Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center Offers Programs to Encourage
Women to Make Health a Priority; Live Happier, Healthier Lives
(Middleburg Heights, OH) – The recent choices made by Angelina Jolie have heightened the focus on the health of women. May is National Women’s Health Month, an opportune time for women to realize that they must first take care of themselves to successfully take care of their families.
“In my many years as a pediatrician, I have had the opportunity to meet thousands of mothers,” said Dr. Janet Levatin, M.D., of the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center (TIMC). “I admire and respect all mothers because they work so hard and are so wonderfully protective of their infants and children, but many of them need to take better care of themselves.”
Levatin said breast and cardiovascular health are major issues for TIMC’s female clientele. Both rank high nationally as leading killers of women, which makes the suburban Cleveland-based center’s Women’s Health Program a key tool for women in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Among the alternatives to identify breast abnormalities is thermography, a technique for detecting heat-emitting areas in the breast. A thermogram is an infra-red image that identifies subtle changes in the tissues that could be a dilated blood vessel, area of inflammation, and infection or even a possible tumor. Thermography differs from mammography in more than one way.
“Unlike a mammogram, a thermogram involves no pain, no radiation and no breast compression,” Levatin said. “Breast thermography was FDA approved in 1982 as an adjunctive tool to be used for breast health. The scan can identify subtle changes many years before they are identified on a mammogram. A woman then has time to change her diet, and institute a supplement and life style program to restore the tissues. While mammograms can be useful, they are a late-detection test, meaning they often fail to identify the earlier changes that can be addressed noninvasively. In addition, mammography often detects a ‘problem’ area that is actually normal, which leads to many unnecessary procedures.”
Heart disease is another silent killer of women. TIMC offers two unique blood profiles that are far more advanced than the routine testing cholesterol testing used by conventional doctors. One is the VAP cholesterol profile from Atherotech; the other is from California-based Berkeley Heart Lab. Both allow TIMC to examine more accurately the lipid levels and develop patient-specific programs for heart health.
“We’re starting to use genomic testing to determine whether a low-dose aspirin plan or supplements and dietary changes are the best options,” Levatin said. “Even people who eat an organic diet may be missing nutrients they need, which can lead to cardiovascular, metabolic, and weight problems. Using our unique tests, we can help patients with a program designed specifically for their needs.”
About Dr. Janet Levatin, M.D.
Dr. Janet Levatin is a holistic pediatrician and homeopathic physician who treats both children and adults. Previously, she was in private practice outside of Boston, Massachusetts, for almost 26 years prior to joining TIMC. She attended college at the University or Rochester (NY), and medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1986, and has been certified as a Homeopathic Master Clinician for over 10 years.
About the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center (TIMC)
Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, formerly OsteoMed II, is a multi-disciplinary health center located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. The center delivers personalized, holistic medical care and partners with each person to help them achieve optimal health without pharmaceutical drugs in areas of asthma, allergies, children’s health, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, thyroid and adrenal health restoration, and more. TIMC offers medically-supervised detoxification and weight loss programs. For more information, call 440-239-3438 or visit the TIMC website at www.tenpennyimc.com