Dr. Barbara Johnson is the owner and practitioner of The Johnson Center where she provides her patients with a personalied wellness plan that is specific for each individual patient. Most patients come to Dr. Johnson after they've been told that their tests are 'normal' and that there is nothing medically wrong with them. Yet these patients know that something is just not right. Read more about Dr. Johnson HERE.
When it comes to your health, it all matters. Nutrition, genetics, aging, stress, lifestyle habits and environment can increase the risk for disease and influence the hormones and brain chemicals that determine your physical and emotional health.
You have one life … one body. Why not choose healthcare that’s designed especially for you?
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What We do
There is no one-size fits all wellness plan. At the Johnson Center, we practice personalized medicine, which means gathering extensive data and then presenting a customized plan for you. Specifically, we determine your individual biochemical fingerprint by analyzing:
Your DNA. This reveals data regarding your optimal diet and exercise program, and genetic-based risk profiles.
Blood tests. These tests reveal the current status of your cellular health, thyroid operation, and hormone production.
Comprehensive medical history. This completes the picture provided by the DNA and blood tests, and allows us to identify goals and treatment history.
After compiling this comprehensive data set, we present a long-term wellness plan that includes your individualized diet, supplements, and prescriptions (if needed).
What you Get
You get a customized wellness plan with three components
Diet. You’ll start with a 3-day cleanse that removes toxins, and a 21-day protocol that removes all inflammatory and allergenic foods. Together, this reboots your digestive system and allows it to operate normally. Then, you’ll start your customized diet protocol based upon your specific genetics and biochemistry.
Prescriptions and supplements. A hormonal imbalance or poor thyroid function affects your metabolism and overall health regardless of diet. To address these conditions, Dr. Johnson only prescribes bio-identical hormones and interprets your full thyroid panel, not simply your TSH or T4. Read more about why this matters HERE.
Lifestyle changes. Your wellness plan will also address any long-term risk factors identified by your labs and particularly DNA, though it’s critical to understand that your genetics are not your destiny. Rather, it is your lifestyle that determines your true health. Your Wellness Plan will address these future health risks by outlining lifestyle changes that you should implement to live a long and healthy lifestyle with abundant energy and vitality. This includes the exercise program optional for your genetic makeup, and sleep and stress reduction protocols.
This plan cleans and restores your system, addresses any imbalances, and starts feeding you the diet and supplements that optimize health and longevity.
In short, we put you in The Blue Zone
What are Blue Zones?
Blue Zones are geographic regions where living to 100 is common. In these zones, centenarians are healthy and vibrant with few of the diseases associated with old age like Alzheimer’s, cancer, cardiovascular disease or overall deterioration of the body and mind. Examples of Blue Zones are Okinawa Island in Japan, Sardinia’s Ogliastra region, and Ikaria, Greece.
What these and the other blue zones have in common is a genetically homogeneous community that traces their genes back 400 years and more. People in the Blue Zone eat based upon their own unique genetic make-up. Of course, other lifestyle factors such as movement, social connection, nutrient dense foods, and low stress are also critical.
Our tests identify your genetic makeup and our wellness program puts you into your Blue Zone without having to move halfway around the world. Our program recognizes that it’s almost impossible to obtain true health, vitality, and longevity when eating a diet that’s wrong for your genetic make-up--that’s the fallacy of most one-size-fits all diet.
That’s why one person will thrive on a low carb diet and another will gain weight, have low energy and feel stressed.
The study below was done in 1995 showing the differences between health risks of those in Okinawa Island, Japan and the US. This study highlights the differences in rates of disease for several common health concerns.
The term Blue Zones is relatively new and documented in 2004 but the study of traditional cultures and health has a long and established history. In the 1930's Dr. Weston Price documented the exellent health, beautiful teeth and strong bones of traditional cultures all over the world. The cultures that Price studed were all different in their diets and locations such as the inhabitants of a remote Swiss village, Gallic fishermen of Scotland, the Masai of Africa and the Maori of New Zealand. Price sought out people who had been largely untouched by civilization, living in the same way their ancestors had evolved in that same environment, and was able to compare them to family members exposed to newly introduced modern foods. Dr. Price documented the introduction of what we now refer to as “diseases of modern civilization. Once they abandoned their traditional diet for foodstuffs available in the newly established stores—sugar, refined grains, canned foods, pasteurized milk and devitalized fats and oils, Price noted marked physical degeneration and poor health
The vital research of Weston Price remains largely forgotten because the importance of his findings, if recognized by the general populace, would bring down America’s largest industry–food processing and its three supporting pillars–refined sweeteners, white flour and vegetable oils. The irony is that as Price becomes more and more forgotten, more and more research appears in the scientific literature proving he was right.
Read more about Weston Price at westonaprice.org
The Johnson Center is changing the health care paradigm.
The Johnson Center is a micro-practice which means that by keeping overhead low, Dr. Johnson can spend more time with her patients. By taking the time to listen to patients, and investigating the root cause of symptoms, a sustainable health plan can be created. Optimal health is not about treating symptoms with a medication.
If you are tired of going to the doctor and feeling like you are not being heard or are tired of being sick and leaving with yet another prescription, then try a different form of health care. We treat patients - not symptoms. The focus is on personalized, holistic, and safe treatments focusing on wellness.
Start by calling 276-235-3205 or email thejohnsoncenter@gmail for more information and to schedule an initial appointment. You will need to order your DNA kit from 23andme and then send it back with your saliva sample. You should do this as soon as possible as the results take about six weeks. You will also be given an intake form to complete online as well as a downloadable questionnaire about your metabolism and lifestyle
The Initial Consult
The initial consult usually lasts 60-75 minutes. This is one-on-one time with Dr. Johnson who will review your medical concerns, history and determine your metabolic rate – whether you are a slow or fast oxidizer. From this consult, she will then order specific labs such as hormones, thyroid, inflammatory markers, and nutrition status.
Initial Consult Fee: $250
First Follow-up Consult
The follow-up consult will take place after we’ve received your blood work and 23andme DNA results. Dr. Johnson will review all the information and produce a personalized wellness plan prior to your appointment. This will include a personalized nutrition plan; prescription hormones if needed; recommended lifestyle changes, and medicinal grade supplements or nutraceuticals based on your biochemistry.
You will receive support from our wellness coach during this journey.
You must follow-up within 6 weeks to 2 months if placed on prescription hormones. Your levels must be checked prior to your visit and then adjusted as needed based on your symptoms and labs.
Patients who do not need prescription hormones will be followed every 3-4 months to check nutrient levels and overall progress.
Follow-up fees are based on the hourly rate of $200 in quarter hour increments