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40 x October 5 - 18, 2017 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 39 Functional Medicine / Hormones & Wellness Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-505-6345 With age comes the decline of hormone production by the organs in the body. Just as vitamins and minerals decline with age, the organs in women and men alike produce declining levels of hormones with age. These include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, growth hormone, melatonin, DHEA, brain hormones and the list goes on. Replacement of hormones helps to maintain the health of the body’s organs, while effectively treating numerous symptoms. The hormones used at Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness are identical to the hormones the body makes. Florida Center for Hormones strives to meet the ever-changing health needs of men and women. Its staff focuses on the nontraditional medical specialties of hormone replacement, sexual health and dysfunction, nonsurgical cosmetics, health and wellness, anti-aging and integrative medicine. They firmly believe that the “quality of life” is an essential component to any discussion about longevity. The team at Florida Hormones and Wellness is exceptional and cares deeply about its patients. Through careful analysis of medical history and diagnostic testing, John C. Carrozzella, M.D., ABAARM, FAARFM, is able to develop and offer the best individualized treatment plan for each client based on his or her needs and goals. Dr. Carrozzella October Specials Halloween Special Vampire Facial (PRP) $550 (Regularly $650+) Botox Day $9.99/unit Wednesday, October 11th (Regularly $11/unit) Restylane Lyft (cheeks) $550 (Regularly $800) Restylane L (lips and lines) $475 (Regularly $550) PRP Hair Restoration starting at $699 In-office financing available! Call Today for a Complimentary Consultation PRP HAIR RESTORATION 35 Year Old Male After 1 Session!

is an advanced fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine, and a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. He and his team go the extra mile so that their patients can function higher — physically, mentally and sexually. At Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness, patients are not rushed, and their feelings and concerns become the staff’s concerns. They take the time needed to help each patient achieve, or perhaps exceed, his or her realistic goals through a customized care plan. The practice uses a compounding pharmacy, giving the staff the ability to provide ingredients commonly found in mass-produced medications. This allows for accurate dosing, reduced side effects and ease of administration. Some patients ask if they are safe taking hormones. The center’s staff asks “How safe are you without your hormones?” The cells in a person’s brain, heart, vessels, bones, skin, hair follicles and muscles all have receptors for hormones. As hormone levels dwindle, these cells and tissues lose stimulation, leading to a rapid decline and advancement of degenerative diseases. If a person would correct a vitamin or mineral deficiency with bioidentical vitamins or mineral replacements, he/she should consider replacing a declining hormone. Marissa Estiva-Magsino, M.D., P.A. 7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 204, Orlando • 407-292-6778 Marissa Estiva-Magsino, M.D., received her medical degree from the University of the East in the Philippines and continued medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, specializing in internal medicine and x October 5 - 18, 2017 x 41 pediatrics. In 1997, she worked as a primary care internist and in pediatrics in Orlando, and later completed fellowship training for the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine and a certification in sexual health. Her practice is centered around helping patients rediscover vitality and energy through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the Time Machine Procedure, nutrition, weight loss, and platelet-rich plasma procedures for the face and joints. Gastroenterology Nasim Ahmed, M.D., FACP, FACG Gastroenterology Consultants CFL 7328 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-345-7990 Nasim Ahmed, M.D., FACP, FACG, is one of the most experienced and respected gastroenterologists in Central Florida. He offers expert care in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the stomach, colon, intestines, liver, pancreas, esophagus and gall bladder. He provides the highest level of care in a compassionate and friendly environment in his Dr. Phillips-area office and utilizes an outpatient surgical center for all his procedures, saving patients both time and money. Dr. Ahmed performs colonoscopies and endoscopies, as well as treats hemorrhoids, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis, ulcers, and liver and pancreatic disorders. He is also the No. 1 ReShape weight-loss balloon provider in Central Florida. CONTINUED ON PAGE 42 Surgical Care Expands to West Orange Steve McElveen, MD, FACS Dr. McElveen is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 25 years of experience. A native of Hartsville, SC, he graduated from the University of South Carolina (USC) and earned his medical degree at the USC School of Medicine. Following his internship and residency training at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA, he acquired two decades of experience as a general surgeon in Anderson, SC, including a term as hospital Chief of Staff at AnMed Health. Specialties • Abdominal surgery • Bowel resection • Breast surgery • Hemorrhoid surgery • Hernia repair • Minimally invasive surgery • Reflux surgery • Thyroid surgery • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Center for Specialized Surgery 2000 Fowler Grove Blvd., 3rd Floor | Winter Garden, FL 34787 | P: (407) 303-7399 | Apopka Coming Soon Member of 17-FHMG-04821 17-FHMG-04821 CSS SW Orlando Bulletin Ad McElveen Sept_R1.indd 1 9/8/17 11:54 AM