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Personalized Medicine

Dixon Medical Associates -  - Internal Medicine

Dixon Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Body Contouring Specialist located in Reno, NV

Your health and wellness are unique to you, and your health care should reflect that. Ritu Varma Dixon, MD, and the team at Dixon Medical Associates, located in Reno, Nevada, offers personalized medicine, specialized health care with you and every aspect of your health in mind. For comprehensive, customized disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Personalized Medicine

What is personalized medicine?

Personalized medicine is an approach to medical care that focuses on delivering highly customized health care to individual patients. This approach to medicine tailors preventive care, health promotion, diagnosis, and treatment to the specific needs of each patient.

Personalized medicine utilizes breakthroughs in science that have improved the medical community's understanding of how your molecular and genetic profile impacts your risk for disease and your potential responses to treatments. This approach requires an in-depth knowledge of a person's health status, including:

  • Nutrition status
  • Fitness level
  • Hormone balance 
  • Metabolic profile
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Physical symptoms 
  • Stress responses 
  • Family history
  • Medical history 
  • Lifestyle choices


As an MDVIP-affiliated practice, Dixon Medical Associates is part of a network of providers who offer personalized medicine and commit to providing highly individualized care and services to men and women. 

Who contributes to personalized medicine?

Personalized medicine is a collaborative effort between a long list of health care experts, many of which are a part of the Dixon Medical Associates team. Your personalized medicine experience may supplement the care you receive from your primary care physician, especially if your health is complicated or requires more than traditional medicine can offer.

Your personalized medicine provider helps coordinate every aspect of your health care, utilizing knowledge and experience from every field of study. Your personalized medicine team includes:

  • Primary care physician
  • Specialists, such as your cardiologist or endocrinologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Mental health specialist 
  • Dietary and nutritional experts
  • Radiologist 
  • Laboratory specialists 
  • Diagnostics experts
  • Researchers
  • Genetic experts


Personal medicine incorporates scientific findings from every field of medicine to develop highly specific therapies for each patient. This approach places a priority on science-supported, evidence-based practices that are proven to benefit patients with your genetic profile and unique characteristics.

What are the benefits of personalized medicine?

Personalized medicine offers extensive benefits to the medical community, as well as individuals. When the medical community works together to gain knowledge and improve outcomes, everyone benefits. 

Personalized medicine also provides:

  • Risk assessment: testing to expose potential for disease
  • Prevention care: using screenings and extensive health promotion 
  • Disease detection: identifying early signs of disease on a molecular level 
  • Diagnosis: providing increased accuracy for identifying disease
  • Treatment: developing individualized plans of care and improved outcomes
  • Management: ongoing assessment of disease progression and treatment response 


You may realize each of these benefits through the MDVIP Annual Wellness Program. Proudly offered by Dixon Medical Associates, this program provides a personalized medicine approach to your health and wellness and ensures an intimate, ongoing relationship between you and your health care team. 

For expert personalized medicine, call or schedule an appointment online today with Dixon Medical Associates.