A Unique Wellness Practice

I am a Board Certified Family Physician in Decatur, Illinois and I am Fellowship Trained in Anti-Aging Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. I have provided caring, comprehensive patient care in central Illinois since 1991. This included practicing obstetrics for 15 years!

My Wellness Practice is UNIQUE in that I practice Personalized METABOLIC FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE. What does this mean? Metabolic Functional medicine includes nutritional, homeopathic, herbal, environmental, orthomolecular, anti-aging, holistic, functional, and preventive medicine all rolled into one.

Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat from which everything begins. First, if your gut is not healthy the process starts to break down here and abnormalities in function begin to appear in other body systems. If you have heartburn and take medication for it, then you have a gut problem that needs to be evaluated and fixed – Remember – no one was born with a “purple pill” deficiency!

The energy made by every cell in your body runs multiple chemical and hormonal reactions in the body allowing normal function. A metabolic disorder occurs when poorly functioning or abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process and lead to imbalances leading to disease or illness. One area of imbalance in your body is not unlike one unbalanced wheel on your car – you can feel it in the entire vehicle. A good example is diabetes – it is a metabolic disorder of the pancreas but it starts to cause other metabolic problems that begin to involve and negatively affect multiple areas and organs of your body.

My First Tenet is “The Human Body is Self Healing” and my second Tenet is “The Human Body Does Nothing Without a Reason” The above example of heartburn does not simply require a pill to block acid production but instead an investigation why it is producing more acid. My job is to identify the areas of breakdown of the normal metabolic processes in your body that are causing your specific symptoms through thorough specialized testing. Once we have determined the cause of your symptoms I can then help you start your UNIQUE restoration program to return your body to full function through various treatment modalities. These include lifestyle change such as nutrition chsnges or enhancements, supplying missing nutrients or hormones, detoxification of chemicals and toxins, supporting or readjusting the immune system, or encouraging the release of personal stress, and then working to prevent future recurrence of the problem.

All of your body’s systems and biochemical functions are about BALANCE. Your body will heal and return to balance or homeostasis given the right ingredients and support! Remember Tenet #1: The human body is self healing!

Mainstream allopathic or western medicine uses man-made drugs to try to alter the natural process of metabolism and induce an artificial state in which undesirable symptoms are not allowed to be expressed or are merely suppressed. Again – Tenet # 1 – The Body is Self Healing – the body will often “push or fight back” against a medication that forces or suppresses a normal function causing side effects. Forcing or suppressing does not often allow the body to heal or restore the symptom inducing abnormalities and allow natural balanced function to return. Frequently these medications also affect other metabolic systems and can lead to further problems or side effects. Statin cholesterol medications are a perfect example – we need cholesterol to make hormones, build healthy cells, and keep our energy furnaces running. Elevated cholesterol is a sign that metabolic processes are in disarray and inflammation is present in the body as cholesterol is a mechanism of repair. If we find and fix the cause of the inflammation then we avoid the significant side effects of statin medications – muscle and joint aches and pains, liver inflammation, lack of energy, and most importantly as proven in recent studies provocation of diabetes,dementia, and even Parkinson’s disease! Again, no one was born with a statin deficiency!

I have learned a lot from you, my patients, over the years. Most importantly that you want someone who will listen, and then someone who will help. I care for all age groups from infants to senior citizens in a holistic manner providing compassionate care in a comfortable, friendly office setting – scroll down to see all the medical services I provide.

I work with a great group of colleagues and we are supported by an outstanding, personally selected, office staff that I feel will provide you with excellent care.

We pride ourselves on continually learning about new areas of medicine and new procedures to provide you with better care. I have taken advanced training and educated myself about alternative care therapies and procedures in the past and I am proud that I have completed my Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.  Dr. Duran has taken advanced training in cosmetic procedures Like Botox, Fillers, and Laser procedures. We continue to attend new educational meetings like Lyme disease evaluation and  treatment, Membrane Medicine to evaluate and help treat multiple inflammatory conditions like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimers, ALS, Lyme disease and others. The most recent one is in regenerative medicine utilizing oxidative medicine and platelet rich plasma to help heal the body. We will continue to incorporate new treatments and new modalities into our practices and utilize them when we feel they provide you with better alternatives to traditional allopathic medical practices.

As an aging “baby boomer” I desire to maintain my health through a clean diet, regular exercise, and hormonal balance at an age appropriate level. I augment a reasonable lifestyle with bio-identical hormones and nutritional supplementation to be my best! I maintain my outward appearance in a manner similar to how I maintain my inner health.

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Rohde

Dr. Rohde has provided comprehensive and personal patient care in Decatur since he completed his residency training in 1991. In addition to patient care he held teaching appointments with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for 15 years.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Anti Aging Medicine
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement / Hormone Balancing
Saliva Testing
Nutritional Supplementation
Oxidation Medicine: Ozone, UltraViolet Blood Treatments
Energy Medicine: Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Treatments, Bio-Photonic Treatments
Weight Management Program – Doctor Supervised Low Calorie
Smoking Cessation (Quit Smoking Help)
Emotional Health
Hypnosis/Hypnoanalysis – Counseling under Hypnosis – Hypnosis Explained

AREAS OF SPECIAL EXPERTISE
No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy
Skin Lesion Management:  Moles, Skin Tags, Fatty Tumors, Skin Cancers
Cryotherapy
Excision
Destruction
Advanced Acne Management
Lipolysis / Mesotherapy – Fat melting for body contouring
Varicose and Spider Vein Injection
Laser Procedures:
Tattoo Removal
PAINLESS Laser Hair Removal
Fractional skin rejuvenation
Skin Tightening
Botox injections
Filler Injections (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, etc.)
Colposcopy – evaluation of abnormal pap smears
Cervical Cryotherapy – treatment of abnormal pap smears by freezing
Leep – treatment of abnormal pap smears by removal with a wire loop
Endometrial aspiration – sampling cells of the uterus in abnormal bleeding
Toenail Removal – partial or total

Dr. Monica Duran

Dr. Monica Duran did her medical training in Cuba and then moved to the U.S. to further her education. Monica was a House Physician at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida for 1 year prior to moving to Decatur to pursue her residency in Family Medicine at the SIU Family Medicine Residency program. After completion of her residency, she was an Emergency Room Physician at DMH for 1-1/2 years and then took time off to be a mother to her 3 wonderful children.

Dr. Rohde has known Monica since she started her training in Decatur and welcomes her to the Renew “family”. She is ready to return to the practice of medicine as her children are now in school.

Dr. Duran provides care in all areas of Medicine but has a special interest in skin care with years of exposure to sun exposed skin in Cuba during her medical training. She has  special training in the use of Botox® and Cosmetic fillers to reverse aging changes and accentuate beauty in men and women.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Botox® Cosmetic injections
Cosmetic Skin filler injections – Restylane™, Juvederm™, and others
Skin lesion excision
Biopsies of skin lesions – punch, shave, and excision
Cryotherapy
Laser Skin rejuvenation
Weight Management Program
Doctor Supervised Low Calorie
Smoking Cessation (Quit Smoking Help)
Emotional Health

AREAS OF SPECIAL EXPERTISE
Toenail Removal – partial or total

Kim Kish, FNP

Kim is our nurse practitioner. She provides care in all areas of Family Medicine. Kim can order diagnostic tests, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe needed medications.  If the patient’s particular problem is beyond her expertise she will consult with Dr. Rohde.  As a nurse practitioner she has the benefit of being able to take the extra time you need for your medical educational needs.  The FNP philosophy of care is to treat the whole person and to provide wellness care rather then focusing on a specific illness.  Research provides evidence that FNPs provide excellent patient care.  Patients who see a nurse practitioner report that they are extremely satisfied with their care.
Kim is a committed wife and mother, it is this caring and compassion she brings to provide exceptional patient care –  treating each patient as if they were a family member.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Weight Management Program
Doctor Supervised Low Calorie
Smoking Cessation (Quit Smoking Help)
Emotional Health

AREAS OF SPECIAL EXPERTISE

Diabetes Education

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