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Val Koganski, MD
Val Koganski, MD
Marika Hartman, CRNP
Amy Laessig, RDN
Alina Zeleznova, CHHC
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Navigating Holiday Eating
We make over 200 food decisions daily. No one wants to feel consumed by the thoughts surrounding food choices, especially when you can be enjoying quality time with friends and family instead. Holiday season can bring a special type of stress around navigating eating and staying on track with your health goals. Instead of over-thinking
Cardio-respiratory fitness/VO2 max.
Would you like to know how efficiently your body works? How long and well you can live?
There is an answer: VO2 max reflects “the size of your engine”.
VO₂ max is the maximum (max) rate (V) of oxygen (O₂) your body is able to use during exercise.
VO2 max is often used as an indicator of overall cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) and can serve as a metric for tracking progress.
High VO₂ max can be a good predictor of your athletic performance and is independent of motivation.
Simply said, VO2 max tells you how quickly you can take oxygen from the air into your lungs, get it into your blood, pump it to your muscles, and then have your muscles use it in the metabolic processes that will provide energy to move you.
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Concierge health Care
Concierge healthcare has many forms and names but they all have one thing in common. You become a “member” of a practice and in return you get benefits above what a physician can offer otherwise. Benefits can be 24/7 access – including email and cellphone, or no-rush same day appointments, true wellness and chronic health monitoring, VIP physicals with genetic testing, and so on.
Val Koganski has been named as one of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors™ from 2017 to 2021
Dr. Koganski + Functional Medicine
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
As a Certified Functional Medicine practitioner, I spend time with patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases.
In this way, our practice supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.