“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” How many times have you heard that quote? At Sarasota Wellness and Internal medicine, we definitely believe it and your health and well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Because of medical, scientific and technological advances in the last few decades, we know what it takes to live a long and healthy life.
Dr. Sheri Weinstein is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine for over a decade. Her broad background in cardiovascular disease and lipid management, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and dermatology enables her to work with her patients to help them manage health issues such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal change, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and more. She is a highly sought-after concierge physician who also maintains full hospital staff privileges caring for her patients in sickness and in health. Whether you are interested in anti-aging therapies, weight loss programs, hormone therapies or aesthetic-beauty treatments, our customized programs will help you feel better, look younger and achieve your optimal wellbeing.
“Practice what you preach” has always been an underlying theme for Dr. Weinstein. She continues to compete in marathons, including Boston, in Adventure Races, and has been ranked All American in triathlon for several years, finishing in the top of her division on the national level, and was ranked 6th in her age group in the World Championship for Ironman 70.3 Triathlon.
Sarasota Wellness & Internal Medicine and Dr. Sheri Weinstein are committed to motivating you to be as passionate as we are about enjoying and living a healthy lifestyle. With our superior staff, our relaxing and peaceful medical setting and our comprehensive treatments and services, Sarasota Wellness & Internal Medicine is the perfect path to help you meet all of your health and beauty goals.
Q1: Before joining A4M, what was your medical background?
I was newly graduated from residency in Internal Medicine from Jackson Memorial Hospital and was practicing in Miami, Florida working as a medical director for a private clinic and two other facilities and also as principal investigator doing clinical trials for drug companies. I had staff privileges at several different hospitals in Miami and was a true workaholic. I was very busy “chasing the diseases” but not doing much in the way of prevention. I became involved with A4M and the functional and regenerative medical community in approximately 2001 and became more involved in 2002 after the Women’s Health Initiative Trial tried to convince us that hormones were bad for us. It made no sense to me at all and I knew that the truth was not being revealed in mainstream medicine journals.
Q2: What anti-aging techniques have you incorporated into your practice? And how did you so?
I am board certified in both Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine, so I feel comfortable doing much in the way of bioidentical hormones, detoxification, and nutritional consultations. The aesthetics has been a passion for me since my dermatology rotations at University of Miami where we were doing testing on lasers and various fillers and neuromodulators, so it was easy to continue that in the practice. The exercise physiology and nutrition testing is also something I already had a good deal of personal experience with since I have been an elite athlete my whole life, competing in Ironman triathlons and multi-day Adventure races, among many other loves. My husband, an RN, is also a former pro triathlete, and has qualified for and competed in Ironman Hawaii several times. He has been a great addition to my team of professionals and is my IV infusion nurse.
Q3: What are the benefits of practicing anti-aging medicine? (as a professional, and for your practice?)
I know I am doing the best for my patients, not just what the drug companies are promoting this year. I also have some of the best-looking and healthiest patients around and they are my best advertisements! I also have the opportunity to develop a bond and a deep friendship with many of my patients and they treat me like family.
Q4: What are the changes you see in your patients?
They live longer, fuller lives, they have far less cancers and chronic degenerative diseases, and they thrive rather than just survive, even into their ninth and tenth decades.
Q5: Why would you recommend Anti-Aging Medicine to your peers?
It is the standard of care for good medicine. Regenerative medicine is far more rewarding than simply being a referral source or a prescription-writer or “gatekeeper”. It is certainly more efficient and cost-effective to prevent diseases rather than to try to treat them after they have occurred. I would love nothing more than to bring another doctor with my same knowledge base, interests, and standards into my beautiful practice to enjoy the dream practice that I have built over the last decade and a half.
Q6: Where do you see the future of Anti-Aging medicine 20 years from now?
Artificial Intelligence will be guiding therapy to a larger extent. We will likely have microbots that are injectable means of treating cancers, pathogens, and destroying atherosclerotic plaques. Gene therapy and stem cell therapy will be even more important, and energy medicine will become more mainstream. Best of all, the overwhelming data being generated by research in this field will continue to attract many new doctors that were initially nay-sayers about regenerative medicine and integrative medicine and so the field will continue to grow exponentially as patients continue to ask for these services.