About Us

About Julia Kissel M.D.

As the owner and operator of Restorative Wellness MD, Dr. Julie Kissel devotes her practice to preventative, functional medicine including natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, offering patients proven therapies for relieving the symptoms of menopause, andropause and other hormonal imbalance conditions such as thyroid disorder and decreased adrenal function. Dr. Kissel includes customized nutritional counseling and personalized fitness guidance as a part of her physician- supervised program.

As a Family Physician, Julie Kissel M.D. has shared many of the same frustrations that her fellow affiliated physicians experienced with traditional medicine. Dr. Kissel transitioned into preventive medicine so she could step outside the box and prescribe treatments from a proactive standpoint, as opposed to the more reactive remedies used in conventional medicine. Dr. Kissel encourages her patients to make lifestyle changes to avoid harmful free radicals, inflammation, and stress-induced illness. 

Dr. Kissel graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1986, where she also received her Master of Education in Nutrition in 1992, and her doctorate in Medicine in 1996. Dr. Julie Kissel completed her residency in Family Practice in 1999, and in 2000, completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in “Psychiatry in Primary Care.” Julie Kissel M.D. has been a Diplomat on the American Board of Family Practice since 1996. After practicing in family medicine for 14 years, in 2011 she completed an Advanced Fellowship in Aging Medicine and continues as an active member of the fellowship of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In September of 2017, she received Board Certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Integrative

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

    • Highly trained physicians specializing in Natural Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.
    • Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)
    • Member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
    • Extensive training in anti-aging provided by the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
    • AMA Board Certified in Family Practice
    • Fellowship in Psychiatry for Primary Care
    • Master of Education in Nutrition

Mission Statement

The human body is amazing. I have always been in awe of its creator.

I have always known that the secret to optimal wellness is through removing things that harm our cells, and at the same time, supplying them with the nutrients they need to thrive. We are supposed to have energy, libido, muscle mass, flexibility, and focus well into our aging years..

It is my goal to educate my patients that although diseases including aging, obesity, cancer, heart attacks, strokes, alzheimer’s, gastrointestinal problems, mood issues, and auto-immune problems are a complex mix of both genetic and environmental forces, the lifestyle you choose is of much greater importance than the genetics you inherited. You can repair your cells and restore your health with quality nutrition, avoidance of food allergies, appropriate exercise and activity, balanced hormones including thyroid and adrenal hormones, stress management, psychological wellness, adequate sleep, and avoidance of toxins.

I look forward to meeting you!