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Thank you for visiting my website. I am Dr. Fred Bloem from Olney, Maryland, and I have a holistic and integrative medical practice.

Fred Bloem, MD

Fred Bloem, MD

Because my medical practice is unique, I attract patients from many states in the northeastern and midatlantic regions of the United States and some have come from more remote locations.

Many people found me because they have been referred by existing patients. Others have found me by searching the Internet. Many of these have suffered health problems for a long time, consulted with a lot of other physicians, and were not able to find or receive the care that they needed.

Other people are simply looking for a good personal physician for themselves or for their family. These are they who need more than a rushed 15-minutes-or-less face time with a physician in a crowded medical office. They recognize that over the years the mechanic spent more time with their cars than their doctors did with them..

Because of my background in internal medicine and family medicine,  I am comfortable treating both children and adult men and women with a wide variety of health concerns.

After practicing as a traditional allopathic physician for several years, it became clear to me that Western medicine as it is being taught and practiced by most physicians today has its limitations. One of the main concerns that I had was that many of the allopathic treatments do not address the underlying causes of a patient’s illness. I recognized that many common diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and others were linked to obesity. However, like most physicians, I felt unprepared to help my patients lose weight.

Postgraduate training in bariatric medicine, bio-identical hormone therapies, orthomolecular medicine, and energy medicine (NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) and Emotional Freedom Technique), has made it possible for me to help my patients more effectively, more quickly, and with safer treatment methods.

Besides that, I am now able to help my patients with a much wider variety of health concerns. They include:

  • All allergies
  • All autoimmune diseases
  • Addictions
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Autism
  • Crohn’s disease, irritable syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Emotional, psychological, and sensory/motor neurological disturbances
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Obesity

It is the combination of my genuine concern for my patients’ well-being and attention to detail, my traditional medical training, my experience in helping patients with their weight problems, safe nutritional, natural, and energetic treatments that makes my practice unique.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Fred Bloem, M.D.

Prolozone Therapy for Sciatica

I am a 68 year old man who is still very active, but have had increasing sciatic pain in my right hip when I sat for too long at a time, either driving or at my computer. I’ve also had pain in my left knee from a slow-healing injury. Over a month ago as I write this, Dr. Bloem gave me one Prolozone injection in each of those two sites. The pain in my knee was reduced significantly within a day and is now gone, and I could immediately sit for MUCH longer periods of time without my hip hurting at all–a great relief since I am about to leave on a three month driving trip. Prolozone has proven to be every bit as helpful to me as it has to so many others I had read about.

D.W.M.

Distilled Water Benefits

Over the years I purchased a lot of different water purification products. Most of them were water filters and one was a reverse osmosis product. None of these were perfect as some impurities and toxins just can’t be filtered out. Probably like most people I didn’t change the filters frequently enough because they were expensive or difficult to replace. After I purchased my ozone steam sauna which requires the use of distilled water I decided to purchase a water distiller. They are surprisingly affordable (under $200) for a unit that can distill up to a gallon at a time. The maintenance is pretty simple and inexpensive too.

I have been very happy with my distiller. It is quite amazing to see the brown/white residue that remains in the stainless steel water container after the distillation process is complete; especially when you consider that I distill water that has been prefiltered by my under the counter kitchen filter. Who knows what is in that residue? It could be anything, including waterborne contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, organic and inorganic chemicals, fluoride, fecal matter, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and cadmium, cysts, and other contaminants that are dumped in our water supply. Chlorine and other gases are expelled from the waste vent as the water is distilled.

Contrary to what some people say I don’t believe that drinking distilled water is harmful. It is the purest water that you can drink. It was interesting to read a customer review which stated that heart arrhythmias disappeared when the person started drinking distilled water. I have started recommending distilled water to my patients and it will be interesting to see what they will report as they avoid the contaminants in their drinking water.

TA-65 – A Telomerase Activator

I was recently introduced to TA-65® which is a telomerase activator. It turns on the hTERT gene which activates the enzyme telomerase which can lengthen your telomeres. Telomeres are protective pieces of DNA material at the ends of each chromosome in every cell. The genetic material of chromosomes degrades if not properly protected by telomeres of a certain length. Telomerase activation in aged or chronically stressed normal cells has been shown to slow or reverse telomere shortening, increase replicative capacity, and restore or improve cellular function. In other words, the cells live longer and the patient benefits.

When telomerase is activated the shortest ones get “relongated” (made longer). Some illness associated with short telomere length are Werner’s Syndrome, congestive heart failure, ischemic cardiomyopathy, and Alzheimer’s disease.

In people who have taken TA-65® for one year or more they have seen the following statistically significant benefits:

  • A decline in the number of senescent (aging) CD-8 lymphocytes
  • A reversal of the normally seen, age dependent increase in natural killer cells
  • Improvements in total and LDL cholesterol
  • Significant decreases in fasting glucose and fasting insulin levels
  • Functional improvements in cognitive behavior-verbal memory and shifting attention
  • Statistically significant improvements in bone mineral density in males and a trend towards the same in females

Some anecdotal benefits that people taking TA-65® have reported include:

  • Need for less sleep but without fatigue – getting more done in a day
  • Improved joint flexibility
  • Improved skin health and appearance
  • Improved visual acuity
  • Improved sex drive

Those who should take TA-65® include anyone who has had a telomere length test and has short telomeres, anyone who believes their immune system is compromised and can benefit from its restoration, and everyone who is concerned about aging healthy and living longer.

I have just become a licensed distributor of TA-65® and am able to offer it to my patients at a good price. Please contact my office for pricing and ordering.

Please click here to read responses to frequently asked questions about TA-65®: http://bit.ly/Np1FLw

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. TA-65® is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Prolozone Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain

“I am a 64 year old man with a long history of arthritis in my knees.  It was very painful to walk and especially painful when I tried to get up out of a chair.  Dr. Bloem did one prolozone treatment to each knee and I have had complete relief of the pain.  I have now been pain free for over a week with no signs of the pain returning.  I can’t believe how easy it is to stand now.  Thank you Dr. Bloem!!”

This patient wrote this testimonial in July 2012, over two months ago as of the time of this writing, and he has remained pain free to this day. Prolozone therapy has been a very valuable addition to my practice. Since May 2012 I have successfully treated patients and have done Prolozone injections in knees, hips, shoulders, and in the neck. However, Prolozone can also be effective for back pain, sciatica, TMJ syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, elbow pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, neuromas, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many different sports injuries.

Prolozone treatments may result in cartilage regeneration which explains why it is usually remarkably effective when patients have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. In many cases it is not just a treatment for pain, but it is actually results in long-term relief.

The word Prolozone was coined by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. The first part means to regenerate or rebuild (“proli”). Ozone is the most active form of oxygen which causes damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate.

Oxygen, vitamins, and minerals are necessary to tissues to regenerate and heal. Pain is often caused by low levels of oxygen which cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which causes pain. Prolozone injections include homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications that reduce inflammation and swelling. Vitamins and minerals are injected because they are required for healing. Oxygen in the form of ozone is injected last. Only one injection is  given in each joint treated and all the medication, nutritionals, and ozone is delivered in two syringes through the same needle. The treatment response varies with some patients experiencing complete pain relief in one treatment, but most patients only need 3 to 5 treatments spaced two weeks apart.

Please click here to view a video of Dr. Frank Shallenberger explaining Prolozone: http://bit.ly/QMl4b6
Click here to find an ozone doctor near you: http://bit.ly/TLNpPg

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Ozone therapy, including major autohemotherapy, Prolozone, and ozone steam saunas are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ozone Steam Sauna Benefits

After having become certified in ozone therapy and Prolozone therapy in May 2012 and seeing the wonderful results of major autohemotherapy and Prolozone I decided to also offer ozone steam sauna therapy to my patients.

Ozone therapy is not new and over the years there have been amazing reports from both doctors and patients. For example, there have been patients who reported cures from Lyme disease after receiving major autohemotherapy. According to Dr. Frank Shallenberger, a world renowned authority in this field whose course I attended in May 2012, major autohemotherapy is a slam dunk for patients with Lyme disease. He has also had much success treating patients with other chronic infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. With regard to ozone steam sauna therapy there have been reports of people being cured of cancer using this method.

Ozone steam saunas have also been beneficial for patients with skin disorders such as shingles. One patient reported a dramatic improvement after just one session and complete resolution after several more sessions. Patients with eczema and psoriasis see rapid improvements too and symptoms are typically much improved within about three sessions.

Ozone steam saunas have also been effective for patients with a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis. Many patients have reported an improvement in their energy and overal sense of well-being within 4 to 8 weeks of starting weekly treatment sessions. Some reported cures whereas others did experience significant improvement.

As patients sit in the sauna they sweat profusely and are able to eliminate toxins. So any health concerns caused by toxicity is likely to respond. This includes silicon poisoning from breast implants and poisoning from other chemical exposures. The temperature of the sauna can be regulated precisely so it is comfortable for the patient. Usually we start with a temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit or less for a 15 minute session and then increase the temperature in subsequent sessions as tolerated and the duration up to 30 minutes.
Other health conditions that have improved in patients using ozone sauna also include arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and depression. With regard to depression it is believed that detoxification causes the brain to function better and that improved oxygenation causes the mood and overal mental functioning to improve.The advantage of the hyperthermia that is achieved by using an ozone sauna is that toxins are broken down and released, that the immune system works better, and that the growth of microorganisms is slowed down. In addition, the thermal effect causes blood vessels and capillaries within the deep layers of the tissues to dilate, which promotes better circulation.

 

Here is a link to the state of the art ozone steam sauna that I employ in my practice: http://bit.ly/PcGc6N
Click here to find an ozone doctor near you: http://bit.ly/TLNpPg

Please contact my office to schedule an ozone steam sauna therapy session. Sessions are $50 each.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Ozone therapy, including major autohemotherapy, Prolozone, and ozone steam saunas are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Cyanocobalamin vs. Methylcobalamin vs. Hydroxocobalamin

In my practice I use different forms of Vitamin B12. In this article I explain some of the differences between cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, and hydroxocobalamin.

Cyanocobalamin can be given as an intramuscular injection. It should not be given intravenously. However, after injection it will need to convert to methylcobalamin, and then to hydroxocobalamin to be used by the body. Of all the forms of Vitamin B12 it is the least painful for the patient to inject. After introduction into the body it provides a small amount of cyanide. For individuals who are overall very healthy this is a good choice and this is also the least expensive form of injectable Vitamin B12. It is known that some people, such as smokers, are less able to transform cyanocobalamin into methylcobalamin due to toxins and heavy metals in the liver. These individuals need to use other forms of Vitamin B12.

Methylcobalamin is more bioactive and can be given intramuscularly, intravenously, and intraarticularly. It is slightly painful to inject into the muscle. In my practice I also use methylcobalamin when I do Prolozone injections into joints and into subcutaneously (under the skin). This is also a better choice for smokers who are unable to convert cyanocobalamin into methylcobalamin.

Hydroxocobalamin is the most bioactive form of Vitamin B12 and mostly given intravenously as intramuscular injections are very painful. If given intramuscularly it is mixed the local anesthetic procaine. Hydroxocobalamin is retained longer in the body and can be dosed less frequently. An additional application of hydroxocobalamin is that it can be used for patients with cyanide poisoning as it binds cyanide and allows for elimination through the kidneys.

Emergency House Call: Bleeding from umbilical artery

It is unusual that I get called upon to do emergency surgery but several weeks ago I did. It was on a Sunday afternoon that I received an urgent call from one of my patients who reported profuse bleeding from her umbilical artery. Here is her report:

“I have a defect in my navel, belly button if you prefer, that includes an area where the umbilical artery comes very close to the surface. Twice in the last 10 years, it has ruptured and I’ve had to be taken to the hospital to have it sutured. On Sunday, it happened again. I called Dr. Bloem, who came to my home, and with very gentle hands he was able to suture the defect closed again. His expertise and willingness to help, saved me a trip by ambulance to the hospital. I really appreciate the many ways that Dr. Bloem takes care of his patients.”

Initially, I was reluctant to get involved because the patient reported that the bleeding came from deep inside her umbilicus and that in the past the surgeons in the hospital complained about how difficult it was to gain access to the site of the bleeding and to place sutures. I advised the patient to keep firm pressure on her umbilicus and to call an ambulance. However, after a little while I decided to call the patient back because I knew that a trip to the hospital would be a major ordeal for her because of her disability. I packed my medical supplies and instruments and went to the patient’s home. Upon arrival at the patient’s bedside I noticed that the gauze pads that were used to stop the bleeding were soaked in blood and that there was a pool of blood next to the bed. As soon as the gauze pads were removed I saw the blood squirting out of the umbilical artery. This made it difficult to have a clear surgical field. Fortunately, within a short time I was able to place two sutures around the umbilical artery to stop the bleeding.

I am grateful for the successful outcome of this house call. And, yes, minor surgery, including laceration repair, is part of this holistic physician’s toolbox as well.

HCG Diet Before and After Pictures #HCG #Diet #HCGDiet #Obesity

Like many of my patients, Mrs. Alecia Scott has had a life changing experience since she started the HCG Diet. In this testimonial she describes how her migraine headaches disappeared entirely. It has been very interesting for me to observe how many other patients reported other unexpected improvements in their health. These include patients with symptoms of fibromyalgia, blood pressure, diabetes, any many other diseases.

“I am a Real Estate Agent at Remax Realty Centre in Olney MD. My experience using the HCG diet plan was amazing and I have been thrilled with the results.

After gaining over 30 pounds in 3 years I just couldn’t seem to slow down the weight gain and I was not having any success at being able to stick with traditional diets.

I found out about the HCG diet on YouTube while looking for motivation through others’ weight loss success stories. I was skeptical at first and searched endlessly for possible negative side effects and could find none.

I decided to take the plunge and do the diet, it was easy to follow and my appetite and cravings halted with no adverse symptoms that I’ve experienced with other diet aids, in fact I had a wonderful sense of well being. With the help of Dr. Bloem and HCG I was able to shed an incredible 33lbs in 50 days!

The most amazing thing about the HCG diet is that I have been able to maintain my weight loss without issue, I have never been able to do that in the past. My appetite and cravings continue to be diminished and I no longer feel the need to abuse my system with excess sugars real and fake or to other processed foods to which I had become addicted.

I also discovered that while on HCG my migraine headaches disappeared entirely and I was suffering those several times a month. HCG truly is an amazing diet and I am incredibly grateful for having found it, it really has changed my life and being able to have shared it with so many others has been a blessing. If you have tried everything else and lost hope that anything will work before giving up try HCG.”
—Alecia Scott

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