Lowell Ian Gerber MD, Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease
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Lowell Ian Gerber MD

Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease

4/5(5)
100 Spencers Ridge Road Freeport Maine, 04032
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Gerber was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He received both his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in physiology of exercise from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine. During his postgraduate education, Dr. Gerber was a Research Fellow in Experimental Pulmonary Pathology at the Stritch School of Medicine. Then he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Cardiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida in 1980.

 

He was trained in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions in 1980. In 1986, Dr. Gerber was a visiting professor at the University of Normandy in Rouen, France, where he developed expertise in interventional, non-surgical treatment of structural heart disease.

Dr. Gerber is a Diplomate in the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease, Subspecialty Nuclear Cardiology, Subspecialty Cardiovascular Computed Tomography,  and Subspecialty Interventional Cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is a member of ILADS and completed the Lyme Fundamentals Course.

Dr. Gerber has held academic and research faculty appointments and has co-authored multiple cardiology publications and textbook chapters. Practice interests have included cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging.

Subsequent to his own journey with disabling neuroborelliosis he became a Lyme literate physician. He is in the process of evolving a new practice of holistic cardiology with a personal understanding and special interest in helping patients and their families with Lyme and associated diseases to achieve the healing that they deserve.

Dr. Gerber’s goal for all of his patients is to stay healthy and vital as they age, while achieving good energy levels, body composition, functional and cognitive ability. With his guidance, patients will minimize risk for disease; including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and dementia. Health is not the absence of disease. Prevent the loss of health, or renew and then  preserve your good health through interactive Bio-Individual care with Dr. Gerber.

Education and Training

Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine MD 0

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Interventional Cardiology (Internal Medicine)

Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 48 years of experience
Lowell Ian Gerber MD
Lowell Ian Gerber MD's Expert Contributions
  • Can high cholesterol increase my chances of a heart problem?

    Although the standard reply in the past would have been an unquestionable YES, there are now studies which are questioning the validity of the concept that high cholesterol = heart disease. It may be that high cholesterol might be associated with certain types of heart problems, but not necessarily causing the heart problem. We need cholesterol in our bodies for the healthy function of every cell. Statistical analysis of populations show that the lower the cholesterol, the higher the mortality due to heart disease, cancer, and infection. Those with the higher cholesterol levels lived longer. Some of us are coming to believe that there are other factors which are more important such as refined carbohydrate, toxic cooking oils, air pollution, and chronic infections playing a bigger role than previously thought. READ MORE

  • My father has been diagnosed with myocarditis. What does this mean?

    He has inflammation in the heart muscle which could be caused by infectious agents such as virus or bacteria, toxins from the environment, allergy, and when we don’t know why we call it idiopathic. He should be getting a variety of diagnostic tests including blood and imaging. The prognosis depends on what is causing it and how extensive. Therapies rely on the diagnosis. It could cause the heart muscle and or electrical system to fail, and this should be monitored. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Healthy AgingPreventative CardiologyLyme carditis-cardiology problems related to tick borne diseases

Fellowships

  • University of South Florida College of Medicine Cardiology  1980

Treatments

  • Alternative and integrative therapies

Internships

  • University of Southern Florida

Fellowships

  • Stritch School of Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Willingness to be Open Minded and Treating the Patient as a Whole Person

Teaching and speaking

  • ILADS, November 4, 2018, Chicago, Illinois  Oral Presentation:  Cardio-Immuno-Knowledgy of Lyme and Associated Diseases

Areas of research

Integrative, Alternative and Holistic Cardiology Therapies

Lowell Ian Gerber MD's Practice location

Dr. Lowell Gerber

100 Spencers Ridge Road -
Freeport, Maine 04032
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Patient Experience with Dr. Gerber


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Lowell Ian Gerber MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 5 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Holistic Cardiologist Dr. Lowell I. Gerber, who serves patients in Freeport, Maine.

Dr. Gerber is a holistic cardiologist who is currently serving patients at his private practice, Bio-Individual Health Strategies, in Freeport, Maine. He transformed his cardiology practice into a personalized holistic health center because it was clear to him that a healthy heart was just a small part of what is necessary to experience optimal health in the lives of all people. Good health is required to live life to one’s fullest and each patient requires personalized solutions to achieve their own optimal health.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Gerber received both his undergraduate degree and his master’s degree in physiology of exercise from the University of Illinois. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in  Maywood, Illinois. 

During his postgraduate education, he was a Research Fellow in Experimental Pulmonary Pathology at the Stritch School of Medicine. Then, he completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida in 1980.

In 1986, he was a visiting professor at the University of Normandy in Rouen, France, where he developed expertise in interventional non-surgical treatment of structural heart disease and subsequently participated in the development of the percutaneous aortic valve procedure.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, Dr. Gerber is board-certified in internal medicine with subspecialty board certification in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Moreover, he is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society and completed the Lyme Fundamentals Course.

Subsequent to his own journey with disabling neuroborreliosis, he became a Lyme literate physician. He is in the process of evolving a new practice of holistic cardiology with a personal understanding and special interest in helping patients and their families with Lyme disease and associated diseases to achieve the healing that they deserve.

Dr. Gerber has held academic and research faculty appointments and has co-authored multiple cardiology publications and textbook chapters. His practice interests have included cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, interventional cardiology, and cardiac imaging. On a more personal note, Dr. Gerber attributes his success to his willingness to be open-minded and his ability to treat the patient as a whole person.

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person, body, mind, spirit, and emotions, in the quest for optimal health and wellness. Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as some parts of the circulatory system. As a holistic cardiologist, Dr. Gerber believes that preventing disease is better than curing disease. He looks at the entire makeup of each person, including their DNA, lifestyle, and nutritional habits to prescribe a treatment plan to achieve optimal health.

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