December 18th Bi-Monthly Meeting – Diabetes Prevention: A Holistic Approach

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December 18th Bi-Monthly Meeting – Diabetes Prevention: A Holistic Approach

Join us at our next bi-monthly meeting with Dr. Gina Gonzalez Johnson, D.O. who will speak to us about “Diabetes Prevention : A holistic approach”. Diabetes is one of the causes of heart disease, the leading killer in the United States. The number of diabetics is rising in this country.  It is extremely important to address the stages that occur before diabetes development–impaired glucose tolerance and prediabetes. She will discuss the physiology of diabetes and what essentially is causing it’s development. Her intention is to provide patients with the necessary tools to prevent diabetes and if patients are already diabetic, how to get them off of medications and prevent complications.

Dr. Gina Gonzalez Johnson, D.O.  is a board certified family physician who is passionate about preventive medicine, integrative medicine, nutrition and fitness.  She was born in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands after her grandparents emigrated there from Puerto Rico. She developed a passion for fitness early on as well; she was in a dance company, played basketball and ran track and field in high school and college.   In 1992, she was selected by the Olympic committee to represent St. Croix at the Barcelona Olympics as an ambassador and Olympic hopeful.  She finished out her college career as a 3x All-American in the hurdles and long jump and won the George Hansell scholar –athlete award at commencement. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry—School of Osteopathic Medicine with top honors in Primary Care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Prevention is the driving force Dr. Gonzalez Johnson uses to help many of her patients. She believes that doctors are no longer spending quality time with their patients educating them in ways that they can truly understand.  If a patient is not motivated by their doctor’s words, actions, and compassion, they will never benefit from their office visit.  Dr. Gonzalez Johnson chooses to be a leading example for her patients. In April 2016, she opened up South Atlanta Integrative Medicine along with a fitness and wellness studio, Smart Pilates ATL where she could help patients move, nourish and de-stress their bodies. She truly wants her patients to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.  In essence, she wants to walk with them on their path towards complete health.  Or, some might say, run.

Open to members and guests*

Networking starts at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM and Business Meeting at 7 PM. Our meetings are held at Flat Creek Country Club located at 100 Flat Creek Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269.

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Members must now prepay for the meeting in advance

$25/member, $30/guest

Your registration fee includes: venue, speaker, materials, and meal.

In order to have accurate counts for the venue, we request prepayment.  However we will accept walk-ins.  The price at the door will be $30/members, $35/guest

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