Many people are greatly affected regarding health and longevity by their self esteem and emotional well-being. Many factors play important roles in self esteem and emotional well-being. Dr. Riopelle believes in treating the entire person through proper fitness, exercise ad nutritional support. In today's society, one's external appearance also affects self esteem and emotional well-being. Proper appearance also plays a role in business, as a youthful appearance implies vitality, energy and a youthful outlook. Dr. Riopelle combines today's most modem technology with the use of a proper skin care regimen, exercise and nutritional supplements to help work toward optimal anti-aging results. Dr. Riopelle co-authored a 1998 book on fitness and health and has lectured on anti-aging through weight loss, exercise, supplements and skin treatment techniques. He provides a well balanced approach to health and skin care and is currently working on his second book- a day by day guide to optimal appearance using modem technology, skin care regimens, proper diet, weight loss and nutritional supplements.
Dr. Riopelle also recognizes that no two people are alike and that different procedures and techniques may be needed to treat the same problem in different individuals. Therefore, part of the consultation involves an overall assessment of skin care needs to develop just the right skin care regimen individualized for the patient's needs. Dr. Riopelle assesses the goals and desires of the patient, performs an exam and clearly outlines the treatment options. Risks of the procedures are reviewed and realistic expectations are discussed. In some cases alternate approaches not performed by Dr. Riopelle are more appropriate. Dr. Riopelle works closely with and can arrange a timely referral to a plastic surgeon or general dermatologist when indicated. The goal of the consultation is to provide the patient with plenty of information to make a good decision and to know to expect. We also utilize the time to review pre-and post-procedure instructions.
Donna Riopelle's Philosophy
Medicine is both an art and a powerful science to me. I feel the interaction between the human body and our environment is very complex. It is a mystery no one can fully understand because things are constantly changing both inside and outside our bodies. To keep functioning in a healthy, energetic manner, it takes knowledge to optimize our health and our longevity. Medicine is an honest commitment from one's self to search for this knowledge. It is also about preventing illness and thus prolonging and improving the quality of life in all areas of our being, including all the senses: hearing, seeing, touching, feeling, tasting. For example: our minds think more clearly, our eyes can see more precisely, our ears can hear more sharply. These abilities naturally decrease as we age, but we can also protect ourselves through preventative measures. Growing old does not have to illicit the image of our great, great grandparents -old, wrinkled, hard of hearing, and irritable.
We can acquire and sustain this higher quality of life through healthy living, eating a balanced diet, taking vitamins, herbal, and hormonal supplements (when needed), finding a trusted medical professional-
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5401 Norris Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
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Our mind and body will come up to the plate, if we let them. We need to exercise them. Our mind is a muscle and, just like the any other muscle in our body, if we don't use it-it will go bad.
The process does not end when procedures have been completed. Dr. Riopelle derivces great pleasure from seeing his patients in follow-up down the road to see how they are doing. Patients feel very comfortable and reassured with Dr. Riopelle's bedside manner. Consider scheduling a consultation as the next step in your research process.