My name is JR Johnson and I am a medical doctor and founder of HP2 Integrative Wellness. In over 25 years of practice in family medicine, I have seen the benefits of medications as well as drawbacks, I have seen the power of lifestyle (nutrition, exercise and activity, etc), and have witnessed the benefit of using food as medicine, along with alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage, among other modalities.
Traditional western medicine, lifestyle management, and alternative and traditional therapies: HP2 Integrative Wellness is my endeavor to bring these modalities together. HP2 Integrative Wellness is the practice of Family Medicine within the framework of lifestyle management, promoting nutrition and exercise, meditation and stress reduction, as well as integrating alternative providers like nutritionists, functional and integrative doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, and more.
What is HP2?
HP2 stands for Healthy People, Healthy Planet. I first heard this phrase listening to a lecture series given by Mimi Guarneri, MD, an interventional cardiologist and head of Integrative Medicine at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego.
I believe that Healthy People, Healthy Planet sums up very well what it means to be healthy and well, taking into account our interconnectedness with each other and the natural world around us.
Health and wellness is about what we do, what we choose to eat, how we treat each other, and how we treat the Earth.
What does it mean to be healthy?
What does health mean to you? Is health and well-being merely the absence of illness, injury, or pain? Is it the absence of feeling fatigued, anxious, or depressed?
I believe it is much more. I see health and wellness not just the absence of disease or of feeling poor, but a process, a JOURNEY, if you will, toward our full potential physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
It is a self actualization process where we take an active role and put in the effort with food and activity choices, as well as life choices so that we feel good and are able to be a positive force with our families, friends, the community at large, and the environment. Health and wellness is a process that takes into account our evolutionary and God given component of connection with others and the planet.
What do we do?
At HP2 Integrative Wellness, we offer an array of services to get you on the path to good health and wellness. We offer Family Medicine for adolescents all the way to seniors, including well visits (check-ups), disease management for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, urgent appointments for colds and flus and minor injuries, and treatment of basic sport injuries and other musculoskeletal problems.
We have an affiliated nutritionist for general counseling and assistance with disease management, an exercise physiologist to help design a personal exercise program for you, taking into account your body mechanics, limitations, health issues, past injuries, and health and fitness goals. We have a functional and integrative medicine physician to address difficult conditions that have not been adequately addressed by traditional medical doctors. We have referral providers in PT and acupuncture.