Testimonials - California Longevity and Vitality Medical Institute®
"I have been a patient of Dr. Bartnof's for a little over a year and I feel absolutely fantastic. I am 53 years old and began suffering symptoms of menopause at the age of 51. The hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, hair loss and depression were unbearable. Not to mention being a new bride with a very low libido. After months of trying everything I could think of I couldn't take it anymore. I am now a new person. I can honestly say that I have never had any doctor invest so much in my well being. I tell everyone I feel like I'm in my 30's but it's probably really 20's. Either way, it's a world of difference. So, let me tell you about California Longevity and Vitality Medical Institute. If anyone thinks they are going to get a quick 10 minute chat and a prescription, that's not how it's done. I knew from the moment I walked in the door that it was all about ME. Dr. Bartnof and his staff are there just to help me. There has been no sales pitches. There's been no trying to sell me on every imaginable test. I did my research and knew the importance of hormones before my appointment and continue to stay up to date. From my talks with Dr. Bartnof we've been able to resolve issues I've complained to my GP about for years. The bottom line is that I made a choice to try to live my life in the best health possible and it's one of my best decision ever. My husband is happy, I'm ecstatic and I highly, highly recommend Dr. Bartnof and his wonderful staff."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Bartnof's for over 3 years and have never felt better. I am now 51 years old and have endless energy and enthusiasm for life. Dr. Bartnof's program is aimed at longevity and how to achieve it. He reviews all aspects of your health and well being as part of the program from hormones to your environment. He will make suggestions from scientific studies that enhance your longevity if you chose to do them. He is genuinely interested in your overall health and helping with your path to longevity. He has been invaluable to me as a physician and I enjoy seeing him and learning what I can do to live a very long and healthy life! Neither Dr. Bartnof nor his staff has ever given me a "sales pitch" on products. Both he and his staff have always been professional and pleasant. I plan on being a patient until I am 100!"
"I have been seeing Dr. Bartnof for about a year and half and I have been very happy with the customized attention and treatment I have received. All of the staff is very attentive and helpful and Dr. Bartnof is very skilled and well informed. I have been able to get my hormones balanced, gone are the hot flashes and night sweats and I am sleeping soundly every night. When I had hit a weight plateau, Dr. Bartnof was insightful enough to recommend food allergy testing which has completely changed my life for the better. I feel so much better since I have been off of the offending foods and I have lost 12 pounds in about 8 weeks. More importantly, many of my symptoms have lessened or are completely gone."
"There's really not enough space to provide the deserved praise for Dr. Bartnof and the California Longevity and Vitality Institute. But those are the kinds of feelings generated when you save someone's life, which is exactly what Dr. Bartnof did for my mother.
"Dr Bartnof is highly trained in the practice of age management He has helped me regain youth and vigor With his help I have lost fat and gained lean muscle weight, transforming my body from 29 % body fat to 7%. The biggest transformation, however, has been in improving mood, ability to deal with stress, energy and focus."
"I couldn’t believe the changes in my body once I hit 41. The ups and downs & hot flashes were bad enough—plus I gained 33 pounds in 2 years and had no energy. YUK! I felt awful. After only a couple weeks on Dr. Bartnof’s program, I felt much better. After 2 months, I lost 18 pounds and felt great! My husband even became frisky again! Sleep is much better too. Thanks Dr. Bartnof!"
"Never ever did a doctor spend two hours with me. Dr. Bartnof is very kind and really cares about his patients. His attention to details and his total plan for health (like cancer prevention) is great. He knows a lot about eating right and supplements-he even found that I was taking too much vitamin A. He explains everything so I could understand. I now have hope for the future that I will be healthy for a long time. The natural hormones really work, and I’m glad to be off that synthetic stuff. Thank you."
"My workouts at the gym were getting harder and harder, and my waist kept getting bigger. Energy was low, I was getting depressed. My regular doctor prescribed Viagra for you-know-what, but it didn’t work. Dr. Bartnof got me going again! Workouts are back to where they were 10 years ago & I lost 19 pounds (have only 13% body fat), and feel like a new man (don't need Viagra anymore). He also took care of my cholesterol and high [blood] pressure. Now my wife is going to see him too."
"After 9 months under Dr. Bartnof's care, my bone density increased 6%. The Fosamax never did that. Thank you very much."
Dr. Bartnof and his staff are a rarity in health care. I have been seeing Dr. Bartnof for 5 years now, and I only wish I could have found him sooner. He has been great for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plus the other issues that accompany menopause -- nutrition, exercise, bone loss, poor sleep, memory, energy, etc. I also have numerous food allergies, and he has addressed those much more professionally, thoroughly and effectively than I certainly would have gotten from my HMO, or any other private practice doctor for that matter. He knows what tests are available to recommend to SOLVE health issues quickly, meaning time and money saved.
I've been going to Dr. Bartnof for a year and a half now. I started going to get my hormones balanced after having many problems with sleep, anxiety, memory and low energy after menopause. I was taking replacement hormones but didn't know if they were at the right levels for me. I was also taking an anti-depressant and sleeping pills. Dr Bartnof got my hormones balanced with natural hormones and got me taking supplements to balance my whole body. He checks my levels on everything regularly and adjusts my dosages to optimal levels. Now my energy is really good, I'm off the anti-depressant with no anxiety or depression, I have the energy to work out regularly so I have lost weight and body fat and am sleeping better. I have, so far, cut my sleeping medication in half and am slowly weaning off of it. I have such a better feeling of well-being and healthiness now.
I started going to Dr. Bartnof several years ago at age 51. Before starting, I was gaining weight around my mid-section despite aerobic exercise and what I thought was a pretty good diet. I was doing cycling/spin classes regularly and was annoyed that no matter how hard I worked, I was riding less well rather than better and my energy level was sinking. Two years into the program Dr. Bartnof maintains for me, I've lost the belly fat almost completely, I'm back in my size 32 pants, I have a body fat composition of 14%, I can keep up with the 30-somethings in spin class and am physically stronger and have more endurance. He not only tested my hormone levels, but also tested for food allergies, vitamin-deficiencies, c-reactive protein, homocysteine level, protein glycation and a number of other things that are implicated as disease risk factors in aging, he explained what they mean and advised on natural supplements and diet, not drugs, in optimizing and/or controlling those levels and risk factors. He prescribes hormone replacement (I was low even for my age bracket), and also counsels me on vitamin/co-factor supplementation, diet, exercise and food allergies and has periodic blood work done to insure that the program is working and that my levels are maintained or improving and if not usually has another recommendation. My commitment of time and money in his program is giving me amazing results that are lasting, not tapering off with time, and he seems not only engaged in providing the best medical expertise, but also genuinely pleased at my progress which helps to motivate me. Given that "mainstream" healthcare principally treats the symptoms of disease with drugs or surgery rather than aiming at restoring, much less preserving, health, I want to remain independent of that system for as long as I can and I think Dr. Bartnof's integrative program is a great way to do it.
Dr. Bartnof is truly as good as it gets! If you are serious about being healthy then he will guide you to real health. He is a no nonsense guy that cares about his patients. He also has an incredible group of professionals to assist him. This is how its done, go see him!!!