Frequently Asked Questions
While executive health exams at high-quality medical institutions can far exceed $5,000, the initial Cenegenics Elite Health examination costs less – despite being the gold standard in executive diagnostic testing. Moreover, our clinicians go beyond standard disease testing by focusing on prevention, thereby forming the most accurate picture of both your current health and a personalized roadmap for long-term wellness.
We also prioritize optimal health instead of merely focusing on managing the changes brought on by the aging process. Our physicians provide patients with everything they need to maintain optimal wellness instead of the “normal” ranges seen in traditional medicine. In many cases, the ranges that are considered normal are actually abased on the U.S. population in total, which includes the 70% of adults who are overweight or obese and thus not representative of optimal health.
Cenegenics offers the robust Elite Health Evaluation starting at $4,495, though costs may vary by location. We encourage new patients to ask about any promotional discounts, along with the exclusive savings available through our “Friends & Family” referral program.
Here is a brief look into our Elite Health Evaluation:
This exhaustive testing allows our physicians to drill down to identify core, underlying health conditions causing frustrating symptoms or issues such as low energy and inability to lose weight. Even highly-trained, expert physicians in optimal health cannot properly diagnose patients without the extensive diagnostic testing performed at our facilities, which includes labs, carotid artery testing, neurocognitive testing, VO2 max testing, DEXA scans, and so forth. This rigorous testing provides the most precise measure of all biologic and physiologic biomarkers, while also achieving detailed insight into physical performance and mental acuity. See what our patients are saying about the Elite Health Evaluation, and the Cenegenics program overall:
At the end of your evaluation day, your Cenegenics physician and clinical team will create a fully customized program, which will act as the blueprint to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Due to the highly personalized nature of the plan, ongoing monthly program costs can vary considerably and are dependent on the patient’s unique medical needs as well as the program you choose with your Cenegenics physician, but start at about $700/month. This includes ongoing, unlimited consultations with your Cenegenics physician, clinical team, and exercise and nutrition specialists, who will monitor your progress and make refinements to your program along the way as needed.
Nearly every patient who undergoes our initial health examination sees the immediate value in the Cenegenics program and takes advantage of one of our ongoing programs to begin improving their health and quality of life right away.
Cenegenics has more than 20 locations both in the U.S. and across the globe. The beauty of our program is that you only need to visit the center for in-office reevaluations once a year; everything else is catered to your convenience. Blood draws can be done at your home or office, supplements are shipped, and your physician and clinical team are always available to connect remotely and answer any questions you may have.
Please browse through the following list of our current locations to find the Cenegenics location nearest you:
Due to the comprehensive nature of our Elite Health Evaluations, patients should plan to spend 4-8 hours onsite. This visit will include:
At the forefront of our thorough evaluation is our unwavering commitment to detecting heart issues early. One in four fatalities are caused by heart events.  Traditional medicine tends to mischaracterize low-risk populations, putting as many as 50% of patients in this category, who then go on to experience a heart event such as heart attack or stroke.  With our carotid artery testing and additional sophisticated heart health testing, we achieve a more accurate assessment of cardiovascular wellness to far surpass the methodologies used and insights achieved in traditional medicine.
To learn more about the Elite Health Evaluation, please visit the Cenegenics Blog – Defy Your Age.
 Heart Disease Facts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.
 From Vulnerable Plaque to Vulnerable Patient—Part III: Executive Summary of the Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education (SHAPE) Task Force Report, The American Journal of Cardiology, 2006.
Hormone optimization is indeed an integral component of the Cenegenics program – when clinically indicated. Our physicians perform a needs analysis for each patient and only recommend therapies when deemed necessary, and when it will benefit the patient’s overall health. Moreover, Cenegenics is a comprehensive health optimization program and emphasizes other equally important wellness initiatives outside of aging well, such as improving diet and physical wellness, by helping our patients exercise and eat properly, too.
Cenegenics individualizes your exercise and nutrition plans to fit your distinct needs, with the understanding that long-term, sustainable results are not achieved with a “one size fits all” mentality.
Patients typically begin seeing results within their first month on the program, but results depend on your compliance with your individualized program.
Keep in mind that while factors like genetics play a role in the rate at which you begin to see positive changes, the long-term payoff is well worth your investment of effort. For example, an internal study showed that Cenegenics members recorded an average decrease in body fat of 30% within the first year on the program.
Patients meet with their Cenegenics physician annually for re-evaluation; however, you will have unlimited consultations with your physician and clinical team. Our professionals are available to answer any and all questions you may have via email and phone. The majority of our patients find monthly check-ins to be most effective, as these consultations provide the opportunity to discuss progress and any necessary changes in a way that’s convenient for their schedules.
Your Cenegenics team understands that unexpected life events may arise which can affect your program, so timely follow-ups are made to fine-tine your individualized course of treatment as needed. Above all else, the Cenegenics team is here to support optimal results through a sustainable approach.
It is also worth noting that Cenegenics physicians are specialists who are held to the highest standards. Our doctors are highly trained in Cenegenics clinical tactics to aging and only 1% of trainees achieve the requirements needed to become a Cenegenics Physician Partner. Our physicians collaborate on complex patient health issues and are continually receiving clinical updates as proven evidence-based science evolves to ensure their patients’ programs remain cutting-edge and effective. As such, you can remain confident in the fact that with the Cenegenics Program, health issues which arise can be detected early for preventive treatment.
Our Program properly balances all biologics with nutraceutical and hormone supplementation so that the patient’s body can most effectively address their underlying health conditions, in conjunction with effective and nutritional diet modifications and time-effective exercise regimens. With that said, supplementation is used to address deficiencies discovered in clinical blood work and medical history. Therefore, recommended nutraceutical supplementation varies from patient to patient and will be prescribed based on the results of your Elite Health Evaluation. Your physician will consider factors such as your current overall health, nutrition, and exercise habits.
Your physician will never prescribe a supplementation unless clinically indicated by your lab work.
If you are recommended for supplements, you will receive efficaciously-dosed, pharmaceutically-tested, clinical nutraceuticals. Cenegenics believes that the quality of what goes into the body directly influences the quality of health outcomes, which is why our nutraceuticals are made without any harmful additives and consist only of the highest-quality ingredients.
While the initial complimentary phone consultation may take just 5 to 10 minutes, it’s possible for this introduction to take much longer. This exchange lays the foundation for a successful, long-term partnership between you and your physician, so use this opportunity to ask any questions about your health, the Cenegenics program, and overarching wellness goals. Your physician will also use this exchange to briefly introduce themselves, explain the general scope of the Cenegenics program, and give you an overview of basic treatment objectives. Additionally, the consultation allows patients to discuss known health issues with their physician in-depth, as well as any limitations they may have due to injuries or disabilities. Thus, the length of the initial consultation is largely dependent on any questions and concerns you would like addressed.
Cenegenics welcomes patients who are already on alternate hormone therapy programs. With that said, if our clinical team detects findings in your bloodwork that suggest hormone levels are not optimal, your physician may request that you receive hormone therapy within our program. Unlike many other low-T clinics, the Cenegenics program encompasses not only a sex hormone panel, but also an in-depth review of how hormones are directly affecting key health measures, including carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, bio-inflammatory markers, and kidney and liver function. Our physicians actively monitor each patient to ensure adjustments are made when necessary. This is a critical feature of safe and effective hormone therapy, but one that the majority of low-T clinics do not offer.
Moreover, if hormone levels are clinically low, it’s important to address not only the hormones themselves but also the root cause of the issue, if needed. For example, there are many potential causes for low testosterone: hypogonadism, andropause, stress, congenital defect, testicular trauma, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, excess consumption of alcohol, obesity, and certain pharmaceuticals. Cenegenics physicians approach this issue with personalized testing to confirm the diagnoses and proactively minimize any potential risk factors of testosterone replacement therapy.
While Cenegenics is a wellness optimization program which caters to the needs of mature adults, we welcome patients of all ages. There is no age limit, and we’ve had patients ranging from their mid-to-late 20s all the way into their late 80s. For some people, biological signs of aging begin in the mid-20s, and you’re never too young (nor too old) to prioritize wellness and become the healthiest version of yourself. In fact, we believe that vitality can be achieved at every age, which is why our programs are tailored for the individual and the age-related challenges faced during every decade.
Cenegenics is a private medical practice focused on preventive medicine, and is therefore unable to accept insurance at this time; however, you may be able to utilize tax programs or health savings accounts to cover costs associated with our medical program.
Cenegenics is NOT a “magic pill,” and any notion that far-reaching health improvements can be achieved through a single pill alone is a dangerous myth. Instead, Cenegenics is a comprehensive preventive program encompassing an individualized exercise and nutrition program, as well as nutraceutical supplementation and hormones, if clinically indicated.
Your Cenegenics program is customized specifically for you, while being structured with enough flexibility to adapt as your lifestyle and needs change. Injury, sickness, and any other life events you experience are accounted for, and your program is adjusted to support optimal health even while enjoying a busy and demanding lifestyle.
There is no long-term commitment required, but we do have a number of patients who have been with us for 20 years or more, including famous author and nutritionist Jonny Bowden. Read more about Dr. Bowden’s journey with Cenegenics in his featured Jetset Magazine article: Defying the Odds with Cenegenics Age Management Medicine.
Cenegenics is a no contract program, and thus the length of your participation is entirely up to you. With that being said, both the immediate and long-term benefits our patients witness are a large driving force behind their decision to make our clinicians their preferred medical team for decades. Coupled with powerful disease prevention tactics, this long-term payoff is considered invaluable among our patient population.
If you’re over the age of 35, exercising and eating well may not be enough to sustain optimal health and vitality. By this age, the body begins battling against metabolic and hormonal changes, and the effects will only become more pronounced with age – unless you pursue the proper medical intervention.
Additionally, if you’re following a healthy diet and lead an active lifestyle but still can’t achieve desired results, you could be experiencing an underlying issue, such as a micronutrient deficiency. While commonly overlooked, nutrient deficiencies can take a toll on overall health and may result from previously undetected factors such as food allergies or dietary gaps. Our clinical team will evaluate your nutritional needs and recommend any necessary adjustments to help you achieve and maintain the results you want.
The program accesses the following hormones, when clinically indicated:
Cenegenics designs individualized exercise regimens based on the individual’s specific lifestyle factors, including their schedule, fitness level, and preferred type of exercise. Our team caters to busy individuals in demanding roles, including executives.
Typically, our exercise and nutrition specialists recommend high-intensity interval training (HIIT), as these short bursts of exercise require substantially less time than traditional workouts. Nonetheless, HIIT shows significant cardiovascular benefits. It can be performed in as few as 3-4 sessions per week, for even just 15 minutes at a time, while delivering the same benefits as a traditional workout lasting twice as long.
When clinically indicated and appropriately monitored, hormone replacement therapy has been demonstrated to be a safe, effective treatment. Your Cenegenics physician will monitor your progress and changes via regular blood draws, making any adjustments as necessary. Consistent monitoring helps to mitigate any risk associated with hormone replacement therapy. Our clinicians will never recommend a treatment if there is no clinical indication for it, and the thorough, accurate monitoring allows them to make agile changes, acting quickly to address any fluctuations that occur.
Cenegenics prefers to complete your blood work in house, as our comprehensive lab panel measures far more than a typical blood draw from your primary care physician. This extensive lab panel measures 868 health biomarkers, including complete blood count, hormone levels, cardiac disease risks, lipid panels, and homocysteine levels, among others. It can also uncover potential prostate issues in men. This comprehensive panel is necessary for detecting critical indicators in your body before they manifest as chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or other potentially life-threatening conditions.
For your convenience, our phlebotomists travel to your home or office – whichever location works best for your schedule. Performing these fundamental tests in-house allows us to expedite results while reducing the odds of cross-contaminates and mix-ups, thereby ensuring the greatest possible level of accuracy.
If you have any additional questions regarding your blood draw or any other topic not covered above, please feel free to reach out to your Cenegenics physician.
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