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Pritikin Longevity Center Announces Centers of Excellence


Pritikin Longevity Center, the renowned health and weight-loss retreat, just announced its Centers of Excellence, an exclusive designation for leading concierge medical practices, designed to offer concierge patients pioneering health services and exclusive rates to concierge partners.

In recent years, concierge medicine has grown in popularity, as hospitals and more than 12,000 primary care physicians now operate concierge practices, all in response to patient demand for a personalized experience, shorter wait times and better service. Many of these patients value their health and are looking for a partner to realize their longevity potential by preventing or reversing disease.

Concierge medicine has grown in popularity, as hospitals and more than 12,000 primary care physicians now operate concierge practices, all in response to patient demand for a personalized experience . . .

Pritikin is the first comprehensive lifestyle program in America, and for more than 40 years, has been at the forefront of lifestyle science. Following its program results, which have been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed studies, is the most successful method for preventing and controlling leading health concerns, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

“At Pritikin, we teach healthy lifestyle habits. Through our resort program, we arm guests with the skills to transform their lives and successfully prevent and reverse disease,” states Seth J. Marquit, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.E.M, Medical Director at Pritikin Longevity Center. “The Pritikin Centers of Excellence program offers concierge doctors across the U.S. a powerful ally in their work to improve the health and wellness of their patients, as well as the added resource of a world-class VIP health experiences patients have come to expect.”

Pritikin Longevity Center employs a faculty of board-certified physicians, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists and chefs who lead one-week, two-week or longer resort programs geared toward turning the physician’s lifestyle prescription into reality. Pritikin helps guests fit safe physical activity into their routines and teaches them how to use food as medicine through a variety of educational classes geared toward continued success once they leave the resort. To lock in new habits, the program utilizes evidence-based techniques, centered on a program based on peer-reviewed researchand the latest American Heart Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on preventive care.

In addition to concierge medical practices, the Pritikin Centers of Excellence certification is available to other providers including endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, and cardiologists. With a focus on cardiology, Pritikin also offers Medicare-approved Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR) with peer-reviewed published research that proves improvement of patients’ cardiovascular disease through specific outcomes. Through the Pritikin ICR program patients see a positive effect in the progression of coronary heart disease, reduced need for coronary bypass surgery and reduced need for percutaneous coronary interventions.

Patients of concierge physicians affiliated with Pritikin will receive preferred rates at the Pritikin Longevity Center. To learn more about becoming a Pritikin-Certified member of the Centers of Excellence, visit pritikin.com/excellence.