Dr. Gary Ruelas D.O. – Orange County Bioidentical Doctor
At The Integrative Medical Institute Of Orange County, Medical Director Dr. Gary Ruelas provides Functional Medicine and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which have both tremendously advanced in recent years and are changing the way physicians approach patient care. Dr. Ruelas completed his residency in Family Medicine and is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, and he holds doctoral degrees in medicine and psychology and specializes in Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Functional Medicine’s approach looks for the root of the problem, as well as preventive strategies that have been proven to be more effective, rather than only treating just the symptoms of a disease. BHRT further helps the body to activate the necessary mechanisms through balancing the body’s internal chemicals that will begin to restore or develop optimal health.
Hormones are the chemical messengers that travel through our blood stream, enter cells by unlocking a door called a receptor, and flip the switches that govern growth, development, and mental and physical functioning. The exact chemical structure of the body’s hormones is incredibly important, because in order for hormone therapy to fully replicate the normal functioning present in the human body it must match the original structure of that hormone exactly
Bio-identical hormones have a molecular structure that is identical to hormones that are naturally produced by the human body, and are intended to replace these hormones when their levels decline due to aging, disease, stress, medications, or surgery. Hormones conduct the language of cells, and our bodies have over 60 trillion cells with each needing to communicate with one another.
At the Integrative Medical Institute of Orange County, patients will personally meet with the Medical Director, Dr. Gary Ruelas. He works to find just the right balance of hormones for each patient, and he recognizes that everyone is uniquely different. He will obtain baseline levels and proceed accordingly. Everyone responds differently at different levels, but there is an optimal level for each person, and his commitment is to work to find that optimal level. He works closely with numerous compounding pharmacies, and there are a multitude of different delivery systems. After the initial meeting, he will determine the best system.
Over the years, He has acquired knowledge to gather and analyze patient data differently than traditional physicians, by twisting the kaleidoscope and applying critical thinking to the use of the evidence presented. By traversing the views of function, health, and disease from the molecular, genomic, psychosocial, cultural, behavioral, and even spiritual path, he takes his patients through a breathtaking stretch of mind, health, and body.
He incorporates the best of alternative & traditional forms of medicine to achieve optimal results for his patients, and he is recognized in Suzanne Sommer’s latest books “Knockout”, “Breakthrough,” and “Ageless” as one of the region’s expert in bio-identical hormones and in the specialty of Nutritional and Functional Medicine.
Please call Orange County Bioidentical Doctor, Dr. Gary Ruelas D.O. of The Integrative Medical Institute of Orange County directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 339 to schedule your initial appointment, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment.