Our Mission

Life's Medicine was born out of a genuine passion for helping people. Dr. Lopez is a board certified family practice physician and has focused her medical career on common endocrine and medical conditions as well as weight loss.

Life's Medicine FAQ'S

At Life's Medicine we try to help our patients live their best life. Dr. Lopez will do this by taking a practical approach to medicine. Whether managing medical problems, weight issues, thyroid dysfunction or life circumstances we help our patients live a full life.

Life's Medicine is a highly attentive medical practice that focuses on making you better. Whether addressing high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, fatigue, insomnia, weight or athletic performance issues each patient gets the attention they need and deserve.

Doctors have a desire to help their patients. It has been our experience that insurance makes it difficult to build a well-rounded practice. Life's Medicine is a fee for service practice allowing Dr. Lopez to spend significantly more time with her patients, i.e. being highly attentive. Dr. Lopez will limit the number of patients in order to spend the time the patient needs. This allows time to really listen to patients and take into account what they're feeling, what their lives are like and how they take care of themselves. These factors affect their overall health. Dr. Lopez won't shove them into some pre-determined diagnosis and ignore obvious signs or symptoms, as her goal is to have each patient leave their appointment excited, optimistic and hopeful about their future health.

This is not your conventional medical practice. Dr, Lopez is not contracted with health insurances but can bill insurances for ancillary services (labs). Dr. Lopez is dedicated and committed to helping her patients reach their goals. Dr. Lopez invests in her patients so they can invest in themselves and see ample returns! Living a full and optimal life is good medicine, come get it!

 

BIO - Dr. Isabel Lopez MD

biomedia2017Isabel Lopez received her BS in Biology from St, Mary's University in 1989. Moving on to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio she earned her medical degree in 1994. She decided to do her residency in Family Practice at John Peter Smith in Fort Worth. She began her family practice career with Baylor Hospital in Irving Texas. While treating and helping her patients in the clinic she began to develop a true passion for educating her patients on the importance of a healthy diet.

A large percentage of her patients struggled with diabetes, hypothyroidism, depression, hypertension and a variety of other common medical problems that can make it difficult to lose weight. An opportunity then presented itself that would allow her to focus her patient care on only weight loss. For 3 years Dr. Lopez was the medical director for a weight-loss clinic in Southlake, Texas. It was one of the busiest clinics in the nation and ranked number one for the years that she was there. During her time there, she was able to really focus and study the co-morbid conditions that can facilitate weight gain, prevent weight-loss and significantly negatively affect the quality of life. Now opening her own clinic Life's Medicine, she hopes to continue her passion for helping her patients live life to the fullest. Life's Medicine offers an integrated and holistic approach to diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian disease, insulin resistance, diabetes, depression, insomnia, decreased sex drive and other conditions. Dr. Lopez takes the human being and their concerns into account, collaborating with her patients in decisions to treat based not solely on lab results but on a variety of factors, at the core of which is how the patient actually feels. At Life's Medicine our mission and true passion is to improve the quality of life!

BIO - Dr. Natashia Takayasu Jones

biomedia2017Natashia Jones is a board certified family medicine physician, specializing in common endocrine and metabolic conditions including weight management. As a previously overweight child/ adolescent, as well as an osteopathic physician, Dr Jones understands the body’s ability to repair and heal itself, and emphasizes this approach in her practice. In a world inundated with weight loss obsessions, Dr. Jones customizes each individual’s journey , taking into consideration potential helpers and hindrances of one’s current metabolism… environmental, hormonal and genetic.  Dr. Jones made the change from disease-targeted care, (the traditional medical model), to the Life’s Medicine approach after years of experiencing the frustrations and limitations of delivering effective care.  Her passions include creating, designing, music, hot yoga, healthy living- having even formulated her own line of hemp oil based skin care.  Undergraduate education: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania Medical education: University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft Worth, Texas Residency/Postgraduate training: John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft Worth, Texas


 

MEDIA ARTICLES

  • It could be your thyroid!

    How many of you have been to your doctor absolutely convinced that you are having symptoms consistent with an underactive thyroid (thanks to your extensive internet research)? You have fatigue, weight issues, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, hair thinning, dry skin and an indifference to life among other symptoms. How could it not be your thyroid? You get your blood checked and your doctor tells you "it's not your thyroid the number is within normal range". You leave there feeling completely hopeless. "I must just be getting old", you tell yourself. Well guess what? It could definitely be your thyroid!! What most primary care doctors do not realize is that the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has narrowed the parameters of the normal range and now patients who results looked normal before now are considered HYPOTHYROID! Woo hoo!!!!! Lemme splain……

    Read more...  
  • Understanding Insulin Resistance

    We heard a lot about insulin in the days of low-carb diets. And for good reason. Problems with insulin are a root cause of some of the most dangerous health conditions, as insulin affects almost every cell in the body.

    Insulin plays a critical role in how your body uses food. Its most important role is to lower the concentration of glucose in your blood. When you eat, your digestive system breaks food down into glucose, and the glucose recirculates in your blood stream. In response to the rise in glucose after a meal, the pancreas releases surges of insulin, whose job is to clean the glucose from the blood.

    Read more...  
  • Stressed out? Sleeping poorly? Eating your feelings?

    In today's economic climate most of us have felt the pinch of our country's current financial embarrassment (with the exception of those privileged few that caused this disaster and where fortunate enough to be bailed out!). Any situation that makes you feel uncomfortable causes stress in your body. Emotional, physical and mental uneasiness are triggers. Stress can be a ticking bomb that wreaks havoc on your body if not dismantled properly. Everybody handles stress a little differently. Some of us drink fermented liquids, some of us eat, some of us lose sleep. When stress is not managed properly (and surprisingly, eating and drinking your feelings is not a good option) your body is at risk for certain maladies. My father used to say "Mija, in life you gonna have estress….. that's life". He is right, we will always have stress, it 's how you handle it that can make all the difference. Lemme splain…..

    Read more...  
  • Insulin Evil

    Ever look at yourself in the mirror and think "what in the #@$% happened to me?" In high school you were thin, in college fit and active, and now you look like one of your relatives. You snore (no thanks to that extra chin pushing on your trachea), you are tired, your clothes are getting tighter (you officially have love handles) and it is getting harder to tie your shoes without coming up for air. What happened to thin you, the one that could eat whatever they wanted, run a few miles and drop the weight? Believe it or not that person is still buried somewhere in there, you just have to make some adjustments that will facilitate their rebirth. In order to do that you first have to understand how you got to where you are now.

    Read more...  
  • Dr. Isabel Lopez Talks About B12

    This article appeared in the December issue of Society Life Magazine Pg 68. It was written by our own Dr. Ana Isabel Lopez. 

    To B or not to B?

    "Without a doubt we all should all be taking some type of multivitamin, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Co Q10, Vitamin C and Complex B Vitamins daily.  But if you had to choose, the single most important one would have to be Vitamin B12! 

     

    Read more...  
TOP