Doctor Turned Healer
Dr. Willix has spent the better part of his career studying how humans age, and why. The fascination, in large part, is because of his Father, Robert Willix, Sr. At 64, his father outran him in a marathon, even though he was 26 years his senior. Willix Sr., continued competing, participating in the Senior Olympics, and running marathons well into his eighties. To Robert Jr., he didn’t seem to age. Remarkably, he seemed to have taken the hands of time and, not only slowed them but pushed them backwards.
Bearing witness to his Father’s life, and losing two childhood friends early on, served as the initial catalyst for Robert Jr. to build his 45-year journey into medicine on, inspiring 5 books along the way, with the 6th being published this year, The Rejuvenation Solution.
Dr. Willix began his career as a Pioneer Cardiovascular Surgeon. As time progressed, it was hard to miss that many of the same patients wound up back in the operating room and under the scalpel two or three times. It was then that he realized he needed to help his patients become healthier, actually live better, with a preventative mindset. This marked the beginning of his transformation from Doctor to Healer.
Dr. Willix left behind his life of surgery and began his journey of nearly four decades, from a Cardiovascular Surgeon to a World Renown Natural Anti-Aging Physician. Being involved in preventive and age management medicine since 1981, he is the founder and CEO of Enlightened Living Medicine (ELM), a clinic that operates by a simple philosophy: Lead with hope. ELM is representative of Dr. Willix’s journey into becoming a healer, ever aware that healing happens from the inside out. As such, ELM is an exploration of looking to the inner self and evaluating from a vantage point of prevention and rejuvenation, versus prescriptions and scalpels.