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Dr. Johnnie Ham

Obstetrics and Gynecology
PismoBeach, CA
23 years experience

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Office

PismoBeach, CA

Address

575 Price Street, Suite 313, PismoBeach, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Aetna

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About

Bio

Recent Medical Experience: 9/2008 - Present: Medical Director, Coastal Prestige Medical Services, Pismo Beach, CA. Providing office primary care, office gynecology procedures to include endometrial biopsies, colposcopy, urodynamics, LEEP, and minor office surgery; for all age groups, including males, pediatrics, and geriatrics, specializing in pain management, addiction therapy, and bariatric medicine. 4/2010 – Present: Principal Medical Advisor, Global Targeting, Inc - Global Targeting provides deep industry and business process expertise in the areas of Financial Services, Professional Services, Wireless Communications, Health Care, Food and Beverage, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, and Supply Chain throughout the world, specializing in Latin America. 6/2008 – 8/2008: Staff OBGYN, Medical Mission Work to Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Washim, India. Providing full range obgyn services, including deliveries, surgery, and teaching. Unpaid staff sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene World Missions Organization. 10/2007-5/2008: Staff OBGYN, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo, CA. Office OBGYN services and credentialed as Surgical assistant at French Hospital Medical Center. 4/2004 – 9/2007: Staff OBGYN and General Medical Officer, US Army, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX. Providing office primary care, office gynecology procedures to include endometrial biopsies, colposcopy, urodynamics, LEEP, and minor office surgery; for military members, retirees and their dependents; and performing medical screening for pre- and post-deployment of military, civilian contractor, FBI, CIA, and other government agencies deploying to and returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. 9/2003 – 4/2004: Trauma Surgeon and General Medical Officer, Supporting the Polish MultiNational Division, Babylon, Iraq. Sole surgeon in field location, responsible for emergency trauma care for combat victims of all types, requiring stabilizing general and orthopedic surgery; providing medical expertise to the 21 countries providing soldiers to the MultiNational Force; support the Special Operations missions in the region; provide general medical care to allied soldiers. 5/1980 – 9/2003: Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Medical Corps, Master Army Aviator, Aviation and Army Acquisition Corps. Over 23 years command and staff military and medical experience in combat and research and development organizations including: Deputy Chief of Surgery, Performance Improvement and Patient Safety; Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, William Beaumont Army Medical Center; Chief, Operations Division, Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate (AQTD) of the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center, located at Edwards AFB, CA; Experimental Test Pilot and RAH-66 Comanche Project Officer, Edwards AFB, CA; Attack Helicopter Company Commander, 3rd Infantry Division; Force Modernization Staff Officer; and Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader. Experience includes combat, major deployments, special operations; 5000+ hours flight (UH1H, AH1S, OH58, UH60A, U21A, MD500E, AH6N NOTAR, AH-64, RAH-66 Comanche Simulator), including Night Vision Goggles and experimental flight test. Education: Academic Medical Doctorate, MD, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1999. Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering, MSAE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988, Rotary Wing Flight Mechanics /Aerodynamics. Major Research areas: Tilt-Rotor Preliminary Design; AH64 Stability and Control Modeling; Expert Systems for Emergency Procedure Automation; Space Nuclear Power Masters of Business Administration, MBA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Ca. Bachelor of Science, BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1980. Research Area: Second generation wing for the Space Shuttle - Wind Tunnel Testing. Military: Combat Casualty Care Course (2000) United States Naval Test Pilot School (1989) US Army Command and General Staff College (1989) Aviation Officers' Advanced Course (1986) Research and Development Management Course (1984) Infantry Officers' Advanced Course (1983) Flight School, US Army Aviation Center (1981) Air Defense Officer's Basic Course (1980) Medical Education and Status: Board Eligible, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Current Medical License in California Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Tech University El Paso, TX: 2001-2003. Research Area: Frequency Response of Fetal Heart Rates Residency and Internship, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 1999-2001; Developed an interactive website for physician-patient use in OB-GYN. Fellowship in Pathology, 1996-1997, University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Fellowship certified by the Board of Pathology as one year towards the 5-year residency requirement. Conducted 25 autopsies, performed rotations in Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Chemistry, Transfusion Medicine, Immunopathology, Microbiology, Hematopathology, Forensic Medicine, and Maternal-Fetal Testing Awards: 2011 Patient Choice Award 2011 Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2010 Patient Choice Award 2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2004 Bronze Star Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 Army Commendation Medal, Operation Enduring Freedom 2001 Master Army Aviator Badge, US Army 1999 The Joseph A. DeCenzo Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMSM 1993 Member, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots 1991 Chief Engineer's Special Service Award, AQTD 1986 Distinguished Graduate, Aviation Officer's Advanced Course 1986 Meritorious Service Medal, 3d Infantry Division 1981 Distinguished Graduate, US Army Aviation Flight School 1980 Distinguished Graduate, ADA Officer's Basic Course 1980 Minta Martin Award for Excellence in Aerospace Engineering 1978 Parachutist Badge, US Army Professional Societies Junior Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Member, American Academy of Family Practitioners Associate Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine Member, American Medical Association Member, California Medical Association Member, San Luis Obispo Medical Society Member, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Member, American Helicopter Society and Former Chairman of the Handling Qualities Committee Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Current Position: Medical Director, Coastal Prestige Medical Services and Clinic, Pismo Beach, California Future Goals: Establish a Community practice with roots in this community, and provide health care services to indigent, underserved and needy populations in a Christ-centered practice Papers / Publications: “Role of the Gynecologist in Uterine Artery Embolization,” El Paso Physician, 2003. Key Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynecology, text, Ham, J and Hernandez, D, MaternaCare, El Paso, Texas, 2002 "Rotorcraft Frequency Domain Flight Testing," Flight Test Manual FTM 93-14, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, Sept. 1995. "Flight Testing and Frequency Domain Analysis for Rotorcraft Handling Qualities," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol 40, No.2, April 1995. “Report, Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation (PAE) of the A/MH-6N NOTAR Helicopter,” TECOM Project No. 4-CO-230-000-000-019, US Army Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate, Edwards AFB, CA, Jul 1993. “A/MH-6N NOTAR Helicopter Limited Airworthiness and Flight Characteristics (A&FC) Evaluation, Final Report,” TECOM Project No. 4-CO-230-000-000-019, US Army Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate, Edwards AFB, CA, Jun 1993. "Frequency Domain Flight Testing and Analysis of an OH-58D Helicopter," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol 37, No.4, Oct 1992. "Flight Testing the Handling Qualities Requirements of ADS-33C - Lessons Learned at ATTC," presented at the 1991 AHS National Forum, Phoenix, AZ, May 1991. "Analysis of the impact of Maneuver on AH64A Stability Derivatives, Using FLYRT," special research topic, Georgia Institute of Technology, March, 1988. "The MARQUIS: A Low-Cost TiltRotor for Commuter Operations," First Place, 1987 National American Helicopter Society Design Competition, 10 Jun 87. "Development and Analysis of Linear Perturbation Models to Obtain Stability Derivatives for the AH64A Apache Using the FLYRT Simulation Program and Comparison of the Resultant Dynamic Response with Flight Test Information," Interim report, (sponsored research by NMHC and Georgia Tech Research Institute), Georgia Institute of Technology, 4 Sept 87. "Preliminary Design of a Space-Based, Fast Spectrum 500 KWe Nuclear Power Plant Using Thermoelectric Power Conversion," Unsolicited Proposal, Nuclear Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology, 27 Aug 87. “Taking Charge,” Aviation Digest, Vol 32-11, Nov 1986. "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Three Interacting, Closely-Spaced, Sharp-Edged 60 degree Delta Wings at Low Speeds," NASA Contractor Report 3460, Oct 8l.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
46 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: It is caused by the elevation in Progesterone that comes after ovulation, but also occurs in the first part of pregnancy, or when using too much Proge... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Corpus Luteal cyat: When you ovulate, the space where the egg came from forms a cyst, called the corpus luteal cyst. This normal cyst makes progesterone, which gets the u... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
HSV: Having hsv2 does not reduce the chance of getting pregnant, so it would be about 25%. Unprotected sex would five a very high risk of getting hsv2, esp... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes, but reversible: Increase nerve sensitivity and blood flow by adding in some testosterone. Women at 40 have half the level they had at 20, and testosterone plays a maj... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Birth defects : About 1-2%. Put another way though, worst case scenario, 49/50 times all is normal.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pain : Possibly. I would take some high dose Estradiol for a month, then do 10 days of Progesterone and see if you shed any lining.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Spotting after PlanB: Could be several things, but first, get a pregnancy test. If its negative, thre's likley very little to worry about, its just the rest of the lining b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Preeclampsia, the state before eclampsia, which is seizures in pregnancy, is diagnosed as mild or severe. Mild depends soley on bp, greater than 140/9... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Rh Factor: Rheumatoid factor is very different from rh, or rhesus factor. Rf represents an autoimmune process, where your body is attacking itself. Rh is the "d"... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Stimulation: Erections are partly automatic and partly mind-centered. They take two major things...Good plumbing and testosterone. What you are experiencing is a m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Estrogen & Menopause: Depends on the cream, but about 50% of women after menopause will grow a lining if stimulated by estradiol. Think of Estradiol as a fertilizer. Then w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Vaginitis: Could be several things. Bacterial vaginosis is most likely, especially if it has an odor. Would need more info...Are you on a birth control pill, hor... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Fibroids: No, it is not generally true. Depending on where it is located on the uterus, itmay get in the way of an easy or normal vaginal delivery, but most of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
LEEP and Driving: Only if a narcotic is used. I will often use a mild tranquilizer, in the family if valium, for the procedure to help a patient be more comfortable. In... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Miscarriage: Absolutely. Unless there was damage to the uterus or ovaries, which would have likely landed you in a hospital.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
STD Protection: Abstinence. Knowing your partner's std status from labs (trust is a major issue, if they are not willing to show you the results....), use of condoms ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
STD testing: The easiest and most assured is blood and urine testing, which will hit the big ones. Hpv may not be detected, but its not an issue really unless you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Hormones : I would start with hormones, especially a little testosterone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Unlikely: You would have to do some major damage with a large vibrator to do that!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Delayed Menses: A persistent corpus luteal cyst on the ovary, continuing to make progesterone, or no ovulation that month, or pregnancy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: No problem for you since you are not the one pregnant. Only issues are uaually emotional ones related to who the birth mom is and guilt feelings.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: You may be getting a little more Estradiol in the supplements than you were making, especially at 44, so the tender breats could come from the Estradi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Delaying Menses: Progesterone will do it. Using prometrium, (micronized progesterone) 200mg, twice a day, can delay menses for 5-10 days is needed. Helpful sometmes fo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Almost always: Utis are generally self-limited, they clear by themselves. If not, imagine what would have happened to women before antibiotics!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Post CSection Weight: Assuming the 168 is before delivery, this may just include the weight of the baby, the amniotic fluid, and increased blood volume of pregnancy. Appeti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: It all occurs on its own schedule.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Its is possible: Depends on how much lining was there in the first place. I would repeat the map.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Absolutely: Might even release more endorphins to help with the pain, and cortisol to help with healing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Variable: Usually in the 7-12 week time frame, most commonly 8-10 weeks.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
$5k: Neighborhood of $4-6, 000 for impalnts. Stem cell maybe a little more, but safer and more natural.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Perimenopause: Likely you are perimenopausal, which can be 5 to 15 years before menopause. You may do this, skip period, etc. Unlikely you are pregnant, but i would ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Long period : It's not normal. I would see a gynecologist for a checkup.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
G - spot : It's located just past the pubic bone on the upper wall of the vaginal canal. You'll feel an area about the size of a quarter that is firmer than the ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pregnancy: Get a pregnancy test. It could be a pregnancy or miscarriage. It could also be an ovarian cyst producing too much progesterone. I would do a Progester... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Miscarriage: Implantation of a fertilized embryo takes place about 2 weeks after fertilization. Essentially, any time after that a miscarriage could occur, though ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Birth control : Unlikely, but still possible. You could try Plan B to prevent a pregnancy, taking 4 of most birth control pills for 2 days, then get a pregnancy test ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pregnancy : You might be pregnant. About 15% of pregnant women may experience this. Do a pregnancy test.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Certainly: It takes about 14 days after ovulation to start producing beta-hcg, which is what we measure on a pregnancy test. I usually recommend testing after a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Natural Approach: The body has some amazing tools to fight infections and often we "muck" it up by trying to handle it with other meds. Let the body fight it, if you ca... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pudendal Neuralgia: Assuming no infections or trauma, this sounds like pudendal neuralgia, since those are the major areas, plus the rectum, that are on the branches of t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: Usually, cervicitis...Inflammation of the cervix, has an easily detectable cause, such as bacterila vaginosis, yeast infections, gonorrhea, trichomona... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: A period occurs after a cycle in which ovulation has occurred. If ovulation has occurred, fertilization can occur, so yes a pregnancy can happen. It i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Bacteria Pregnancy: There is no evidence it would. The cervix has a mucous plug to prevent this in pregnancy.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Positioning: It really doesn t matter. The sperm gets deposited into the vaginal canal and mother nature takes it from there. If however, there are sperm motility ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not really: There are so many reliable forms of birth control that the issue of pro-life versus pro-choice rarely comes up in the sex debate. You can avoid the is... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Mastitis: Mastitis, or an infection of the breast is most likely, but it should be checked out. Rarely, it could be forms of cancer, more uncommon though in the... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Infertility: Most of the time, its that you are not ovulating, but the next most common issue is male infertility. Check for ovulation and get a semen analysis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Lots!: Over 240 functions that we know of! i would suggest dr robert greene's book, "perfect balance.".
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes, possibly: About 15% of women when they are pregnany will have some bleeding in early pregnancy, which could be mistaken for a period. I would get a pregnancy te... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Vaginal Bleeding: If the uterine lining was ready to come off, sex can stimulate it to come off early. It can also occur if something was torn, as long as it behaves li... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your suggestion is noted. It was fast. Thanks for your quick reply! You sure are really kind doc. Thanks alot. Made my day .
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thanks doc. i really appreciate your answer. but we both had our check up and the doctor said that everything is normal.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Luis Obispo, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, San Luis Obispo, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, San Luis Obispo, CA - Winter
2013
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