Yelena Lapidus MD

Welcome to Yelena Lapidus M.D and The Lapidus Clinic, our concierge practice.

 
How Can We Help You?  
 
You will experience a new type of medical practice tailored to your needs and expectations, and I’m pleased to share my vision of the future of medicine. I am proud to be a doctor who helps prevent and reverse disease.

I graduated from OB/GYN Residency in Russia in 1996 specializing in surgeries and treatments for infertility and endometriosis. I studied Family Medicine at UC Davis with a rural track allowing me to do Obstetrics and prenatal care. I am Board Certified in Family Medicine, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. I am currently a fellow of The Metabolic Institute under supervision and credentialing of University of South Florida. My most recent certifications are in bio-identical hormonal therapies, gastrointestinal-immune-brain connections, IV vitamin and mineral therapies, neuropsychiatry, thyroid disease management, weight loss protocols, and aesthetic medicine.

I have based my life on learning and do not intend to stop. Medicine is ever-evolving and continuously providing us with a better understanding of the human body and mind. We live in an exciting time of fundamental discoveries and new technological and scientific advances. My promise to you is to stay in tune with new research in functional, longevity, and regenerative medicine for your benefits. I take your pain, your worries, and your story very personally. It is my passion, not just my business. It is a personal matter for me and my team to get you where you dream to be; healthy, healing, in love with life, and expecting a great future.


 

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3 days ago

Yelena Lapidus MD

🥂Bubbles and Botox! 🍾
Join us at Rava Wines + Events on October 2nd,
5:00 to 7:30 pm.
Botox $10 per unit.
Special event pricing on many procedures!

Bubbly will be provided by Rava Wines and light refreshments served.

RSVP to The Lapidus Clinic, 805-439-4825
Rava Wines: 6785 Creston Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446.
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🥂Bubbles and Botox! 🍾
Join us at Rava Wines + Events on October 2nd,
5:00 to 7:30 pm. 
Botox $10 per unit.
Special event pricing on many procedures!

Bubbly will be provided by Rava Wines and light refreshments served. 

RSVP to The Lapidus Clinic, 805-439-4825
Rava Wines: 6785 Creston Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446.
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#TheLapidusClinic #AvilaBeachAesthetics #injectables #shareslo #botox #dermalfillers #aesthetics #beauty

4 days ago

Yelena Lapidus MD

I would like to share Stanford University Research results for Low Dose Naltrexone in Pain Management. For more information on past , ongoing and future studies , please go to Lowdosenaltrexone.org
Here is news from Stanford Pain Management Center.
Low Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a significant problem in the United States, afflicting millions of people with chronic, widespread muscle pain that can be severe and debilitating. In addition to pain, fibromyalgia is associated with fatigue, difficulty sleeping, headache, and stomach problems. These symptoms often interfere with the activities of daily living to the point where they prevent sufferers from functioning normally. Although no one knows why, women are more likely than men to suffer from fibromyalgia.

The FDA has currently approved three medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia, but they don’t work well for many people. A few years ago we conducted a small study of a common medication called naltrexone and found that low doses provided significant pain relief in the many of the people tested. Therefore, we decided to conduct a larger study of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for a longer period of time.

Naltrexone has been used safely for many years to treat people who are addicted to alcohol and narcotics because it blocks the effects of these drugs. When given in smaller doses, naltrexone may help to reduce pain associated with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease. LDN is not FDA-approved for the treatment of pain, and is still experimental.

In our study, 28 women with fibromyalgia took one pill a day for 16 weeks. During that time, each woman took the LDN (4.5 mg) for 12 weeks and a sugar pill (placebo) for 4 weeks. The study was double-blind, meaning that neither the women participating in the study nor the healthcare team knew which pill they were taking at any time. Each woman was given a handheld computer to record their pain, fatigue, and other symptoms on a daily basis, and they continued to record their symptoms for 4 weeks after they stopped taking the capsules.

The results of the study were similar to the results of our earlier, smaller study—participants experienced a significantly greater reduction in their pain scores while they were taking the LDN as compared with while placebo. They also reported improved general satisfaction with life and improved mood while taking LDN. However, there was no improvement in fatigue or sleep. All participants tolerated the LDN, with few side effects.

LDN is a widely available, inexpensive medication with few side effects that could prove to be a useful treatment for fibromyalgia. More studies are needed to determine if it will provide long-term, safe and effective relief of the pain of fibromyalgia in a majority of patients.

Younger J, Noorulain N, McCue R, Mackey S. Findings of a small, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, counterbalanced, crossover trial assessing daily pain levels. Arthritis Rheum 2013:65(2);529–38.
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