Ronald H. Johnson, MD
Overview411 Park Hill Drive Suite A Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Dr. Ronald Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from
Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He has practiced bariatric (weight loss) medicine for over a decade, successfully treating thousands of patients. Seventy percent of our patients come to us with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), hypertension (high blood pressure), thyroid disorders and degenerative bone disease. We are happy to work in conjunction with other treating physicians to help you obtain optimal results. Most patients are taking numerous medications at the time of their initial visit for the conditions mentioned above. We are very well versed in treating the obese patient with multiple co-morbidities.
We specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults. Weight loss advice is as individual as you are. Everyone metabolizes food differently and requires an approach specific to their needs. With the complexities of today’s lifestyles, a physician trained in bariatric medicine provides the quickest and safest route to reaching and maintaining your goal. We treat each patient with compassion and dignity.
Our services include:
1. An initial patient work-up to include medical history, physical examination, appropriate laboratory studies and an electrocardiogram if there is past or present evidence of cardiac disease or if the patient has coronary risk factors.
2. Appropriate counseling on:
c. Behavior modification (lifestyle changes) including proper eating habits, dealing with stress-related eating, family diet changes, etc.
d. Prescription medications, B12 injections, appetite suppressants, if indicated, as part of the medical weight loss program.
e. Adequate periodic follow-up to maintain the weight loss that has been achieved.
Take care of your health … it’s yours to keep! By keeping your weight under control, you will be less likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Bariatric medicine is the quickest and safest route to achieving and maintaining your goal.