Juan C. Penhos, M.D.

General Medicine Integrative Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. Medical School

Dr. Penhos has been a physician since age 23 when he graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, which included a rotation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. His interest in Medicine and Surgery was inspired by his father who devoted nearly his entire life to research in Diabetes. Early on, Dr. Penhos was disappointed with the medical approach to illness and decided to pursue a surgical career. He was an active practitioner and Board Certified in Surgery, a member of the American College of Surgeons. In 2001 when his father passed away after an open heart surgery, he decided to change his course and pursue an interest in the holistic and natural way to deal with illness. His father had expressed his regrets about his own lifestyle choices and urged his son not to commit the same mistakes. It was a sad as well as an enlightening moment, but it changed his life forever.

Changing his focus, Dr. Penhos learned from colleagues with the same interests and from patients who are often the best teachers. He immersed himself in all manner of treatment methods through reading and attending conferences. He resolved to integrate his new found knowledge, using both methods not only to treat disease, but to prevent it in the first place.

Dr. Penhos realizes the limitations of traditional medicine and believes that there is a better way through prevention, diet, exercise, stress management, supplements, hormone balancing, and detoxification. If illness occurs, the treatment must contribute to the patient's overall wellness and deal with the root cause of the illness. Dr. Penhos' area of interest is in the integrative management of cancer, including Insulin Potentiation Targeted Low Dose Therapy (IPT-LD). He has trained and is certified in this innovative treatment.

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