Proactive Health Prevents Disease



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Dr. Mary Kay Ross works with you to construct a proactive game plan for you to achieve optimal health.

Practice makes perfect.  That is a motto never truer than for Mary Kay Ross, MD, the founder of the Institute for Personalized Medicine, whose own practice was the result from years of working in multiple emergency and trauma centers across the nation, including Savannah’s own Memorial. Countless patients came under her care and what Dr. Ross realized was most patients suffered from often preventable conditions including obesity, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Ross’s own path to functional medicine started in 2012 after she herself became a patient as a result of a biotoxin exposure. She was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease, psoriatic arthritis, and a heart condition. Unsatisfied with treatment options presented to her, she quickly realized that she needed a different approach and immersed herself in functional medicine training. She then treated herself using a regimen including supplements, diet, targeted medications and lifestyle modification. During this time, she would come to learn the core theme of functional medicine which is to determine the root cause of illness rather than merely treating symptoms.

Excited about her new knowledge, Dr. Ross opened the Institute for Personalized Medicine providing Savannah with a place where patients could be evaluated and treated utilizing a functional approach. Six years later, Dr. Ross continues her quest to provide proactive preventable care to patients before reactive treatment is needed. The day to day mission for Dr. Ross’s Institute for Personalized Medicine (IPM) remains to provide the citizens of the lowcountry with an option of a proactive and progressive medical practice specializing in the methods of functional medicine as a means to heal and ultimately reverse symptoms of those living with chronic illnesses.  According to Dr. Mary Kay Ross, functional medicine came about “because our current medical model doesn’t adequately answer the problem of chronic illness, we are seeing in today’s society.” as she explains. “The 21st century physician will be the physician that looks for the root cause of illness. We are a culmination of our exposures through life, our lifestyles and our genetics. The day of the pill for the ill is over. Patients expect more from their doctors and health providers.” 

 

Dr. Mary Kay Ross

In 2010, Dr. Ross left the emergency room to devote her efforts full-time towards helping her patients achieve true healing though the use of functional medicine. Dr. Ross believes that medicine is evolving and physicians become better by learning continually. In 2016, Dr. Ross partnered with Dr. Dale Bredesen to apply her knowledge and clinical expertise to patients suffering from cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Today, Dr. Ross is regarded nationally as the leading provider utilizing a multimodal approach protocol addressing all aspects of brain health. She firmly believes that this is an exciting time to be practicing medicine. Dr. Ross is committed to her beliefs and is passionate about the medicine she practices. She is a tireless patient advocate and is relentless in her pursuit for solving complex medical cases.

The 21st Century Epidemic:

Neurodegenerative diseases are rapidly becoming more prominent in our society. Alzheimer’s disease has become the third leading cause of death in America second only to cardiovascular disease and cancer. If you are a female aged 65 or older you are more likely to die from Alzheimer’s Disease than breast cancer. There have been over 450 failed drug trials designed to combat Alzheimer’s Disease with no solution. Out of the 10 leading deadly diseases in America Alzheimer’s disease is the only one with no cure or treatment plan. Monotherapy is failing to provide an effective solution. Dr. Dale Bredesen a UCLA neurologist has been researching Alzheimer’s disease for 30 years and has realized that a functional multimodal approach can reverse or halt the progression of the disease. Dr. Ross has been working closely with Dr. Bredesen as his Chief Medical Officer for the past 2.5 years.

 

Institute for Personalized Medicine / 3 Johnston Street, Savannah, GA/ 912.352.1234 / 2331 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 / 310.954.2884 / instituteforpersonalizedmedicine.com

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Events Calendar

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    Jan 19, 2019
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Scenes of the South

The Fire Ball

IAFF Savannah Firefighters gathered together at Savannah Station March 15th to celebrate with friends and family. They welcomed their newest members, honored those that recently retired and acknowledged departments joining from around the world! The event was a blast. From 6pm-10pm guests danced to live music, sampled premium foods and even played with local puppies up for adoption.

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The Royal Flush Casino Night Presented by Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

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The Telfair Ball

The 39th annual Telfair Ball celebrated the 200th anniversary of the remarkable architecture of Telfair Museums historic buildings and the pioneering legacy of Mary Telfair. This year the Ball was held in Forsyth Park among a myriad of carnival performers and fanciful nymphs. Hundreds of Savannah locals and many visitors came together to celebrate a love of art and South Eastern heritage. The ball supports the future of the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, and the Jepson Center. Proceeds directly fund the museum's educational outreach, exhibitions, and release activities, bring the benefits of art to over 190,000 people each year.

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On Saturday, January 12, 2019 Savannah helped McGruff the Crime Dog take a bite out of crime at the Crimestoppers Savannah's 3rd Annual Putt Putt Mini Golf Tournament held at Island Miniature Golf and Game on Wilmington Island. Proceeds went to helping fund rewards for the Crimestopper's anonymous crime tip line.

Dining in the Dark

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the 3rd Annual Dining in the Dark event presented by The Charles C. Taylor and Samir Nikocevic Charitable Foundation benefitting the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, was held at the Embassy Suites/Downtown Savannah.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018

Savannah's 39 Rue De Jean celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the official end of this year’s growing season. Harvest is complete and vintners—especially in France—are ready to celebrate the completion of the harvest. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine that is annually released on the third Thursday in November. Nouveau wine undergoes a very short fermentation process, and yields an extremely fresh and fruity wine.

A Chefs Collaborative

This five course dinner held at Pacci Italian Kitchen and Bar allowed guests to taste exceptional flavors steeped in tradition. Included were the culinary skills of Chef Adam Barnett of The Katharine Brasserie & Bar, Winston-Salem, NC, Chef Robert Hoffman of Angeline’s Charlotte, NC, Chef Daniel Gorman of The Henley Nashville, TN, Chef Sebastien Rondier of Brabo, Alexandria, VA, and Chef Lauren Teague of PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar.