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About Innovative Vitality

Next-Level Primary Care

Innovative Vitality specializes in longevity medicine, weight management and highly personalized primary care. Our membership model allows us to spend more time with our patients and partner with each individual to optimize their health.

Next Level Care

Our Approach

We see fewer patients so we can spend more time with each person. Our goal is to prevent illness and optimize your health. Together, we’ll review your family and personal health history, lifestyle, nutrition, lab work, and more to devise a personalized care plan that is right for you.

Our Membership Model​

Initiation Fee - $250 Monthly Fee - $250

We accept most major insurance plans and we will bill your insurance for appointments and lab visits. In addition to any applicable insurance copays, patients pay a monthly membership fee to Innovative Vitality. The monthly care fee allows for longer appointments, text/email communication between provider and patient, priority access at our urgent care, body composition analysis (InBody®), and other services. Innovative Vitality patients also receive a 15% discount at Innovative MedSpa

Innovative Vitality requests a 12-month commitment from our patients.

Our Team

Providers Who Go Above and Beyond

Dr. Rahul Khare and Dr. Renata Gazzi lead the Innovative Vitality team. Together with Meredith Villarreal, NP, they deliver care that is far above what you’d find at a typical medical practice. Our team is passionate about helping patients improve their health.

Rahul Khare, MD

Rahul Khare, MD

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Renata Gazzi, MD, DABOM

Renata Gazzi, MD, DABOM
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Meredith Villarreal, NP

Meredith Villarreal, NP

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A health coach at your side

While most primary care doctors only see their patients annually, or as needed, we schedule frequent check-ins to keep your health on track. Your first appointment will be in-person at our office so we take blood, measurements, and do an InBody analysis. Moving forward, 90 percent of your appointments can be done virtually. The typical appointment schedule is as follows*:

  • 1st month: weekly visits
  • 2nd month: weekly visits
  • 3rd month: biweekly visits
  • 4th month & beyond: monthly visits

*Or at the discretion of your medical provider

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Our Story

From personal health journey to passion project

As an ER physician, I spent decades treating patients when they got sick. But as I entered my mid-40s, and I started to focus more on my own health, I was drawn to the field of longevity medicine. I enlisted the help of an MD who is a leader in longevity medicine, and I asked her to guide and mentor me. During the course of about a year, my bloodwork dramatically improved, and I lost 30lb while building muscle and reducing fat. As my body transformed physically, my previous notions about weight loss and health were challenged. I immersed myself in the growing body of research and data surrounding longevity medicine, GLP1s for weight loss and more. It didn’t take long for me to realized that this is my passion. As I continued on my own health journey, I helped numerous friends and family begin theirs. This is what inspired Innovative Vitality, a medical practice dedicated to prevention and longevity. It is a privelage to help people improve their health in such a meaningful way.

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Rahul Khare, MD - CEO and President, Innovative Care

“I genuinely enjoy helping people make meaningful improvements in their health.”

Rahul Khare, M.D.
Founder & CEO

Frequently Asked Questions

Innovative Vitality is located in Chicago, Illinois. Our address is 742 W Diversey Parkway. This is in the Lincoln Park neighborhood at the intersection of Halsted and Diversey. Patients from all over Illinois can be seen at Innovative Vitality, as most of our appointments can be done virtually through telemedicine. We suggest patients come in person at least 2-3 times per year.

Yes, our medical providers are licensed in the state of Illinois.

Typically, you see a primary care physician annually for a physical, and only as needed beyond that. At Innovative Vitality, we meet with patients far more frequently so we can dive deep into their health, focus on prevention, and make meaningful progress toward their health goals. Our practice is dedicated to optimizing your health. We examine many health factors, including the following: 

  • Your medical history and family history
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Weight
  • Body Composition
  • Bloodwork
  • Lifestyle
  • Glucose levels
  • Hormone levels
  • Disease risk
  • Supplements
  • Genetic testing

Personalized care means more time with your doctor and an approach that is for you specifically. At Innovative Vitality, you won’t feel rushed. You’ll feel heard, important and appreciated. Whether you are trying to achieve better overall health through weight loss, want to defy time with anti-aging strategies, or simply want more one on one time with your doctor, we are here to deliver.

Insurance is accepted for all appointments and lab work. We charge a monthly care fee to account for the time and services that insurance will not cover. Our monthly care fee allows us to go above and beyond for your health, with:

  • a team of people dedicated to securing GLP medications (Wegovy, Ozempic, Mounjaro) and other prescriptions that insurers often deny. 
  • InBody body composition analysis (not covered by insurance) available to patients
  • frequent appointments with easy access to your medical provider (phone, chat, text) between visits

Pricing

$250 Initiation Fee

$250 monthly

Longevity medicine, or anti-aging medicine as it is also called, focuses on prevention, early detection and treatment of age-related diseases and conditions. The goal is to promote healthspan, the period in life in which an individual is healthy and free of age-related diseases. Longevity medicine uses a combination of medical treatments, lifestyle modifications and dietary changes to prevent or delay the onset of age-related health problems.

Your first appointment will be in person so we can do lab work and body composition testing while you are there. Subsequent appointments can be done virtually, with only occasion in person visits needed (at your doctor’s discretion). 

GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonists are a class of medications that have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and for weight loss. These medications work by mimicking the effects of the hormone GLP-1, which is naturally produced in the body to stimulate insulin secretion and suppress appetite. Some examples of GLP-1 receptor agonists include exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon), liraglutide (Victoza, Saxenda), and semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro). These medications can be administered by injection and may be used in combination with other weight loss medications, such as metformin or a sulfonylurea. It’s important to note that these medications are only available by prescription and should be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptors are a type of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) found on the surface of cells in the pancreas, brain, and gut. When GLP-1 binds to these receptors, it activates a cascade of intracellular signaling pathways that lead to a number of physiological effects.

In the pancreas, GLP-1 binding to its receptors stimulates the secretion of insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar levels. This effect is particularly important in people with type 2 diabetes, as it can improve glucose control and reduce the risk of complications associated with high blood sugar.

In the brain, GLP-1 binding to its receptors can suppress appetite and reduce food intake, which may contribute to weight loss. This effect is thought to be mediated by GLP-1’s ability to inhibit the activity of hypothalamic neurons that promote hunger and to stimulate the activity of neurons that promote satiety.

In the gut, GLP-1 binding to its receptors can slow down the emptying of the stomach, which can also help to reduce food intake and promote weight loss.

GLP-1 receptor agonists are medications that mimic the effects of GLP-1 by binding to and activating the GLP-1 receptors. These medications can be used to treat type 2 diabetes and as an adjunct therapy for weight loss.

Non-diabetics need to care about glucose, too. The truth is, most Americans eat in a way that causes repeated glucose spikes in their body. Over time, this can cause a host of health problems, including the following:

Increased insulin resistance: Glucose spikes can lead to a sudden surge in insulin production by the pancreas. Over time, this can lead to insulin resistance, which means the body becomes less responsive to insulin. This can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Damage to blood vessels: High glucose levels can damage the lining of blood vessels, which can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Inflammation: High glucose levels can also lead to inflammation in the body, which is linked to several chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Weight gain: Consuming high amounts of sugar can lead to weight gain, which is a risk factor for several health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Mood and energy fluctuations: Glucose spikes can also cause mood swings and energy fluctuations, leading to fatigue and difficulty concentrating.

Many insurance companies will cover weight loss medication, but it’s dependent on the plan and the individual. We have a team of people dedicated to working with insurance companies to get our patients coverage. While we can’t guarantee your plan will cover the prescriptions, we can guarantee that we will try hard to get it approved for you. That’s part of what makes Innovative Vitality unique. We spend more time advocating for our patients to get them the medication and care they need and deserve. If you are unable to get the desired medication, we will look at alternatives that are available to you at a lower cost. Together we will come up with a care plan that works for you.