Pure Gold Medical Center

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Pure Gold Medical Center: Our mission is to provide a compassionate and unique care to our patients and blend the medical quest for excellence with state-of-the-art treatments and services. Feel free to look through our website (www.puregoldmedical.com) for valuable information on our many products and services. Check back often to find out about our latest specials.

Lorenzo A. Apodaca, M.D.
Dr. Apodaca graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine where he received his residency training and Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as an Assistant Professor at UCLA in Obstetrics and Gynecology before entering private practice. With over twenty-five years of extensive experience, performing a high volume of major surgeries each year, Dr. Apodaca is ideally qualified to perform Abdominoplasty and Liposculpture. He has also studied under the tutelage of Dr. Amar, the founder for the F.A.M.I. procedure. Dr. Apodaca is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Academy of Liposuction, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Dr. Apodaca’s passion is to provide the best quality of care at a reasonable cost.

Marcella Hardy-Peterson, NP, MSN, FCN, CLNC
Marcella received her nurse practitioner training at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, and her Masters in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. and has over thirty years of experience in Women’s Health.

In conjunction with her nursing profession, Marcella is an active Professor with the University of Phoenix Nursing Program as well as an Adjunct Professor with Loma Linda University Graduate Nursing Program and Physician’s Assistant Program.

Her focus for the past twenty years has been in Women’s Health of all ages with special interest in treating hormonal imbalances. She has extensive experience in treating patients with severe PMS, peri-menapause, and menopause symptoms as well as sexual dysfunction due to hormonal imbalances, and treating men experiencing Andropause. Marcella became certified in pellet therapy and has trained under Dr. Rebecca Glasier an expert in testosterone pellet therapy.

Her other passion is in Aesthetics and Cosmetics. She is trained and certified in various types of laser therapies, Cosmetic Injectables, Medifast and HCG Diet Administration. Marcella is also extensively trained in operating room procedures and protocols and serves as an Operating Coordinator.

Marcella believes in treating the whole patient. Taking this approach and addressing the well being of hormones, nutrition, physical and emotional status, gives a better therapy and end result.

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Society Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Anti-aging
Northern American Menopause Society, National Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

She has given lectures to local women’s group on numerous health issues. She also active in the community, currently coordinating the opening New Hope Free Medical and Dental Clinic. Has traveled to Mexico on numerous mission trips.

Continuing Education:
She continues to educate herself in Anti-aging ad hormone issues to better understand and meet the needs of the men and women she treats.