Dr. J. Joseph Prendergast
J. Joseph Prendergast, MD, is a distinguished certified physician whose advanced research and experience has contributed significantly to Synergy as well as to the medical and scientific fields as a whole. In addition to his role as a practicing physician for over 35 years, Dr. Joe is an accomplished scientist, researcher, and humanist. His research regarding L-arginine contributed to the development of Synergy’s signature product, ProArgi-9 Plus.
Since 1991, Dr. Joe has been personally using L-arginine and recommending it to his patients. He has become an expert on the many properties and benefits of this amino acid and he understands L-arginine’s essential role in maintaining vital heart health. “L-arginine benefits the body in a myriad of ways,” explains Dr. Joe. “It stimulates the production of nitric oxide in the body, which dilates the blood vessels and helps them relax and restore elasticity. L-arginine is also important in cell division, immunity, and the secretion of hormones. We have now learned more about how L-arginine uses the two natural pathways into the brain to promote anti-aging properties, sports performance, and boost the immune system. We can’t ignore the power of arginine any longer!”
Dr. Joe uses L-arginine in his practice and has a remarkable record of success with it. He has received many awards including “Father of the Year” in 2008 from the American Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council of Silicon Valley and a Certificate of Recognition in 2005 from the American Medical Association for demonstrating outstanding commitment to eliminating health care disparities in the area of access.
“We can’t ignore the power of arginine any longer!”
Dr. Joe is board-certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology and metabolism. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, completed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and fulfilled his research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served on many prestigious local and national committees and review panels including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the State of California Legislative Task Force on Diabetes and Obesity, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Among his many positions, Dr. Joe has served as an Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Medicine at the University of California Medical Center and is currently a staff physician at Stanford.
Dr. Joe has published 50 medical articles in well-known publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine and Diabetes Care. In 1986, Dr. Joe formed a single specialty endocrinology practice, Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center, and a non-profit research foundation, Pacific Medical Research Foundation. In 1999, he founded DiabetesWell, an eClinic that helps patients with diabetes lead healthier, longer lives.
From his office in Palo Alto, CA, Dr. Joe sees a variety of patients facing both shortened lifespan and restricted lifestyles. He is one of the foremost practitioners and proponents of L-arginine as a treatment of choice, and through his practice he helps his patients to modify their lifestyles and begin a new, more rewarding life with fewer restrictions and broader opportunities for improvement.
It is truly an honor to have Dr. Joe as a part of our team.