When Dr. Martin G. Bloom reached the ripe age of 60, a new thought process permeated his mindset – an epiphany, if you will.
As a self-proclaimed “goal-oriented person,” he came to realize that, despite still being relatively young in the grand scheme of things, there was no way he was going to accomplish all of the things that his younger self had determined to make happen.
The cardiologist struggled with this thought for several years, but by the time he reached his mid-60s, he began to reinvent himself. And as part of this second act, Dr. Bloom started a brand-new practice: the biostation. And over the last few years, the biostation has made a name for itself as one of the most revolutionary practices in the country, transforming lives in the process.
The “Why” Behind the biostation
While Dr. Bloom enjoyed cardiology – and was widely recognized as one of the better cardiologists in the region – he eventually became burdened by the fact that cardiology is largely reactive. While it’s certainly a necessary aspect of medicine, it’s largely designed to address symptoms and deal with existing diseases.
“I was using bubble gum and rubber bands to hold everything together,” Dr. Bloom said. “I would win some battles, but in the end, I would lose the war.”
For several years, Dr. Bloom had been integrating elements of preventative medicine into his practice. Dietary changes, vitamins, and supplements had all become staples in his practice. But when an opportunity to start a new practice with his son Ross and his friend Keith emerged, he jumped at it.
And if you really dig down beneath the surface and ask Dr. Bloom what’s different about the biostation, puts it quite matter-of-factly.
“I’m taking care of people who are very motivated. People who are into integrative medicine. People who are willing to make the dietary changes – the lifestyle changes – and utilize all of the tools I can now give them,” Dr. Bloom said. “And I think I’m going to win bigger battles – and maybe the war.”
How the biostation Tackles Aging
The biostation is a total wellness center for men and women who are looking for a holistic and proactive approach to age management. It’s designed for people who want to rejuvenate their bodies and revitalize their minds.
Whether you’re losing hair and muscle mass, developing belly fat, suffering from low libido, experiencing erectile dysfunction, or dealing with osteoporosis or vaginal dryness, Dr. Bloom’s team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and PAs, have developed an approach that works. And they’ve done so without compromising.
“Medicine trumps business. It might be good for business, but if it’s not good for the medical practice, I don’t want to do it,” he said.
In a medical world where there are plenty of “doctors” who sell patients on sexy procedures just to make them feel better, the biostation remains committed to medicine.
“I think that’s the key to our success. Patients understand that we’re not a hormone mill. We’re not just here to sell you something. We’re here to perform medical services,” Dr. Bloom said. “And we’re not just honed into your hormones, your gynecology problem, or your enterology problem. We look at the whole patient and we discuss all aspects of the patient. And I think they appreciate that.”
Growing Old Isn’t for Sissies
The aging process is one that isn’t very well understood by most of the medical community (and certainly not by the average patient). At the biostation, Dr. Bloom and his team go far more in depth than virtually any other practice in the region.
With any given patient, you’ll hear discussions about anabolic states (where tissue is growing), catabolic states (where tissue is decreasing), and apoptosis (where cells are dying). And their treatments are designed to work on a cellular level to enhance the ability of that specific cell and the energy in the mitochondria to continue working as normally as possible. The goal is to help cells continue to multiply and not diet off. That’s anti-aging in a nutshell.
“I can’t make you look like you’re 25 again, but I can take years off you and make you feel like you’re 35 again,” Dr. Bloom said.
However, there is one major caveat: The patient has to work at it.
“I’m not giving you any magical elixirs,” Dr. Bloom mentioned. “If you look at the ads where people tell you that ‘this is a magical elixir, and I can fix your erectile dysfunction 100%’ – that’s not true! These are not magical things, but they’re great tools. But it’s like every other tool – if you leave it in the shed, it doesn’t matter. You have to work with it.”
For those willing to work hard, Dr. Bloom and his team have some pretty great tools. These tools can help get rid of fatigue, increase energy, increase exercise capacity, decrease body fat, increase muscle mass, improve libido, address erectile dysfunction, eliminate vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, and lead to an overall sense of well-being.
“Can I guarantee you that I’m going to make you 35 tomorrow? No. But I can send you on your way to feeling much better,” Dr. Bloom said with confidence.
Wellness Services at the biostation
No two patients are ever given identical treatments at the biostation. Services and therapies are tailored to the patient and a plan is developed based on the information that becomes available through diagnostic testing and labs.
Wellness services at the biostation include:
- Extensive diagnostic testing (seven to eight pages of labs).
- Customized supplements, minerals, and vitamins.
- Customized IV nutrient therapy and injections to replenish and restore all of the essential vitamins.
- Medical aesthetics, which work outside-in to address things like permanent frowns and brown spots on hands.
It’s through a combination of these services that Dr. Bloom and his team are able to transform the lives of so many.
“The key to the biostation is how we work. It’s not me,” Dr. Bloom said. “On the medical side, I set a tone. The people that work for me appreciate the tone, but I like to describe my practice as a collaborative practice. I learn from everybody in the practice. And everybody learns from me in the practice.”
And it’s this culture of learning, combined with a commitment to medicine over marketing, that’s allowing the biostation to win bigger battles every year. And, who knows? Maybe one day they’ll help us win the war.