About Hormone Wellness MD
Hormone Wellness MD uses Functional Medicine tools to identify and heal imbalance at its source. We evaluate how the complex interplay of stress, thyroid and sex hormones work together with your gut and detox systems to affect your overall health. We use both bioidentical hormones and non hormonal solutions like herbs and supplements. Your active participation coupled with our wisdom and expertise will create, restore, and maintain health.
Our Core Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Our mission is rooted in a respectful collaboration between doctor and patient. Through this partnership, you will be empowered with knowledge and expertise to restore your health. Guided by Dr. Watson, you will embark on a holistic approach to health, including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your wellbeing and symptoms.
You’ll receive dedicated attention from Dr. Watson. Our practice will be limited to hundreds of patients, not thousands, usually under a single GYN doctors care. This allows us to get to know you better and give you the time you deserve. We partner with health coaches and nutritionists to support you on your journey. During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with Dr. Watson to chart the course for your care.
Each woman has her own story to tell. Dr. Watson will really listen to your story. Together, we will discover the root cause of your dis-ease. If needed, we will use cutting edge diagnostic tests to evaluate gut health and hormone metabolism that your current doctor may not even know about. We will explore your situation holistically, uncovering mediators in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to health.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Hormone Wellness MD, Dr. Watson is deeply committed to shortening that lag. All our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike traditional Western Medicine, Dr. Watson always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating key imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now. Also known as functional medicine, together we will find real, sustainable solutions, not more bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).
Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community. Hormone Wellness MD leverages group classes for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care Dr. Watson and your fellow patients rooting for your success.
Are You Ready To Rebalance Hormones in The Next 10 Days?
The Philosophy That Drives Us
The philosophy that drives our practice at Hormone Wellness MD is pretty simple: “Listen to the patient’s story. Identify the underlying cause of imbalance and treat the root source of the problem”.
Dr. Watson founded Hormone Wellness MD on collaborative care model. In this framework, the patient is an instrumental partner in returning her body back to health. Her unique path to wellness will be charted by both her intuition and the wisdom of Dr. Watson. That’s why Dr. Watson at Hormone Wellness MD will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your hormonal problems.
We will be exploring your stress hormones, metabolic hormones, reproductive hormones as well as your detoxification pathways and digestive system to revitalize your health. We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with literally decades of knowledge that Dr. Watson has accumulated.
As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of Allopathic and Functional medicine.
About Hormone Wellness MD
Hormone Wellness MD was founded by Dr. Polly Watson to provide a compassionate, informative and empowering partnership with female patients. After practing gynecology for almost 20 years, Dr. Watson draws on her training in sexual health, menopausal medicine, and functional medicine, to provide innovative solutions in women’s health based on the concept of root cause resolution. Thoughout her carreer, Dr. Watson has empowered thousands of patients to take charge of their health and resolve many imbalances such as PCOS, perimenopause, menopause, adrenal imbalance and sexual dysfunction.
About Dr. Polly Watson
Dr. Watson is a board certified OBGYN. She received her M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her OBGYN residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Early in her career, she concentrated her practice on menopausal medicine and became a North American Menopause Society Certified Practioner in 2009. Inspired by her patient’s need to have sexual medicine concerns addressed in a compassionate, informed manner, she trained with the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Driven by the positive changes lifestyle medicine made in her own family, she persued functional medicine training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is completing the certification process with IFM. Dr. Watson looks forward to hearing your story and working with you to develop a collaborative plan of care.
About Kim Johnson
Kim Johnson is a certified Functional Medicine Health and Wellness Coach. She received her certification from The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Kim has a master in Educational Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with 20 years of experience as a counselor. An interest in health coaching grew out of her own health struggles with an autoimmune illness. She is grateful for the care she received from a functional medicine doctor, and for her return to good health. This health experience resulted in Kim’s passion for providing support to others who seek to reverse illness.
At Hormone Wellness, Kim provides a safe and personally validating environment for patients to reach their health and wellness goals. She provides education and support around the lifestyle factors of sleep and relaxation, exercise and movement, nutrition, stress, and relationships. Kim helps patients draw on their internal strengths and provides accountability that allow them to create healthy lifelong habits.
Kim cherishes time with her family and friends. She prioritizes exercise, enjoys preparing healthy meals, and has been greatly inspired by her travel experiences. Kim is a firm believer in the words of Dr. Chris Kresser, “Self-care is healthcare”, and will provide patients with the tools and support needed to feel the best version of themselves.
Take The First Step On Your Journey Back To Health
Maybe you have questions you need to answer before becoming a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to help you decide if Hormone Wellness MD is right for you.