Hi, I’m Dr. Geo.
Geo is for Geovanni (not George). My full name is Geovanni Espinosa.
I research – and then teach – the application of the science to optimizing a man’s health. My focus is on the: behaviors, lifestyles, nutritional, naturopathic and functional medical approaches to helping you extend and enjoy your life. Then, I write about it or help patients at my clinic.
I am also a son of Cuban parents, born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and most importantly, a husband and proud dad of three amazing kids. I enjoy spending as much time with them as possible.
Health problems I’d love to help you with and where I spend 100% of the times researching
- Prostate Cancer (all stages, all PSA scores, all treatments, all prostate cancer)
- Rising PSA for unknown reasons. Sometimes it’s related to a disease. Other times it’s not. Let’s figure it out.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as a humongous prostate
- Prostatitis (The chronic type that’s a big pain in the… pelvis)
- Male Sexual Dysfunction (Everything from ejaculating too soon to not able to rise to the occasion)
- Penis pain (The chronic and annoying type)
- Testicular pain (the kind that feels dull and persistent and not from getting kicked down there)
- Overactive Bladder (urinary frequency from a misbehaving bladder. Women too)
- Interstitial Cystitis (extreme bladder pain sometimes accompanied with excess urination)
- Kidney Stones (worse pain than giving birth – I’ve been told)
- Male Successful Aging: some would call it anti-aging but “anti” means against or opposed to. A good man should not be opposed to getting older but should be against debilitating pain, peeing all the time and dying from aging diseases. Don’t you think?
- Sports nutrition for recovery and improve athletic performance
- Sports related pain and injuries with acupuncture treatment
- Pain management without the use of drugs
You may ask: this guy uses simple language. Is he legit?
Answer: Maybe. You be the judge. I think I’m great! 🙂 Kidding aside, I work hard in making complex scientific and medical information easy for you to understand so that you can read, enjoy and immediately apply. Oh yes, I also like to have fun and inject a little humor here and there.
As Charlie Chaplin once said: “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain” 🙂
Here are my credentials, in case your curious:
Board certified Naturopathic Doctor (ND) – Connecticut license (New York State does not yet offer a practitioner license to naturopaths)
Certification track in Functional Medicine – The Institute of Functional Medicine
Board Certified Acupuncturist – New York license
Clinical & Registered Herbalist – American Herbalist Guild
Certified Nutrition Specialist – by the Board for Nutrition Specialists
Professional member of the American Urological Association (AUA)
OK, now here is the longer, standard bio:
Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., RH (AHG) is a renowned naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative and functional urology. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals related to integrative management of prostate conditions and urological disorders. Dr. Geo has been a medical contributor to Men’s Journal magazine, WebMD and in medical textbooks. He is the founder and director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and lectures internationally on the application of integrative medicine in clinical settings. Dr. Geo has been acknowledged as one of the top 10 Health Makers for Men’s Health by sharecare.com created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD. He is the author of Thrive – Don’t Survive: Dr. Geo’s guide to living your best life Before & After Prostate Cancer, available in November 2015. He is a master formulator of dietary supplements for prostate, bladder and sexual health and co-founder of XY Wellness, LLC. On his time off from work, Dr. Geo enjoys writing on his popular blog, DrGeo.com and having fun in outdoor activities with his wife and 3 kids.
Lastly, here is my Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Transparency. A problem in medicine, especially in oncology is the lack of transparency where physicians gain profits from treatments they promote without disclosure to patients. That takes advantage of vulnerable people – and simply not acceptable. As such, I am big on transparency.
With that in mind, I will disclose that I have created the various supplement formulas where I am either co-owner of the company or earn royalties from them.
But before I share with you more on my financial affiliations, let me first tell you that there is no bigger power to healing than eating clean food, engaging in physical movement and having the right attitude. Good nutritional supplements complements such lifestyle – not replaces it.
OK, here is the list of supplements I have formulated:
Cysto Renew – a synergistic bladder health formula to restore bladder function and bring relief.
ImmunoPCTN – a researched mixture of botanicals for men and women to reduce inflammation, provide balance antioxidants and stimulate the immune system.
GDtoxSel – a balanced nutritional formula to manage oxidative stress and phase 1 / phase 2 detoxification
Mr. Happy – a perfect blend of ingredients to support vitality, energy and maximal sexual health for men.
Wait, so are you a urologist?
No. Thank goodness! 🙂 I kid, I kid. I love urologists – many of whom are great friends. I have had (and still have) the absolute pleasure of working with many. I have respect for urologists and admire their rigorous training.
Here’s the difference between urologists and naturopathic & functional medicine doctors specializing in urology ( like me):
Urologists treat disease. I build health.
Urologists work from the waist down. I work with the whole body.
Urologists treat bladder, kidney, prostates, and penises. I treat people.
In other words, all your urological parts are connected to the endocrine, cardiovascular and all other biological systems. I investigate that connection then see how that affects your bladder, prostate or penis.
I trained in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Afterward, I decided to do a five-year specialization and strictly focused in men’s health, urology, and prostate cancer with Dr. Aaron Katz at Columbia University Medical Center – Department of Urology (Dr. Katz is now the chairman of Urology at Winthrop Hospital in New York).
That’s why people say I am as a naturopathic urologist, integrative urologist or functional urologist.
Questions commonly asked
Why should I listen to you for health advice?
ANSWER: Well, you don’t have to. You should use your intelligence to question all experts. But this doesn’t mean you should be cynical. You may have a good doctor working with you who is nutritionally and open minded. Just be careful with internet information – a lot of it is crap and can truly promote disease. While I don’t have all the answers, I can provide you with reliable, objective insights that have transformed the lives of hundreds of people with bad, and I mean bad diseases. I suggest you read, apply and then throw in the garbage what doesn’t work for you.
Why should I be your patient?
ANSWER: You may not have to. This website (and other good ones) provides you with useful information that can have a huge positive impact on your health. There are little, annoying nuances with each specific case, however, where you can get stuck and need the guidance of an expert. After a complete physical work up and reviewing your health reports, I create a targeted, individualized health plan specific to that patient. Keep in mind though that I am a Male & Urologic Specialist. If you need pre-natal care, I am not the guy.
Believe it or not, strangely enough, the next few questions I get asked more often that you’d think.
What do you value most?
3) Purposeful life
4) Great health
What bothers you most?
3) Close-minded physicians
5) Grumpy people
What’s your favorite past time?
1) Playing and eating with my family
2) Playing sports – all types. No golf, thanks.
3) Watching 60 minutes, Real Sports, CBS News Sunday Morning and Game of Thrones.
4) Reading. I like biographies. My favorite biography is Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. Frankin was an interesting, brilliant man and an inventor of many things including a device commonly used in urology – the catheter.
What’s your favorite method of exercising?
I mix it up: Cross-training, running, weight lifting, playing tennis, playing basketball. Anything that keeps me in shape, functioning optimally and that allows me to ‘stay in the game.’ Oh, and I just started practicing Krav Maga. Ouch!