The Well Lounge team says they provide “Whole Person Care” by uniting inner health with outer beauty through the art of medicine plus aesthetics. As a board-certified emergent care physician and owner of the Well Lounge, Seth Althoff, M.D., has a short amount of time to triage patients that enter the emergency room, making it difficult to find the root cause of a patient’s illness or provide the time to help a patient make the changes needed to prevent a return visit.
Opening a practice connected to the third largest, independently owned health club has provided Dr. Althoff the ability to create personalized care plans that includes full access to 150,000 square feet of wellness space.
Dr. Althoff says he designs a manageable plan that encompasses the expert advice and counseling from nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, exercise scientists, physical therapists and psychologists, depending on the needs of each patient to provide a 360 total well care experience. Regarding his own medical training, Dr. Althoff earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Eastern Mennonite University. He attended Temple Medical School and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia. He completed a fellowship in medical education. He also earned a fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, and is still an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society.
All Well Lounge patients meet with Dr. Althoff. "Every plan begins with an advanced cardio panel and comprehensive advanced hormone testing, followed by a 90-minute, in-depth analysis of the patient’s health history, their concerns and goals, as well as the lab results and a roadmap to move forward," he says.
Depending on the plan design, follow-up sessions are scheduled with various practitioners to continue to optimize Well Lounge patients' health and well-being.
"The foundation of health is focused on nutritional, lifestyle and stress management, partnered with mindful movement. The connection to the Newtown Athletic Club allows patients to utilize full-service locker rooms and lounges, including the salt sauna and steam room, yoga, meditation and recovery spaces, as well as the new state-of-the-art, Technogym Bio Circuit, which provides an individually personalized workout that is always guided based on the patient’s strength and mobility," he adds.
Well Lounge programs range from a total holistic approach with health and nutrition coaching, personal training or solo training via the Bio Circuit line, IV Therapy and other recovery modalities to the use of medical weight loss prescriptions, such as, semaglutide as the FDA-approved weight loss medication, as well as the only FDA-approved medical device, Emsculpt Neo, to decrease body fat and increase muscle mass.
"There’s never a one-way method for living a healthy and happy life. However, with a 360-health care approach, our team is able to help patients reach total wellness goals," says Dr. Althoff.
Well Lounge patients emphasize that Dr. Althoff takes the time to discuss health concerns, to explain lab results and to create a plan to elevate workouts and increase one's energy. Patients also voice that they appreciate the convenience of having access to different providers just to answer simple health-related questions. One patient summed up their experience as: "I always feel like I have a team in my corner cheering me on and guiding me. I’m actually obsessed with the salt sauna, and it’s the only time my mind actually calms. I'm loving the experience.”