Defy Medical offers a medical program that promotes fat loss and improved muscle tone for a better quality of life with long term results. Together, this leads to an improved body composition.
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The physicians at Defy Medical have developed a proven method for effective fat loss which includes a customized program combining nutrition, exercise, hormones, peptides, lipotropic injections and hunger suppressants. Patients are given access to affordable blood testing, prescription medications and physician services that can be accessed remotely for your convenience.
The initial assessment typically includes:
If treatment is prescribed, patients will be given access to a cGMP compounding pharmacy that offers a variety of affordable medications delivered to your doorstep.
Regular follow-up assessments will include blood work, symptomology, body composition and physician consultation.
The Defy Medical program also includes testing which allows Defy physicians to detect, prevent, or reverse Adult Onset Diabetes as well as comprehensive metabolic and hormone testing to detect and treat any hormone deficiency.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
-Thomas A. Edison
New patients begin with a consultation that includes a blood panel, an evaluation and a treatment plan. Our initial consultation allows for up to an hour with a Defy provider, who will discuss all test results, conditions and goals. Whether the objective is to manage diabetes, improve body composition or find a weight management program that emphasizes quality of life, the Defy Medical clinical team will develop a personalized program designed to exceed expectations. You may also have access whenever you want and stay connected to your care team anywhere you go.Change your life
Hormones are the key to maintaining a healthy weight, which is why Defy Medical offers comprehensive hormone management for weight loss. Your hormones work to promote a healthy and well-functioning body. When key hormones are produced in insufficient quantities, that imbalance impacts your weight. You can even work out four to five times a week and notice that you are retaining fat in hard-to-lose areas. This is usually due to hormones that are not working optimally.
Hormones send the body chemical messages, produced in the endocrine glands, that control processes such as regulating metabolism and body weight. Hormonal imbalance means having too much or too little of certain hormones — and even small changes can cause serious effects.
For women, changes in estrogen levels affect weight, particularly around menopause. You gain weight, and weight is harder to lose. According to Medical News Today, this can lead to a dangerous buildup of visceral fat, which is linked to serious conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some cancers. Healthline reports that 10 million Americans, including 1 in 5 women over 60, can gain weight even when dieting.
Weight gain in men is commonly caused by not producing enough testosterone. Normal testosterone promotes muscle gain and may suppress increased fat buildup. Men with “Low T” gain fat more easily, with Healthline adding that 30% of obese men and over 70% of morbidly obese men shown to have lower testosterone levels.
Defy Medical also helps patients concerned with detecting, preventing or reversing adult-onset diabetes.
Type-2 diabetes mellitus is a preventable disease that has been diagnosed in 29 million Americans as of 2012. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older with prediabetes. Improvements in diet and body composition alone may prevent type-2 diabetes in patients who are at risk. Sometimes established type-2 diabetes can be reversed with proper nutrition, body composition improvement and adequate testosterone levels.
Men who have type-2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from low testosterone as a man without diabetes. Among men with low testosterone levels, 70% reported ED and 63% reported low sex drive. A new study on men with type-2 diabetes, presented at the Society for Endocrinology, shows that those with low levels of testosterone may die sooner than those with optimized testosterone. It’s important to note that testosterone is an important hormone for women as well.
A Defy Medical physician will evaluate important metabolic biomarkers to establish diabetes risk, along with important hormone markers to determine if there is a deficiency. Improvements in body composition through the reduction of body fat, increase in muscle mass and application of testosterone therapy (when appropriately diagnosed) will provide an effective and comprehensive approach to treating type-2 diabetes. Blood sugar control will remain a priority, while diet, education and support will be a routine part of each patient’s treatment. An on-site nutritionist will be an integral member of the clinical team.
Your Defy Medical doctor will provide complete diabetes management in addition to employing progressive strategies to help improve or reverse the disease.
Treat the causes with your own custom, medically-based plan to get lasting weight loss results and promote a healthier you. Defy Medical’s team of doctors apply their proven methods to your own personalized medical program of weight management and body composition improvement by combining the essential elements outlined below.
Analyzing blood chemistry is an important tool needed to design the most effective treatment plan. All new patients will receive a blood test completed at Defy Medical or your local laboratory.
The blood tests include the following biomarkers:
Metabolic | Testosterone FT | Estrogen | Insulin-like Growth Factor | Thyroid | Diabetes Panel
Your doctor will discuss your lab results along with symptoms, dietary habits, activity, medical history and lifestyle choices, in addition to reviewing personalized treatment options available to you. You will have enough time with your doctor to address multiple issues.
Defy Medical uses compounded products for weight management and hormone therapies.
Commercial options used in weight management:
Thyroid Replacement Products
Thyroid function may be important for body composition and the occurrence of obesity in the population.
Evidence shows that low normal thyroid levels are associated with an inability to lose weight and obesity. Thyroid medications should never be given as a weight loss medication but appropriate replacement with the proper preparations often elevates a number of symptoms, often including continued weight gain.
MIC LIPO INJECTION
LIPO B INJECTION
LIPO C INJECTION
B12 INJECTIONS FOR WEIGHT-MANAGEMENT
COMPOUNDED PHENTERMINE CAPSULE
PHENTERMINE + 5-HTP CAPSULE
7-KETO DHEA CAPSULE
Meet Your Care Team
Defy Medical is staffed by knowledgeable medical professionals including medical doctors, experienced healthcare professionals, and administrative teams who are qualified and trained to deliver a high level of care.
Justin Saya, MD
Dr. Justin Saya, M.D. is the medical director and lead practicing physician at Defy Medical. He offers therapy to both men and women who are looking to balance their hormone levels and improve their overall quality of life. His patients have reported benefits such as improved energy levels, restored libido, and much more.
Caleb Calkins, MD
Dr. Calkins is focused on optimum health for his patients. He believes in a proactive approach to medicine that emphasizes maintaining an appropriate balance of nutrition, hormones, and fitness. He is dedicated to finding the root causes of his patient’s symptoms and the appropriate treatment regimens for complete wellness.
Melissa Faulk, PA-C
Melissa Faulk, PA-C, graduated Summa Cum Laude from South University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies. Melissa is a NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) board-certified physician assistant with nearly 20 years of clinical experience...
Janel Mayer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Janel Mayer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Penn College in 2004 and gained valuable experience caring for critically ill patients at some of the finest facilities on the east coast.
Mike Linkous, PA-C
Mike Linkous, PA, completed his bachelor’s degree in Adult Fitness/Exercise Science at Marshall University in West Virginia. He received his Physician Assistant degree from The College of West Virginia in Beckley, West Virginia in 2000.
Ben Walker, APRN, DC
Ben Walker, APRN, DC received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1989 and has been a nurse practitioner since 2014. His interest in the integrative approach to healthcare inspired him to explore and understand the many facets of optimizing personal health.
Jill Dillenburg, RN
Jill Dillenburg, RN, has practiced as a board-certified registered nurse for the past 10 years. She has specialized in the areas of hormone replacement therapy and cardiology. Since 2014, Jill has practiced with Defy as both a provider and the medical manager to Defy’s team of medical assistants.