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Dr. Thomas Rohde

Anti-Aging Medicine
Decatur, IL
37 years experience male

Locations

Renew Total Body Wellness Center

Decatur, IL

Address

3798 E. Fulton Ave, Decatur, IL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

2174223930

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

About

Bio

I am a Family Physician in Decatur, Illinois and I have provided caring, comprehensive patient care in central Illinois since 1991. This included practicing obstetrics for 15 years! My Wellness Practice is UNIQUE in that I practice METABOLIC OR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE. What does this mean ? Metabolic medicine includes nutritional, homeopathic, herbal, environmental, orthomolecular, anti-aging, holistic, functional, and preventive medicine all rolled into one. Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. This energy runs multiple chemical and hormonal reactions in the body allowing normal function. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process and lead to imbalance leading to disease or illness. One area of imbalance in your body is not unlike one unbalanced wheel on your car - you can feel it in the entire vehicle. A good example is diabetes - it is a metabolic disorder of the pancreas but it starts with other metabolic problems that begin to involve and negatively affect multiple areas and organs of your body. My job is to identify the areas of breakdown of the normal metabolic processes that are causing your specific symptoms through thorough specialized testing. Once we have determined the cause of your symptoms I can then help you start your unique restoration program to return your body to full function through various treatment modalities. These include lifestyle change such as nutrition enhancements, supplying missing nutrients or hormones, detoxification, supporting or readjusting the immune system, or encouraging the release of personal stress, and then working to prevent future recurrence of the problem. All of your body's systems and biochemical functions are about BALANCE. Your body will heal and return to balance or homeostasis given the right ingredients and support! Let me help you understand your problems and help you restore balance to your body for normal health and function

Specialties
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Anti-Aging Medicine

Family Medicine

Functional Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

201 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
weeks to months: Carb and salt cravings with a.F. Can be an issue from weeks to months depending on adrenal function level. From health food store get some adrenal sup... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
varies: It could be 5-10 years or it could resolve on its own depending on cause of the dysplasia and risk factors. Work on eliminating risks like smoking, sy... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Most women prefer not to do this during menses due to hygienic concerns, but most docs take this in stride - stuff happens!. If they use a pap test li... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
See a doctor: Headaches that don't go away despite normal intervention with Caffeine, Tylenol, Motrin, etc. should be further evaluated. See your family doc!
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Further testing: Lack of thyroid can be a cause of lateral eyebrow loss. Several issues - T4 may not be converting to T3 properly or you may have nutritional deficienc... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
See a doc: This needs to be seen by a doc and at best a hand surgeon specialist. This could indicate a smoldering underlying infection at worst, or inflammation ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
No: A one time episode will not cause any issues. The amount of petroleum product you ingested would be minimal and the body can detoxify that. Recurrent ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Stem cell injection: Think about healing the knee instead of replacing it. Stem cells can rebuild cartilage and improve/heal inflammation. Find someone in your area that c... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
O negative: In an emergency situation O negative can be given to anyone, but in a non-emergent situation even type O neg can have other factors that can lead to a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Oil gland matter: The breast has sebaceous or oil glands to moisturize the nipple. If the duct to the skin surface gets plugged the oily substance can oxidize and turn ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
See a doc: If you have severe pain and can't move the arm you need to be seen by a doc. If severe go to ER, but if tolerable would start with your family doc. Yo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
May help: It may help, but i don't know that it will stop them completely. I would add some magnesium glycinate to your daily regimen - 2 caps twice daily and s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: Often our food cravings are due to allergies to those foods. Our bodies reaction to a food we're allergic to often is initially stimulating so we "cra... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Antiperspirants: High dose aluminum chloride containing antiperspirants will help. These are prescription but have helped many. Botox injections into the underarms are... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Allergies: Allergies or other sources of inflammation of the respiratory or oral mucosa can increase mucous production as the body uses it to coat and soothe/pro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
What's in the dust?: Depends on what's in the dust - could be low toxicity or highly toxic depending on what's being mined, manufactured, etc. that's causing the dust. At ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is possible to lose weight fast by starving or other drastic dietary meausres, but it may not be the safest way to lose weight - when you let up on... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Actinic keratosis: Many years of sun exposure increase your risk of skin cancer. This sounds like an actinic keratosis or a keratoacanthoma. This needs to be checked out... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Nothing!: Can't blame your mother for your appearance, and you shouldn't blame her for any of your shortcomings at your age! this could just be how god made you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Being tired: Meditation, self hypnosis are natural ways to help calm and clear the mind. Some natural supplements also work very well - l-theanine 200 to 300mg to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Slow changes: You'll need to slowly change the times you are awake and asleep by shifting things by an hour or so a week until you shift back to a normal day-night ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
No: Robitussin (guaifenesin) is Guaifenesin which thins the mucous and may help with a cough, the dm part is detromethorphan which is a cough suppressant.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Not at all: Everyone is different, but it is not at all uncommon for one to several months of irregular bleeding in some as their body adapts to the synthetic hor... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Caution for infectio: People with diabetes and neuropathy are at much higher risk of infections and then complications from the infection. Keep a close eye on the toe looki... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Fungal infection: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. If a cream is used that the fungus is susceptible to then on average 2-3 weeks of treatment will "cure" mo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Check hormones: If you miscarried before and are having cramps now would suggest looking at your Progesterone levels - if they are low will increase risk of miscarria... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Hernia: This could be from a weakness in the tissue in the center of your abdominal muscles. This would be called a ventral hernia. Have your doc check it out... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Medications: Medications can cause milk from breasts as can over stimulation during intercourse, and a pituitary tumor with the headache but most common cause is u... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Difficult: Stretch marks are really tears in the skin that have healed and left a scar. Some people are prone to them and others don't get them at all. They are ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Stress or worry?: Stress and worry can lead to late or missed period as your adrenal glands need cortisol to get you thru stress and they "steal" Progesterone from your... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Should not: I would think not if you have normal muscle strength and a normal nervous system to coordinate walking/balance.
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Food allergy: Occasional episodes like this make me think of occasional exposure to a food your friend is allergic to or some ingredient in the food. Simplest first... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: 125 pounds would be a good weight - middle of the normal range.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Inspection: Since our parts are external we usually manifest red, inflamed, often scaly skin that is easily noted and may have symptoms of itching or discomfort/b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Nuts, fruits: I like plain raw nuts (not roasted or salted) of type you like. Can add gluten free oatmeal like steel cut and organic (certified pesticide free from ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm moist compresses as often as you can apply them for 10-15 minutes at a time. They sometimes need antibiotics and rarely incision to drain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely: Emotional hurt can cause us to shut down and keep our feelings inside and avoid emotional bonds with others to avoid getting hurt again. Often counse... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Food allergies?: Common causes of this can be hemorrhoids, over-cleaning, or under-cleaning after bm, tumors, and even food allergies that have not been diagnosed. See... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Fiber& probiotic: You shouldn't have a hard stool if your gut works normally. Add a potent probiotic and a blended soluble/insoluble fiber like pure encapsulations pure... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on shroom: Some are poisonous if you pick wild - need to be expert in identification. If you are colonized with candida in your gut as many of us are with our po... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Get client reference: I would ask for a list of clients she has treated and ask for their recommendation. If she has done a good job for multiple people then she may also d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: If you mean a tattooed permanent makeup this would require the use of a laser to break down the pigment and allow your body's defense systems to slowl... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Endometriosis?: Endometriosis can present like this - this means abnormal implantation of the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, in the abdominal cavity and on th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Take extras: To make up for the two missed ones - take one extra now, another in 2 hours in addition to your regular daily dose - each 2 hours apart. Nonetheless, ... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
You're healthy!: May i humbly suggest that you are healthy and lived to 92 without cholesterol medication - then you certainly don't need them now! be healthy through ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Most males have larger muscle structure so may be more effective. Beyond that is personal prefence - women often prefer women and men often prefer men... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Various things: Lack of water intake is most common so sweat is concentrated. Bacteria dine on sweat, esp if concentrated so regular hygiene is important as well. Wat... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Sep 3, 2012
Thanks for answering my question. I am leaning toward the pituitary tumor with all my other symptoms. Thank you very much
HealthTap member
Apr 16, 2012
Thank you for giving me the reason for the problem and a quick fix solution
HealthTap member
Apr 16, 2012
Thank you for giving me the reason for the problem and a quick fix solution
HealthTap member
Will do! I have also went to my OBGYN I'm 39 my vaginal sono was normal with a 1.7 cm cyst was told that was not causing my pain.thanksagain
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've been to the doctor a couple times and feel like I'm not getting the help I need, thank you
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This saved my life. Thank You! Ty so much. Sometimes I do believe I'm going crazy but I know I'll have children someday. Ty.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

SIU Family Medicine Residency, Decatur, IL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Springfield, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Springfield, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Springfield, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Renew Total Body Wellness Center
Decatur Memorial Hospital
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