Dr. Wilgarde has been the acting physician here since 2018 working under Neal Rouzier, who is our medical director and our founder. We are internationally known for our services in the art of hormone optimization including Thyroid, Testosterone, Progesterone, Estradiol. We also are able to help patients deal with insulin resistance and DHEA and Vitamin D issues. We primarily use the Rouzier method however pellet therapy is also available. Dr. Wilgarde is board certified in four specialities besides being hormone certified by Neal Rozier. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Rehab., Pain Management and Neurological Testing.
We are able to get the patient started with very affordable blood tests at LabCorp. The average cost for women is $148.50 and $161 for men. We also can test for IGF-1 and include treatment with HGH. Our protocol is the true Rouzier protocol.
Please call to speak with our patient advocate, Cisca Friend to see if our program is what you have been looking for. We are located one block from the Palm Springs Airport (PSP). We do require the first visit be in person and the rest can done by phone after that wherever you live, except Hawaii. Please call us today 760-320-4292.
I have been prescribing bio-identical hormone therapy as part of my Integrative Medicine practice since 1995. I am a Physician Assistant and Licensed Acupuncturist. This dual training gives me a broad medical perspective and toolbox for dealing with the complexities of patient care. I like to work collaboratively with people who need help achieving optimal health.
Dr. John Tidwell is Opt Health’s Chief Medical Officer. As an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Tidwell quickly discovered the lack of emphasis that conventional medicine places on preventing disease. Why treat diseases when we can prevent them altogether?
This insight led Dr. Tidwell to seek out a BHRT certification from the Academy of Preventive and Innovative Medicine as well as training from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. So when childhood friend Camilo Isaza (Opt Health’s co-founder and CEO) reached out for help with a telemedicine platform focusing on men’s wellness and preventive medicine, Dr. Tidwell was immediately on board.
Dr. Tidwell graduated from Georgia Tech at the top of his class with a degree in engineering before discovering and pursuing orthopaedics, a field of medicine that merges engineering with human physiology.
After graduating from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University in 2008, Dr. Tidwell completed his residency at West Virginia University Hospitals and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Tidwell served as a clinical instructor of orthopaedic surgery for Community Regional Medical Centers in Fresno, California.
Besides his work as a surgeon, Dr. Tidwell has contributed extensively to research in the field of orthopaedics, with papers appearing in Injury, the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and the American Journal of Orthopaedics. He has also given lectures on his work throughout North America.
I am a Board Certified general psychiatrist trained in Osteopathic medicine in private practice since 1988. My practice includes is one of eclectic psychotherapy, (for example: interpersonal, redecision, psychodynamic and supportive) and conventional psychiatric medication evaluations and treatment.
In 2005 I began to incorporate bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as an adjunct to my practice. I also use functional medicine principles including nutritional guidance. I include the use of neurotransmitter precursors and nutraceuticals. and have hundreds of hours of training in these field.
All sessions are individualized as per the principals I was trained in and to address the unique gifts, biology and challenges of my patients
Dr. Brandon Chastant began his medical career after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University. He gained experience in every facet of hospital patient care, specializing in Cardiac ICU, Telemetry, and the Emergency Department. He earned his Masters of Science in Integrative Healthcare between assignments working as a traveling nurse in the ICU in Arizona, Montana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Hawaii. He graduated with Top Academic Honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has practiced as an Integrated Naturopathic Physician specializing in Men’s Health including Testosterone Therapy, Women’s Health including Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Thyroid disorders, as well as effectively treating acute and chronic illnesses with IV Therapies.
Dr. Chastant is board certified completing his Fellowship in Naturopathic Cardiology under the tutelage of Dr Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA; he is the third Naturopathic physician to achieve this designation. He has trained physicians (MD, DO, NMD) around the country in Men’s Health treatments of low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and prostate issues. Dr. Chastant has participated in numerous medical missions serving poor, remote communities in Honduras, Nepal, Mexico, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.