My Story

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.

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My Education

I am a licensed physician, board-certified in Internal Medicine. I attended medical school at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, then pursued residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Since completing residency, I have worked in various medical settings, including urgent care and primary care outpatient and inpatient medicine. From 2003 until 2016, I was a partner at Fall Creek Internal Medicine in Bend, Oregon, where I was a founding member, practicing with three other outstanding internists. Looking to focus on preventive health care, I formed my own clinic in June 2016.

My education in Lifestyle Medicine has included training through the McDougall Health and Medical Center (Starch Solution Certified, ongoing Course for Medical Professionals), the Wellness Forum with Pamela Popper ND PhD, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (CME with Dean Ornish MD, Michael Gregor MD, Joel Fuhrman MD, T. Colin Campbell PhD, and Caldwell Esselstyn MD), and the International Plant-Based Healthcare Nutrition Conference.

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