Bredesen Protocol

Bredesen Protocol


"Dr Daniel Cosgrove has been certified by Dr. Bredesen’s group as an official practitioner of the Bredesen Protocol. The WellMax team has several clinical personnel that are familiar with the lab tests recommended by Dr. Bredesen, as well as imaging and other tests. Dr. Cosgrove and his team have been seeing patients and doing many aspects of the Bredesen protocol (see. www.wellmax.com ) but now it’s official and we’re offering the evaluation and treatment exactly as Dr. Bredesen recommends that it be done."

Dr. Daniel Cosgrove

In 1997 Dr. Cosgrove founded the WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine™ which is now located in Indian Wells. WellMax provides executive physicals but is best known for ongoing individualized healthcare, specializing in the early detection of disease through the creation and maintenance of a Personal Health Portfolio™.

Dr. Cosgrove earned a psychobiology degree from UCLA and received an M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed Internal Medicine training at University of Utah, and became Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

He played in early role in the formation and growth of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he wrote a chapter for their first medical textbook. He has studied under Dr. Dale Bredesen of the Buck Institute for Aging, the current author of The End of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Cosgrove is now officially “certified” by Dr. Bredesen.

He served for many years as the Director of Wellness at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA. He held a clinical faculty appointment at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

He is married to Dr. Doriana Cosgrove, who founded Desert Med Aesthetics, a cosmetic dermatology practice. Drs. Dan and Doriana share a clinic in Indian Wells. They have two sons and a daughter, and live in Rancho Mirage.

Dr. Dale Bredesen

MPI Cognition™ was established by Dr. Bredesen to reduce the global burden of dementia—to prevent cognitive decline in all who are at risk, and reverse the process in those who are symptomatic, especially those with early symptoms. This may be the most important goal in healthcare today: cognitive decline has become the #1 health concern of individuals as we age, and Alzheimer’s disease has become the third leading cause of death in the United States, after cardiovascular disease and cancer, destined to rob 45 million of the Americans currently living of their most fundamental reasoning capabilities if we do not do something to prevent and reverse the process.

MPI Cognition™ provides advanced medical information and algorithms that assist individuals and practitioners to prevent and reverse cognitive decline. In a disease that was deemed untreatable, we were the first to describe success (Bredesen, Aging 2014), and this has continued, using a personalized programmatic approach rather than a single ineffective pill.


WellMax is in the Palm Springs desert, and is close to Palm Springs International Airport with many direct flights daily. By car, Indian Wells is about a two hour drive east of Los Angeles or a two hour drive north of San Diego. The weather is sunny and pleasant here.



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