Kendrick Johnson, DO
Hi, I’m Dr. Kendrick. I’m excited to get to know you and help you be as healthy and happy as you can be.
My philosophy is that patients should be given the best information and then given the ability to direct their care based on their own values. Now patients have access to a lot more information and they need to be empowered to make their own decisions. As we switch over to a system where patients are in control of and responsible for their own health, we will find that will lead to prescribing fewer medications and scheduling fewer invasive procedures.
But if more medication isn’t the answer, then what is? I personally believe it is lifestyle. Studies have shown that 80% of chronic diseases are preventable with nutrition, exercise, sleep and emotional/spiritual wellness. If there were a pill that could reduce chronic illness by 80%, we’d pay lots of money for it. As a family doctor in Phoenix, I’m selling the lifestyle “miracle pill” where the only cost is work and the only major side effect is happiness.