Provide the framework for doctors and health care practitioners to learn how to optimize their clients’ health, rather than treat disease.
To be the hurricane that results from the flapping of a tiny butterfly's wings, where the hurricane is the change in perspective away from disease and into health. And the butterfly is HOMe/HOPe.
Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) was founded in the Philippines by Dr. Theodore Achacoso after realizing that illness medicine, in which he is trained and excels as an interventional neuroradiologist and pharmacologist, was reactive, interventional, and could benefit from an entirely different approach: one that optimized health rather than treated disease.
Over several years, he became an expert in the intricacies and power of metabolomic, gut, and hormone optimization, along with the additional pillars of what became HOMe. With the 80/20 principle in mind always, testing was key to measure and quantify but it was vital to only measure and quantify what was absolutely necessary for health.
Dr. Ted constantly studied and honed the art of measuring borderline deficiencies and subtle toxicities. He then compared these values to optimal ranges using his own algorithm, via “network-wide range shifting”, moving away from illness medicine “normals” and creating optimal ranges that reflected our most resilient age range: males and females between the ages of 21 to 30.
Health Optimization Medicine did not treat or diagnose any disease. Instead, any clinical improvements were simply the result of having true foundational, real-time, preventative wellness.
HOMe/HOPe obtained its 501(c)3 charitable organization status in February 2019.
Meet the HOMe/HOPe Team
Dr. Theodore Achacoso
The founding pioneer of the clinical practice of Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe/ HOPe).
Scott Sherr, MD
An internal medicine physician specializing in Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe/HOPe) and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Shekhar Pai, MD
An internal medicine physician with an MS and MD from Georgetown University. He is HOMe/HOPe Chief Connector and engagement specialist.
Maria Isabel Quilendrino, MD
A Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician from the Philippines.
Pete Quilendrino, MD
A General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in Manila. He is double board-certified in Nutritional and Anti-Aging Medicine in Belgium.
Paulita (Pinky) Villegas Baclig, MD
One of the pioneer practitioners of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice (HOMe/HOPe) in the Philippines under the special mentorship program with Dr. Theodore Achacoso.
Cenia Lucas-Acevedo, MD
A fellow of the Philippine Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a senior member of the European Society of Aesthetic Gynecology.
The principal Naturopath at Revital Health with over a decade of clinical experience, she is the CEO of HOMe/HOPe Australia, lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health, podcast host, and is completing her Masters in Human Nutrition.
The CEO of Health Optimization and Practice (HOMe/HOPe) Europe and his HOMe/HOPe practice is based in Amsterdam.
A graduate from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, emphasis in neurobiology, physiology and behavior.
A freelance artist who lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She holds a B.A. degree in painting from Arthouse – College for Visual Arts, Ljubljana.