Dr. Sean Breen – Preventive Medicine Expert
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Orange County
Dr. Breen is an expert in anti-aging, functional and regenerative medicine. He specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and operates a private concierge based medical practice in Orange County. Dr. Breen creates personalized health programs for patients with a focus on preventing future disease and reversing existing disease. His preventive health program is an annual plan to help patients make life long changes and achieve optimal health.
There are 3 phases to Dr. Breen’s program:
Phase 1: Optimize hormones to the 20-30 year old levels indefinitely (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, pregnenolone, melatonin, cortisol and DHEA)
Traditional medicine fails to understand the health benefits or hormone optimization. In the traditional medical model doctors treat patients based on “normal” lab values. What this means is that if your lab values come back “normal for your age” you do not get hormone supplementation. This philosophy of patient care is obsolete and ignores the health benefits of having optimal hormone levels. In the traditional medical model, a 55 year old man presents to his doctor to have his testosterone levels checked because he has a decrease in libido, poor energy levels, increased fat and depression. After checking his levels his doctor reports that they are “normal” for his age and instead of treating with testosterone the patient leaves with a prescription for lexapro (for his depression) and viagra for his erectile dysfunction and decreased libido. This model ignores the patients complaints and assumes that “normal” is optimal. There is a plethora of medical literature that says patients should have their hormone levels optimized to the levels they had in their twenties. Instead of getting two prescription drugs, the correct treatment should have been to optimize his testosterone levels. Dr. Breen optimizes all hormones for all of his patients that show signs and have symptoms of hormone deficiency.
Phase 2: Customize a unique exercise and nutrition plan based on metabolic testing and your specific body composition
The future of medicine is customization. No two patients are alike and therefore should not receive the same nutritional advice. We can now test for specific nutritional deficiencies and customize a plan that is unique to your current metabolic state.
Dr Breen will tell you exactly what supplements you should take based on science and the latest pier reviewed medical journals. Dr. Breen takes the guess work out of the plethora of choices you have when you walk into a health food store. He will calculate your exact body composition and tell you how many calories your body burns each day rest (basal metabolic rate). He will tell which foods to avoid and specifically which foods to eat. But even more importantly, he will tell you when to eat during the day and how much. He leaves nothing to your imagination! Achieving your ideal body weight is mandatory and we will give you the tools you achieve that goal.
Unfortunately, most chronic diseases progress to 80% or more to killing you before you know they are there. Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. The traditional medical model which focuses on symptom management is failing to stop the proliferation of chronic disease. Most physicians are not trained to access the underlying causes of chronic disease and to apply nutrition, exercise and hormone optimization to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients. Functional medicine is looking at patients from a “global” perspective. For example, depression and other mood disorders are many times the result of nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and environmental toxins. Too often patients that have depression as a result of hypothyroidism for example are given drugs like prozac when the correct treatment is give thyroid hormone. Many patients in the United States right now with mood disorders are being treated with anti-depressants when the real problem is mercury toxicity that is not being considered.
Dr. Breen’s preventive medical approach takes into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual, exposures to environmental toxins and the aspects of todays lifestyle which have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease. Functional medicine allows him to diagnose the root cause of each patients illness.
Dr. Breen designed this program to “coach” you back to health. Patients will be given a 12 month plan which tells them the specific steps they should be taken on a daily, weekly, quarterly and annual basis.
Nothing will be left to the imagination
Dr. Breen will teach you:
- What hormones you need to optimize
- What supplements you should be taking and what supplements are not necessary
- When to perform a cleanse or detox
- How to determine your exact caloric intake necessary for optimal health.
- How to exercise safely and efficiently
- What to eat and when you should eat it
- What routine blood work you should receive
- How to wean off prescription drugs safely
- When specialized tests are needed
- How to set and achieve health goals
Each patient receives a health binder that contains an explanation of all of their lab results and an explanation of the benefits and instructions for each hormone that they are taking.
This program is for patients who are committed to making long lasting changes to their health. It is a high touch, personalized health care plan where you have access to Dr. Breen via regular office visits, email, phone calls and texts. He is your private preventive medical doctor.Get Started Now
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I can not tell you how many patients will say to me "Thank you for giving me my life back". I am truly blessed to be able to help so many people.-Dr. Sean Breen
What Patients are Saying
I am eternally grateful for Dr. Breen. Once he optimized my hormone levels it was like I got my life back. At 55 years old, my mood improved, my sex life returned and I had energy to give to my family again. I realized it wasn't a red corvette I needed, it was testosterone and thyroid!