MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pritikin Longevity Center, America's longest-running transformative health and weight-loss retreat, today announces Centers of Excellence, an exclusive designation for leading concierge medical practices, designed to offer concierge patients pioneering health services and exclusive rates to concierge partners.
In recent years, concierge medicine has grown in popularity as hospitals and more than 12,000 primary care physicians now operate concierge practices, all in response to patient demand for a personalized experience, shorter wait times and better service. Many of these patients value their health and are looking for a partner to realize their longevity potential by preventing or reversing disease.
Pritikin is the first comprehensive lifestyle program in America and, for more than 40 years, has been at the forefront of lifestyle science. The program, which has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed studies, is the most successful method for preventing and controlling leading health concerns, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
"At Pritikin, we teach healthy lifestyle habits. Through our resort program, we arm guests with the skills to transform their lives and successfully prevent and reverse disease," states Danine Fruge, M.D., A.B.F.P., medical director at Pritikin Longevity Center. "The Pritikin Centers of Excellence program offers concierge doctors across the U.S. a powerful ally in their work to improve the health and wellness of their patients, as well as the added resource for world-class VIP health experiences patients have come to expect."
Pritikin Longevity Center employs a faculty of board-certified physicians, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists and chefs who lead one-week, two-week or longer resort programs geared toward turning the physician's lifestyle prescription into reality. Pritikin helps guests fit safe physical activity into their routines and teaches them how to use food as medicine through a variety of educational classes that focus on continued success once they leave the resort. To help lock in new habits, the program utilizes evidence-based techniques, centered on peer-reviewed research and the latest guidelines on preventive care from American Heart Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition to concierge medical practices, the Pritikin Centers of Excellence certification is available to other providers including endocrinologists, ophthalmologists and cardiologists. With a focus on cardiology, Pritikin also offers Medicare-approved Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR) with peer-reviewed published research that proves improvement of patients' cardiovascular disease through specific outcomes. Through the Pritikin ICR program, patients see a positive effect in the progression of coronary heart disease, as well as reduced need for coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions.
Concierge physicians attending the 2018 Concierge Medicine Forum, Oct. 26-27 in Atlanta, can connect with Pritikin onsite — where, as an event sponsor, Pritikin will speak and exhibit — to learn how their patients can receive preferred rates at the Pritikin Longevity Center. For additional information about becoming a Pritikin-Certified member of the Centers of Excellence, visit https://www.pritikin.com/excellence.
About Pritikin Longevity Center
For more than 40 years, the internationally renowned Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa has served as the leading total body and mind health resort destination in the world. From weight loss to the prevention and reversal of the progression of coronary heart disease, diabetes and other health concerns, the program immerses guests in a life-calibrating educational journey embedded in longevity-rich dining, culinary classes, private physician diagnostics, weight-loss workshops, diabetes management and reversal, longevity living education and psychological well-being. Located in Miami, nestled within an exquisite 650-acre, four-star resort with beautiful pools, championship golf courses and other world-class amenities, a Pritikin health and wellness retreat offers something for those seeking to enjoy the greatest duration of life. To begin the longevity journey, visit www.pritikin.com.
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