Dr. Terry Blay is our lead practitioner at Ava Wellness & Rejuvenation, M.D. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Blay attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in pharmacy. After attending medical school in Detroit and his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, he moved to California to complete his residency at Highland General Hospital in Oakland. Afterward, Dr. Blay began practicing full time at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, where he had a busy Internal Medicine practice for 10 years, before transitioning to the Emergency Room. He was a full-time emergency medicine physician and served as chief of the ER at Kaiser San Jose for over 10 years.

Dr. Blay found emergency medicine to be an exciting and rewarding field, with constant challenges and opportunities for growth and learning. His internal medicine background and years spent treating advanced disease states led him to a blossoming interest in integrative medicine and preventing disease. As a result, his position as Medical Director at AVA Rejuvenation and his practice at AVA Wellness both encompass the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of the patient—general physical, hormonal, emotional, dietary, exercise, and preventative and anti-aging modalities.

Dr. Blay believes that an individual’s health is the single most precious commodity that one has. As a physician, he considers it his responsibility and duty to not only treat acute illnesses, but to also educate and work with his patients to prevent illness and help each individual get the most out of his or her life. He believes that “it’s not how long you live, but how well you live,” and to that end, stresses healthy lifestyle choices and preventative health care to all of his patients.