DR. Richard Silva, first and foremost, I am an osteopathic physician, also known as a D.O.
D.O.s are licensed physicians who, similar to M.D.s, can prescribe medication and perform surgery in all 50 states.
D.O.s and M.D.s have similar training requiring four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, and the successful completion of licensing exams. But DOs bring something extra to the practice of medicine.
Osteopathic physicians practice a "whole person" approach, treating the entire person rather than just symptoms. Focusing on preventive health care, DOs help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don't just fight illness, but help prevent it, too.
I am also board-certified in family medicine and was employed by The Veterans Administration (V.A) I worked as a hospitalist for almost a decade.
I am trained in both traditional and natural medicine.
I received my Medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NYCOM in 1996 and completed my residency at Nova Southeastern University NSU at Broward General and Palmetto General Hospital in Florida on 1999.
Dr. Silvas Ultra Wellness Center is comprised of a professional tri-lingual staff fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish and our goal is to have happy patients who understand and are educated on their health and/or conditions as well as prevention of disease. We pride ourselves on treating patients like our own family.
About our Presenters:
POLINA PETRUSEVICH: NUTRACEUTICAL CONSULTANT, DIET PLANNING SPECIALIST, AND CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST AT 7.7 NUTRITION
A successful, multi-talented entrepreneur with over 10
years of experience in the nutrition, health, and wellness industry. Polina believes that prevention is beer than
cure, and that's the reason why she started 7.7 Nutrition, a Registered Dietitian Company that rapidly became a staple
brand within multiple Powerhouse Gym locations nationwide.
As a former bikini competitor and champion, a former personal trainer and a gym owner, Polina knows what it takes to help you reach your goals. She does not believe in days off and takes pride in everything she does.
Polinas company, 7.7 Nutrition, is a premier Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist office that specializes in holistic weight loss management, nutritional counseling, and meal planning. Their area of expertise ranges from sports nutrition meal plans, holistic supplements, food inflammation testing and weight loss and wellness protocols.
The 7.7 Team consists of Registered Dietitians, Certified Lactation Specialists, Sports Nutritionists and Nutrition Technicians that truly care about making the world healthy.
More than 93 million Americans are obese, and the rate of diabetes is growing steadily. Many of these people are suffering from a cluster of symptoms and chronic health problems:insulin resistance metabolic dysfunctionabdominal obesitytype 2 diabetes.
We can refer to to those collectively as diabesity. These chronic illnesses share the same underlying causeand theyre preventable and, in many cases, completely reversible.
Our Professional Training Event will cover Diabesity by Dr.Richard Silva from Dr. Silva's Ultra Wellness and Functional Weight loss with Polina Petrusevich, Certified Nutritionist from 7.7 Nutrition.
This will be a jam packed event with information and the tools to begin a functional weight loss and lifestyle program at your clinic.
AM Session: Dr. Richard SilvaDefining Diabetes Type 1 & 2 from a clinical standpoint Basic pathophysiology and diagnosis criteria. Prediabetes definition and progression:early signs. Stress/ poor diet in DM2. Causes and symptoms with a functional medicine approach. HOMA IR and other labs measurements and diagnostic tools. Treatment and nutritional approach to reverse insulin resistance and intermittent fasting. How to approach patients with expectations with lifestyle changes.Dealing with fear. Type 3 diabetes and adrenal fatigue are casualties of DM2. Clinical application and case studies with results.
PM Session: Polina Petrusevich, Certified Nutritionist, Owner 7.7 NutritionProprietary functional weight loss program and materials Nutrient manipulation and timing: individualized nutrition for every body type, fitness type and weight goal. Which labs are most valuable and Food sensitivity testingInterpreting the data and reducing inflammation through supplementation How to improve patient outcomes and increase practice profits with Polina's business strategies.