It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Irene M. O'Brien, a longtime resident of Warwick, Rhode Island. Besides the love of her life, Irene, we have two beloved grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear granddaughter-in-law, whom we all love.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bill's memory at Hope for Hope Children's Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island, or to the W.R. O'Brien Foundation.
As a GP, it is far more satisfying to be proactive in supporting a patient's health than to wait until they fall ill before intervening. On the way to an insurance reimbursement model, we can spend more time keeping our patients informed and tracking reimbursement in the form of insurance forms. For those who have left the comfort zone of conventional medicine, anti-aging medicine can give them the opportunity to live a life - and affect their patients. When patients realize that diseases that have dragged them on for years can be cured, they are full of hope, optimism, and happiness.
I believe that those who actively practice anti-aging medicine will significantly survive the normal lifespan and enjoy greater health and vitality. There will be a growing gap between those who actively integrate advanced anti-ageing into their lifestyles and the rest of us. Those who invest in their health, their anti-health, will have the opportunity to take advantage of these advances and promote their own health.
To provide the body with the things it needs to stay young, I advocate regular intravenous chelation therapy to remove heavy metals that are toxic to the brain, heart and arteries and can increase the risk of cancer. I believe that the best time to start hormone therapy is when symptoms become visible to support your overall health. Either you need hormone replacement therapy or you suffer from negative consequences.
While many doctors consider normal aging to be the leading cause of death in their patients, I am able to treat variable events. By looking at different aspects of aging and developing a plan that reflects the greatest needs of my patients, people can live longer and better lives. My limitation in my practice is that I am not able to use the full range of anti-aging therapies available to me. The time frame is too tight, but combining my experience and knowledge I can take into account a patient's needs for improving his or her health and quality of life.
The success I have had in treating obesity has inspired me to address aging as a disease overlooked by mainstream medicine, as well as the need for a more holistic approach to patient health.
In search of the highest and best education in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Petteruti was certified by the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine in 2011 and by the American College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. After graduating from Tufts University, he enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy Medicine and after graduating, he spent time at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
After his return he worked in the sheet metal industry for 17 years and dedicated himself to his true passion, golf. Golf has been his life ever since, playing for years at Segregansett CC and Crestwood CC, winning the club championships at Sun Valley and Rehoboth and scoring two holes - in - one in a year. He even met his golf idol Arnold Palmer and left the game knowing he shared his passion for the sport.
But he soon realized that practising in a hospital with only one doctor and a small team of doctors and nurses did not meet the needs of many of his patients. Every morning he was greeted with the feeling that he was the one everyone had been waiting for, and he felt so special. His patients lived their youngest and longest lives with him, and he gave them purpose, engaged in activities, and was happy at the end of every day he spent there.
He enjoyed many wonderful times while raising his son Brian, and his family gathered for his funeral at St. John's Episcopal Church in Warwick, followed by a mass and a Christian funeral.