As the CEO and Owner of the Novus Anti-Aging Center, Stephanie Wolff believes in healing the body from within and wants people to take control of their own health—becoming “proactive” rather than “reactive.”
“Medicine is good and serves a purpose when needed, but we have what is called sick care, not health care in the United States,” explains Wolff, who has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades.
“People only go to the doctor when they are sick, never when they are preventing sickness—I hope to change this viewpoint,” she continues. “There is a saying I use in my practice—‘clean your side of the street’—and what I mean by that is do your part to maintain your health through proper hormone and peptide optimization, diet and exercise. You do just these small things and your body will continue to work like a racecar.”
Popular offerings for women include the O-Shot, Viveve, Vampire Facials, Shockwave for Cellulite and PRP for hair restoration or joint pain relief. Stephanie also offers custom Hormone Optimization Programs, taking a deep dive into your body’s specific needs to get you feeling your best again.
“Most patients come into the clinic feeling stressed, depressed, lethargic and unclear as to why this is happening,” Wolff says. “They have done all of the things they know, such as diet and exercise; they’ve even had a visit with their primary care physicians but still cannot get to the root of their issues.”
Wolff dives into their medical background and orders an extensive lab panel of which she educates patients on each individual test separately and explains why it’s important and why it fails, as well as how to fix it with either hormones, peptides or diet.
“I create a personalized Hormone Custom Plan based on the labs, medical history and goals of each individual patient,” she explains, adding that most patients leave her clinic never having experienced such a visit.
“They are fully educated and empowered to take control of healing their bodies from within rather than using ‘Band-aid fixes’ given to them by their primary care physicians,” she says.
Above all, patients at the Novus Anti-Aging Center discover a new look at life through hormone optimization, peptide therapy and stem cell exosomes, and a personalized, hands-on experience.
“There is not a one-size-fits-all in my mind,” Wolff emphasizes. “Everyone is unique and different and requires a customized plan based on their specific goals.”
Wolff, whose background is in Family Practice, graduated in 2003 from Midwestern University with her Physician Assistant Certification, and it was during this time that she realized most of her patients were taking 10 or more medications and were still not feeling well.
“Their diabetes wasn’t controlled, their blood pressure wasn’t controlled, they weren’t sleeping, they had no energy and no sex drive—literally no will to live,” she remembers. “I knew the system was failing these people, so I decided to do something different.”
Wolff began her journey into hormone optimization and regenerative medicine training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging (A4M) and started to work with these patients on getting them off of their medications and healing them from the inside out.
“After a year of changing my methods, I had a waiting list of three months and none of the other physicians in my practice believed in what I was offering,” she recalls.
It wasn’t until she went on vacation and left her patients behind when the practice realized the type of patients she was seeing and how “needy” they were.
“When I returned to the practice, my primary physician pulled me aside and said, ‘We are not in the business of fixing people; if you fix them, they don’t come back and we don’t get paid’.”
In that moment, “I decided I needed to leave this health care system and start my own practice, actually fixing people and being allowed to do so,” says Wolff. “I always wanted to help people as it is something that gives me joy and happiness as well as purpose.”
It was then that Novus was birthed.
“I knew that those patients would come to find me, those that wanted to be fixed rather than heavily medicated.”
To this day, Wolff continuously researches and learns about the latest and greatest medical findings—not only for herself and her family, but for her patients as well.
“I want to walk them through the process of healing their bodies from the inside out; I want them to live again,” she says. “This is what separates Novus from any other practice. We strive to make each and every patient feel like our family and want to help them achieve their health care goals.”
Wolff is proud that the year 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the Novus Anti-Aging Center.
The Novus Anti-Aging Center is located at 11650 Riverside Drive, Suite 11, in Studio City. For more information, visit TheNovusCenter.com or call 310.954.1450.