Hear from our patients:
- Julia Gatti
When my dentist of 35 years kept insisting I contact Dr. Johnson -I finally took his advice. At one point I had been on many medications for pain etc-and now the Drs were saying that diabetes could be added to the list. Having chronic pain is debilitating but letting it drive your life is harder. It was Feb 2019, right before Covid hit, and having the opportunity to meet with Dr. Johnson face to face was such a blessing. Also, Kelsey who handles nutritional guidance, and Rebecca her front office person, are both personable and incredibly helpful.
Dr. Johnson put me on a path to give me the tools to use nutrition and supplements to heal my gut and help begin to heal many things on my blood work. It’s not about losing weight but in a year and a half of staying pretty close to course on the nutrition protocol -I’ve gone from 168 lbs down to 125. My son who is 24 lost the 70 lbs he gained in college and my husband 10 -but understand it has been an incredible journey learning about food and labels. Re-learning from a southern cook to more of a paleo cook with great support along the way.
I’ve brought my A1c from 6.4 to 5.7 also. Pain has had its moments -but I can tell you I’ve learned strongly in my soul that soy, sugar, gluten, and high carbs do not serve to have anything underlying autoimmune -and they create inflammation. So I’ve tried to say a strong goodbye to these things. People, family, and friends, even the endocrinologist -ask what am I doing? Well, I made up my mind to try to reset my life -and surely I have more steps to go.
But Johnson Health Center has been an incredible compass-thank you to all of you there for helping me get this balance on my life journey!
I have been a patient of Dr Johnson for just over a year. In addition to losing 25lbs, I am stronger and have had no illness over that time except a very mild case of Covid. I credit her work for a really significant change in the way I feel every day. At 64 I feel younger than I did at 45!
- Jay Muscatello
After 12 years of doctors and specialists, Dr. Johnson was the only person to find what was wrong with me and treat it. I’m 6 months into my treatment— it’s up and down, but I have hope!
- Mindy Pierett
When I first visited Dr. Johnson 3 years ago I was at my wit's end with gut problems. I had been pulsing Flagyll for a couple of years and only getting worse. I basically had no quality of life, could not eat anything without fear of misery, and had somewhat checked out of family because I was always feeling sick, low energy, etc. Although I had been seeing local gastroenterologists for almost 20 years, they were unsuccessful in diagnosing me, much less treating me properly. Dr. Johnson diagnosed me with SIBO-C and SIBO-D, educated me and put me on a special diet she advocated for my condition. By Spring 2019 I was eating healthier, feeling much better and the Mega regimen seemingly did the rest to get me back to ’normal’ life.
Through these last few years, I have lost weight and have had excellent health, and although I am still technically overweight I’m very happy with where I am, as is my wife. I exercise almost every day - not that I didn’t want to before, I just didn’t have the energy. I am more engaged with my family, and I now no longer have to miss out on things I want to do because I’m too sick! The quality of life that I have now vs the prior 10+ years is just unbelievable. It took a lot of hard work, but Dr. Johnson got me on the right path and I have no idea where I’d be if I hadn’t visited Dr. Johnson, gotten educated about diet and health, and followed her suggestions and protocols. I have not had any health issues for these last few years and according to my family doctor, my body is pretty good for a 54 year old with no significant health issues - all metrics thumbs up!
I have learned that it is important for me to limit and avoid sustained high intakes of carbs/sugar, generally avoid eating after dinner & between meals, to do some occasional fasting, and to make sure I keep moving. With those things in mind, outside of the foods that I am allergic to, I can now pretty much eat & drink anything I want, any time, without fear. Balancing out my ’naughty’ behavior with healthy behavior is all it is taking me to maintain. It is great to live normal!
- Donna Goswick
First you gave me back my life and I assure you it was almost over before I met you. Then, you helped me blossom into the person I once was many years ago. Now, you can take credit for giving me a future that I could have only dreamed about 2 years ago... When you're having a bad day, think about my story. I genuinely love you, Barbara Johnson.
I was initially skeptical of functional medicine but I was so tired of going to so many doctors who didn't listen to me and just pushed pills and got me out the door as fast as possible so that they could get more customers through the door in a day. I have things going on with my body and I need help and they just pushed me out the door. I am so done with that! I was looking for someone to help me with my long-term health and longevity - and that is Dr. Johnson.
It has been 10 months and I am well on my way to living the life that I have always imagined - partnering with a doctor and staff that has the needs of the patient as their top priority. She listens to me and she spends time learning about me and what is going on. She makes recommendations and I make the decisions - like a partnership. This is how medicine should work! I look forward to working with her for years to come!
- Jackie McNabb
Dr. Johnson is an amazing physician. I started seeing her for hormonal health and weight issues back in 2015 and I began seeing results from her guidance within weeks. My inflammation was down, my hormonal symptoms had begun to wane, and I was feeling good for the first time in a very long time.
After moving too far away to see her regularly, I had to switch physicians for my hormonal health, and it just was not the same. I began gaining weight again, had to go back on anxiety/depression medication, and just did not feel the same as I had in my year working with Dr. Barbara. She is truly a miracle worker, and she CARES about her patients. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Johnson, and I have every intention of going back to her as soon as we move back within driving distance.
- Denise Wofford
Since I have been with The Johnson Center, I am regaining my life, my energy, my joy, and my spark back. There have been different parts of my journey/treatment that have been game-changers. IV therapy will now be added to that list.
I noticed a huge change in the weakness in my legs and the feeling as though my legs are going to buckle. (something I deal with daily, some days worse than others) I do not have to hold onto the railing to climb my stairs....which is AMAZING!! I haven't been able to do that in years. Within 3 days of the therapy, I had this overwhelming urge to go walking which I haven't felt in such a long time. What a smile that put on my face.
- JCH Patient
Within one week of starting the detox protocol, I could not believe the immediate releif of acid reflux, joint pain, fatigue, and insomnia. I lost weight, no longer suffer from headaches, have more energy, and can exercise pain free again! So many people asked me "how can you eat like that" but now I cannot believe the results. I want everyone to know about The Johnson Center.
- Yvonne Burr
I'm a post-menopausal 52-year-old morbidly obese diabetic with thyroid disease, a shot metabolism, and high cholesterol, toxins, and inflammation. I also had to have a partial mastectomy three years ago due to breast cancer. Since high school in the mid-1980's, I've been a habitual dieter. Diets worked... until they didn't. I saw a friend on Facebook shrink with each posting and asked her what her secret was, and she referred me to Dr. Johnson. I started seeing Dr. Johnson in October 2018, and for another nine months, I struggled with trying ot make changes toward better health. I wasn't living my life as my best self, and I knew I needed to do something to turn this big ole boat around. I told Dr. Johnson that my struggle was the time lapses between appointments, and she asked me if I wanted to try coaching. Honestly, since I've tried every diet, every gimmick, and every fad on the market- and that's not an exageration- I thought I'd give coaching a try even though I really didn't believe that it would make a difference. I signed up for 6 months. The cost was miniscule, so what did I have to lose? Well, except the 90 pounds of extra fat I was carrying around. There's that. I reconciled that I needed the extra help.
Coaching with Kelsey was exactly the missing piece to my equation. Our visits and calls gave me the support, guidence, encouragement, and especially the accountability that I needed to help me make lifelong and sustainable changes. I've come to learn how to love and appreciate myself for who I am at the moment and not wait for some day in the future. I've come to finally believe in myself that I can actually attain my halthcare goals. During the past four months, I've lost 44 pounds of fat. My diabetes, triglycerides, and cholesterol are all significantly better, and for the first time in 25 years, I'm not relegated to the plus size section of retail stores to find clothes. As of today, I am about halfway to my goal, and I plan to continue the coaching until I get there. It's okay to need help, and it shows stength to accept it. That one big moment never really came for me. Instead, it's lots of little moments consistantl that keep me heading toward my best self, and Kelsey and Dr. Johnson have been instrumental in making those moments happen. I couldn't imagine this journey without them.
- Jenny Bolte
Thank you for all you have done to help me get to where I want to be with regards to my long-term health. I am now able to eat steel cut oats and plain greek yogurt without feeling sick like I used to. I am also thrilled to have learned to cook more organically and with so many other vegetables, herbs, fish, and good grains that I have never experimented with before.
I feel hopeful, which is a big emotional change for me. I feel like I'm taking my life back and that I'm in control of my health for the first time in my life. Physically, I don't bloat anymore, my bowels are more regular and normal in appearance. I'm drinking lots more water so I'm not getting headaches. Those are my biggest improvements! My belly doesn't bloat and that alone has made it worth it!!
- Tyler Harrison
Dr listened to me and seemed to know what she was talking about. Liked that She took time with me and was of the same impression about my health as I was. Love that wellness is the priority.
- JCH Patient
I felt totally relaxed becuase it was obvious Dr. Johnson has her patients success in solving their ailments at the top of her list. Very thorough & knowledgeable. Thank you so much.
- JCH Patient