Dr. Michael Heim completed his undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Florida State University in 1992. Following his undergraduate studies, he became the Director of Health Center America at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida. During that time he was also a faculty member for the American College of Sports Medicine, where he was charged with the organization of health and fitness certification courses, lecturing, and administering certification exams.
In 1998, Dr. Heim went to medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, followed by internship and residency in Family Medicine at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida. He obtained board certification in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation upon completion of his residency in 2005.
Dr. Heim spent his first 3 years of practice at The Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia, a 150 physician multi-specialty group where he practiced inpatient and outpatient primary care and urgent care medicine. During his first year of practice, Dr. Heim completed the training requirements to become board certified in bariatric medicine and founded the Harbin Clinic Medical Weight Loss Center. He is currently a Diplomat of The American Board of Bariatric Medicine and has lectured at regional meetings in the area of exercise prescription for weight loss. During his time in Rome, he was also appointed Medical Director of Harbin Clinic’s medical wellness center, The Vitality Center.
Dr. Heim opened The Center for Health and Age Management in September 2009 with the vision of creating an alternative to the typical primary care office found in western medicine of hour-long waiting times and 10 minute visits. His goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to your medical care.
In the summer of 2010, Dr. Heim entered a fellowship program through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. This cutting edge training program is changing the way we practice medicine using the best evidence-based treatment programs from around the world.
As a life-long triathlete, Dr. Heim has completed over 70 triathlons over the course of his career. Over the years of training and racing, he has gained extensive experience in sports nutrition and endurance training as well as knowledge in sports injury care and prevention. He has a special interest and training in regenerative injection techniques such as platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy treatments. His life-long passion has always been health and wellness and he can put his experience and knowledge to work in order to help you look and feel your best, inside and out.