My name is Dr. Brenda Johnson. I am a licensed, board certified Internal Medicine physician with 20 years’ experience caring for adult patients in primary care outpatient and hospital settings.
A substantial part of my practice has been spent addressing chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and obesity. Like most doctors, I was trained to prescribe medications for these conditions, because medications can somewhat control them. However, pharmaceuticals cannot, for the most part, reverse these conditions. They cannot cure the disease.
The good news is that lifestyle intervention can prevent, and, in many cases, arrest, or even reverse, chronic diseases. The past 4 years of my clinical practice have been spent in aggressive pursuit of the knowledge of how to make this happen. It turns out that the answer is incredibly simple: eat a whole foods, plant-based diet, exercise, don’t smoke, limit alcohol, try to get good sleep, reduce your stress, and seek out happiness. Sounds straightforward, but we all know that changing ingrained habits can be hard: life gets in the way. This is where I can help. I have devoted my life’s work to helping empower people to heal themselves. Whether it’s through a small group class or individual consultation, I welcome the opportunity to help you build your own path to wellness.