Florida’s leading weight loss & hormone optimization clinic

Maximize Your Health,

Vitality and Longevity.

Discover the healthiest version of yourself with our premier
hormone optimization and medical weight loss programs
— crafted by experts, personalized for you.
Institute of vitality
5-Star Google Reviews

“Love this place and Collin is great!”

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“I haven’t felt this good in a long time”

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“A new breed of physicians!”

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“He listens, counsels, but doesn’t judge”

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“My energy levels have skyrocketed”

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Florida’s leading age management clinic
Concierge health clinic
Licensed medical experts
Personalized wellness programs
Institute of Vitality is a non-dispensing prescription clinic. Prescriptions are fulfilled by licensed compounding pharmacies.

Welcome to Institute of Vitality

How can we help?

Weight Loss

Looking for rapid

weight loss?

Everyday Health

Persistent fatigue or

lack of focus?

Gain Muscles

Slow muscle

Erectile Dysfunction

Trouble rising
to the occasion?

Early Climax

Want to extend
your playtime?

how can we help - hair loss
Hair Loss

Reverse hair loss
or thinning?

hormone optimization

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Lost your zest? Feeling weak?
Sex life lacking?

Hormones regulate growth, mood, digestion, and fertility. As we age, our hormones take a dip, taking our vigor with them. Hormone optimization counteracts the natural decline of hormone production by replenishing hormones to youthful levels. It may help:

Enhance energy levels

Boosts vitality and stamina, reducing fatigue for a more active lifestyle.

Improve mood stability

Balances hormones to enhance emotional well-being and reduce mood swings.

Boost physical performance

Increases muscle strength and endurance, aiding in overall physical fitness.

Increase sex-drive & desire

Restores and enhances sexual desire and performance for a healthier sex life.

Florida’s leading age management clinic

Personalized wellness programs
crafted by medical experts

program semaglutide therapy

Semaglutide Therapy

Lose weight fast
Reduce hunger and cravings
FDA-approved, safe and healthy
program testosterone therapy

Testosterone Therapy

Increase energy, muscle, and strength
Improve sex-drive, last longer in bed
Sleep better, improve concentration
program sermorelin therapy

Sermorelin Therapy

Reverse signs of aging
Better skin & hair health
Improve sleep quality
program erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Have better sex!
Reduce stress and anxiety
Better overall physical health
program hair loss therapy

Hair Loss Therapy

Longer hair growth cycle
Increase hair density and volume
Prevention of further hair loss

Why choose Institute of Vitality

Cutting-edge solutions.

Consistent and effective support.

Concierge health clinic

Full-service, on-call support for all patient needs. Friendly, positive, and proactive communication.

Personalized patient care

Wellness plans tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals, fostering ongoing relationships.

Innovative programs

Cutting-edge solutions, nutrition programs, exercise strategies and lifestyle behavior modifications.

Licensed medical experts

We have collaborated with top professionals in hormone optimization and medical weight loss.
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Dr. Robert Drapkin

Medical Director, Institute of Vitality
Renowned doctor, champion athlete, guest speaker, best-selling author, health & fitness guru.

A word from our Medical Director

“My work extends beyond traditional medicine to embrace a comprehensive approach towards enhancing health.”

I am proud to lead a clinic that offers personalized treatments aimed at addressing the unique needs of each patient. Our success stories are a testament to our commitment to transforming lives, reflecting significant improvements in health and well-being.

As someone who practices what I preach, I stand as a world-class champion athlete even at 70, demonstrating the effectiveness of our methods. The journey towards vitality is deeply personal and requires a dedicated guide. At the Institute of Vitality, we’re committed to being that guide for each individual we serve.

Real customers.
Real reviews.

5-Star Google Reviews
“The team at the Institute of Vitality really cares! It’s the most personal relationship I’ve ever had with any health care professionals. They will go to great lengths to get you feeling and looking your best. They are attentive, respond quickly, and will adapt to your current needs. This practice truly is one of a kind.”
Charlie Heck
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“It has been a great experience working with Colin & Dr. Drapkin. They have really helped me get on track with my health goals and aligned it with my lifestyle. Very helpful and responsive with any questions. Colin has been great offering ideas that have crucial to my goals.”
Jack Prestigiacomo
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“Writing this again because I have yet to have a bad experience. After being a patient for over 8 months I can honestly say this is the best place in the area for hormone replacement and any needs regarding health optimization. I HIGHLY recommend, Collin has been nothing but helpful and has gone above and beyond for his patients!”
Max Lyons
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“Getting medical care at the institute of vitality is a great experience. I really like that they focus on the whole person and complete health. The customer service and communications are excellent.”
Kate Walker
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“My experience with the Institute of Vitality has been superb. A group of highly knowledgeable and extremely professional doctors and practitioners that know there stuff and really care about their clients.”
Leigh Simons
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“Collin is awesome! He is always checking in to make sure I am stocked on my supplies and to keep me updated on new products that are available. I would highly recommend the Institute of Vitality and Collin for any woman concerned with aging and hormones. These guys can help!’
Lynn Zernick
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“I absolutely love the Institure of Vitality. Collin is extremely knowledgeable and is the most responsive, professsional I have worked with! If you have any questions he either has the answers or will find out. I couldn’t be a bigger advocate or fan!”
Kelsey Bodziner
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”IOV has made a tremendous impact on my heath and my outlook towards it. Conversations are open, honest and educational. They come from genuinely true interest on a personal level. PA Colin’s approach to heath is how this industry should be modeled after. He’s a positive rarity in today’s ‘lab coat’ market.”
John Chambers
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Frequently asked questions

How can I start my transformation?

To get started with any treatment at the Institute of Vitality, the first step is to schedule a consultation. During this initial meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your health concerns and goals with a medical expert. They will guide you through the available treatment options, tailor a personalized plan to meet your specific needs, and answer any questions you may have.

The FDA recommends Semaglutide for weight loss if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27kg/m2 or greater and at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Have a BMI of 30kg/m2 or greater

Semaglutide begins to aid in weight loss within a relatively short time frame after starting treatment, but the duration to see significant weight loss results can vary among individuals.

  • Short-Term Effects: Patients may start to see early signs of weight loss, such as a reduction in appetite and an increased feeling of fullness after meals, within the first 1 to 4 weeks of starting semaglutide treatment​​. Significant weight loss can begin within the first few weeks of treatment.
  • Longer-Term Effects: For substantial weight loss, the effects of semaglutide are more pronounced over a longer duration. The medication gets to work within around 6 to 12 weeks, and its efficacy in weight loss can be improved by combining it with a reduced calorie intake and regular exercise​​.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is generally considered safe for men with low testosterone when prescribed and monitored by a healthcare provider. However, like any medical treatment, it’s important to approach it with caution. Potential candidates for TRT should undergo thorough medical evaluation and discussion of the benefits and risks to determine if it’s the right option for their specific situation.

The duration of Testosterone Replacement Therapy is highly individualized, depending on various factors such as the individual’s symptoms, underlying health conditions, and treatment objectives. Here’s a consolidated summary based on the findings:

  • Initial Improvements: Improvements in quality of life and mood can start within 3-4 weeks, with mood enhancements becoming more noticeable after 3-6 weeks. However, the maximum benefits, particularly for mood and psychological well-being, may take up to 18-30 weeks to manifest.
  • Treatment Duration: The specific duration of TRT varies per individual. Initial prescriptions often last between 10 to 20 weeks, but the actual length of therapy depends on how symptoms respond and the patient’s overall health. Continuous treatment may be necessary for sustained symptom relief and maintenance of testosterone levels.
  • Symptom Response Time: Different symptoms may respond to TRT at varying rates. For instance, libido and sex drive improvements can be seen as early as 3 weeks, while other health benefits might take longer to develop.
  • Monitoring and Adjustments: Ongoing monitoring by healthcare providers is crucial to adjust dosages for optimal effectiveness and to monitor for side effects. Follow-up evaluations are typically recommended every 6 months to ensure the treatment remains effective and safe over time.

Ultimately, the length of time an individual should stay on TRT is determined by their healthcare provider, based on a thorough evaluation of their symptoms, response to treatment, and overall health goals. Continuous assessment and adjustments are essential to achieving the best outcomes while minimizing any potential risks associated with TRT.

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