About Timothy Hipskind, M.D.

Timothy Hipskind, M.D.Timothy Hipskind, M.D. and his team at The Clara Lifestyle Medicine Center of Glen Carbon reject the current dismal view that aging is just a natural process of diminished functioning kept in time with the clock that just keeps ticking. Conventional medicine has always held the belief that aging is inevitable and the progressive deterioration that follows us into the adult years cannot be altered.

Aging has more to do with a lifetime of unenlightened choices. Our only choices at this point is to rely on mainstream medicine and its downstream, rescue care approaches which employ an expensive examination of symptoms and signs and result usually in a high dollar prescription of toxicity in the form of a pill.

This approach is considered standard of care. How well is it working? Look around you, the answer lies among us.

I do not believe that heart disease, dementia, cancer are part of natural aging. 90% of heart disease and 75% of cancer are preventable. All of these are related to unenlightened choices. The downward spiral of physical and mental degeneration that we’ve all come to accept is becoming increasingly recognized as somewhat controllable and preventable through what I term upstream medical management. Enlightenment if you will. We here at The Clara will enlighten you as to the choices you need to make based on the last 50 years of evidence based medical research to attain a state of mental, physical and spiritual clarity that will transform your future.

I believe that your best days are ahead of you, no matter where you find yourself today. By balancing science and art, evidence and belief, imagination and logic, a new healthful, revitalized you is waiting to be unveiled. You can’t go back and start your life over, however, I believe you can start today to make a new life that you’ve been dreaming about and thought never possible

About Timothy Hipskind, M.D.

Born: St. Mary’s Hospital E. St. Louis, IL 3/24/1956
Raised: Belleville, IL
Parochial School: Blessed Sacrament
High School: Althoff Catholic HS
College: Western Illinois
Med School: Ross University
Residency: Monmouth Medical, Longbranch, NJ
Private Practice: Belleville Internal Medicine 1988-2005
Practicing Bioidentical Hormones: 15 + years
Continuing Education Hours in BHRT: 300+
BHRT Certification: Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Certification – October 2017

Hospital Medicine

  • Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL 5-05 to 9-05
  • Gateway Regional, Granite City, IL 9-05 to11-30-13
  • Moberly Regional, Moberly, MO 12-13 to 12-14
  • Gateway Regional Medical Center 1-5-15 to present

Internal Medicine Residency

  • Monmouth Medical Center 1982-1984
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ 1986-1987
  • Board Certification Internal Medicine September, 1990
  • Certified in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy through Worldlink Medical – October 2017

Special Awards and Affiliations

  • Program Director for Hospitalists at Gateway Regional Medical Center 2009-2013
  • Chairman Utilization Review Committee 2012
  • Program Director of the Year Award 2012 from Apogee Medical Group(out of 95 programs)

Publications

  • “Effect of Glyconutrients on ANA and CRP” Fisher Proceedings of Medical Research 2002
  • “Effect of Glyconutrients on Diabetic Neuropathy” Fisher Proceedings of Medical Research 2004

Philosophy at Clara Lifestyle Medicine Center

Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy is probably the most misunderstood and misrepresented concept seen by health care providers. Our goal at The Clara is to demystify hormones with clear cut evidence based medical research. If you want to live a more youthful, vibrant, active lifestyle, HRT is not an option, it’s a necessity.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Patient Reviews

“This is the first time in 10 years that I have clear focus on what I do every day. Amazingly energized!!”

– Charlotte .R. 54 Granite City, IL


“I actually enjoy the intimacy my husband and I have now. We seemed to have lost that over the years. I feel like I’m 30 again.”

– Ramona.V. 60 Collinsville, IL


“It took about 2 weeks but after starting Dr. Hipskind’s regimen, I no longer feel tired during the day and am able to hit the gym running at 5. I’m down 2 dress sizes and 12 pounds after 2 months and I feel great! No doubt in my mind this works”

– Michelle N. 44 Glen Carbon, IL


“After 1 month, I’ve doubled my press weights, cut my mile time from 10 min to 7:45 best so far…and I’m not stopping there. And my sex life..OMG!”

– Derek J St. Louis


“I was very skeptical at first, but I had to try something different. Dr. Hipskind made me feel like a real person, not a number. My first clue was when I called, HE answered the phone. It was the most comforting experience I’ve ever had with a doctor. I walked out knowing that I finally had found a doctor who knows what being healthy really means.”

– Lena S