Peptide Therapy

Eastside Family Health Center -  - Internal Medicine

Eastside Family Health Center

Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Kirkland, WA

Peptides have multiple functions around your body, so if you don’t have enough, you could suffer a range of mental and physical health problems. Frank Marinkovich, MD, of Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, Washington, uses peptide therapy to help patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease, mood disorders, and many other conditions. To benefit from Dr. Marinkovich's expertise in peptide therapy, call Eastside Family Health Center today or book an appointment online.

Peptide Therapy Q&A

What is peptide therapy?

DNA cell strandPeptides are naturally occurring molecules found in all living things that play an important role in numerous biological processes and can help with:

Brain health

Peptides improve your learning memory, cognitive function, mental alertness, and sleep quality. They help you recover from a concussion, repair damaged neurons, and control the hormone cortisol that's responsible for stress and anxiety.

Muscle regeneration

Peptides assist in the repair of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues and are important for helping sports injuries to heal.

Weight loss

Peptides help you recover faster during and after workouts, reduce body fat, and increase energy, stamina, and muscle mass.


Peptides increase sleep duration, help you fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply, maintain healthy sleep-wake cycles, and increase the amount of melatonin (a hormone that helps you sleep) in your body.


Peptides suppress chronic inflammation, help manage neuropathic pain and heal nerves, reduce muscle soreness, and promote the growth of new blood vessels.


Peptides decrease cell death and lipid oxidation, which hasten aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles.


Peptides normalizes the function of the brain, reduces protein deficiencies, and also restores protein synthesis with no sedating effects.


Peptides may suppress Cystic fibrosis, Lyme disease, sends depressed response to vaccinations; adjunct to the flu vaccine and improve Geriatric Immune Support.

Peptides also boost immunity, which helps you avoid getting sick.

What conditions could benefit from peptide therapy?

Most healthy adults can benefit from peptide therapy to safely and effectively address a wide variety of issues. Peptides could also help people with conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Dementia
  • Mood disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Brain fog
  • Hyperthyroid myopathy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Sclerosis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Some cancers
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Autoimmune disorders

At Eastside Family Health Center, Dr. Marinkovich offers customized programs based on patients' needs and individual health concerns. Peptide therapy is drug-free and poses minimal risk, as peptides are basically amino acids that exist naturally in your body. Peptide therapy can help enhance brain function, muscle tissue regeneration, weight loss, insomnia and anxiety management, pain, reduce signs of aging, and immune function.

What does Peptide therapy involve?

Peptide therapy typically involves having an injection of peptides into your body. This delivery method helps the peptides reach your bloodstream more quickly and avoiding them from being broken down by your digestive system.

Some peptides are available as topical lotions or creams, oral capsules, or nasal sprays, but Dr. Marinkovich recommends peptide therapy injections for the most consistent outcomes.

You should notice a difference just a few weeks after starting your peptide therapy, but it may take 3-6 months to fully realize the benefits of some therapies.

To find out how you could benefit from peptide therapy, call Eastside Family Health Center today or book an appointment online.