What It Is, What We Do
Age management medicine is rooted in comprehensive evaluation, well-established therapeutic methods, and solid science. It's not part of the anti-aging movement, nor does it claim to increase longevity or affect aging at cellular levels.
Trained age management medicine physicians recognize aging as a natural process—not a disease—that can be managed. They seek to prevent premature disability while helping patients achieve optimal health and vitality using various disease risk characteristics in their proactive approach to patient care.
That begins with a highly intensive Elite Health Evaluation (EHE)—and an Annual Elite Health Evaluation (AEHE)—to guide patients on a synergistic, customized program using low-glycemic nutrition, exercise, nutraceuticals, lifestyle adjustments, and hormone optimization, when clinically indicated.
Age management medicine physicians evaluate hormones that decline with age, the timing and degree of that decline, as well as the related physiologic consequences. The literature is replete with studies identifying hormone levels yielding superior health outcomes. Toward that end, hormonal levels in these optimal ranges are the target. For most hormones, that is the upper 25% - 30% of the normal range.
Patients are closely monitored on a monthly basis throughout their personal program. The physician and exercise/nutrition staff provide recommendations as they monitor blood tests, nutritional changes, and body habits.
Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD
Chief Medical Officer, Cenegenics®
CEO/Chief Medical Officer, Cenegenics Boca Raton
Dr. Robert D. Willix is a former board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, who pioneered the first open heart surgery program in South Dakota.
He earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri Medical School, then completed a straight surgical internship and a residency in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A practicing physician since 1969, he served as an associate professor of medicine at the University of South Dakota Medical School and a visiting clinical professor at the University of Miami, Division of Integrative Medicine.
In 1981, Dr. Willix pursued the field of preventive medicine and became the Director of Human Performance and Cardiac Rehabilitation for four hospitals in the North Broward Hospital District. He founded the first and largest wellness center in Florida—Willix Health Institute. He joined Cenegenics in 1999 and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and also is the founder/CEO of Cenegenics Boca Raton and Miami.
He is the author of five books, including Age Proofing and How to Prevent Heart Disease without Surgery and Drugs. Dr. Willix has gained recognition as a healer, teacher, speaker/presenter and has authored/ co-authored over 10 scientific presentations.
He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, a former member of the American College of Surgery, American College of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He serves as the Research Committee Chairman of the Cenegenics Research Foundation and is an avid recreational athlete.
Jeffrey Park Leake, MD
Course Director, AMMEF
Physician Partner, Cenegenics® Las Vegas
An expert in nutrition and physiology, Dr. Jeffrey Park Leake has long been known for guiding patients in a preventive health approach.
At AMMEF, he demonstrates the established Cenegenics model for achieving optimal health and youthful aging. Dr. Leake, a board-certified anesthesiologist educated at Ohio State University, held a 23-year tenure at Washington's Harrison Medical Center Bremerton as Chief of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of Surgical Services.
He is a certified personal trainer and is completing training as a "Certified Strength/Conditional Specialist" via the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He avidly pursues backcountry/ extreme skiing, Krav Maga, weight, plyometric and yoga training.
He also is a member of the Endocrine Society, North American Menopause Society, American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Rudy M. Inaba, BS, CCS
Nutrition & Exercise Instructor, AMMEF
Director of Nutrition & Exercise, Cenegenics®
Rudy holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he cofounded the Bloomsburg Iron Club, a university-recognized student organization that promotes sports nutrition and advanced resistance training protocols. Following graduation, Rudy relocated to Las Vegas where he completed postgraduate coursework in clinical exercise physiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He also worked as a personal trainer, helping clients in all levels of health. In 2009, Mr. Inaba joined Cenegenics. As Director of Nutrition and Exercise, Rudy oversees a team of 25 nutrition and exercise counselors at 19 Cenegenics locations. Rudy has been instrumental in the revitalization of Cenegenics Living Online, developing an extensive exercise video library, recipes and exercise and nutrition tips. In his AMMEF Clinical Instructor role, he educates training physicians in nutrition and exercise prescription and holds live demonstrations of physiological assessments, such as maximal oxygen uptake and resting metabolic rate testing.
Director of Practice Development, Cenegenics®
James Powell has 20 years' experience in sales, sales consulting/training as well as an extensive background in training healthcare professionals. Prior to joining Cenegenics in 2007, he trained over 35,000 sales professionals worldwide and worked in healthcare administration. As Director of Practice Development, he offers physicians an in-depth program to help them successfully grow an age management practice—and provides ongoing training and support for alumni and Cenegenics physicians as well as oversees the physician residency program.
Beth A. Traylor, MD
Cenegenics Physician Partner, Cenegenics Las Vegas
Board President, AMMEF
Dr. Traylor is a board-certified family physician who brings to the AMMEF a rich knowledge of—and on-going curiosity about—bioidentical hormone replacement. While this area is what brought her to Cenegenics for her own training, Dr. Traylor emphasizes in her teaching that hormone optimization is just one third of the nutrition-exercise-hormone balance triad. Dr. Traylor served as lead physician and branch medical officer for the San Jose Medical Group while maintaining a full clinical practice with a special area of interest in women's health. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians—not to mention an accomplished chef focused on the medical importance of healthy nutrition.
J.E. Clark Delanois
As Managing Director of the West Lake Forest Financial Center, J. E. Clark Delanois leads a team of professionals who provide investment/fiduciary services as well as private and commercial banking solutions. He has served as Managing Director of the Schaumburg Financial Center and Division Manager of the Illinois West Region Owner Entrepreneur Client Group. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Business and Cannon Trust I, II and III, he serves on several boards: Friendship Senior Options (board of directors), Age Management Medicine Education Foundation (trustee), Roosevelt University (board member), Chicago Community Trust (professional advisory committee) and WINGS Leadership (board member). He also chairs the Harper College Educational Foundation investment committee and serves as commissioner for the Village of Schaumburg Business Commission.