The traditional medical view has been that aging is a process with inevitable complications such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and dementia, as well as the steady decline of physical and cognitive abilities. The newer approach seeks to prevent these disorders and possibly slow the process of aging, not just treat its complications.
M. E. "Gene" Turner MD is a board certified physician, advanced fellowship trained in Regenerative and Functional Medicine and a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, with over 25 years of clinical experience. Dr. Turner graduated from the University of Arizona and received residency training at Vanderbilt University. He is the medical director of Mid-Florida Age Management.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and is fellowship trained in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. He has also received certification as Therapeutic Lifestyle Practitioner through Metagenics FirstLine Lifestyle Medicine Program. The CDC and NIH recommend Lifestyle Treatment Programs for such lifestyle conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, poor glucose control and overweight. Such programs require time and expertise to develop and implement; our programs include addressing diet, exercise, stress management, sleep issues, nutritional supplementation where indicated and correction of metabolic errors, when detected. Evidence based programs are used to assess, interpret, and recommend proven integrative protocols which dramatically increase patient adherence and engagement level. The effect is a symbiotic relationship between practitioner and patient resulting in patient centered care and higher levels of wellness.
The practice is that of a consultant, Dr. Turner is not a Primary Care Physician.
Dr. Turner uses conventional, nutritional, complementary and alternative modalities. He specializes in hypertension, lipid disorders, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, nutritional and weight management, and clinical age management. He has a special interest in anti-aging medicine for which he uses a combination of natural and prescriptive therapies.