A4M valued member Lee Light, MD, ABAARM shares insight from his professional experience in this Member of the Month feature.
Dr. Lee Light received his BA at University of Illinois, completing postgraduate work, internship, and residency at University of South Florida. Dr. Light has worked at a private practice in Naples since 1975, specializing in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Light states: “Over the years I’ve seen an ever increasing need to care for the growing senior population in the Naples area. With an intense desire to not just provide medical care for my patients, but also improve their quality of life, I founded the Naples Longevity Clinic in February 2000.”
Q1: Before joining A4M, what was your medical background?
Standard allopathic medical practice, began incorporating alternative therapies in 2000 with more emphasis on diet and exercise, preventive techniques and lifestyle changes. I wanted to help patients rather than prescribe medications. I saw some patients age more rapidly than others even in my own family and wanted to learn why. Was it genetic, environmental or both?
Q2: What anti-aging techniques have you incorporated into your practice? And how did you do so?
A holistic (whole body) program with the goal of improving body function is what I practice. Proper balancing of hormones, diet, exercise, vitamins and antioxidants allows us to achieve the optimum from our bodies. These techniques as well as newer cutting edge technologies will actually prevent disease. Each of us is genetically unique and therefore this requires a program that is customized to meet our individual needs. This program is a cooperative approach between the patient the the physician.
Q3: What are the benefits of practicing Anti-Aging Medicine: as a professional, and for your practice?
Our approach to health care is innovative. The watchword of Longevity medicine is prevention. Modern medicine is excellent at treating acute problems, but is generally inadequate in truly preventing the chronic conditions that are afflicting not just our parents, but ultimately most of us. I believe that there is a better way and this is the focus of the Naples Longevity Clinic.
My patients look and feel better, they are generally more appreciative of our efforts and become more proactive in their health. Our team looks at patients as partners in health care.
Q4: What are the changes you see in your patients?
Improved energy and sense of well being, mentally perform better, joint soreness has decreased, basically their zest for life has improved. Our goal is to improve quality and quantity of their years.
Q5: Why would you recommend Anti-Aging Medicine to your peers?
You will see a difference in your patients and regain the reason you became a doctor – helping people function better.
Q6: Where do you see the future of Anti-Aging Medicine 20 years from now?
Even more emphasis on Genomics and Biotech procedures and better understanding and promotion of primary preventive medicine. True wellness.