1133 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Steven Gershon, M.D. is the Medical Director at Gershon Preventative Medicine and a Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctor.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 8AM–5PM
  • Tuesday 8AM–7PM
  • Wednesday 8AM–5PM
  • Thursday 8AM–5PM
  • Friday 8AM–1PM
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Hormone Replacement

We offer a variety of optimal aging and integrative wellness programs, all tailored to your individual needs, and all overseen by Dr. Steven Gershon, M.D. himself.

Dr. Steven Gershon, M.D.

25 Years of Medical Service

Gershon Preventative Medicine

You’ve probably heard by now that prevention is almost always the best cure. While there is no fountain of youth outside of myths and legends, there are preventative treatments for many of the common symptoms and maladies associated with aging.

Preventative medicine and hormone replacement therapy include a multitude of conventional, alternative, and holistic integrative wellness program options offered at Gershon Preventative Medicine including:

  • BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Nutritional Integrative Counseling
  • Medical Weight Loss & Restorative Health Programs

Restoring Vitality

Hormone Replacement Therapy isn’t only about restoring lost hormones in the system. Sometimes, you simply need more of the hormones your body currently produces so you can feel better, younger, and more vibrant.

We believe that hormone replacement is just one aspect of helping you experience your best possible self. That is why we offer a combination of treatments that include optimal nutrition, physical fitness, calorie restrictions, and antioxidant therapies in addition to optimal hormone replacement treatments.

Personalized Approach to Prevention

As an individual, your needs are different from that of your friends, neighbors, and even your family. Our treatments are designed to meet your needs as an individual based on your lifestyle and preventative health goals.

Experienced and Dedicated Professionals

Dr. Steven Gershon, M.D. brings more than 25 years of medical experience incorporating traditional medicine, holistic therapies, and alternative treatments, to the table. He uses his experience and extensive knowledge of these diverse therapies to offer you a range of options designed to deliver the best patient outcome.

The staff at Gershon Preventative Medicine offers exceptional, quality care, extensive knowledge of traditional and alternative treatments, and a focus on prevention.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones have a chemical structure that is identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body. We refer to them as natural because they are natural to the human body. Synthetic hormones have a structure similar to a form produced by your body, but not identical. These chemical differences mean the synthetic hormone acts differently, producing substantially different effects. Bioidentical and synthetic hormones should not be considered the same or used interchangeably. They are entirely different.

When Will I See Results?

Results will vary with each person. However, typical results occur within three to four months, where you’ll experience improvements in

  • Lean Muscle Mass
  • Sexual Libido
  • Stronger Bones
  • Energy
  • Definition
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Skin tone and elasticity
  • Overall profound sense of well-being
  • Mood
  • Other benefits you can’t see

Medical literature reports that combining bioidentical hormone replacement with proper nutrition and exercise reduces your risks of disease.

 

How Does Hormone Optimization Work?

Bioidentical hormone optimization uses hormones that have a chemical structure that’s identical to your body’s naturally produced hormones. Aging is really a decline in our body’s “hormone levels, substances that were once plentiful”. When your body can regain and maintain endocrine and metabolic functions at the higher end of normal range, it provides you with a better chance for a robust and healthy life.

Where Do Natural Hormones Come From?

The pure biologically identical hormone is either extracted from plants or synthetically manufactured. What is most important is that the end product is a molecule identical to the hormone molecule found naturally in the human body. This applies to all hormones, including thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.

What Happens As We Age?

As we age cellular receptor sites become less sensitive to stimulation by hormones, thus requiring increased amounts of hormones to affect a cellular change. This is precisely why people need optimal levels of hormones. Though some people’s levels maybe normal, they may still may need extra hormone replacement in order to feel better. This is particularly true with thyroid.

We must take advantage of the current state of the art, preventative medicine techniques which include an avoidance of risk factors of disease, optimal nutrition, adequate exercise, caloric restriction, antioxidant therapy, and optimal hormone replacement.

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