The American culture is increasingly busy and multifaceted, placing new and increasing stresses upon the body. Evidence of the effects of these stresses is abundant and stark. Statistics show that 69% of Americans are overweight and/or obese. Many are suffering from the common and diverse effects caused by hormonal imbalance, while countless others seek to reverse the signs of aging.
Health and wellness is a huge concern in the United States, and though we place an enormous amount of importance on it, many are neglecting their own needs simply because of a lack of convenience or because services fail to keep the same pace their lives demand.
Beginning his career as an OBGYN, James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG saw that patients desired supportive beauty, health, and wellness services that fit their lifestyle. After delivering over 7,500 babies, Dr. Mirabile retired from Obstetrics to concentrate his area of expertise in Gynecology, including minimally invasive gynecological treatment and bio-identical hormone therapy to treat perimenopausal and menopausal women.
The services continued to expand to meet the needs and in 1999 he founded a medical spa, MedCosmetic. In 2010, he opened Medi-Weightloss, a medically supervised weight loss clinic. In 2012, Dr. Mirabile combined his three separate practices into one location, forming Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness, located in Overland Park, KS.
“As I listened to my patients, I had a growing awareness of their needs and how to meet them in a way that accommodated them, fusing the most advanced services and technologies in beauty, health, and wellness into one state-of-the-art facility. We achieved this three years ago in Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, having medical aesthetics, gynecology, hormone replacement therapy and medically supervised weight loss under one roof,” shared Dr. Mirabile enthusiastically.
Accessibility in Gynecology
Astonishingly, many women will delay gynecological services, though such services are an integral part of a woman’s comprehensive health care. One of the biggest barriers to care is true accessibility. Beyond having a convenient location, patients today want those services in an atmosphere comfortable to them at every stage of their life. Without that, patients are far less likely to access the care.
“We understand that women want and require different gynecological services at various stages in their lives, and we’ve worked hard to create an environment where no one ever feels out of place. The world of women’s healthcare is constantly evolving, and we make sure that our treatments are evolving, while at the same time specific to each patient’s gynecological needs,” Dr. Mirabile shares.
At the practice, Dr. Mirabile and three nurse practitioners offer well woman care, as well as treat problematic gynecological conditions including urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Dr. Mirabile recently began using a new uterine ablation device, Minerva, to treat women with heavy periods. Minerva offers many advantages over previous uterine ablation technology. Dr. Mirabile is proud to have been chosen as the first physician in the world to use Minerva post clinical trials.
Dr. Mirabile has a genuine interest in making certain that his patient’s compassionate care leverages the newest advances in gynecological treatment and the most effective and comprehensive treatment plan available.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Rather than being an event that can be marked with a single point in time, menopause happens slowly over the span of a woman’s reproductive life. In the process, hormonal changes and imbalances can create a myriad of problems including such things as hot flashes, mood swings, chronic fatigue, and diminished interest in normal activities.
Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are attributed to aging or depression, and patients are treated for the symptoms, rather than dealing with the cause.
“Women have more demands put on them today than ever before. In many cases, women are juggling demanding careers along with motherhood and being the best mom, sister, daughter, friend they can be. Women who are suffering from hormonal imbalance often complain of being tired, have trouble sleeping, and experience mental fogginess, irritability and low libido. You don’t have to live with it! We can naturally and safely restore hormonal imbalance with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Often times, patients are given an antidepressant or some other synthetic drug to help alleviate these symptoms. This is a Band-Aid approach. We can solve the root cause of the problem with BHRT.”
Dr. Mirabile explained the therapy.
“BHRT offers an effective, safe option for patients needing to restore hormonal balance. Unlike synthetic hormones, BHRT closely matches what your body once made on its own. So, we are naturally restoring what you once had. We also treat men. Men of all ages suffer from low testosterone and we are able to help them as well.”
The practice added SottoPelle to their BHRT offering a few years ago for women and men. Most recently, SottoPelle has appointed James Mirabile, M.D. as its new Medical Director. SottoPelle founder, the late Gino Tutera, M.D., had been personally working with Dr. Mirabile so that he could eventually assume his position.
Enhancing Natural Beauty
Our skin is one of the most telling aspects of our age, and sun damage is one of the leading contributors to the skin’s premature aging. Overexposure to ultraviolet light triggers the photo damage that accounts for about 90% of the unwelcome aesthetic changes that we associate with aged skin. Genetics, lifestyle factors, environmental toxins, and the natural aging process are other key variables that can damage the healthy, glowing appearance of our facial skin.
Looking and feeling one’s best is an important part a person’s overall well-being, and fortunately has never been easier. MedCosmetic’s founder and on-site Medical Director, Dr. James Mirabile, is a pioneer in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Mirabile has been responsible for training doctors and medical professionals nationally on laser treatments.
“We treat virtually any skin condition, non-surgically. Our Registered Nurse injector is highly skilled and has become known as one of the best injectors in the area. Our Licensed Estheticians (LE’s) are all very knowledgeable about skin care. One of our LE’s is NCEA Certified –– only a few in the country have this honor and represents the highest skin care credential in the U.S.,” he shares of the practice, one of the original medical spas in Kansas City.
Unparalleled Support in Medical Weight Loss
In a market flooded with gimmicky, and often dangerous diet plans and supplements, patients are looking for a safe, effective alternative for weight loss. Different than other weight loss options, medical weight loss is not surgery or a quick fix approach. It is weight management based on medical scientific principles that target the root causes of obesity and weight gain to achieve and sustain a healthy weight in the long-term under the care of a medical provider.
“The tools that medically we use to help you manage your weight are very different from what you find with many commercial programs,” asserts Dr. Mirabile.
Rather than aiming purely for weight loss, the goal is a lifestyle change with the medical team, which includes a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, registered dietitians and nutritionists, all working closely with patients to help them lose weight and keep it off.
“Every patient begins the program with a full exam including EKG and bloodwork.”
“We develop a personalized plan based on lifestyle and history. You eat real food purchased at the grocery store. The combination of our exclusively formulated Signature Supplements, vitamin and mineral based injections and FDA approved prescription appetite suppressants, if prescribed, work together to enhance your metabolism, manage appetite and keep you feeling great during the weight loss process. Most importantly, the patient has a committed and compassionate support network that helps ensure success,” he shared.
The program has helped KC area patients lose over 30,000 pounds since their opening in 2010. Patients can lose up to 20 pounds the first month.
Multifaceted Care is More Than Convenient
The multicare practice offers much more than convenience. Many aspects of care are interrelated.
“Often times a patient may come to us for a specific concern and then, because many conditions are interrelated, we find that another condition is the underlying cause. For example, a weight loss patient may learn that she has hormonal imbalance. Once we solve the hormonal imbalance issue, she is more successful in her weight loss efforts.”
That fusion of efforts and technology leveraged for ultimate success is really the heart of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness. Every member of the team works tirelessly to help people reclaim their lives, whether they are treating a person for hormone deficiency, weight loss or acne, they are making a difference in their lives.
“I find this work is some of the most rewarding I have ever done. The practice I have today is what I dreamed of over 20 years ago when I went into private practice. I have a wonderful staff of people who are passionate about what they do and who truly care for our patients. I couldn’t ask for better group of people to associate myself with or to spend my days with. I want every patient to feel welcome here. I believe in treating my patients the way I would want to be treated or how I would want my family to be cared for,” concluded Dr. Mirabile.
Today, many Americans are seeking supportive health and wellness services that lift the practical barriers of care that actually exist in their lives. Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness succeeds in doing just that.
Beauty, Health & Wellness
4550 W 109th Street, Ste.130, Overland Park, KS 66211