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AvanceMD Concierge is a group of the finest health care providers headed by Dr. Tara Dall, MD.  We are dedicated to helping you experience the best health-care period. This means that you not only have access to one exceptional provider, but you have a whole team of health care practitioners who have different health passions and expertise, collaborating to helping you each and every day.

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA Lipidologist, Family Practice, Preventive Medicine, Genomic medicine

Dr. Tara Dall is a third generation primary care physician and Wisconsin native, following in the footsteps of her father, Dr. James Dall and grandfather Dr. Glenn Dall. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison medical school and family medicine residency, she started her medical career working side by side her father as a full time family practitioner at Moreland Family Medical Associates, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Her primary care practice had a strong emphasis in women’s health, preventive medicine, and use of biomarkers for early disease detection. Recognizing there was a need for more cardiovascular primary prevention services especially in traditionally under-served population of women and children she decided a few years later to become board certified in clinical lipidology and to focus her medical practice on cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Dall graduated in the first class of Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in November 2005, and is one of a handful of United States physicians treating pediatric dyslipidemia. She has served as associate clinical professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as a clinical preceptor for the Waukesha family practice residency program to provide a lipid clinic experience for medical trainees.

In 2007 she was the recipient of Mayo Clinic’s award for “Innovations in Preventive Cardiology” and the same year Dr Dall’s clinic in Wisconsin became nationally recognized by the National Lipid Association as the first fully certified lipid clinic in the United States. She has been very involved in the National Lipid association as an elected board member, serving as president elect of the Midwest Lipid Association during 2011-2012. After 6 years she closed the doors at the “Early Detection Center for Heart Disease and Diabetes” to transition to virtual web based consulting serving both national and international clients. In 2015, she cofounded AvanceMD concierge in Richmond, Virginia to continue her ability to see patients physically as well as in the virtual world.
She has a life long interest in advanced lipoprotein testing and especially the role it plays in early detection of insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk. She believes advanced biomarker testing provides a window into these preventable disease states many years before diabetes or a heart attack happens. She passionately brought her fight to “beat heart disease and diabetes” to the web in 2010, cofounding lecturepad.org and FHITtv.org, web platforms that advance clinical understanding and application of advanced biomarker testing to both clinicians and patients.
Known for her passionate delivery of complex medical topics in patient-friendly terms, Dall travels the world to present research on advanced biomarkers and educates physicians around the U.S. on the importance of going beyond cholesterol and considering the role of biomarkers to help identify and manage the root cause of disease. Dr. Dall is a regular go-to for reporters and has been quoted in Bloomberg News and CBS Sports regarding her role in HDL, Inc.’s testing and partnership with Washington Redskins NFL team. She has appeared on CNN Radio, wabcradio (Forever Young radio and Optimal Wellness), Reach MD Satellite Radio, and RadioHealth Journal, along with many local and national media outlets, including serving as a regular medical correspondent on the Broadcast KTXD-TV in Dallas, Texas.
In 2012, she accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer at Virginia based Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. and has led the medical team to new heights co-authoring research and continuing to educate physicians nationally. She was recognized in the inaugural issue of Our Health Magazine as one of Richmond’s health care leaders “40 and under”.
Dall considers it a blessing to be part of a movement in medicine that will change the way physicians treat patients and assess their risk, but she knows that it’s both an opportunity and a challenge. “The public needs to know about advanced biomarker testing, and I am on a mission to educate consumers, insurance companies, employers, governments and practicing physicians. We can prevent heart disease and diabetes and dramatically reduce health care costs, but we need to step out of our traditional paradigm of thinking,” Dall told the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch in 2013. “I’m so optimistic it will happen despite the challenges that lay ahead.”

Dirk Parvus, MD, MBA

Dirk Parvus, MD, MBA Addiction, Sports Medicine & Alzheimer's Prevention

Dr. Dirk Parvus is board certified in Family, Emergency, Addiction and Sports Medicine and Certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. He is an expert in Age Management and Functional Medicine. In addition, he has completed Levels 1,2,3,4 and 5 of the Bio Identical Hormone Replacement courses run by Worldlink.

Dr. Parvus earned his undergraduate, MBA, and medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his residency in family medicine at Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In 1979, during his medical training, he developed an Aerobic Center based on the teaching of fitness pioneer Dr. Kenneth Cooper. He was the medical director of the emergency room at Sebastian River Medical Center in Florida for 20 years.

Unique Approach:

Dr. Parvus is a strong believer in preventive medicine through exercise, Diet and lifestyle modification. In 1990, at age 40, Dr. Parvus ran his first Boston Marathon in 3 hours and 36 min. He completed 8 subsequent marathons in Boston as well as several others in New York, Orlando and Miami. However, by 2007, his pace had slowed to 4 hours and 54 minutes. He initially attributed the decline in his race times to the “normal” slow-down associated with aging, but after doing extensive research, he discovered Age Management Medicine, and in August 2007 Dr. Parvus began his own treatment journey, using proven protocols to help restore and maintain optimal health and vigor.
In six months, he shaved almost a half hour off his time at the 2008 Disney Marathon (4 hours and 31 minutes), effectively reversing a 2-decade decline. A few months later, Dr. Parvus accomplished a lifelong goal by running the Comrades Ultra Marathon, a 54-mile endurance race in South Africa, and the following year he realized another dream by hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya with his son Matthew.

Integrative Interests:
Opiod Dependance

In 2003 Dr. Parvus received a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to Opiod- dependent patients and saw the value of treating patients in a Doctor’s office setting and the ability to control this devastating brain disease like any other chronic disease. He became Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and has successfully treated many addicted patients. In addition to his practice,

Other Medical interests

Dr. Parvus is an advocate for the medically underserved. In 2007 he founded the non-profit organization Haiti Clinic and he currently sits on the board, visiting Haiti regularly to treat the impoverished people of Port au Prince and Cite Soleil. He was recently honored with the 2010 Brevard County Humanitarian Award and as the 2010 Indian River County Hero of Medicine for his continued efforts in Haiti.

New Work:

In 2007, Dr. Parvus founded the Parvus Center to offer patients Health, Longevity and Vitality using the medical knowledge he has gained from his expertise in the fields of Age Management, Preventative and Functional Medicine. He is also a researcher in the emerging and promising therapies which use telomerase activator and stem cells to rejuvenate and regenerate the body. He is particularly focused on utilizing his knowledge to treat the Cardiometabolic Syndrome which has become an epidemic in our country. Dr. Parvus’ ultimate goal is to help patients

Functional Medicine:

In 2014 Dr Parvus joined Dr Mark Hyman, Dr Patrick Hanaway and IFM to start the first Center for Functional Medicine in a major medical center (The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio) and soon had a 1200 patient waiting list.

Alzheimer Prevention:

In 2014 Dr Dale Bredesen developed a MEND (Metabolic Enhancement Of Neurodegeneration) protocol to reverse the symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr Parvus has trained under dr Bredesen and offers this program in Florida and AustinTexas.

Benjamin Gonzalez, MD

Benjamin Gonzalez, MD Hormone, Cardiovascular Molecular Genetics and Nutrition Expert

Dr. Gonzalez’s Medical Background
Benjamin Gonzalez, MD, better known as “Dr. G”, is Medical Director of Atlantis Medical Wellness Center. He has been on the leading edge of medicine since graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a Board Certified physician with a background in Molecular Genetics and Nutrition. Dr. Gonzalez is renowned for his expertise in Clinical Nutrition with a focus on Exercise Nutrition and Weight Management and is trained in the advanced techniques of Hormone Replacement Therapy, Aesthetic and Age Management, Integrative, and Functional Medicine. He has multiple certifications in advanced laser surgery, laser assisted and ultrasound-assisted liposuction and is a Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has been practicing these techniques for over 10 years and teaches his techniques to other practitioners. He is also a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society where he serves as a committee member and a member of the Obesity Medicine Society and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP).

Dr. Gonzalez’s Military Background
Dr. Gonzalez spent 15 years as an Emergency Medicine staff physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Associate Professor at Hershey Penn State Medical Center teaching his craft to other physicians. His love for helping others led him to serve 24 years active military service, including a year-long tour in Iraq as Chief of the busiest trauma center during the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has earned multiple awards including The Bronze Star and Teacher of the Year at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Gonzalez Teaches Physicians
Dr. Gonzalez continues to teach other physicians on the subjects of Emergency and Trauma Care, Functional Medicine, Nutrition Care from the Physician’s Perspective, Laser Surgery Techniques, Weight Management, and The Truths and Myths of Supplements and Nutrition in Diet.

Dr. Gonzalez’s Approach and Personal Life
Dr. Gonzalez believes in the overall holistic approach to maintaining your health that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and well-being. He practices what he preaches by participating in triathlons, foot races, Kettlebell Competitions and holds 1st Degree Black Belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu. He recently challenged a 25-year old Cross Fit Instructor to a fitness duel. Watch the video here. His caring and gentle treatment has earned him a reputation as a physician who truly cares about his patients’ overall health.

A gifted speaker and down to earth communicator, Dr. Gonzalez has been featured on television and radio. His books, “The hCG Protocol: A Critical Review,” “Nutrition and Your Surgery” and “Food Fight! A Physician’s Guide to Diets” are due to be released in October 2015.

“Dr. G”, as he is known by his patients, plays the violin and piano and is an Instrument Rated private pilot. When asked his favorite passion? He says….”My Family.”

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