VitaNovu: New Life 5

Find The Fountain of Youth with Jenifer L. Barry, MD

 

We know we can’t stay young forever, but a Boise doctor can help you look and feel younger at an anti-aging practice called VitaNovu, meaning “New Life.”

Trained by world renowned experts in procedures such as cosmetic lasers, botox, fillers and skin rejuvenation, Jenifer L. Barry, MD has extensive experience in treating a variety of cosmetic conditions. As a skilled anti-aging physician she can also recognize and effectively treat these conditions using an inside out approach.

“Many patients seek cosmetic correction for their physical concerns without understanding that there are internal imbalances that are at the root of the problem. Common complaints such as acne, rosacea, cellulite, or facial hair growth in women can stem from hormone and/or nutritional imbalances that will never be fully treated through the use of cosmetic procedures alone,” explains Barry.

VitaNovu differentiates itself from other medical spas and skin care centers by offering patients a comprehensive approach under the care of a specialty trained physician who is treating the whole patient, rather than simply selling cosmetic procedures that only offer temporary improvements in appearance.

Anti-Aging Medicine, also known as Functional Medicine, does not merely prevent or reverse the physical appearance of aging, as the name might imply. Rather, it is a fundamental approach used to optimize the health and function of the human body by addressing the factors that can accelerate the aging process, such as nutritional deficiencies and environmental exposures. These are some of the same factors that lead to common symptoms and diseases that are most prevalent in the world today.

Deviating from the conventional medicine model, “a pill for every ill,” Barry does not simply prescribe pharmaceuticals, which she argues only serve to mask symptoms and create harmful side effects and long-term complications.  Her primary focus is getting to the root cause of disease and addressing the patient as a whole person, with unique needs, not just a symptom or a diagnosis that is treated the same way in every patient.  Advanced metabolic testing, typically not found in a conventional medicine practice, is utilized to determine where imbalances lie, allowing her to formulate a highly personalized and scientifically validated treatment plan for each individual patient.

A comprehensive anti-aging treatment strategy typically focuses on six fundamental components:

1. Stress Reduction
2. Nutrition & Gut Health
3. Exercise
4. Sleep
5. Hormone Balance
6. Detoxification

“VitaNovu’s mission is to restore balance to the body and educate and empower our patients to live long, confident and healthy lives,” states Barry, owner and medical director of VitaNovu. At VitaNovu, the emphasis is not only on restoration of a youthful appearance, but on optimal health and total wellness.

Boise native, Jenifer L. Barry, MD, majored in biology at Boise State University and earned her medical degree from the University of Washington in 2007. She has been practicing hospital based medicine since 2010 and is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. Two years ago, Dr. Barry entered fellowship training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine to earn board certification in both Anti-Aging Medicine as well as Aesthetic Medicine. Last year she opened VitaNovu, a progressive anti-aging and aesthetic medical practice that is passionate about restoring health and revitalizing youth for all of its patients.