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12.11.2018

Hormone Optimization: Am I a Good Candidate?

You’ve hit that age where changes have started happening in your body. You thought you would sail on through middle-age. You’ve always prided yourself in staying active and taking great care of yourself. It’s paid off in the past with a clean bill of health. It’s a different story today. You’re dragging. You’re moody. You can’t get through a good workout because the stamina isn’t there. It’s like you are running out of steam. You’ve tried getting more sleep, taking supplements, and changing what you eat. Nothing has helped. You may be a good candidate for hormone optimization.

Why are You Feeling This Way?

Middle-age is a time when your body is going to begin to slow down when it comes to reproductive hormones. Regardless of what kind of hormone is dropping in production, it throws your body off kilter. While it is natural for these hormone levels to become lower, it can make your life miserable if your drop in hormones is extreme. Our team can help you to figure out if hormone optimization is the answer.

Hormone Optimization Could Help You

Hormone optimization is exactly what it sounds like. Your lacking hormones will be optimized with bio-identical hormones. Once you have gone through consistent treatment, you should notice that your symptoms are going away.

See a Professional About Hormone Optimization

Don’t delay if you think you need hormone optimization. Avoid additional problems. Find a way to feel better by scheduling a consultation at ProMD Health, with offices in Baltimore, Arlington, and Annapolis. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!

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Katarina has been practicing medical aesthetics for 15 years. After completing her education in Master Aesthetics from the prestigious Catherine Hinds Institute in Boston, she has gained extensive experience treating all different skin types. Katarina specializes in chemical peels and finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to detail and clientele needs. Katarina attends workshops and conferences with top vendors on a regular basis to widen her knowledge and improve her skills as she strives to offer the best possible level of service to her clients.

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Tori graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and began working at University of Maryland in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She then went on to be a travel intensive care nurse until joining the ProMD Health team in October 2021. Tori is currently attending Chamberlain University to earn her Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Her desire is to make each patient feel comfortable and to take time to listen to each individual’s concerns. Tori sees both men and women for hormone related issues and is passionate about helping others feel their best and will use her clinical expertise to assist with our Hormone Optimization Therapy.

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Laken Tychostup has been an integral part of our team since 2017, bringing over 10 years of experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. In her role as the Director of Clinical Operations, Laken collaborates closely with Dr. Gavrila to ensure the smooth functioning of our clinical operations while prioritizing the delivery of excellent patient care by our staff.
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Mario Nelson

Chief Growth Officer

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Mario is the Chief Growth Officer of ProMD Health and is primarily responsible for driving the growth of the ProMD Development Group by launching new franchise locations and identifying opportunities to strategically grow ProMD’s footprint nationwide. Mario graduated from Johns Hopkins receiving a master’s degree in Health Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies, and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. Mario has an extensive history in startups, business development and healthcare. Prior to joining ProMD, Nelson worked at several firms and most recently was a senior manager at New York-based Cold Start Ventures, where he helped build and launch early-stage healthcare companies. In 2020, Nelson was CEO and Co-Founder of New York-based Micro Audio, Inc. He built the company and grew its platform to 10,000 users in the first 90 days of operation. From 2014 to 2018 Nelson worked at global consultancy Deloitte as a senior consultant where he spearheaded a $1 billion financial turnaround of a leading healthcare system. He also developed a five-year strategic plan for military hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area, and he executed a complete digital overhaul of a hospital system in the Midwest, resulting in 20 percent cost reductions. In his spare time, Mario is an avid Basketball player and fan and is passionate about education and volunteers as a tutor in New York City after school programs.

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Safa Aljuboori

Chief of Staff

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Safa Aljuboori is our Quality Assurance Manager. She joined the ProMD health team in 2018 after five years of business analytics and management experience. Safa holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. As ProMD Quality Assurance Manager, Safa is responsible for developing and overseeing an effective quality management system to continuously identify opportunities for improving the patient’s quality of life.

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Abby Ramos

Chief Marketing Officer

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Abby is our Marketing Director. She joined the team in 2017 after graduating from UMUC with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Marketing. She currently works remotely in Colorado Springs. Abby’s primary focus is to increase brand awareness and track and analyze marketing efforts to help drive business results. By managing and creating content for various marketing channels, she strives to use her skills and experience to keep ProMD Health’s patients well educated and informed about the latest and greatest ways to Look and Feel their best.

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Carla Cook

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Carla, the Vice President of Operations at ProMD Health, is a pivotal figure in ensuring the company's seamless functioning. With her extensive experience dating back to 2006 and a background as a Certified Patient Consultant, Carla brings a wealth of expertise to her role.
Her commitment to ProMD Health's core values, especially in delivering top-notch patient care, shines through in her daily endeavors. Carla's responsibilities span managing all of the corporate offices, overseeing staff, and optimizing operations to guarantee the highest standards of patient experience.
What sets Carla apart is her fusion of administrative prowess with clinical understanding. Her background equips her to not only manage operations efficiently but also to comprehend and cater to patients' clinical needs. This unique blend enables Carla to recommend tailored treatments, procedures, and care plans, ensuring patients receive optimal care and support.
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President

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Scott has led the ProMD team to win many awards including the Torch Award for Business Ethics from the Better Business Bureau. Scott brings a wealth of experience from scientific research and a management consulting background. Scott has worked in academia studying pancreatic and urologic cancers at Weill Cornell, Columbia NY Presbyterian Hospital, Sloan Kettering, and Johns Hopkins. Scott attended the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, where he earned his graduate degree and focused his coursework on Novel Drug Development and Large Firm Leadership. Scott is a published author in academic journals. In his free time, Scott sits on the Allergan Aesthetics Advisory Board and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center Advisory Board. Scott is a consultant and Faculty for Galderma's GAIN Business Unit. Scott is also an active volunteer with Johns Hopkins Alumni recruiting, the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, The House of Ruth, VOLO City, Pi Kappa Alpha, the Better Business Bureau, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, & several other organizations including ProMD Helps, which is the philanthropic foundation inside of ProMD Health, of which he is the Executive Director.

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George Gavrila, M.D

Founder & Medical Director

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About

Dr. George Gavrila is a native of the Greater Baltimore area and has spent time studying medicine, primary care, functional, aesthetic, and integrative medicine. Dr. Gavrila completed his residency at the University of Maryland and served as a Fellow at the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He’s currently a member of several prestigious medical organizations such as AMMG (Age Management Medicine Group), A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine), and AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine).
Dr. Gavrila has treated a wide range of patients, including celebrities, models, athletes, and international royalty, and is renowned throughout the country as a trainer of other physicians.