Joshua Alexander Jacobi, MD
“I wanted to make a bigger impact on people’s lives by preventing heart attacks before they happened. I spent five years treating heart attacks after they had happened. I knew that if I had seen these patients before their heart attacks, I could have taken steps that most likely would have prevented their heart attacks in the first place.
“If you can prevent the heart attack from happening, then you can have a greater impact on people’s lives. Alarmingly, 25% of the time the first symptom of a heart attack is sudden death. Some people do not survive heart attacks unless they are close to medical attention. So screening for heart disease and preventing heart attacks is insurance for your heart and peace of mind.
“I really enjoy seeing my clients make dramatic improvements in their health. Many who lose excess weight can stop taking certain blood pressure and diabetes medications through diet and exercise. Also, I feel a sense of pride in helping people achieve their health goals. The secret to great care for the patient is actually caring for the patient. Treating others as you would have them treat you is a simple but very powerful way to practice medicine.
“I hope to give my clients better health and, in turn, more happiness. I think my best quality as a practitioner is that I treat every client as I would my own family – with the respect and dignity they deserve. I take the time to listen to their problems and make sure all their questions are answered and they are educated. I offer positive feedback and motivation. My patients are a true inspiration to me. My heart is all in taking care of my clients.”
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship Training: Interventional Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Fellowship Training: Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern
MD: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
In his free time, Dr. Jacobi enjoys weight lifting, hiking, reading, writing and exploring holistic/alternative approaches to medicine.
“I Don’t believe in diets, I DO believe in Healthy Lifestyle Changes”
Six months after my son was born I looked in the mirror and was not happy. I had lost confidence in my appearance. I vowed to make a change. I reformed my eating habits and started exercising regularly. Through hard work and perseverance I was able to go from 23% body fat to 14% in a year. I felt empowered!
In the process, I decided I wanted to inspire other women to reach their own fitness and health goals. I wanted to help other women feel beautiful, confident, and healthy. By helping them to reach their goals, I wanted to help them feel empowered.
Therefore I became an ACE Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. I designed programs to inspire women to get fit and stay fit. I did not believe in a quick fix. Just like most things in life, hard work and consistency is key to achieving your goal.
I love to learn and improve, therefore I am constantly learning what the latest research is on exercise and nutrition from a scientific point of view rather than exploiting the latest popular fitness trends. I believe a consistent exercise routine and having a well balanced diet will provide not only a foundation for personal happiness but also protect against future illness.
In her free time Veronica enjoys, bike riding, weight lifting, skating and dancing.
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