Longevity Decoded has been out since late Spring; here are the pre-publication endorsements that can be found on the back cover and on first inside pages.
Dr. Schimpff explores the exciting topic
of healthy aging. He combines the science of aging with evidence to
suggest how each of us influences our personal journey in life. We make
choices everyday which impact our health. This book will help you understand
how those daily choices will influence your life not only today but as you get
older. Begin today to plan for tomorrow.
James (Jim) M. Anders, Jr., CPA, MBA, CGMA,
President and Chairman of the Board, National Senior Campuses, Inc., Administrator
and Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc.
A highly enjoyable and uplifting read written by a
physician with uncommon intellect and wisdom. Certainly, we can all
benefit from following Dr. Schimpff’s prescription for a healthier and more
Alan Butler, Chief Executive Office, Erickson Living
Brilliant work by Dr. Stephen Schimpff yet
again! Dr. Schimpff has done a systematic analysis of aging and
longevity. His uncanny ability to use data and science together
makes his suggestions compelling and convincing, while being insightful.
Despite being a complete and thorough account for advanced readers, his book is
simple enough to understand for a beginner. If there is only ONE book you want
to read on this subject, it should be this…
Doshi, CEO, Paragon Private Health, Co-founder and President, OmniActive Health
The old adage goes “the only sure
things are taxes and aging.” Not so fast! Reading Stephen
Schimpff’s fascinating new book did not help me pay my taxes, and despite his
sage advice, my birthday still came and went. But the concepts he
describes (in a meaningful and fun way) made me recognize that the age I feel
is truly in my hands! —
Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., President and
CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
We are witnessing the marketization
of a backward behemoth – the U.S. Healthcare industry. Consumers will
become a force in a new health economy that will demand clarity, transparency,
choice and value. Seniors, already a major social and cultural force in
our country, expect more from our healthcare system, and how we transform
health for seniors will be central to how we develop the broader roadmap of
market reform that is required to improve the health status of all
Americans. A big driver is the creation of incentives for healthcare
consumers to engage in their healthiness. Aging is not trivial, and it’s
not a spectator sport, despite what the American medical complex has led us to
believe. Dr. Schimpff describes not only what we should expect as we age,
but what is expected, and how our taking a more activist role in managing our
health is a critical part of a maturing market.
Don McDaniel, CEO, Canton & Company, Baltimore,
With remarkable ease and with clarity of message, Dr.
Schimpff demystifies the aging process and our current understanding. Most
importantly he provides a simple, successful path to realizing your personal
goals of health and well-being. As he remarks, You can do it.
Matt Narrett, MD, Chief Medical Officer,
As my age cohort heads toward Medicare, like a
veritable tsunami of aging boomers, this text ought to be our navigational
guide in the storm. We will want yoga on the lawn, rather than a
wheelchair in the garden, we will crave gourmet organic meals, not a nursing
home tray!! Dr Schimpff will help us to achieve these dreams with his folksy
and reassuring style. This book only confirms for me that the best is yet to
B. Nash MD, MBA. Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health
In this easy to understand,
yet frank and direct treatise intended for both patients and physicians, Dr.
Stephen Schimpff successfully demystifies human longevity and its relationship
to genetics and related environmental factors. He shows how the new primary
care paradigm, variously known as direct primary care or concierge care or
retainer-based care, allows for close relationships to form between physicians
and their patients, which in turn facilitates the creation of customized and
personalized health and wellness solutions to extend patient longevity. The
‘keys’ to a long healthy life revealed by Dr. Schimpff make it a must read for
people young and old.
Guru Ramanathan Ph.D., Chief
Innovation Officer, GNC
As the world’s
older population continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, Dr. Schimpff gives readers simple
steps that can lay the crucial groundwork for our future
health. He provides an optimistic approach to the inevitability of
aging and a refreshing perspective that our ‘golden years’ can also
be our ‘golden age,’ based on his first-hand experience as a healthcare
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA,
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, John Z. and Akiko
K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of
We are living longer, but not necessarily better.
Societal anti-aging biases are deeply held, reinforcing negative stereotypes
about a time in life that should be defined by respect and
opportunity. Longevity Decoded challenges
this stereotype, offering an alternative perspective to
aging that is not only positive but empowering. It is
sorely needed in a society that is rapidly aging.
Smith Sloan, President and CEO, LeadingAge