Early Detection Saves Lives with Steve Marler

Steve Marler, Founder of Advanced Longevity discusses how early detection can save lives and overcoming a broken healthcare system on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show.


Alan Olsen

Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Steve Marler. Steve, welcome to the show.


Steve Marler

Thank you. It’s great to be here.


Alan Olsen

So Steve, you know, I want to discuss advanced longevity. You know, for the listeners here, it’s quite a program that you put together, I’d like to share the inspiration behind why you started this.


Steve Marler

So about 13 years ago now we sta red doing early detection screening because of an event that my mother went through with a late stage cancer diagnosis.

I had been around the technology of screening scanning technology MRC T, for several years. And it dawned on me that we should be using this.

And so I started studying it and saw a few areas where people especially in the heart, were doing some screenings. And that’s kind of how I got started my mom to it.

Very terrible ending there because of the late stage cancer. So we we got the technology set up to do the screenings.

And very quickly, we realized we were under the right in the right space, because the medical community went nuts.

They were screaming at us, you know, why are you scanning healthy people? You got people with no symptoms, what they called Healthy were people with no symptoms.

So, you know, I literally had an A doctor from the one of the largest heart hospitals busts through our door one day and I say bust, he was just like, What are you people doing here?

You’re scanning asymptomatic people. That’s not right, it’s unneeded uncalled for, you’re going to discover a bunch of people well.

After about a year of sending dozens of people to his heart hospital that had, you know, asymptomatic heart problems, he decided that this wasn’t quite so dumb as he thought, and we knew we were on the right path.

And of course, since then, we scanned over 150 60,000 people, three locations, and we found 1000s of people with early detection lagar screenings that spin able to get help, you know, right away and change the outcome.

The outcome is almost always better if you find it early.


Alan Olsen

Now Steven it seems such a simple fix what you’re doing, but what would you say needs to be done, in order for us to fix her overall health care system to focus on keeping people healthy, rather than just treating disease?


Steve Marler

I knew you were going to take me here.You know, our outlook on the healthcare system is simple. We have to change the way that doctors are allowed to practice.

I know, hundreds, maybe 1000s of physicians, people in the medical industry, and they all have one thing in mind, they want to be a provider, they want to provide the care the patient needs.

Unfortunately, the way our system is structured, is controlled by the payers. And of course, the largest payers, the government.

But but your commercial book is are just as bad or are just as structured, I don’t want to get off into a hole here.

But you know, the doctors can’t be doctors, they they’re they are beholden to what the medical community will pay, the payers will pay for their services.

So until we get we change the system to being a more proactive as we do every day, looking for early signs of these diseases, and and pay for those through our structured healthcare insurance programs.

We’re never going to get better. And that’s our goal.

We you know, we got in the surgical business surgical industry on the self pay program, it was so effective that, you know, one of the big systems came in and joined forces with this.

And we’ve since sold out to that group because they are trying to change their model as well. And it’s happening that it’s out there there’s a there’s a groundswell of understanding what needs to be done.

It’s just that the entrenched groups are so strong and so embedded that it’s going to take a lot more than just me and a few others to make it change.

Right share common question is Steve, I like to use your program it will my insurance paid for it every day, I could pull up Facebook right now there’s 100 questions how you know what, what does insurance pay does my insurance pay everyday?

That’s the we hear daily basis. And the key is, you know, we’re there if you think about it, they’re conditioned to have insurance whether it’s through your employer or on your own and you don’t seek care well, you know, I got to shoot you deductible.

I got to speak copay, you have to take control of your health.

And the simplified version of that is you put your money in the government’s trying to help that you know you’ve got five As accounts and things, you can put money in that tax, before tax that can help pay for certain medical items.

But then you get a cap policy, which is very inexpensive, has a very high deductible for in case you have an event that takes massive health care intervention. And with that said, we have a great medical system.

The payers are the problem, we have the best facilities and the best doctors, doctors from all over the world come to the US to practice because of the system, and the abilities that our doctors have here in the US.


Alan Olsen

You know, that I’ve often heard, you know, sometimes says diseases are treated,the patients are kind of at the mercy to which the insurance companies are willing to pay or or the treatment process.

So if I want to go through your program here, what do most people do? Do they worry about? Do they worry about having their insurance paid or do they usually just go out of pocket?


Steve Marler

it’s all out, you know, go into the system and explain how it works. People get it, they want to have this service, they want to be out of that, you know, controlled payer system.

And, you know, we, we have people that pay out of pocket daily, we also finance it, we have easy ways to get into our programs.

And when I say programs, these are multi year early detection programs, you know, want you to get a baseline data set today, we do all of these screenings in the first day.

Then you have a console on the findings. We have cardiologists, medical doctors, radiologists, interventional guys, on staff, there are employees, it’s going to talk to you about these findings.

And they’re going to tell you the way it is they’re going to give you this data, you’re going to get radiology report, calcium score reports.

And we’re going to give you the information to take to your physician as well, we encourage you to take this information to your physician.

And they can communicate with our medical staff as keys to get a baseline, and then come back we monitor you, depending on which program you’re in quarterly or BI annually.

But at least every year, you come back plus on your own or close to your anniversary date, we do another set of data. And now we’ve got comparative analysis. And that’s what we need in our medical system.

And for the most part, it’s not available unless you pay out of pocket. So can you tell us a little bit about the body scans that you do and why it’s important to diseases detection before they actually appear?

Sure that you know, the body scan looks for all major disease, wars, heart disease and cancer or warning to heart disease is an interesting there’s there’s multiple ways to have a heart attack.

But the main way is there’s calcium blockage in the vessels in and around your heart. And the thing is that that is a slow long term progressive disease. And it can be detected at the earliest stages.

And the technology’s been around for 20 plus years to do it. But it was finally you know, gotten enough traction, where people would come and pay for that service themselves.

It’s been fantastically successful at at addressing early stage heart disease, cancer, we look at all your major organs, we not only look for cancer, but early signs of we look for tumors.

We look for, you know, any type of abnormality that’s there typically leads to some type of disease, whether it’s in your kidneys or your digestive system, your liver, pancreas, we go through all of those organs in the scanner.

So now our scan is done on a late generation CT.

As a matter of fact, as of this date about winning, but three weeks from now we’re installing the latest technology CT, it’s called the Genesis 640.

It’s a 640 slice CT, I can scan the entire body in about 15 seconds to painless, there’s no needles, no dyes. It’s the fastest and most comprehensive metal assets available today.

We’ll be the only freestanding center that has this machine. It’s typically in a research facility or in you know your big hospital cardiac systems.

But the body the body scan looks at all your major organs vessels, looking for early signs of disease.

Okay, so you sold me I’m interested in getting a body scan now what do I need to do in the process to actually, you know, walk through and work with you as a new patient.

So so obviously, we’re going to schedule a report. We’re going to get some pre information from you, when we will, we’ll link to fill out a questionnaire.

When you’re going to come into our office we’re going to do a consultation. And that consultation is the key


We’re going to look at your previous medical history, we’re going to look at your family medical history.

And that gives us an idea of you have, we have additional programs, we’re going to do a full genome, decode of your DNA, we’re going to do some blood panels.

Obviously, before you come in, we’re going to send you the kits to do that as well. And then we do a full assessment of you with our screening technology. You know, you there’s a lot of you hear a lot today about whole body MRI scans.

And to touch on that the MRI is a great technology, but it was never designed to do large areas scans. If you think about an injury, you go to your doctor and he i to a script, it’s for a specific area.

So your shoulder, you’ve got pain, they write you a script for a shoulder scan, they put a coil on their MRI looks at that area does a great job takes 30 minutes or so. And then, you know, the the radiologists does just reach that area.

So you know, they’re they’re trying to use it today for whole body. It doesn’t make a continuous scan, it’s multiple scans that have to be stitched together by software.

And it cannot read calcium in the vessels of the heart is the number one killer. So you know and the full whole body takes about an hour to do you know a lot of people cost a phobic, it’s tough to sit in there that long.

That said, we use him or three t tests with Mr. For brain scans.

It’s fabulous at doing that we do an MRI MRI, as part of our service, it does have an AI overread that it is a true AI you know a lot of people use that word dog around everywhere today.

I think my frigerators got aI nowadays, there’s so much of it being said, but it looks for it looks at your brain matter, it looks for volumetric, it also looks at loss of volume.

And then the MRA switches over looks at all the vessels in your brain, we’re looking for early signs of dementia.

We’re looking for possible strokes, aneurysms, tumors, all types of things in the brain that the MRI is great at it just not great at these large areas scan the rest of the body.

We’re going to scan our new generation CT, the entire process, including the brain scan takes about an hour. Afterwards, we’re going to resolve you with one of our medical professionals.

As I said, you’ll get a report, you’ll get a copy of all the images. And then we’re going to load all that into our database. So it’s there. It’s there for your physician to look at.

But it’s also there for the next time you come in to do comparative analysis to see where you are. And what’s changed, if anything.


Alan Olsen

In terms of accessibility, how much did the full body scan cost? So


Steve Marler

you know, the range today, depending on there’s some variances there, we do all types of scans that ranges from about two to $4,000, depending on what all is we do types is can.

We do virtual colonoscopies as well, we also focus on your thyroid and the vessels in your neck using ultrasound. So all of that as a package is around $4,000, just for this.


Alan Olsen

And then I and then that also includes all the pre add the pre work, the blood tests as surveys and all that.


Steve Marler

So So there’s an additional charge for that piece. A lot of people choose to just do the preventive screenings, I say, it’s really early detection screenings. If we see it, technically, it’s already there.

So it’s more of an early detection screening. We do have an all encompassing package that does all those programs put you on our concierge program for a year.

So you communicate with our physicians, you get quarterly updates as well, that that program gets into the mid teens, for for all of those services. So around 15,000 for that entire program.


Alan Olsen

In in in then that would include how many roughly how many scans a year or what is the process is that a quarterly review or,


Steve Marler

and technically we do once a year. But if we have findings a key point, I’m glad you brought that up.

If we do see something that we do need to do a more specific scan on with contrast, for example, that’s included in the program, there’s no additional charges for any follow up scans that we do.

The virtual colonoscopy touched on there there is prep, similar to do with a traditional colonoscopy, but it is all virtual. So there’s no meds as say a little bit of prep, you sit down on the table for about 20 minutes.

But the key metric there is we can go all the way through your column which you can do with the scope. There’s no risk of infection, no risk of perforation.

And we can also see the outside of the colon as well a lot of a lot of times with problems stored on the outside of the colon before they’re visible through a traditional scope.


Alan Olsen

You know you’ve done this a number of times roughly how many people have US scanned over over the course of time we can be as thorough as you


Steve Marler

were around 160,000. Today Wow, with Elvis 1000s of success stories of every action that’s got help and, and change the course of their disease reimagined


Alan Olsen

with the announcement of the Genesis two coming out, a lot of people are getting signed up for that.


Steve Marler

We’ve had great interest in that, you know, the key is not only the technology, so fabulous, I could spend an entire podcast talking about all of the great new things that this machine does. But it’s, it’s so safe, and it’s so fast.

But it’s you don’t have to change clothes you get in the way you are most facilities, you’re going to have to go in change clothes, there’s a lot of prep. They want you to fast, none of that this this thing is truly our wars level.

And I’m pretty excited about having this machine in there. But yes, anytime I mentioned it, they’re automatically saying I mean, when do we get in the machine? Howard, you mentioned earlier is one of those guys.


Alan Olsen

Oh, fan. So what location that? What location is that machine going to be at


Steve Marler

things Gordon Houston, in our Bel Air location. Newcastle, if you’re familiar with the streets in Houston, the second one will be installed in Plano about a month later.

So end of May for for Houston and the end of June, for the second one to go in and play it. Now.


Alan Olsen

Okay, so can you give us that this on the final note year, a couple of success stories of that people that have gone through the program?


Steve Marler

Sure. One of the one of the ones I really liked to talk about is a physician that I’ve referred patients to for many years, and I had tried repeatedly to get him to come in and get a scan.

You know, it’s kind of like the mechanic with broke down cars in his yard. He finally agreed we had a finding. And as I said, we did a follow up with contrast. And while we were doing that, you know the Mr. Takes a little bit longer.

He his wife was waiting in the waiting room reading bedrooms garden, I had never met her I stopped and said hi. We got to talk about the scans. And I said you know what, since you’re here, let’s do a body scan.

You know, there’s always a little bit of resistance. So like well do I really want to know that we go through that discourse. She gets in the machine. And again, it’s it’s really fast. So she gets in and out.

She’s done about the same time the doctor finishes his follow up scan, they’re heading down to, sadly a town that was destroyed by a tornado a few days ago down in southern Oklahoma here in sulphur and to a little resort.

And they were driving they had left. It’s late in the afternoon because he came in letting Dr. Sparks who’s our staff radiologist called me and said are still there. And it’s not good to get a call right back from him.

Unfortunately, the the story short version is he actually have cancer, identifiable cancer. And I’ve got a disclaimer for him to talk about this. I don’t get it. I don’t give his name. But I have. We have he’s actually done a video for us.

But the interesting thing about it, his wife sitting there in the waiting room reading a book with completely asymptomatic, had a kidney full of cancer.

And so he alone, they were a few, you know, an hour out, I guess by the time the radiologist called, they turned around and came back.

They immediately got her seen and within two days they had, she had significant to remove this cancer. And they’re both doing great today. So again, a medical community i He is a bedrock of the medical world here.

And it shows you that you don’t have symptoms, you can have these advanced ages of these diseases. And I could go on for hours talking telling stories about this. And it’s not just physicians.

I have a great ambassador for our company that’s a school teacher in western Oklahoma as well, that her husband’s side of the family had severe cardiac disease.

They multiple had passed it early, early ages what I call early, late 40s 50s. And so she saw us an event. They came in and did this couple scan that we do heart lung scan.

And lo and behold he was fine, but she had she also had kidney cancer. So again, completely asymptomatic, had no idea she got help, and is doing great today.

So we have 1000s of those stories. And that’s what puzzles me as to why the community the medical community payers don’t get behind this for


Alan Olsen

a person interested in, in signing up to the services. How would they go ahead and reach you?


Steve Marler

Yes, so they can give us a call at 833-411-7226 That’s 833411 scan or you can go to Our Website advance longevity.com and click the link and get more information. Fill out the form and we’ll get much


Alan Olsen

love Steve, it’s been a pleasure having you with us today here on American Dreams and you know we’ll look forward to to also hearing updates from you Wences. Dennis’s comes out,


Steve Marler

we’ll get you in to see the machine and take it. We need more people like you spreading the word.


Alan Olsen

Thank you. You’re welcome.


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    Steve Marler on Alan Olsen's American Dreams Radio
    Steve Marler

    Steve Marler is the founder of Advanced Longevity and a pioneer in body scan technology, a revolutionary health approach designed to detect issues before they become life-threatening. Having scanned over 150,000 people and saved countless lives he continues to be passionate about helping others stay ahead of deadly diseases and aging itself. He has been in the medical field for over 15 years and has held various positions such as Director of Operations and Administrator for the Accident Care and Treatment Center, Inc. From these experiences he was convinced there was more he could do.

    Marler launched Advanced Longevity to help heal our broken healthcare system. He wanted to empower people to take control of their own health. No longer would illness just happen to you. Combining all the latest innovations in longevity sciences into a comprehensive program seemed like the obvious next step. His 30-30-30 philosophy addresses threat detection, health transformation, and escape velocity to improve healthspan and extend lifespan for all. He has been featured on a variety of media outlets such as KFOR-TV, YouTube, and KHOU as well as Great Day Houston, Houston Today, Good Morning Texas, Today in OK, Texas Today, and Living Oklahoma.

    Alan Olsen on Alan Olsen's American Dreams Radio
    Alan Olsen

    Alan is managing partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, (GROCO) and is a respected leader in his field. He is also the radio show host to American Dreams. Alan’s CPA firm resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves some of the most influential Venture Capitalist in the world. GROCO’s affluent CPA core competency is advising High Net Worth individual clients in tax and financial strategies. Alan is a current member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (S.I.E.P.R.) SIEPR’s goal is to improve long-term economic policy. Alan has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting and develops innovative financial strategies for business enterprises. Alan also serves on President Kim Clark’s BYU-Idaho Advancement council. (President Clark lead the Harvard Business School programs for 30 years prior to joining BYU-idaho. As a specialist in income tax, Alan frequently lectures and writes articles about tax issues for professional organizations and community groups. He also teaches accounting as a member of the adjunct faculty at Ohlone College.

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