Alan Terlinsky M.D. of Nu-Living Optimal Wellness
Dr. Alan Terlinsky is an active sports and outdoors enthusiast who rarely misses an opportunity for skiing, playing tennis or enjoying nature and the outdoors. His life-long belief in the restorative powers of nutrition and exercise, in concert with his advanced medical training, led to the foundation of Nu-Living Optimal Wellness & Longevity Center.
- Internal Medicine and Nephrology (diseases of the kidney)
- American Society of Hypertension (Specialist in Hypertension)
- North American Menopause Society (Specialist in Hormonal Conditions of Women)
- American Academy for Restorative and Anti-Aging Medicine
- American Society of Bariatric Physicians
- Advanced training in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum
- Level 1 Diane Schwarzbein Principle Practitioner
Primary Care & Internal Medicine
Boarded in Internal Medicine, (Georgetown University, 1975-76) Dr. Terlinksy has over 23 years of active clinical experience as a medical practitioner. Currently, he is available to patients 5 days per week in his northern Virginia based family practice.
Board-certified by the American Board of Bariatric Physicians, Dr. Terlinsky has extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of obesity, overweight and weight-related health problems.
In addition to caring for patients, Doctor Terlinsky has an intense interest in this specialization; reading and traveling to attend lectures, seminars and conferences in order to stay abreast of the most recent medical advances in the field. All of this information, whether traditional or newly-acquired technology, is readily available to any patients participating in Dr. Terlinsky’s Nu-Living Weight Management program.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mm Hg (a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90).
Chronic hypertension is often referred to as a silent condition – its stealthiness makes it even more dangerous. Untreated, it can cause blood vessel damage in the retina (eye), congestive heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke. Measurement of blood pressure is the foremost diagnostic procedure. Moreover, not checking blood pressure is an invitation to hypertension. Although a specific cause for hypertension is rarely found (it is a combination of genetic and other factors), the treatments are known and effective. They include exercise (aerobic), weight reduction, salt restriction, and medication.
As one among only 15 physicians in Virginia certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a Specialist In Clinical Hypertension, Dr. Terlinsky is well qualified for the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of patients with hypertension and related health issues.
Nephrology is the study of the kidney, including its anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology. As a nephrologist, Dr. Terlinsky has been educated and trained in kidney diseases, kidney transplantation, and dialysis therapy. Nephrology is classified as an internal medicine sub-specialty; therefore, Dr. Terlinksy was board-certified in internal medicine prior to obtaining certification in Nephrology.
Since hypertension is so often linked to renal (kidney) disease, having both Nephrology and Clinical Hypertension specializations uniquely qualifies a physician for the care of patients with acute renal problems including transplant and dialysis, as well as a wide range of diseases or conditions that affect or involve kidney function.