Dr. Marina Johnson

“My mission is to engage the patient in the active pursuit of optimal health and to provide personalized superlative care with an emphasis on
preventive medicine
and healthy aging.”

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Hormone Replacement Therapy
The amazing fact is that this association of increased risks of clots with oral hormones is not a new finding.  It was first reported in the literature in the 1970’s!  Transdermal pharmaceutical estradiol was introduced in 1986 because it was a safer form of therapy.  When estradiol is taken orally, it goes to the liver and causes unhealthy production of clotting factors which can cause strokes, heart disease and phlebitis. Read
Hysterectomy: Reducing Risk"
An expert panel evaluated this issue as part of theWomen’s Health and Hysterectomy Project conducted by the US Department of Health & Human Services.  The panel reported that 70% of the hysterectomies were done inappropriately according to standards set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  If you use this 70% estimate, that means that 420,000 women every years might be able to avoid a hysterectomy! Read the Article and Download the Studies
Male Menopause (Andropause)
Lower testosterone levels may begin as early as the 40’s and 50’s. This been referred to as male menopause or Andropause. If a man has a permanent decline in testosterone production, it should be treated. However, in contradistinction to women, male menopause can be a reversible phenomenon. Read Article
What is Endocrinology
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine, which deals with disorders of the endocrine system and its secretions called hormones. The glands of the endocrine system include the thyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenals, and pituitary. The hormones include thyroid hormone, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA, insulin, growth hormone and others. Read Article
Menopause and Depression
Deficiency of thyroid hormone is probably the most readily known endocrine cause of depression.Typically, the person has symptoms of fatigue, dry skin, excessive sleep requirements, and weight gain. Estrogen or progesterone deficiency in women during perimenopause or menopause is often associated with depression.  Read Article
Foods R Us
Fats are essential to building healthy brain cells. If the only available fat is junk fat, then that is what gets incorporated into your brain cells!  It's no wonder we are having an epidemic of learning disorders, obesity and health problems in our children. Read Article
Hypothyroidism Symptoms
Sorting out the facts...Are you overweight?  Are you saying to yourself, "I feel cold all the time" when everyone else is comfortable?  Are you sleeping more and more and still waking up tired?  Do you feel sluggish and achy even when you have not done anything strenuous? Read Article
Growth Hormone
The general public should know that growth hormone deficiency is a medical problem - an endocrine disorder, not a cosmetic condition. It is essential that the patient be properly diagnosed.Read Article
Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual function is a product of multiple complex interactions among endocrine, metabolic, psychological and nutritional factors. Deficiency or excess of hormone levels can markedly interfere with sexual function and fertility. Read Article
Chronic Insomnia
It’s important to emphasize that insomnia can result from endocrine problems in both men and women. Disorders of thyroid hormone, testosterone, cortisol, and growth hormone can all cause sleep disorders. Read Article





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