Early in my cardiology training, I wanted to be an interventional cardiologist. I enjoyed the cath lab and the immediate gratification of “fixing” artery blockages.
But that all changed when I read (opens in a new tab) showing more than 90% of heart disease and strokes were preventable. And that by controlling the risk factors for heart disease, people could live an additional (opens in a new tab).
I was stunned! This meant most of the suffering and early death I saw every day as a cardiologist was preventable. My life and career were changed.
When I joined Mayo Clinic – Arizona as a consultant, I founded the Heart Health and Performance Program. This was a unique program – every patient not only saw me, but they also saw a dietitian and an exercise physiologist. Patients LOVED the program. But there was a problem.
These patients were getting the right information about nutrition and physical activity. They were getting cutting-edge medications, tests, and procedures. They knew WHAT to do. And they weren’t getting healthier. What I learned was they needed more than WHAT to do.
I’ve spent the last 15 years learning how to give my patients WHAT they need to do and HOW to achieve their health, weight, and longevity goals.
HealthspanMD™ is a personalized, comprehensive, and connected model of healthcare that partners my patients with my team and me to help them avoid a life of chronic illness that ends too soon.
Today, the biggest problem in healthcare is chronic diseases like high blood pressure, unhealthy weight, prediabetes, and diabetes – what doctors call cardiometabolic disease. These diseases affect more than half of us and are the primary drivers for the leading causes of death – heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia.
HealthspanMD™ exists to provide healthcare the way it’s supposed to be so our patients can feel younger and live the lives they are meant to have.
If you want to minimize your medications, time spent in doctor’s offices and hospitals, and get the best chance to get free from a shortened life burdened by chronic illness and disease, you’re in the right place.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about how you can partner with us to achieve your health, weight, and longevity goals.
- Robert Todd Hurst, MD
HealthspanMD™specializes in providing the comprehensive, personalized, and connected care science tells us can:
To meet those goals, we’ve developed a method that combines one-on-one, personalized care with data-based planning to help you get on track and stay on track with your overall health. Here’s how it works:
Meet with Dr. Hurst for a comprehensive evaluation – and get a clear understanding of WHERE you are now and where you want to go.
Your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hurst will assess:
Dr. Hurst will put together your Healthspan Action Plan that will give you WHAT your best opportunities are to achieve your health, weight, and longevity goals.
Your Healthspan Action Plan includes:
Partner with Dr. Hurst and your dedicated health coach and team to know the EXACT daily steps needed to create your systems that lead to the habits and choices that skyrocket your results.
You’ll receive ongoing, connected care through our Healthspan Coaching System that includes:
Dr. Hurst has spent many years looking for the right personal training partner that views fitness through the same lens he does. Forge provides HealthspanMD clients with a highly customized online personal training coaching experience that is fun and truly personalized. Whether you are experienced in the gym, or have never worked out or are in the middle -- Forge will meet you where you are at. They will create specialized workouts for you based on your strengths, weaknesses, and goals.
Locally sourced | Intentional and organic ingredients | Delicious and fresh | Prepared by James Beard Winning Chef Robert McGrath & Chef/Maddox Lane Owner, Amber Wilson.
I am truly excited to recommend the incredible meals from Maddox Lane to our Arizona-based clients who are interested in delicious, Mediterranean-inspired, nutritious, and convenient meal delivery.
As an integrative cardiologist, I know how critically important nutrition is to our health. I also know firsthand the challenges of finding the energy and time, along with having the skill to create healthy and tasty meals at home. With this in mind, I have tried over a dozen meal delivery programs over the years and none have ever come close to the quality and taste of Maddox Lane.
The extensive variety of options is fantastic. I can’t wait to see what the next week’s menu unveils and every meal I’ve had has been nothing short of consistently delicious. If you think amazing tasting food can’t also be good for your health, prepare to be proven wrong!
Many of our clients benefit from removing the stress of meal planning when they are already adjusting to making new lifestyle changes as part of their Healthspan10 goals.
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