A LEADING EXPERT IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Dr. Allen offers an “integrative” approach to health and wellness. A graduate of UCLA Medical School and board-certified in emergency medicine, he has been in practice as a holistic physician for over thirty-five years and is a pioneering figure in alternative and anti-aging medicine.
As an integrative physician, Dr. Allen’s approach uses the best and most effective modalities from both the conventional Western allopathic medical model and alternative systems of practicing medicine, and seeks to determine the root cause(s) of illness, rather than merely focusing on relieving symptoms.
He views health as a positive and vital state, not just as the absence of disease, and believes that each patient must be viewed as a unique individual who exists in a “matrix” of their history and genetics; psychological, emotional, and spiritual states; and their physical and social environments.
Integrative medical doctors place primary importance on this patient-centered approach. Dr. Allen seeks to listen to and understand each patient in his care, and is a firm believer in the importance and healing efficacy of a strong, mutually respectful doctor-patient relationship.
Among the many health issues he addresses are: hormone balancing and natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy; immune and autoimmune disorders; heavy metal toxicities in the body; assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia; nutrition and weight management; chronic gastrointestinal disorders; chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia; and adjuvant supportive therapies that can be given during cancer treatment.
As a holistic medical doctor and anti-aging medicine expert,, he places a strong emphasis on prevention of disease, particularly those associated with what has been perceived as the “normal” aging process, and maintaining optimal wellness of mind, body and spirit throughout all stages of life.
Dr. Allen’s goal is to help each patient achieve vibrant wellness by promoting healing on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.