PERSONALIZED COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE
You will be pleasantly surprised to find that Dr. Marina Johnson treats you as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms. First and foremost she carefully listens to your story. What medications are you taking?
What kinds of foods do you eat? Do you exercise? How does your lifestyle and stress level affect the symptoms that you are having?
Prior to your initial consultation, you will be asked to come to the office for blood testing so that these results are available when you consult with her. Patients who see Dr. Johnson should understand that this is a very comprehensive battery of tests. Laboratory testing includes measurement of all major hormones and various risk factors associated with heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other chronic illness.
At your initial consultation with Dr. Johnson, you will undergo a two to four-hour medical evaluation with a detailed history and physical and a review of your laboratory results. Please allow ample time for this initial visit. This process enables Dr. Johnson to create your personalized prevention program and monitor your response to hormonal and nutritional supplements. Additional tests may be done if she uncovers additional medical problems that need to be evaluated. Thereafter, at your follow-up visits, Dr. Johnson monitors your program. Do you feel more energetic? Has your memory improved? Do you sleep better? Have you lost weight? Necessary adjustments are made to create a customized program that meets your unique needs.
Because Dr. Johnson is both an endocrinologist and an internist, she is qualified to treat you for most outpatient chronic medical problems. Because she is a proponent of natural medicine, she will often choose diet, lifestyle changes, or nutritional supplements before she prescribes prescription medications. Of course, this depends on the severity of the problem. Serious problems often mandate prescription medications but many milder conditions can be effectively treated with safer natural medicines. She believes in giving her patients a full range of options for therapy.Whatever therapy is offered is always made with the express approval and understanding of each patient.
Another difference that you will find in your visit with Dr. Johnson is that she is a great proponent of patient education and involvement. She never talks over your head and she goes to great lengths to ensure that you have a good understanding of your problems. To get the maximal benefit from a prevention program, you need to be fully informed and engaged in the process.