Catherine A. Waller M.D.
Dr. Catherine Waller graduated with a B.S. from Western Michigan University, an M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed her Family Practice Residency at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI.
Dr Waller was a family practitioner for over 20 years, prior to specializing in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. For the first 13 years of her career she was the Division Head of Family Practice at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. For the next 10 years she was in private practice, combining traditional family practice with complementary and integrative medicine. Presently, she specializes exclusively in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine in Rochester, Michigan.
Dr Waller has also had extensive training at the Institute for Functional Medicine, a pioneering educational center for training health professionals in the science and practice of nutritional biochemistry, molecular medicine, and preventing and treating the diseases of aging.
She is board-certified in Anti-Aging Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is one of only 20 physicians in the United States who is board-certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and Fellowship trained in Functional Medicine.
A popular lecturer, Dr. Waller speaks on a wide range of topics, including natural approaches to common health conditions, optimal health, cardiovascular health, bioidentical hormone replacement, menopause and women\’s health, brain wellness, obesity and weight loss, optimal aging, and longevity medicine.
Extensive training and experience have made Dr. Catherine A. Waller a leader in the emerging fields of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. Anti-Aging Medicine is a clinical specialty aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related decline. The goal of anti-aging medicine is to use recent scientific advances and treatment modalities to promote “Healthy Aging” and to prolong the healthspan of an individual –so that more of their years are spent in good health and few, if any, are spent with disease. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one of the prominent treatment modalities used in Anti-Aging Medicine.
Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the biochemical processes that go on in the body, and the ways that natural substances such as vitamins and herbs can impact those processes – it is a paradigm shift in medicine that uses recent technological and clinical advances to treat the underlying causes of illness. It focuses on finding and correcting subtle dysfunctions in the biochemical processes of the body, through the use of specialized diagnostic tests, before any disease has a chance to develop.
Dr. Waller’s ability to convey the important, yet complex concepts of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine in a down-to-earth practical way makes her lectures invaluable for those in search of answers to their health concerns.