Women's Health Specialist

Progressive Medical Center

Integrative Functional Medicine & Health and Wellness Center located in Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA

Women's health addresses conditions affecting the female reproductive organs or, equally, the many problems that can affect other parts of the body. At Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin Johnston Sr., MD, and the team specialize in using natural approaches to resolving women's health problems, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). To find out how you could benefit from their expertise, call Progressive Medical Center and book an appointment or schedule a consultation online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women's health?

Women's health has two aspects. First, there are conditions that relate directly to the female reproductive system, like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, menopause, fertility issues, and cancers of the reproductive organs. Then there are health problems that commonly affect women but also cause problems for men, such as:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mental health disorders
  • Joint and back pain
  • Sexual health

Another issue that women frequently have problems with is weight loss.

Fortunately, the experts at Progressive Medical Center offer women hope for a healthy, happy future.

What treatment might I need for a woman's health condition?

Progressive Medical Center uses integrative medicine techniques to treat women's health conditions. Integrative medicine is a holistic, evidence-based approach that takes the most effective, proven therapies from numerous specialties within medicine, including:

  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Conventional medicine
  • Complementary therapies
  • Nutrition and diet

The Progressive Medical Center team understands that natural approaches are preferable because they support your body's built-in ability to heal itself and minimize the risk of unwanted and potentially harmful side effects.

The specific treatment you need for your women's health condition depends very much on the underlying reason for your ill health. Therefore, the first step is to determine what's causing your symptoms.

How are women's health problems diagnosed?

Progressive Medical Center uses advanced forms of testing, including food sensitivity, gut bacteria, and other tests for digestive disorders, comprehensive hormone testing, such as complete thyroid panels, and tests for conditions like diabetes.

It's not uncommon to find several different causes for your symptoms; for example, hypothyroidism and menopause often cause similar issues and occur at the same time. Factors like diet and lifestyle, home and work environment, and genetics can also influence women's health.

What might be in my women's health plan?

When your provider identifies the root cause of your women's health problem, they create a personalized treatment plan for you. The specifics vary according to your unique needs, but potential treatments for women's health conditions could include:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Probiotics (supplementary healthy gut bacteria)
  • Detoxification
  • IV (intravenous) infusions
  • Oxidative therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Bioelectric treatments
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Extracorporeal magnetotransduction therapy (EMTT)
  • BioMat® therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Far-infrared sauna
  • Brain mapping and biofeedback
  • An anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet

If weight loss is a problem for you, Progressive Medical Center can help with natural ways to lose weight effectively. The team focuses on balancing all the systems within your body so you can optimize your metabolism – the system that's responsible for how you burn calories and store fat.

The practice has nutritionists, a personal trainer, and an on-site gym to help you restore health to your body. Patients often find that their excess weight naturally disappears once their overall health improves.

To discuss any women's health issues plaguing you and find solutions to them, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.