At Preventative Wellness MD, part of the BodyLogicMD physicians network, our mission is to empower patients with comprehensive treatment programs that enhance the mind, body, and spirit in pursuit of optimal overall health.
At Preventative Wellness MD, we want to partner with our patients to help them enjoy energy, vitality, mobility, and memory as they age. We do this with an evidence-based approach which uses scientific research to integrate bioidentical hormones, diet, nutrition, exercise, vitamins, supplements,, and cognitive behavioral therapy (mind/body) to prevent, treat, and modify age-related diseases and conditions.
We seek to improve the shortcomings of traditional medicine and leverage scientific knowledge against alternative ‘fads’ by designing a comprehensive program that addresses your individual health needs and concerns.
By addressing and improving the causes of ‘un-health’ such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise, stress, and genetic predisposition, we can help you learn a healthier approach and achieve optimal wellness.
About Anita Petruzzelli, M.D.
Anita Petruzzelli, M.D. is the owner and Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Hartford. She focuses on empowering her patients to take care of their body and mind by embracing a healthy lifestyle to help them achieve optimal health through structured fitness programs, nutritional guidance, and hormonal balance using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She helps both men and women resolve the symptoms of menopause and andropause including weight gain, sexual dysfunction, declining energy levels, depression, and stress.
In 2002 when the Women’s Health Initiative was published, Dr. Petruzzelli sought a safe alternative to synthetic and bio-similar hormones for her patients suffering from menopausal symptoms. She attended the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s course on bio-identical hormones and learned that bioidentical hormones were safe, effective, and preferred by patients. She also learned that a functional medicine approach could be used to improve all aspects of health such as high blood pressure, diabetes or pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, intestinal issues, insomnia, stress, memory, energy and more.
As an obstetrician- gynecologist for over 15 years she has experience and expertise treating the whole patient. Dr. Petruzzelli’s undergraduate education was at Fairfield University and she attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She interned in general surgery at Waterbury Hospital, in Waterbury, Connecticut and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.Dr. Petruzzelli is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and completed a fellowship through the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has worked as an OB/GYN for over 15 years including private practice at Yale New Haven Hospital and most recently at the Center for Women’s Health and Midwifery as a Hospitalist.Dr. Anita Petruzzelli understands the importance of physical fitness and sound nutrition and was a competitive bodybuilder. She was recognized as Ms. National Collegiate in 1986 and Ms. Washington, D.C. in 1989. She continues to live an active lifestyle.Dr. Petruzzelli stresses the importance of mind-body interaction and practices daily meditation. She is a student and teacher at Odiyana Buddhist Center in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Meditation has been scientifically shown to help depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, posttraumatic stress, and even slow down aging.
Board Certifications, Associations and Training:
- Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Member of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Fellowship trained by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
- Member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
- Member of BodyLogicMD; a national network of highly trained physicians specializing in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Integrative Medicine
- Member of the American Medical Association
- Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc. certificate of training in botulism toxin and dermal fillers
About Markyia Nichols, M.D.
Dr. Markyia Nichols practices anti-aging and preventive medicine at BodyLogicMD of Hartford, where she helps women and men suffering from menopause, andropause and other hormone imbalances achieve a longer, better life. Using individual, customized wellness programs tailored to address each patient’s specific, personal needs, Dr. Nichols combines customized nutrition and fitness regimens, pharmaceutical-grade supplements, stress reduction techniques and natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to ensure her patients enjoy restored energy, improved mental clarity and the highest quality of life possible.
Dr. Nichols transitioned to functional medicine when she became frustrated by the confines of traditional medicine, where the focus was on treating the disease rather than the patient. Longing to get to the root of her patient’s ailments, Dr. Nichols embraced the preventive and functional medicine model, shifting her focus to treating the whole person and preventing disease before it starts. Through nutritional guidance, high-quality supplements, and lifestyle changes, Dr. Nichols helps her patients discover wellness well in their golden years.
Dr. Nichols inspires her patients by incorporating healthy habits into her own lifestyle. She is an avid runner, having completed three half marathons. She also practices yoga and meditates daily. She is happy to share how lifestyle changes, such as routine fitness, can so substantially influence the function of the body.
Dr. Markyia Nichols received her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She earned her medical degree at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Nichols completed her OB/GYN internship in Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. She then earned her OB/GYN residency in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Board Certifications, Associations and Training:
- Member of BodyLogicMD a national network of highly trained physicians specializing in Natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Integrative Medicine
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.
- Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- Extensive training in anti-aging provided by the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
- Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology