Customized Medicines

Customized Medicines
Dr. Sonja O'Bryan, Pharm.D., ABAAHP Board Certified Health Practitioner Diplomate-American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine: "Creative Medicines" for Hormones-Weight-Pain-Fatigue-Skin Diseases-Pediatrics-Autoimmune Disorders-Veterinary Needs. Using Complimentary, Integrative, Regenerative, Bio-Identical, and Lifestyle Medicine For Health and Healing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

YOUniversity March 2016: "Hormones and Health" Limited Seats RSVP Early

The March 2016 "YOUniversity" session is set for March 10th, @ 6PM  inside Providence Medical Spa, Branson MO.    This will be a limited-seating/RSVP session and will include a presentation on HORMONES and HEALTH.   Register early and don't forget to tell a friend!! 417-334-4032

This is a **HOT** topic program and you won't want to miss this special opportunity to gain information on the important role of hormones and their connection to health, wellness, weight management, and longevity.  Are you having symptoms?  Are you seeking answers and options in hormone therapy?  Have you had or are you facing a hysterectomy?  Are you having issues with menstrual cycles? Are you feeling hot, tired, anxious, irritable, or not quite yourself lately? Are you living in a brain fog?   Do you simply want to know how to test your levels and what restoration therapies are best for you?  If you answered yes to any of these, then this special YOUniversity wellness session is something that you won't want to miss.  **Remember to follow this BLOG each month regarding future YOUniversity topics and events with our team of medical professionals and aestheticians inside Providence Medical Spa.  We intend to help you live, look, and feel better, longer by sharing key information along your health and wellness journey.  Don't miss out and make sure to check back often!!

About the Presenter:
Sonja O’Bryan, Pharm.D., received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and her Doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  She also is a Board Certified Healthcare Diplomate, with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and uses natural, complimentary, pharmaceutical, and integrative approaches in her expertise with patients and their personal needs.   She can be found  customizing therapies inside the Compounding Lab at Lakeland Pharmacy in Branson MO, or inside her office @ Providence Medical Spa providing personal and private consultations. (click on compounding tab) or

After personally visiting with and evaluating each patient, Dr. O'Bryan customizes a plan, provides professional supplements, and coaches them to personal success.   She also offers testing, evaluation, and treatment of hormonal and thyroid imbalance which is a special niche that Dr. O’Bryan uses in helping women and men to look better, live better, and feel better.  In her book, “Living Hormoniously: A Hormone Handbook for the Everyday Women”, Dr. Sonja exposes the real life issues of the day with stories of women going through the changes of “The Change.”  Every woman, no matter her age, can find useful information to help them in their time of need by reading and taking personal notes in her book.  

Dr. O’Bryan also consults with patients on customized therapies for a host of other conditions such as psoriasis, Alzheimer’s disease, wounds, fatigue, stress, pain, gastrointestinal issues (Crohn’s, IBS, diverticulitis), rashes, anxiety and depression, and conditions associated with cancer.  She works closely and directly with physicians, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, and naturopathic physicians using her knowledge and experiences of the past 25 years to formulate customized therapies for specific needs.  To her colleagues, she is known as a practical, ‘go-to’ resource with out of the box ideas and options for health and healing. This while maintaining integrity and high standards in the regulatory scope of her professional practice as a pharmacist/consultant and medicine designer.  ~Catch Dr. Sonja O’Bryan’s Facebook page to stay tuned to updates and information in the Anti-Aging and Hormonal Imbalance World under 'Sonja Pinnell O’Bryan'.

Monday, February 8, 2016



Posted by Dr. Alison McAllister on Wednesday, 20 January 2016                                                                                                                          

Hyperinsulinemia vs Hyperglycemia - the story of PCOS and Obesity             

Hyperinsulinemia vs Hyperglycemia with PCOS and ObesityMany times when I am talking to a practitioner about a patient with PCOS and/or weight issues, I commonly get the response – "His/her blood sugar is normal." However, when we are looking at the health of PCOS and weight-challenged patients, their insulin response is of primary importance, and not just their blood sugar.
When we are fasting, both blood sugar and insulin levels should be at a steady state. Blood sugar is generally between 70-90 mg/dL and insulin levels between 1-8 ┬ÁIU/mL. When we eat a meal, blood sugar increases. In response, insulin is produced by the pancreatic beta cells to help shepherd glucose into all cells to be used as energy. Within 2 hours, insulin and glucose levels should have essentially returned to normal. Thus, our cells’ exposure to glucose and insulin is only for short blips of time within a 24 hour cycle. Excess glucose that is not used for energy is stored as glycogen in the liver and muscle cells to be used for energy between meals, where it is rapidly available for sudden energy needs such as "fight or flight" situations; but once these stores are full, the body stores extra glucose as fat in adipose cells and we gain weight.