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
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The issue is do they know what to do with the data they encounter during the exam. If their finger isn't "trained" can they grade the size of the pros... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Clinical Sx or test: Clinical symptoms of breast tenderness and/or nipple discharge, morning sickness, no period when expected, weight gain. Best way is to buy a urine pre... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
No: I wouldn't use anything except natural essential oils for an air freshener in any room in your house. Any commercial scent contains chemicals that are... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
More than Vitamins: Most important is proper sleep - keep your night shift sleep schedule on your days off to safeguard your adrenal health. Then eat a clean diet low in ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
See your doc: This could be a myriad of conditions. Please see your doc to be evaluated, and don't take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) without your docs consent at y... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
OK: Vit c is great for collagen support for the skin and for general health - 500 to 1000mg 2 x per day is a good place to start. Vit e is ok but you need... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Uncommon on face: Pv is uncommon on the face due to oil in skin but can happen - are you sure of diagnosis? If so, would use topical anti-fungal cream 2 x per day and a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely: Dextromethophan is a cough suppressant but using too much can lead to many side effects including breathing problems, visual changes, blood pressure c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Hormonal changes: Changes in your hormones from many things can change periods. Progesterone is the time-keeper of your period and stress can shift need for Progesteron... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
If done well: If this is placed correctly it should not interfere with sleep due to the rod implantation. The Implanon can cause hormone imbalances which may interf... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Various: Mederma is very expensive and doesn't work that much better than a lot of other simple things. Moisturization prevents scar tissue formation and contr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Good for you: Everyone should take a probiotic almost daily to keep your gut healthy and prevent colds/flu's, etc combined with high dose vitamin d to keep serum le... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Taking iron: Multi vits with iron are the most common culprit. If that's the case stop them and retest in a month or two. Some family's have a disorder called h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Probiotics: Early nutrition is vital for life-long gut health and immune system function. A vaginal birth and breast feeding start the gut with normal flora which... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
250mg: 250 to 500mg of a standardized extract 1 hour prior to sleep is a good place to start.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Sitz bath: Warm sitz baths are a great thing. Can use some topical Lidocaine to help as well - call your doc and get some called in.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Probably even more important as individuals with gastric sleeves and/or bypass are at a much higher risk of poor nutrition with the decreased food int... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Check your level !: I measure a level on every patient that comes in for a consultation in illinois as 99% of the people i see are low. A study in hawaii showed 50% are l... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Metal fillings: Amalgam fillings are not safe. They contain 50% mercury which is a toxin mixed with silver, tin, copper. Eating or drinking hot fluids releases small ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Initially after injection enlargement of the veins is due to inflammation from the injectant, but then it should subside over the next few weeks. Occa... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Viral or bacterial?: This could be a viral infection as it can present with redness, swelling, pain and white patches. Strep throat is another cause but it often has a hig... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: That depends on your doc and your health. Some docs make it a point to see 60 patients a day - you do the math. Others take much more time with patien... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Probiotics: First, are you sure you have uc? You may have underlying food allergies triggering this as well. Use the a4m.Com "doc locator" function to find a loca... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: Blood test, which is most accurate can take 6-12 days after conception to give positive reading. Urine test is longer.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
For Nausea: An expensive medication to treat nausea from chemotherapy, after surgery, etc.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
From inflammation: Terazol (terconazole) can cause local burning, irritation, and in some patients even uterine contractions from inflammation. I suspect this may be loc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Digestion: Acid in stomach starts breakdown in food as first vital step in digestion. If this is low (from aging or from taking acid blocking medicine like Prilo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Often delayed rxn: Foods must generally first be digested, then absorbed into the body so reactions to them are usually delayed and are igg reactions. One often thinks o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Hypersensitivity: Dermatographism is a hypersensitivity to mast cell degranulation in the skin from contact. You can write your name on the skin witha blunt object and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Don't do it: Mesotherapy that is effective is administered by a trained physician with experience to achieve safe desired results. You can buy anything online, but... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Burn-out, fatigue: This is a tough job! been there with my mom's alzheimers. You need to set up help with siblings or other family members or friends, and if those aren'... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: I don't know what your toddler is healing from, but prolonged contact to the neomycin in the neosporin can lead to allergic reactions in the future. S... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Variable: Depo lasts longer than the 3 month injection schedule - it may take another 1-3 months for the effects to completely resolve. Sometimes adding in a sm... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Unbalanced hormones: Implanon is progestin only and that can unbalance hormones. Estrogen is a growth hormone and too much can make all of you "grow", and even too much sy... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Laxative: Cheap forms of mg like the oxide in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are good laxatives. We are all low on mg andleads to all sort of health con... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely: Over or under correction, or a prism where none is needed can lead to headaches. The greater the difference the worse the issue. Your eye muscles will... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Immune system: Low vitamin d affects immune function which may affect levels of white blood cells. A 2008 study showed that supplementing d improved WBC production o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: They often go away without any treatment. If they are unsightly, you can scrape them off the skin, you can have them frozen off, treated with cantharo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Doubtful: Gh deficiendy is unusual. Many more common things cause daily tiredness. Lack of sleep (<8hrs) or poor quality sleep are very common, anemia, low thyr... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Not really: Many women are treated for dcis as if they have breast cancer when this can regress without treatment in up to half of the women. When you lump this n... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Normal yes: Unfortunately Accutane sun sensitizes to quite a degree and makes any burn far worse. We recommend minimal sun exposure when our patients are on it, a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Food poisoning can release a lot of toxins into the body. The mechanism is inflammation of the gut which can make the gut lining "leaky" allowing thos... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Weight loss: Obviously weight loss to get rid of the pannus is the ideal method. Topical antifungals to treat the acute infection and then using zeasorb powder whi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Yikes!: The lack of cyclical bleeding really affects bone health as appropriate estrogen and Progesterone balance are what keeps your bones healthy. Since Dep... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
No: You'll make yourself nuts - weekly is a good plan.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Fractured?: Discomfort that lasts 3 months would make me think of a fracture that you keep re-injuring when walking/bending the toe. Xray would confirm, but treat... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: Maybe ask why do you have more acid? Often when pancreas doesn't produce sufficient enzymes to digest food then stomach secretes more acid to "make up... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Hormone change: Bcps change your cervical mucous consistency to a thicker one - one of the ways they prevent conception. Changing back to your normal hormonal levels ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Anxiety issues?: If you've had a traumatic experience in public in the past this may lead to continued issues later in life-counseling. Could also be a neurotransmitte... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 37 years experience
Allergy?: Sounds like two possibilities - one is you are lactose intolerant - the sugar in milk requires any enzyme to digest it and some people have a low leve... Read More
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Testimonials
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Sep 3, 2012
Thanks for answering my question. I am leaning toward the pituitary tumor with all my other symptoms. Thank you very much
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Apr 16, 2012
Thank you for giving me the reason for the problem and a quick fix solution
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Apr 16, 2012
Thank you for giving me the reason for the problem and a quick fix solution
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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
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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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