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The Natural Path offers more than just the HCG Diet

May 15, 2017 By , , , , , , , ,

The Natural Path – HCG Diet, Bio identical hormone optimization using pellets, Erectile dysfunction treatments, Testosterone therapy and Facial aesthetics using PRP and More

Over the past decade, our HCG Diet program has been a huge success in helping thousands of patients lose weight and more importantly make lasting changes in their diets and therefore in their health.  It has been an incredibly rewarding program to facilitate!  We love what the HCG Diet can do for people who need to lose weight and learn how to maintain an optimal body composition.



Over the past few years, Dr. Robert Madda has been highly trained in the area of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.  His focus within this area of medicine is using testosterone .  At the Natural Path, we use testosterone pellet therapy to help women achieve hormone optimization and a whole testosterone optimization program to help male patients who deal with low T levels. These therapies  have been incredibly successful and have shown to improve the health and well being of most of our patients!  These hormone pellets can also be fine tuned based on symptoms and lab work to include bio identical estradiol and in some cases, estrogen blockers where needed.

It has been found that low levels of testosterone can have a strong impact on physical well-being, sexual well being, cognitive function and emotional well being.

Low levels of sex hormones can cause:

  • Weight gain and muscle loss
  • Fatigue and a sense of weakness
  • Sexual issues including loss of libido and/or sexual dysfunction
  • Disturbed sleep function
  • Decrease in mental clarity and memory
As we age, hormone levels steadily decline. Our bodies are constantly in a state of “remodeling.”  With proper hormone balance, the remodeling process holds more integrity and this is what lends optimal hormone levels to be “anti-aging.”


In our practice, hormone pellet therapy has become the preferred delivery method of bio identical hormones in most women and some men. This method provides convenience and also keeps the hormone levels consistent throughout the treatment time. Each pellet is about the size of a grain of rice and is easily inserted during an office visit.
Bio-identical hormone  pellets are derived from natural, plant-based sources. The hormone is specifically designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body.
After a hormone consultation and a review of blood work, the bio-identical hormone pellet is inserted through a small incision made in the upper hip area.  This is a quick procedure and does not involve any stitching.  The incision is simply closed up with a bandage and heals quickly.  After pellet insertion, a steady dose of the bio identical hormone  is released over the course of three to five months—the duration is determined by how fast the body metabolizes the pellet, which varies from person to person.
 The most common benefits that women receive from testosterone pellet therapy at The Natural Path are increased energy, elevated mood, increased mental clarity/focus, increased libido and vaginal lubrication, decrease in urinary continence, decrease in mood swings and improved sleep just to name a few. After having some years of using this therapy on a daily basis we have seen very few negative reactions to the testosterone pellet therapy.

Male Testosterone Optimization Therapy

For men, Dr. Madda offers a comprehensive hormone or testosterone optimization program.  This program includes lab work multiple times per year, testosterone replacement (if needed), medical support, office visits and other medications if necessary.  The program is uniquely tailored to each male based on symptoms and blood work analysis.

We have found that many men suffer from low testosterone levels which have a negative impact on their quality of life.  We often see unexplained weight gain and muscle loss, a sense of overall fatigue and weakness, a decrease in libido and sexual dysfunction, decreased sleep and decreased mental clarity and mental function.



As we began working with our patients to optimize hormones, it became evident that many patients had a loss of libido that was creating distance and in some cases disharmony in relations.  We saw this as not only a physical problem but also an emotional problem.  There are many cutting edge therapies today that we have incorporated to improve sexual function and desire in both men and women.
Optimizing hormones is a wonderful place to begin when working with sexual wellness. This is often the first step.

Mens Sexual Wellness and Erectile Dysfunction Therapy

Over the years that Dr. Madda has been working with men through optimizing testosterone, he realized what a significant issue erectile function was in many lives.  He began researching the topic and learning from some of the best.  Through hormone optimization, the “P-shot” and Gaineswave pulsation therapy – Dr. Madda has had very positive results in helping men get beyond their erectile issues.
With each male, the treatment plan for erectile dysfunction is uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient.

What is the P shot or Priapus Shot?

The P shot is also called the “priapus shot.”  It is a penile injection using your own body’s blood derived growth factors/stem cells to help with sexual wellness.   It is a non-surgical, cutting edge treatment for erectile dysfunction that also increases penile sensation, firmness. length of erections and pre-mature ejaculation. This treatment has had a great success rate!

What is GAINESWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?

The GAINESWave treatment uses a state of the art medical device that emits acoustical waves to improve penile function.  The technology that comes from the GAINESWave therapy is also known as “extracorporeal pulse wave therapy” or ESWT. It is a non-invasive, medical technique that uses “pulse waves” to treat different medical conditions.  This treatment has been shown to be very effective in our office and is pain-free.

The specific waves emitted by the device, will stimulate growth factors and lead to the development of new blood vessels. Blood flow is the key to a strong erection. The GAINESWave can also stimulate tissue growth and increase the size of the penile tissue.


Facial Aesthetics using PRP at The Natural Path

This past year, Dr. Cara Phillipo and Dr. Madda have gone through extensive training with top medical aesthetic trainers to learn the art of facial aesthetics using PRP and in some cases, very small amounts of Juvaderm filler.

What is PRP?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma. PRP contains about three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition, it contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) as well as  other bio-active proteins that aid in wound healing and the regeneration of healthy tissue
PRP has become the new gold standard for anti aging!
As in all PRP procedures, we begin with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then spun in a specific style of centrifuge to concentrate the growth factors and stem cells in the platelet rich plasma. These factors are then administered back to your body.  These growth factors quickly get to work to increase blood flow and regenerate tissue resulting in smoother, healthier, skin and an overall more youthful appearance.

The centrifuge used to concentrate PRP is a “double-centrifuge” technique that allows the active biologic factors of serum to be administered at the most effective concentration. This double processing is the only way that the optimal concentration of growth factors in PRP can be achieved.

Rejuvenate your Face & Body Naturally with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is derived from your own body and the results are remarkable. PRP is safer than most fillers and enhances a natural appearance while giving the skin a youthful glow. PRP works to stimulate collagen production in the skin. We have seen a reduction in fine lines, deeper wrinkles and scars using PRP as well as diminished eye circles.  PRP can also be used to tighten fine lines on the neck, chest and hands.  PRP works very well to reverse sun damage and skin discoloration all in a way that is safe and natural.

PRP for HAIR REJUVENATION  at The Natural Path

Recent studies have suggested that PRP may also serve as a safe and effective treatment option for male and female pattern hair loss. PRP is injected into the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles to begin growing.

For most patients, PRP is administered in 3 treatments each 6 weeks apart.  6 months after your first treatment, we will assess the progress of the treatment.  PRP takes 3 months to show its effects.  If improvement is seen at the 6 month follow up visit, we suggest a maintenance of 2 procedures each year.

PRP FACIAL with Micro-needling at The Natural Path

This technique involves using your own PRP growth factors that are gently driven into your skin via a medical device known as the micro-needling pen.  This has become the gold standard in aesthetic medicine when it comes to treating dark eye circles that so many people deal with as they age.  This is also a great method to treat scars, stretch marks, dark spots/hyper-pigmentation and fine lines on the body.

The PRP Facelift at The Natural Path

The PRP Facelift is a non-surgical procedure where a very minute amount of Juvaderm filler and your own bodies platelet rich plasma (PRP) are injected into very specific places on the face. The procedure stimulates collagen production and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.

During the procedure, a sample of blood is drawn from the arm. Your blood is then spun in our state of the art centrifuge that separates the platelet rich plasma which contains growth factors and stem cells.   The blood cells are then re-injected into the skin in places that need restoration using a very fine needle.  These injections are performed in conjunction with very small amounts of a hyaluronic acid filler (juvaderm) to create a more youthful appearance.

Double Chin Treatment with Deoxycholic Acid at The Natural Path

We have many patients who complain about a fullness of tissue beneath the chin. We have started using injections of deoxycholic acid to treat this area with great success.

The procedure involves injections deoxycholic acid in specific places under the chin using a very fine needle. Three treatments each 4-6 weeks apart are recommended for optimal success. The deoxycholic acid is known to break down fat tissue that creates a double chin.

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