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cruzEpifania Cruz, M.D. is the Founder & Medical Director of Lotus Integrated Longevity/Anti-Aging Center Inc., founded May 1, 2000. Her expertise in Anti-Aging Medicine, Alternative Therapies, and Sports Medicine comes from years of experience working for multiple prestigious institutions around the world.

Dr. Cruz worked as Physician Partner for CENEGENICS MEDICAL INSTITUTE from 2000 to 2004. From 2005 to 2006 she worked as Physician Consultant for a WEB-BASED COMPANY with offices in Florida and the US Virgin Islands that serves over 35,000 patients nationwide. She worked as an assistant to an established Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon doing Lasers and Aesthetics from 2005 to 2007.

While engaged in the above endeavors, Dr. Cruz held Private Practices in Primary Care Medicine and Integrative/Alternative/Anti-Aging Medicine with offices in Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ from 1997 to 2007. In 2008 she moved to her current address in Voorhees, NJ where she now concentrates on Integrative, Alternative, Anti-Aging, and Pre & Post Athlete Medicine.

Dr. Cruz’s medical training began with earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Medical Degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, Phillipines 1979 & 1983 respectively. From 1983 to 1984, she did a medical internship at the Medical City General Hospital in Metro Manila, Phillipines.

She came in New York City 1984 to work in most fields of nursing including Critical Care, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, etc. until 1990. She did a preceptorship in Basic Research at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center with Dr. William Rosner. (Dr. Rosner is now a well-known testosterone specialist at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.) The preceptorship coincided with Dr. Rosner’s work on Cortisol & Steroids from 1987 to 1988. 

From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Cruz worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Department of Psychiatry, NYU Medical Center, both for Private Drug Companies and for NIH funded grants.  She did her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at St Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, from1990 to 1993. She worked as a Primary Care Physician for Camcare, a Cooper Hospital affiliate, from 1993 to 1994, then as an attending physician for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey from 1994 to 1997. From 1993 to 2004, she worked as a Hospitalist, Occupational Medicine Physician, and Drug Rehab/Intensive Care Physician (MICA) at 2 New Jersey hospitals for Emergency Physicians’ Associates (EPA).

She obtained Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1998.

 

Her Integrative/Alternative/Anti-Aging/Regenerative/Energy Medicine Certifications Include The Following:

JMT Technique(Needless Acupuncture) Basic & Advanced Certification (1997-1998)
Clinical Nutrition Basic & Advance – CBN (1999)
Biomeridian MSA Certified Practitioner and Physician Trainer(1998 - 2004)
Lasers & Aesthetic Medicine, Basic & Advanced – NPI - (1999 - 2002)
Basic Chelation and Alternative Medicine, ACAM (1999)
Board Certification on Anti-Aging Medicine, A4M (2000)
Cenegenics Medical Institute Certification – (1998 - 2000)
Medicinal Aromatherapy, Advanced Degree Practitioner, WOE (2000- 2006)
Various Certificates/Training on Energy Medicine (Traditional, Ancient,New Age, Esoteric) from Renown Guru’s, Teachers & Masters (1997 - present)