LIFE CARE is very fortunate to have physicians who are supportive of our mission and our wellness awareness protocol.
Dr. Noel H. Ponce, MD, FPCP, FPSGM (GERIATRICS)
Rm 317 M. Diaz Bldg., Don Jose Avila St., Cebu City
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of San Carlos, 1989
Doctor of Medicine, Cebu Doctors' College of Medicine, 1994
Postgraduate Internship, Cebu Doctors' University Hospital, 1995
Resident in Internal Medicine, Cebu Doctors' University Hospital, 1997-1999
Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, St. Luke's Medical Center, 2000-2001
Philippine College of Physician (PCP)
Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine
Cebu Doctors' University HospitalChong Hua Hospital
Perpetual Succor Hospital
Cebu Velez General Hospital
Teaches Geriatric Medicine at
Cebu Doctors' University- College of Medicine
Cebu Institute of Medicine
Vicente Gullas College of Medicine
Southwestern University- Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine
President, PCP-Central Visayas Chapter
Editor-in-chief, COBS (PCP-CV newsletter)
President, Cebu Older Adults' Center for Healthcare
Vice-President, PCP-CV Chapter, 2009-2010
Secretary, PCP-CV Chapter, 2008-2009
Board of Director, PCP-CV Chapter, 2007-2008
DR. ROMY PAREDES, INTEGRATIVEMEDICINE
One of our physicians is **Dr. Romy Paredes, MD, CMT. He is the author of Integrative Medicine (Bridging Conventional and Alternative medicine). We have asked him to recommend a wellness program for our residents. Our goal is to provide our Residents the proper information and support to lead a healthy and fulflling lifestyle.
**Dr. Romy B. Paredes, MD, CMT finished his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of the Philippines in Diliman Quezon City. He pursued his medical degree at the UP College of Medicine and ?nished his medical internship at the UP-PGH Medical Center. He trained in Integrative Medicine in Reno Nevada, USA. He is also a Clinical Metal Toxicologist (CMT), awarded cum laude by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (the international group of doctors professionally quali?ed to administer chelation therapy). He is the founder of Bio-integrative Healthlink Center Inc., Cebu's leading exponent in integrative medical systems. He is also the head doctor of the Ananda Marga Wellness Center in Cebu, an in-patient natural treatment facility.
He was awarded the Honorary Recognition Award by the Dr. Rath International Health Alliance for his outstanding achievement in the fight for health freedom. He is currently in active medical practice in Integrative Medicine in Cebu, Philippines where he presently lives with his wife Dr. Mila and son Michael Randell.
DEFINING INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body,mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. The defining principles of integrative medicine are:
- Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
- All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
- Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.
- Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
- Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts the alternative therapies uncritically.
- Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
- Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
- Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self- development.