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Staff Retreat– Dr. Erickson and most staff will be out of the office on their annual staff retreat and planning session from April 24th through April 28th.  The office will have limited hours and staffing during those dates, from 9AM to 3PM.


Product Highlights- 5-MTHF provides a prescription strength 1mg dose of the active form of folic acid (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate). Over 50% of the population have a defect in the MTHFR gene that could lead to diminished levels of active folate.  This could lead to high amounts of homocysteine, a cardiovascular risk factor. 

Additionally, low methylfolate levels may also lead to decreased production of neurotransmitters, and could predispose an individual to certain psychiatric disorders and/or memory and attention deficits. One bottle containing 60 vegetarian capsules is $18. The Center also offers genomics testing to see if you have a MTFHR genetic polymorphism.


Upcoming Topics in our next Newsletter will include information about adaptogens in medicine and lead in green tea.



a word to prospective patients

We know that selecting a new doctor is a big decision, and we thank you for inquiring about The Preventive Medicine Center of Gainesville, Inc. The Center was established in March 2000 by Dr. Robert A. Erickson in response to more and more Americans seeking complimentary and alternative therapies to traditional drug therapy alone, while at the same time wanting a trained medical doctor participating in their health care needs.

At the Center we take a nutritional approach to health and healing, rather than prescribing drugs whenever possible. This approach is integrated with the medications a patient is currently taking from other physicians. It has been our experience in some cases medications can eventually be reduced or even eliminated entirely if a patient so desires. The intent of this approach is to elevate one's health through nutrition and life-style changes, rather than just treatment of symptoms with a drug.

We realize this type of approach is not for everyone and does not apply to every health condition. We encourage you to explore this website to get a better idea of our approach to health and wellness.

To find out more, see our Services, and read our Articles and Newsletters.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is intended as an educational tool to acquaint the viewer with alternative or integrative approaches to health care. Every effort has been made to make the information within accurate. Because the methods described on this site are, by definition, alternative methods, many of them have not been investigated and/or approved by any government or regulatory agency. The information contained within should not be substituted for the advice and treatment of a physician or other licensed health-care provider. Dr. Erickson and the Preventive Medicine Center of Gainesville, Inc. expressly disclaim responsibility and liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained on this website.