"Dr. Calkins is focused on optimum health for his patients. He believes in a proactive approach to medicine that emphasizes maintaining an appropriate balance of nutrition, hormones, and fitness. He is dedicated to finding the root causes of his patient’s symptoms and the appropriate treatment regimens for complete wellness.
Dr. Calkins completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Nutritional Science at the University of Florida. While there, he was involved with research focused on the benefits of a ketogenic diet in improving epilepsy. He received his medical degree from St. Matthews University, and subsequently performed his internship and residency at Tulane University/East Jefferson General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, he received a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Throughout his education and experience, Dr. Calkins has seen the benefit of using multiple modalities to improve patient outcomes."
"Defy Medical clinic is dedicated to helping patients optimize their overall well-being and physical health with the help of integrative wellness practices. We take pride in our scientific approach to understanding the effects that aging has on the human body. We offer the best in clinical expertise, education, and research to improve the health and quality of life for each of our patients. Many wonder what the term ‘integrative wellness’ means and how it differs from other medical disciplines. Integrative wellness encompasses the practice of treating a patient from a preventative and holistic approach.
At Defy, we strive to gather the entire lifestyle and medical story of each patient before we prescribe any treatment. We go beyond a conventional approach to medicine by understanding that each patient is unique and requires personalized care. Our thorough medical assessments give us the opportunity to deliver a comprehensive diagnosis and a solid solution. Our goal with each specialized approach is to help mitigate preventable diseases and reverse symptoms resulting from age-related (or disease-induced) hormone deficiencies."