Dr. Peter Muran
Peter Muran, M.D. at Longevity Healthcare Center has over 30 years of experience providing care to patients in a variety of settings. Dr. Muran looks at his patient’s entire health as a whole when developing a treatment plan. His mission is to focus on listening and understanding his patient’s mind, body, and spirit. Taking a patient-centered approach to healing, Peter Muran, M.D.’s philosophy is to blend internal medicine and naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Muran takes a functional medicine approach that looks for the root cause, which can be the source of many conditions. In identifying this root cause there is an emphasis on the external and internal environment, metabolic pathways, genetics, hormonal sufficiency, neurological and psychological wellbeing, immune health and modulation, detoxification efficacy of the liver and kidney, and gastrointestinal health. It also includes the balancing of the neurotransmitters and any influences of the DNA response.
Fix the Cause, not just the symptom. When meeting someone for the first time to discuss their health concerns I focus on listening and understanding their mind, body, and spirit. Together, we look at all the individual’s life experiences as a culmination expressed in their personal health profile. This is done without judgment or the past yet searching for their current roadblocks, which have led to ill health. These roadblocks to ill health are usually seen best using Functional Medicine approach while integrating alternative medicine treatments.
For those not accustomed to the term of Functional Medicine, the practice is like a blend of internal medicine and naturopathic medicine. The difference is that Functional Medicine looks at the root cause, which can cause many conditions. In identifying this root cause there is an emphasis on external and internal environmental, metabolic pathways, genetics, hormonal sufficiency, neurological and psychological wellbeing, immune health and modulation, detoxification efficacy of the liver and kidney and gastrointestinal health. It also includes the balancing of the neurotransmitter and any influences of the DNA response.
The influences of DNA response, transcription, is known as epigenetic. Jeffery Bland, PhD. one of the founding fathers of The Institute of Functional Medicine, illustrates the role of the epigenetic by comparing the DNA is like a computer’s hard drive with epigenetic akin to the software of the computer. The epigenetic makes things happen.
Mind, Body & Spirit
My goal is guiding the epigenetic to influence their body, mind and spirit to transcribe their DNA response to health and well being. This is personalized medicine working at the cellular communication level of our bodies. This is the description of Functional Medicine and has been the method of my medical practice since 1995. To grasp the depth and complexity of this treatment, we look at the individual from childhood to present and put together the hidden pieces giving a picture of their current health while designing a pathway whereby health improvement can occur. The course of the treatment is followed by improvement
of signs and symptoms accompanied by improvement of laboratory makers. These objective and subjective findings are based in science and supported by the current international literature. In most cases, a person following the requested treatment will show marked improvement within a month.
An in-depth and understanding approach to disease stems from my personal experience. Doctors, like myself, are the worst patients and in some cases, do not take care of their health. A brief glance at my personal experience of the tested ailments include ulcerative colitis, which was mostly stressed and diet induced: Lyme disease, in a region where Lyme disease was not accepted by the medical community; heart attack, cased by blockage three major coronary arteries; and colon cancer, which originated from colitis. I am currently at trim and healthy 185 pounds and do cardiovascular exercise routinely.
The remedies of my personal struggle were refined and help my patients. Experiencing the problems personally has made a big difference in understanding the emotional stress that comes along.
Kyla is the office manager at Longevity Healthcare. She does a variety of work from charting to patient requests to appointment booking to being Dr. Muran’s right-hand lady. Kyla has her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Studies, but her passion runs deeper than a degree. Kyla has personal experience with discouraging and unusual health complications as well as recovery from addiction. Kyla is always available for any patient questions or concerns and gets them resolved quickly.
Thaomi is the Administrative Assistant at Longevity Healthcare. She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. She is driven by a strong passion to help people and is always eager to learn. Thaomi takes pride in providing the best service possible in assisting patients in administrative duties ranging from scheduling appointments to answering any questions patients may have. She has over 300 hours in clinical experience volunteering at local hospitals and clinics