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My Health Engage, (affiliate with PrevientMD) is a revolutionary membership program - direct to consumer, private pay health and wellness company. Our healthcare services are unique and we refer to it as “Health Optimization Medicine” which is delivered via “The Health Six Experience.” Health Optimization Medicine will improve your health path by reducing risk the risk factors for chronic disease. It’s an approach that works for all ages because Health Optimization Medicine and your Health Six Experience is customized specially for you.

Our Health Six Experience, at the center of health optimization, brings together Advanced Diagnostics and assessments, cutting edge nutrition and fitness, stress management, physician recommended supplementation, and natural hormone balancing for both men and women.

What makes us different? PrevientMD and My Health Engage provides you with a specialized set of preventive care services that relates to your wellness path.

We start with a basic Health Risk Assessment. Based on the results, we determine the type of Advanced Diagnostics necessary to determine your health state and medical conditions, nutrition fine tuning, a personalized exercise program, stress relief techniques and a supplement program that is designed solely for you. Your specific health goals are optimized and streamlined via MyHealthEngage tools and a personalized team of elite experts.




So that you get the best and most effective care, we are constantly keeping abreast of trends that deliver on our imperative of evidence, science based medicine --- delivered affordably.

Know that you are supported by a team of highly trained Health Optimization physicians, expert fitness trainers and nutritionists, stress management educators, lab diagnosticians and elite supplement providers.



With a combination of mutual respect, communication, access to abundant resources and productive collaboration, it all comes down to how well we understand one another and having an intense passion for working well together.
We are research centric and the end result is cutting-edge, practice-building products and services that are assured to support your practice successfully.



Paul is a serial entrepreneur, a visionary pioneer in coalescing trendsetting concepts into strategic plans resulting in lucrative business models. Paul’s experience spans integration of team building in advertising and marketing, brand building strategies, client services, business development, technology, financial modeling, and business planning to catapult companies to success. Paul has especially leveraged his experience successfully syndicating products and services across the Internet for more than 20 years.

As CEO of his last venture, within 5 years Paul built and sold High Voltage Interactive, Inc. in 2006. A highly successful company, Paul provided strategic Internet recruitment planning services to the higher education sector. Paul built the company to a team of 20 employees and during its fifth and final year, generated $12 million in revenue. Paul sold High Voltage to Aptimus, a publicly traded company for a significant return on invested equity. A year later The Apollo Group, holding company of University of Phoenix, bought Aptimus for its ownership of High Voltage Interactive, Inc. for a reported $60 million.

During his 40 year career, Paul helped numerous companies utilize business building strategies with a focus on corporate return on investment. Paul has lent his expertise to companies including Toyota, Hyundai Motor America, Bank of America, Walgreens, Levi Strauss, CIT Corporation, Publicis Worldwide, and many others. Paul has published numerous articles in industry publications, and has held Strategic planning workshops for marketers and business owners throughout the globe. In his spare time, Paul is a singer who when he belts out a tune, sounds just like Frank Sinatra.

Paul Epstein – Chief Executive Officer



Dr. Jazwinski applies thirty years of research experience in the biology and genetics of aging to biomedical innovation in human healthy longevity. As an active researcher, he is at the forefront of new discoveries and their translation into meaningful applications. He is dedicated to adding quality to life.

After receiving his PhD from Stanford University, Dr. Jazwinski received additional research training at The Rockefeller University where he later joined the faculty. He moved to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and finally to Tulane University in New Orleans where he is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Tulane Center for Aging. Dr. Jazwinski has published over 160 research articles, and he is a member or fellow of several scientific societies.

Michal Jazwinski, PhD - Chief Science Officer



Randall ghostwrote Anti-Aging Cures by Suzanne Somers and Dr. James Forsythe, and dozes more books for health authorities and celebrities. His own books include The Hundred Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Health, and Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal-Care Products Endanger Your Health, written with Dr. Samuel J. Epstein of the University of Illinois

Randall was a spealer at the International Anti-Aging Congress and was a guest on dozens of programs, including The Dr. Oz Show, ABC's The View, and NBC's The Today Show.

Randall Fitzgerald – Chief Editorial Officer

Derrick DeSilva Jr.


Dr. DeSilva is a practicing internist at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is a member of the following associations: The American Medical Association, The Society of Internal Medicine, and Chairman of Age Management Medicine Conference. Dr. DeSilve has a radio talk show "Ask the Doctor", and a television show, "To Your Health", both airing in New Jersey.

Derrick DeSilve Jr., MD - Advisory Council

Joseph ‘Joey’ Thurman

VP, Wellness Services

Joey Thurman is a health, fitness, and nutrition expert. He is the author of "365 Health and Fitness Hacks That Could Save Your Life" and the creator of TheLifestyle Joey was named the best trainer in Chicago by the Chicago Sun Times in 2015 and's top 3 favorite celebrity trainers. He has appeared on The Today Show, CBS, WGN, FOX, ABC and WCIU.

Joey’s work has been featured in publications such as U.S. News and World Report, NPR, Women's Health, New York Post, People Magazine, Shape, Fitness Magazine,,, Inspiyr, TimeOut Chicago, RedEye, American Global Traveler, CaliDiet, and The Chicago Sun Times.

Joseph ‘Joey’ Thurman– VP, Wellness Services

Nicole Crane


Nicole Crane is a certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and holistic wellness specialist, deeply passionate about nutrition and the power of food in healing. She has had a life-long interest in nourishing food and natural living. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Florida International University in 2009. Looking to pursue her holistic and integrative principles, Nicole moved to Denver, CO in 2012 to earn certification as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner from the Nutrition Therapy Institute.

Nicole joined the Previent MD team in 2016, inspired to join and bring current science based nutrition and nourishing food ideals to the preventive healthcare revolution.

Nicole has a strong background in nutrition therapy, functional foods and herbal remedies. Her approach to health is based in viewing the body as a whole and optimizing its functionality using natural remedies. Her motivation is connecting people with whole foods in their natural state and helping promote the truth about foods in a world full of advertising. Nicole believes the body’s default state is one of healing, and given the right raw materials, the body can and will repair itself. She looks at the body from a holistic perspective and uses food and natural remedies to improve the function and form of the body. As a nutrition educator, her specialty is translating nutrition science into digestible consumer level content. Originally from New York, Nicole moved to Vermont from South Florida in the autumn of 2016. Nicole enjoys cooking, music, being outdoors, talking about vegetables and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Nicole Crane- Sr. Director, Nutrition

Robin Raff

Sr. VP, Marketing

Robin is a seasoned, innovative marketing professional with over 25 years of experience. She has held senior level positions at renowned advertising agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather Direct, FCB Direct, G2 Direct and Digital (formerly Grey Group), Wunderman, and Hill, Holliday, Connors Cosmopulos. Key brand experience includes Hewlett Packard, Infiniti Automobile, Levi Strauss & Co., GE Financial, and CVS/Caremark.

Robin shifted her focus to healthcare marketing in the late 1990’s, intrigued by the baby boomer segment’s longevity and the impact this would have on healthcare. As SVP of Age Wave Interactive, an agency targeting seniors founded by visionary Ken Dychtwald, Robin developed strategy and multi-channel campaigns for dozens of healthcare clients targeting the 50+ segment.

Robin ran her own 50+ agency for a few years which evolved into a healthcare marketing consultancy, working on brands such as UnitedHealthcare, Resolution Health, LifeMasters Disease Management and Blue Shield of California. She then joined Kaiser Permanente as Director of Medicare marketing for almost 5 years, directing a team of 32 and a budget of $40MM, successfully marketing their Medicare Advantage plan, and continually meeting annual enrollment goals.

Robin received her BA in Business from SUNY New Paltz, and her MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University. She has taught Advertising & Marketing Strategy at San Francisco Academy of Arts and has a genuine passion for marketing. Robin lives in Walnut Creek, California with her two daughters and three dogs.

Robin Raff – Sr. VP, Marketing

Donald Altman


Donald is a psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk. Born in Chicago, he now resides in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches at Portland State University as an adjunct faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program, and is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Donald also serves on the board of directors of “The Center For Mindful Eating.”

In his own words: “Mindfulness is my passion. I ordained in a Burmese Buddhist monastery with a wonderful mindfulness teacher– the venerable U. Silananda (author of The Four Foundations of Mindfulness). Later, while leading workshops on spiritual eating, I found many people coming to ask me about eating disorders that they were struggling with... and so I returned to school and am now a licensed psychotherapist. I believe it only takes a few grains of mindfulness each day to deepen enjoyment in daily life, and I have seen how it has changed lives in a positive way... one moment at a time!”

Donald Altman, M. A., LPC - Advisory Council

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What is Health Optimization Medicine?

You may have heard the terms Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Precision Medicine, Age Management Medicine, and Proactive Medicine.

What does all that mean... and what does it really do to you and for you? There is a lot of understandable confusion, so let’s simplify it.

Integrative combines conventional treatment approaches with less conventional treatments like acupuncture. Functional is similar to Integrative, though less conventional. Precision means optimizing efficiency and therapeutic benefit using genetic or molecular profiling. Age Management Medicine refers to prevention directed at an aging population. Proactive tries to address medical issues before they become chronic conditions.

We have our own unique terminology to describe what we offer ---Health Optimization Medicine. Our approach is to combine the best of all evidence-based medicine to give you a wider range of choices. Our Health Optimization Medicine embodies elements from all of these various approaches and employs them in a preventive, proactive way to meet your specific age-related issues, medical challenges, optimal health needs, and more.

What is PrevientMD’s Health Six Experience?

Our Health Six Experience is a unique healthcare model designed to deal with modern health risks. We focus on the ‘six pillars of wellness’ --- personalized advanced diagnostics, fitness, nutrition, hormone balancing, stress control, and supplements. You become part of a personalized collaboration between a team of practitioners - your physician, and fitness, nutrition, and stress management coaches. PrevientMD’s Health Six

Experience keeps track of your vital health data, and is specially designed to help you improve muscle tone, eating habits, sleep quality and more. It also is proven to reduce disease risk. Our program is preventive and proactive! It is personally tailored to help you optimize your health dynamics. Get more details.

PrevientMD’s Advanced Diagnostics

There are many levels of Advanced Diagnostics which can be confusing. PrevientMD’s physicians specialize in evidenced-based (science proven) diagnostics that are designed to prevent disease before it happens. Our thorough patient assessment focuses on “proactive,” in-depth personalized testing that characterizes a full-spectrum of risk factors for optimum health at every age.

Our Advanced Diagnostic evaluations have been shown to be far more effective at helping individuals maintain health and vigor than traditional evaluations. Our Advanced Diagnostics carefully evaluates laboratory assessments far beyond what is typically done in an annual physical, detailed body composition for bone, muscle and fat, exercise capacity, hormone balance, stress factors, cardiac function, and cognitive function, and much more.

Let us design a personalized treatment and Health Optimization program specifically for you. Contact us today.