“As people age, they get more tired or feel less vibrant. They may think, ‘am I supposed to feel this way,’” said Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, the founder and owner of Regenerative Medical Institute, an integrative and regenerative medical center in Greenville.
“In reality, age shouldn’t stop you from living your best life. If you replace the hormones that the body can no longer produce, the body can continue to function at a higher level. Proper diet, regular exercise and balanced hormones are the cornerstones of longevity,” Dr. Orbeck added.
After years of working as a physician – from delivering babies to hospice care – helping people live longer and better became Dr. Orbeck’s dream. All the services offered at RMI allowed those dreams to be realized.
In his bioidentical hormone therapy clinic, Dr. Orbeck dedicates his practice to helping women and men find relief from hormonal imbalances such as menopause, andropause – the male menopause – adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders. His center for regenerative medicine and sexual intimacy also provides comprehensive services that address the negative effects of aging on a person’s intimate wellness.
“I’ve always been more interested in the health and healing sector of medicine than sickness and disease,” Dr. Orbeck explained. “The hospital system is necessary; however, additional treatment may be required to give the body what it needs for optimal health. Our work at RMI takes the lead in a growing world of doctors dedicated to the reversal of disease and understanding the true meaning of health.”
At one point in his life, Dr. Orbeck encountered a traumatic event that required him to embrace the protocols now utilized in RMI clients. By taking a functional approach to wellness, combining nutrition and a fitness regimen with cell signaling and bioidentical hormone therapy, he fully recovered and was able to enjoy optimal living.
Today, patients travel from all over the Southeastern United States and beyond to RMI for the same approach to = wellness and to being their best selves as the aging process unfolds.
First-time patients often ask Dr. Orbeck what to expect during the wellness journey. The initial steps involve meticulous screening of blood and urine samples. Dr. Orbeck also examines the interaction between a person’s genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors to determine an individualized treatment plan. Part of the treatment plan may include hormonal signaling. Hormonal decline occurs in every individual with age.
Bioidentical hormone therapy is a foundation to health and recovery. Some of these hormones may require a small pellet implanted into the fat.
“This method offers a more uniform, more consistent release of the hormones; it is essentially mimicking the way the body functions,” Dr. Orbeck explained.
Many patients take additional supplements to enhance their treatment, which are targeted to each individual’s needs.
“All of our services aim to empower people to be their best – both in longevity and quality,” said Dr. Orbeck.
By Lisa Breslin