People like Dr. Alex Martin are rare these days, a gentleman who is the personification of success all parents dream for their children-distinguished, educated, gentle, cultured and a very generous philanthropist. In this era of over-worked physicians, bogged down with insurance bureaucracy and other challenges, when patients are treated like fast-food, processed quickly and dismissed, it is important to highlight exceptional practitioners.

Resident of West Hollywood, Dr. Martin has had quite an exciting life, having lived and traveled around the world. Although born in Louisiana to a French father and an American mother, Dr. Martin grew-up in France, as his family moved to there when he was a child. Perhaps his refinement is attributed to his French roots.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before one writes about Steve Jobs, he should start with Apple. Similarly, if Bergdorf-Goodman is “THE END” in high-end department stores- crème de la crème of haute couture under one roof, then Dr. Martin’s MetroMD epitomizes the three-way junction of fast-evolving and groundbreaking medicine, neoteric science and technology and cutting-edge beauty and aesthetics innovations. Simply put, MetroMD is the not-so-secret establishment for those who want to look and feel their best, get cured of ailments that other doctors may have overlooked and be in tuned with state-of-the-art of regenerative medicine and cosmetic rejuvenation technologies.

I have known Dr. Martin for ten years and continue to be in awe of his work, both professionally and in the community. I have witnessed or read about his benevolence countless times. In the last ten years, I have been involved in various fundraisers either directly or have been asked to help to get silent auction items, raffle prizes or pledge-drive gifts. Every time, Dr. Martin has done above and beyond by generously donating multiple procedures, totaling well over tens of thousands of dollars.

But Dr. his benevolence goes beyond donating services to fundraisers and performing much-needed pro-bono medical treatments. From countless people who have benefited from Dr. Martin’s generosity, I learned about a South African woman for whom MetroMD was the last stop. She had reached out to several clinics for her severe skin marks due to small-pock but to no avail as she had been turned away. The treatment would have required multiple visits and cost way beyond an average person’s means. So she had turned to Dr. Martin who donated sixty (60) free sessions of CO2 Fractional Laser treatments to permanently erase her marks.

Several years ago, I heard that he and his staff left China to be trained on Stem Cell Infusions. I did not know much about stem cell treatments at the time so I did some homework. As a result of their training and innovations, MetroMD is the premiere clinic for this multi-beneficial treatment. Since, many patients have turned to Regenerative Medicine for a treatment that can help them recover from sports injuries, alleviate chronic pain, and even combat the natural effects of aging and the impact on their aesthetic appearance. Placenta and amniotic fluid are saved at hospitals throughout Los Angeles and developed into FDA Banked Cord Blood Stem Cells. Patients also turn to stem cell infusions for failing immune systems, emphysema and even to cure Ebola.

Another expertise of Dr. Martin and MetroMD is FDA-approved Adult Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Therapy, as well as Pediatric HGH treatments. For most adults, HGH production begins to decrease as early as the age of 40. This decline of HGH production is more significant for individuals with minor or severe surgical intervention of the pituitary gland. HGH deficiency can result in fat accumulation in the midriff region, fatigue, depression, or difficulty concentrating, loss of libido, hair loss, dry and brittle skin a several other ailments.

When patients receive HGH therapy, they experience an overall improvement of their life. There are significant benefits from restoring inadequate HGH levels in the human body. Some of these benefits of HGH therapy include improved muscle strength, faster wound healing, weight loss or fat reduction, maintaining a healthy metabolism, decrease in depression and fatigue, increase in libido, proper hair growth, younger, healthier looking skin, increase in stamina, improvement in mood, overall health and energy.

He expands the benefits of HGH beyond regenerative medicine and cosmetic rejuvenation, to help treat Dwarfism in children when the condition is caught early. Growth Hormone deficiency is a major medical condition that can affect children and adults of all ages. Dwarfism is most commonly the result of HGH deficiency that goes undiagnosed and untreated throughout childhood, leading to an altered physical shape in adulthood. Growth Hormone therapy is frequently used for pediatric patients that suffer from Dwarfism in order to help them reach their final adult height.

He is in the process of establishing a foundation to help children whose Dwarfism can be treated with HGH.

Dr. Martin’s groundbreaking innovations have made him a leader in the regenerative medicine and cosmetic procedures industries. He has created and patented his own non-surgical facelift technique called the Martin Lift. This procedure uses a specific kind of threads that are rooted under the skin to tighten and lift the face. The most convenient part about this procedure is that there are no incisions made. You can now have a facelift with only needles into the face during the procedure.

The Martin Thread-lift is the perfect solution for patients that are looking for a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solution. Since this procedure only involves inserting needles into the face at any time, there is very little downtime needed after receiving this treatment.

Dr. Martin works with several hospitals such as City of Hope, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to help patients with don’t have medical insurance or the means to pay for much-needed treatments. He has helped individuals with respiratory illness, rash, scabies, mites and fungal infection with pro-bono treatments.

It is surprising that this super-doctor has time for anything else, much less archaeology. Dr. Martin travels around the globe and partakes in archaeological expeditions. I continue to be impressed by his worldliness, vast knowledge and generosity of spirit. I have never seen Dr. Martin without a smile on his face and that stands out with the rest.

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