The Most Common Health Concerns of Women

By James E. McMinn, M.D. I have been abundantly blessed in my life to be associated with some very special, kind, loving, smart, talented, and overall amazing women, starting with my Grandmothers, my mom, my sister, my wonderful wife, to my daughters, and finally my patients.  Over the years, I have heard the struggles of … Continued

Get Your Mojo Back with Dr. Mac

 By Dr. McMinn I saw a 70 year old gentleman yesterday.  He first came to see me a couple of years ago. He had started to feel that life was slipping away from him. He had no energy, decreasing cognitive function, no life drive, no sex drive, and was somewhat depressed.  We got him on … Continued

Don’t Suffer Needlessly

This patient first came to McMinn Clinic several years ago experiencing issues and challenges that many women face including migraines, low energy, brain fog, joint aches, irregular and painful menstrual cycle, PMS,  and night sweats.  She was unable to exercise because of the pain in her joints, and this had resulted in significant weight gain.  … Continued

“Optimization”

By Dr. James E. McMinn I had a lady in last week who has been on the hormones for a while. When she first came in to see me she had all of the usual concerns including terrible hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, low libido, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and … Continued

Good Health Starts in the Gut

After seeing various gastric doctors over a five-year period and being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, then later diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, this patient had three major inflammatory episodes during the first seven months of 2014.  One resulted in a seven-day hospital stay and another resulted in a 20 pound weight loss within a month’s time. … Continued

Who is The Captain of Your Ship?

By James E. McMinn, M.D. ER Doctor:  What medications are you on Mrs. Jones? Patient:  I’m taking a blue pill, a red pill, and a yellow pill. ER Doctor:  What is the name of these pills? Patient:  I don’t know. ER Doctor:  What are you taking them for? Patient:  I don’t know, my doctor just … Continued

Getting Your Life Back-The Scourge of Drug Addiction

Getting Your Life Back-The Scourge of Drug Addiction  As a physician for many years, I have had the privilege of caring for many thousands of patients.   However, there are a few that stand out, and whom I will never forget.   One of those was a distraught mom who came in with unbearable sadness and anxiety … Continued

The Menopausal Vagina- The Forgotten Organ

The Menopausal Vagina- The Forgotten Organ As I listen to the concerns of my peri-menopausal, and menopausal  patients, I am amazed at the number of women who have severe vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, and pain with intercourse.  This terrible triad often results in a torture in the bedroom, a sexless marriage, and ultimately a needless … Continued

Hormone Pellets for Women

Hormone Pellets for Women Hormone replacement therapy clearly represents one of the most important cornerstones of anti-aging medicine.  While it is correct to assert that aging causes hormone decline, it is just as apt to say that to a great degree hormone decline is the mechanism by which we age. Every woman is unique as … Continued

Autoimmune Disease- Immune Function Gone Wild!

Many years ago as a young doctor, it seemed that autoimmune disease was relatively rare. However, this dreaded disease has become the most prevalent cause of chronic illness in our land, affecting over 23 million Americans.  Autoimmune disease is basically a case of a confused immune system. The main role of the immune system is … Continued