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The Medical Practice of Ilana Zablozki-Amir, M.D.                                                      

About The Doctor, Her Approach to Care, and Functional Medicine Principles

Ilana Zablozki-Amir, M.D., IFMCP


Dr. Ilana Zablozki-Amir is board certified physician, who has spent the past twenty years gaining extensive knowledge in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine, which focus on a holistic model of patient care and disease prevention. This forms the basis of her treatment paradigm.

She obtained her Pre-Medical and B.A. degree in Behavioral and Neural Biology at Lehigh University.  Her medical school education began at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and then continued at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, from which she graduated with her Medical Degree in 1993. She did her medical internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at UMDNJ-NJ Medical School- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in 1998. She is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. 

While at Kessler Institute, she started the Achilles Track Club chapter in West Orange, NJ. (a running/walking/wheeling program for disabled athletes) and in 2008, together with her husband Mark, who is a physical therapist, initiated a chapter in Brooklyn. She has also created events to highlight the accomplishments of individuals with spinal cord injuries, including a wheelchair tennis exhibition and art show.

Dr. Zablozki is a life-long Brooklynite who is passionate about promoting health, and motherhood (she has 3 healthily-raised sons). She lectures to community venues on a wide range of topics relating to Nutritional and Preventive Medicine including Antioxidants, Nutrition and Children, Blood Sugar Imbalances, Osteoporosis, Exercise, Injuries, and others. She is also a contributing writer to The Mens Health Network. She ready to talk about food and health anytime.

"Dr. Zablozki-Amir is a physician with great integrity, a caring heart and alot of helpful information!"

*Approach to Care*

My paradigm of care is to think out of the box, take the whole unique person into consideration,
look for underlying causes, and provide solutions that are safe, individualized, impactful, and empowering.

When a person is diagnosed with, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
Obesity, Osteoporosis, Autoimmune Conditions, Pre-Cancerous conditions or Cancer, and really, any other
chronic health issues- these are things that have usually been brewing over years from subtle imbalances
in the body progressing to full blown disease. They are often triggered by only a few things- something
nutritional, toxic, stressful, injured, or infectious. Identifying and addressing the triggers is key to healing.

By taking an extensive history and evaluating individually tailored lab tests by blood, saliva, urine, and/or stool,
I am able to help my patients identify the underlying causes of their health concerns and tailor a treatment
program accordingly. These tests also help identify the risk of future disease and offer tools for prevention.

My evaluation and treatment plans always take into account these very important functional medicine principles:

  1. Your genes are not necessarily your destiny. Most chronic health conditions stem from a few root causes: Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and an Out of Balance Immune System. While genes predispose you, the exposures that you give to your genes throughout your life are the major determining factors of whether health conditions will develop. The lifestyle factors of: what you do or don’t eat, how fit you are, how you balance stresses, how toxic your mind and body’s environment is, how much and well you sleep, have been repeatedly proven to directly impact whether you will tend towards inflammation, oxidation and immune reactions, or whether you tend to be resilient to them.
  2. Each individual has his or her own unique needs and clinical presentations. Genetic uniqueness, for the most part, comes from small little informational changes, typos, in the DNA., makes us have more or less requirements for nutrients, more or less tolerance to environmental pollutants and infectious gents, and have more or less of a threshold to stress.
  3. All the body's systems work in sync and are dependent on each other!
  4. The same symptom in different people can come from completely different underlying causes, while the same underlying cause can present as different symptoms.

    While many medications are beneficial, its important to remember that they don’t often address the root causes,
    they can have significant side effects, and can cause nutritional deficiencies. My prescriptions keep the whole body, mind and lifestyle in perspective. They typically involve the missing links of anti-inflammatory nutrition, stress management, exercise, musculoskeletal care, gentle and natural detoxification methods, ensuring that hormones
    are staying in balance, that digestive functions are working efficiently, and that on the energetic level, the body is able to heal.

    Having been trained as a Rehabilitation Medicine physician, I have the ability to successfully and comprehensively create health rehabilitation programs that allow my patients to feel better and more functional.

    I work in partnership with my patients and often coordinate a team with other likeminded practitioners to support
    the endeavor. Patients are left with not only better health, but tools and information they can carry with them
    for life.

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