Shari Caplan, M.D.
Vitality MD
Fellowship in Preventative Medicine

Fellow In Training

Dr Shari Caplan is a Woman's Health Specialist. As part of her training in Family Medicine, she allocated a significant proportion of her time to Women's Health. She practiced Obstetrics for 14 years delivering several thousand babies, and fostered a special interest in managing patients with hormone imbalances including PMS, perimenopausal, and menopausal symptoms, as well as postpartum depression, PCOS, and infertility. After years of practice, Dr Caplan realized that it made more sense to try to prevent disease from occurring, than waiting for it to happen and then trying to reverse it. She started incorporating supplements and nutrients into her practice and noticed health benefits in herself and her patients. This led to educating herself in the area of Functional and Integrative Medicine.

She is both board certified and a Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) in the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. She has a very holistic approach to patient care wherein she uses a combination of Conventional and Functional Medicine. This leads to a very personalized and individualized treatment plan.

Functional Medicine refers to the personalized approach to Medical Care which deals with primary prevention and emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care”. This approach manages patients as unique individuals with distinct environmental exposures and genetic predispositions. It balances internal and external factors.

Anti-Aging Medicine refers to a clinical specialty whose focus is aimed at targeting the early detection, prevention, and treatment of age-related decline.

Research suggests that aging, obesity, chronic disease, heart disease, acne, cancers may be inflammatory conditions, With a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, supplements, and hormone balancing, we may be able to slow down these processes. Each of these components are important in optimizing health. Dr Caplan is extremely excited about the prospects of being able to translate this knowledge into practice and help patients to "live longer and better".