Harriet McCoy, Nurse Practitioner and Exercise Physiologist, has dedicated the majority of her healthcare career to the practice of wellness, longevity, and Anti-aging. She began her work in anti-aging in 1982 when, after completing her Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology, she began working for Nathan Pritikin at the Pritikin Longevity Center, in Santa Monica, California. She was able to experience first-hand the effects of Mr. Pritikin’s regenerative approach to medicine, when, while diligently following his program, she transitioned from a mediocre cyclist to a national-class competitor, making the U.S. national team in 1984, competing as a finalist in the 1984 Olympic Trials, and completing the Women’s Tour de France as a member of the U.S. team in 1985.
After moving out East, Harriet completed her Nurse Practitioner education and her second Masters Degree in Nursing at Old Dominion University in 1999. Since then, she has worked in multiple areas of medicine, including acute care, family practice, orthopaedics, neurology, psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She continues to pursue her passion for treating each person as a unique individual, while maximizing their longevity through optimization of each person’s wellness and function. She has completed a fellowship in Anti-aging and Regenerative medicine, which focuses on improving longevity through patient-focused healthcare, gearing individualized treatments based on biochemical makeup and response to treatment. She has advanced training and experience in nutrition, weight loss, exercise physiology, and hormone replacement therapy for men and women.
Almost thirty years after her first job at the Pritikin Longevity Center, Harriet joined Patients Choice Medical Center. Her goal at Patients Choice Medical Center is to improve each individual’s wellness and longevity, with a focus on functional and regenerative medicine. She continually strives to create physiologic balance and harmony based on each person’s own biochemical response to treatment, searching out the root causes of their symptoms. Harriet has been able to pursue her goal through promoting and enhancing optimal nutrition, exercise, sleep, pain management, addiction medicine and most important, balancing and optimizing hormonal responses through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.