Timothy W. Blend, MD
Timothy W. Blend, MD, is Medical Director at The Blend Institute, and has an extensive background in both traditional and alternative healthcare. A graduate of Ross University Medical School, Dr. Blend has been practicing medicine since 1981.Initially trained and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center, and New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City. He remained at Bellevue and NYU Hospitals as an Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine until leaving for New Hampshire to continue the practice of Emergency Medicine.( see CV)
After spending 7 years in N.H. he and his family left for the more friendly climate of Bradenton Florida in 1993. Then joining the Emergency Medicine team at Manatee Memorial Hospital where he still practices 1 day per week and assists in the clinical training of medical students from LECOM.
A few years after arriving in florida, along with his enthusiasm for fitness and sports medicine, he completed a program in nutrition allowing him the board certification title of CNS ( Certified Nutrition Specialist). This opened his eyes to a whole new area of medicine termed Functional Medicine. He began integrating this with other less traditional modalities into his practice.
Then in 2001, along with his wife Kim Blend ARNP,they opened their first office together and called it The Clinic for Mind Body Medicine. Their focus then was Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and new modalities in Psychiatric care including Neurotransmitters. That was also the first time they had an opportunity to integrate other non-traditional medical therapies to treat the whole person; and was the beginning of their evolution as leading edge practitioners.
The practice has evolved significantly with Dr Blend completing yet another fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Now lecturing statewide on topics such as nutrition, bioidentical hormones, anti-aging medicine and various IV (intravenous ) therapies. Kim Blend's reputation has catapulted her onto the national stage with lecture engagements due to her significant work in Neurotransmitter Therapy.
Dr Blend and Kim Blend have had a tremendous impact on the lives of hundreds if not thousands of men and women due to their work in bioidentical HRT and Neurotransmitter Therapy.
Other areas of focus are listed below:
· Assessing and managing cardiovascular risk factors
· Nutritional Counseling, including vitamin and mineral supplementation
· Healthy Aging, wellness planning to maximize health (Individual and Corporate)
· Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
· Chelation and IV Therapy ( Myer's cocktail, Vitamin C, Hydrogen Peroxide)
· Aesthetics (Botox, Juvederm) and LIPO-EX Exclusive only to our Institute on Florida's west coast
· Weight Loss (physician supervised)
A Bradenton resident since 1993, Dr. Blend has 3 daughters, all of whom have graduated from Manatee HS and have been very successful at evolving their own careers in college and business.
He is a member of, the American College for Advancement in Medicine, the American College of Nutrition, the American Anti-aging Association and a member of Manatee Medical Society.
He competes in triathlons and enjoys training with the Ringling Bicycling Club. This colorful group of riders can often be spotted rolling through various Bradenton/Sarasota neighborhoods on Wednesday evenings and weekends.