovery, but patients in the U.S.A. have been aware for decades of a peptide which regulates metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and is associated with diabetes... insulin. Insulin has been thoroughly researched because special interests noticed it could be marketed to treat an increasing and on-going epidemic in our country, diabetes. Why have other peptides been left out of mainstream research? Optimization and anti-aging therapies have been neglected due to the fact that they prevent and sometimes even cure chronic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and cardiac-associated diseases. Thankfully, a steady push has been seen for optimization therapies, such as peptide treatments, by small but dedicated research groups and clinicians, like Dr. Burkich. We are excited to offer our friends and patients these peptide therapies, so they can experience cutting-edge treatments which athletes and a fortunate few have experienced.

Peptide therapy has been utilized over the past three decades to treat the following:

  • Increasing hGH levels (CJC-1295 + Ipamorelin, Tesamorelin) and other hormones like testosterone (Kisspeptin-10)
  • Increasing recovery time for internal injuries (inflammation, ligament to bone injury, cartilage regeneration, etc.) (BPC-157)
  • Protecting the brain from the development of Alzheimer's Disease (Cerebrolysin, Dihexia)
  • Recovery from stroke and increase memory retention (Semax)
  • Increase cognitive function and stabilize mood (Semax, Selank)
  • Even to stimulate your own skin pigment to darken for a tan (Melanotan II) - this one also increases a man's libido!
  • Many more peptides are available for our customers and new peptides are being developed constantly

The rest of the world has been taking advantage of this anti-aging therapy. Only in the past decade have patients in the U.S.A. been exposed to this alternative treatment to optimize their body and mind. Many people have been forced to find peptides on the black market from research companies that produce peptides for non-human use. Here at Preventive Medicine we believe in giving our patients every advantage with the latest and most effective anti-aging treatments, which is why our peptides come directly from a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy. A protein synthesizer produces the specific peptide and is tested for efficacy and purity, then it is reconstituted in a stable buffer solution for reliable stability, unlike the other peptides you can buy from sketchy internet pharmacies.

Our peptide therapy can stand alone and help you lose adipose fat tissue (stomach fat), gain lean muscle, increase deep sleep and mental clarity, and improve skin elasticity. The peptides are also a great addition to our hormone replacement therapy patients.

Call our office today and receive a free consult over the phone about how peptides can help you!

Or e-mail TJMcGaha.PreventiveMedicine@Gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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Anti-Aging

Health changes are one part of growing older. But for some, losing weight is more difficult and for others energy levels wane, sex drive decreases, and quality of sleep diminishes. What you may not realize is that a lot of these developments can be attributed to hormone deficiencies, which can be corrected. From blood work to saliva testing,

Preventive Medicine examines the causes behind the symptoms and assesses what may be contributing to your health concerns. After your lab results are completed, you meet with a medical doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss your medical history, assess your condition, and create a treatment plan designed to improve your everyday functions.

This anti-aging treatment has reversed worsening conditions for countless patients. Those who have undergone hormone replacement therapy express their renewed energy, mental clarity, increased sex drive, and successful weight loss results.

You do not have to live with weight gain, low energy levels, or poor sleep—our anti-aging specialists can help. To find out if our anti-aging program at Preventive Medicine is the right choice for you, contact the location nearest you.

Hormone Balancing

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?

Hormonal imbalance can lead to a variety of conditions and diseases throughout your life. The most common occurrences are:

What if we told you commonly accepted signs of aging may not actually be due to aging? Things like imbalanced hormones may cause you to experience one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Mood swings
  • Sleeplessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Limited energy
  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Depression

If symptoms like these have started affecting your quality of life, hormone balance may be a great solution for you, you could even be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Connect with one of our specialists to find out if this therapy is right for you.

Hair Restoration

 

If you are struggling with hair loss, know you are not alone and that there is a safe and effective solution to restore your hair. With no side effects and minimal time needed, we are proud to now offer the premier hair loss treatment—Sunetics Laser Hair Restoration. We are thrilled to provide this exceptional hair treatment in our office. If laser hair restoration is something you are interested in or want to learn more about, call us today to schedule a consultation.

Weight Loss

For some, weight loss is a battle you fight daily. You are constantly seeking out new diets or exercise routines to lose weight, but nothing seems to help. Are you stuck wondering how to lose weight? If you are fed up, we can help.

One of the services Preventive Medicine offers is a physician-supervised medical weight loss program that is both safe and effective for patients who are looking to shed those excess pounds, or fit back into that wardrobe they miss so much.

Our medical weight loss program equips patients with the tools to achieve their desired weight. Its time to improve your health, increase your energy levels, and make you proud of your overall appearance. 

For more information on our program or to schedule your initial consultation, contact one of our locations near you today!

Preventive Medicine uses a combination of FDA-approved medication, dietary supplements, and an easy-to-follow meal plan. This, along with light to moderate exercise, makes losing weight an actual lifestyle change and not just a quick diet fix for patients.

Lab Testing

Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. We test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors affect test results. These include:

  • Your sex, age and race
  • What you eat and drink
  • Medicines you take
  • How well you followed pre-test instructions

Our doctors analyze these results to tailor the treatment you deserve for a better quality of life.

Food Allergy Testing

We know how troubling it can be to have an allergic reaction to a particular type of food. That is why we are proud to offer food allergy testing within each of our offices. So whether you are experiencing a reaction or are curious about what types of food you should avoid, come visit us to find out.

Our food sensitivity test can detect your food intolerance and your food allergy symptoms. You will walk away with more clarity and understanding about your body and how it processes food. So in the future you can enjoy your meals comfortably and confidently know which ingredients to avoid.

Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing

People who may be exposed to metals in the workplace are usually monitored periodically. Safety measures minimize risk to employees and help address problems when they are identified. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the use and monitoring of several toxic metals that may be found on the job. If excessive concentrations are detected, affected people are monitored and steps are taken to reduce their exposure.  A heavy metals panel may be ordered if  someone has been acutely or chronically exposed to one or more heavy metals. Signs and symptoms of heavy metal exposure will vary in nature and intensity depending on the type and quantity of metal involved; early symptoms of poisoning can be missed because they are often non-specific. Excessive exposure and damage to several different organs can occur even if a person has no, few, or nonspecific symptoms. Some signs and symptoms of metal poisoning may include:

  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Nervous system symptoms such as numbness, tingling of hands and feet, weakness
  • Anemia
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • In the lungs – irritation, fluid accumulation (edema)
  • Brain dysfunction, memory loss
  • Mees lines (horizontal lines on nails)
  • Changes in behavior
  • Malformed bones in children, weakened bones
  • In pregnant women – miscarriage, premature labor

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may have toxic levels of metal in your system.  Contact one of our local Preventive-Medicine practices to get your heavy metal toxicity test run today!

Parasite Testing

At Preventive Medicine we are committed to providing you with useful services, which is why we offer parasite testing. Parasites in humans can be more common than we think, but thankfully there is parasite testing that our specialists can administer, along with parasite symptoms our doctors can spot to help treat you sooner. If you need medical attention our doctors are equipped to treat you with experienced care and expertise.

Choose a Location Near You

Ringgold

148 Cobb Parkway

Ringgold, GA 30736

Phone:  (706) 891-1200

Fax:  (706) 891-1202

Atlanta

5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road

Suite 580

Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone:  (678) 705-2118

Fax:  (678) 705-5767