Liz K: Increased Wellness*
I was a young, healthy and active female. Physical activity has always been a part of my lifestyle, I did everything from snowboarding to wakeboarding, waterskiing, yoga, pilates, trail races and triathlons. Slowly over a period of five years something started to change and I did not feel like myself. Working out was starting to becoming more of a struggle. I had always been a natural runner and over time my pace was getting slower and slower and distances shorter and shorter no matter the effort.
Weight was slowly piling on which I had originally attributed to aging but beyond just weight gain, I felt heavy and lethargic all over. Coming from a slender and fit family I could tell something was off. It was physical and mental, I felt weighed down. I went to multiple doctors and was continually told that nothing was wrong. I seemed to be on a downward slope that no matter what I did I could not change and no Doctor seemed interested in getting to the bottom of it.
While on a work trip I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Kerendian. I had found the clinic online and had no other prior knowledge of his practice. Within the first few minutes of my meeting I could tell this was going to be different. For the first time I had a Doctor that wanted to discuss results and not just gather information and send me on my way. I had wasted years on having Doctors ask me to come back in 3-6months to see if anything had changed on its own after taking a full report of my symptoms. For the first time it felt like a Doctor wanted to discuss my future instead of past. There was no time wasted, if I didn’t completely like something that I was put on, Dr. Kerendian changed the program or prescription immediately. He had MY interests in mind and it was incredibly refreshing. There is no miracle cure and nothing happens overnight but 11months after my first visit I can confidentially say that my downward slope has changed to a consistent and steady upward slope. I feel better; I look better and day by day I am getting back to my old self. Running has become enjoyable again. I look forward to continuing with Dr. Kerendian for a long time, I have a tremendous amount of respect for his results based practice and his drive for patient’s happiness.