“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
– Benjamin Franklin
Your body weight only means so much.
At modrn med we prefer to look at the health of your body by measuring your body composition.
Conventional doctors use your height and weight to calculate your body mass index, or BMI, which can be useful. However, this number doesn't factor in your body composition, the percentage of body that's made up of fat versus muscle.
Let's take Rob Gronkowski for example. Gronkowski, a pro football player is 6'6" and 265 pounds. This equates to a body mass index of over 30, which puts him in the obese category. Now, if you've seen him with his shirt off you would never categorize him as obese. This shows you that BMI isn't always a useful measurement, especially for athletes.
Even if your BMI is normal you could still have a high percentage of body fat or increased levels of visceral fat that increases the risk for heart disease.
This is why we focus on optimizing our patients body composiiton, not just reducing body weight.
Muscle is a key factor in longevity and ensuring our patients have enough muscle is top priority.
We offer comprehensive testing to ensure that no other factors are preventing you from reaching your goals.
Comprehensive metabolic testing (insulin, oral glucose tolerance tests etc)
Continuous glucose monitors
Advanced cardiac testing (coronary artery calcium score, APO B, Lp(a) and more
Liver, kidney and basic metabolic tests
Sex hormone testing
Complete thyroid testing
Our doctors will talk to you about your current exercise routine and what is needed to achieve your results.
We use a digital software program to analyze your dietary intake to make educated, objective recommendations on dietary changes that will help you achieve your results.
Currently Dr. Mary Pardee and Dr. Sarah Williams are the two doctors who specialize in body composition optimization at modrn.
Dr Mary Pardee met me at a time when I was overweight and had high blood sugar and a lot of inflammation. I was being told I had to take a medication that I had to inject daily in order to regulate my blood sugar. Dr. Mary helped me work out an eating program that was easy to use and fit my personal needs. Three months later I have very normal blood sugar, low cholesterol, reduced pain that was caused by inflammation and I am losing weight and feeling great. She is patient and encouraging and extremely supportive. My family is amazed and happy for me, I am so grateful to have been referred to her.