About Patricia L. Petitt, D.O.
Dr. Patricia L. Petitt, D.O., MPH, is an Anti-Aging and Preventive Medicine Physician, and is also the Medical Director of Longevity Wellness Centers. Dr. Petitt received her Medical Degree from South Eastern University of Health Sciences in North Miami Beach, Florida in 1994.
She is Board Certified in Preventive & Occupational Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine and Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAARM) and is a Diplomat of ABAARM.
Dr. Petitt has practiced Preventive Medicine for 24 years in Maryland and Virginia where she learned to focus on strategies to promote health and wellness as well as disease prevention.
Dr. Petitt is an active member of the medical community in the following fields:
- ASAMI – American Society of Aesthetic Medicine & Intradermal Mesotherapy
- ACAM – American College for the Advancement in Medicine
- ASLMS – American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
- AMMG – Age Management Medicine Group
- Fellow of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- Member of Institute of Functional Medicine
- Health Freedom Foundation
- Menopause Symptoms Blog
Dr. Petitt truly believes that it is important to look at the “whole person” to include how we look and feel on the outside as well as our health and wellbeing on the inside.
To compliment her aesthetic training, Dr. Petitt completed a fellowship in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. This program emphasizes on a thorough competency in nutrition, fitness, stress reduction, and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women.
About Longevity Wellness Center’s Philosophy
The declines with age are far more related to a lifetime of unenlightened choices than they are to the ticking of a clock.
- Unhealthy choices may lead to functional biologic age equivalent to someone 15-20 years older
Normal aging and pathologic aging are different.
- Pathologic aging, which is the aging process brought on by the presence of disease’ is not considered “normal” aging.
Effective intervention suggests that every process of aging be addressed.
- We can positively impact the pathways of aging, resulting in slower and more uniform decline in our functional ability, balance, and reserve capacity
- Longer life spans are the result of healthy choices and interventions
Experience is the only thing that changes us
- When we embrace the richness of our past, we can begin to uncover the treasures of our future
- The only true experiences occur when we live in the present moment
Preventive-aging medicine seeks to
- Embrace and celebrate natural aging, and every stage of life
- Optimize whole-person well-being, health, and vitality – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually
- Prevent, diminish, or delay pathological causes of premature aging and mortality
We are the Artist of the rest of our life
- Our life as a living work of art.
- We do not exist to find ourselves. We exist to create ourselves
Optimum whole-person aging is more than the imitation of youth
- There are valued human attributes that increase with age
- With the passage of time comes the accumulation of meaningful experiences, and wisdom, which can be shared with others
With optimum health and greater longevity we have more opportunities to seek
- Greater happiness
- A greater, more holistic self-awareness and acceptance
- Spiritual enlightenment