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Dr. Ward Dean

Holistic Medicine
Pensacola, FL
44 years experience male

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Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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<i></i> About Dr. Dean Dr. Ward Dean graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1967. As an infantry officer, he graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and later the Korean Ranger School. He served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Ranger Camp in north Georgia. Medical Training Dr. Dean received his MD degree from Han Yang University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, and MS degree (physiology) from Kyung Buk University, Taegu, Korea. He finished his post-graduate training at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, the U.S. Navy Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL, and at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, TX. After completing the U.S. Army and Navy Flight Surgeon courses, and the U.S. Navy and Canadian Diving Medical Officers Courses, Dr. Dean spent the next seven years as an Army Flight Surgeon and Diving Medical Officer, including three years as the Flight Surgeon for America’s top-secret counterterrorist unit, Delta Force , where he participated in a number of classified missions. After serving six years as Naval Flight Surgeon in Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Dean retired as a commander in 1996. While in private practice between and after military stints, he remained engaged in gerontological research, pioneering and practicing the now burgeoning field of anti-aging and life extension medicine. Anti-Aging and Life Extension Research A specialist in anti-aging and life extension medicine, Dr. Dean served as a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society, the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., the American Physiological Society, and an Associate Fellow, Aerospace Medical Association. Dr. Dean also served on the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association and founding board of A4M.

Specialties
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Holistic Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Diabetology

General Practice

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English, Korean

Doctor Q&A

407 Answers
96 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Magnesium and Thyroi: Try magnesium, from a health food store. Magnesium oxide, citrate, or a chelated form. Start with 400 mg or so, and progressively increase the dose.... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Sounds like herpes: Try bht (butylated hydroxytoluene) available over the counter in some health food stores or on the internet. Bht is the most effective treatment for ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Metformin: As we grow older, we tend to become Insulin resistant, causing levels of Insulin to rise. Insulin pushes the sugar in the blood into our cells (espec... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Prognosis is guarded: Multiple system atrophy is difficult to treat. I approach it as I do ms. I recommend vit B12 and Adenosine monophosphate injections weekly, low dose... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Fumaric Acid: The most effective treatment that I have found for psoriasis is fumaric acid, available over the counter in many health food stores. Start with 500 m... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Add Metformin: Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug that is very helpful for weight loss. It restores Insulin sensitivity, normalizes blood sugar, and reduces Insulin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes. Not dangerous: Metformin is an effective weight loss agent. Weight gain is often due to insulin-resistance and secondary hyperinsulinemia. As we get older, we all ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: No problem. Many herbal formulas contain a number of individual herbs.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe: For cts, i recommend a simple, repetitive exercise. Cts is caused by excessive gripping motions. Cts can be easily cured by hyperextending the hand ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Phlebitis: May be phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) for whatever reason. I suggest one aspirin per day, and a heating pad. Be diligent with the heating pad,... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Silver is fine: Silver is a time-honored antimicrobial. It will also speed wound healing.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Need to get Regular: Drink more water. Consume several tablespoons of psyllium husks each day (with more water). Take magnesium every day (you can&#x27;t OD on magnesium... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Check your thyroid: Hypothyroidism is a common cause of infertility and menstrual problems. Recommend Dr. Broda Barnes' book, Hypothyroidism, the Unsuspected Illness for... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
H. pylori: H. pylori is a spirochete that is often responsible for GERD, ulcers, and stomach cancer. I recommend Mastic Gum, 1,000 mg per day for several weeks ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Exercise, Metformin: First, avoid carbs--simple and complex (complex carbs are metabolized into glucose). Exercise daily--you don't need to kill yourself--a 15 minute wal... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Need more fiber: Your stools are dry, due to inadequate fiber and water. You should have a bowel movement every day, it should be ten inches long, and float. If you'... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
140/90: The standard "cutoff" is 140/90. However, keep in mind that the optimum blood pressure for long life is 100/60--and mortality progressively increases... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
EDTA: EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) is the primary active ingredient used in intravenous chelation therapy. It can also be taken orally, but the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Can happen anytime: I recommend 1-2 tablespoons of Psyllium Husks (Metamucil, Konsyl) in a glass of water. Drink it fast (otherwise, it will turn to sludge in the glass)... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: There are no adverse interactions.
A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe nothing: The upper range of "normal" is about 10,000. Being slightly up is not really a big deal. White blood counts rise in the face of an infection or infl... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
No: These are anatomical anomalies, of no clinical significance. You can leave them alone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
May be PCOS: You may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is often related to hypothyroidism and hyperinsulinemia. I suggest having your thyroid checked, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
I assume U mean PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is almost invariably associated with hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, likewise, is often a cause of low body temperat... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
No Problem: If you're feeling OK within 10 minutes, you most likely didn't damage the sclera or cornea. You should be fine.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Not harmful: No problem not taking protein powder. The standard for protein is albumin (egg white). You can get all the protein you need by eating normal foods. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Impetigo: It sounds like impetigo--especially if there's yellow serous fluid oozing from the crusted lesions. Bactroban (mupirocin) antibiotic cream is usually... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes, you can wait: Try hot salt water gargle. Alternate with straight 3% hydrogen peroxide gargle. Also, try an over the counter cough drop (Hall's, Cepacol, etc) to e... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Bell's Palsy: Sounds like you've got Bell's Palsy--paralysis of the facial nerve. The cause is unknown, but it eventually resolves, although it may last for weeks ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
L3-L4 Radiculopathy: You have a nerve root compression of the 3rd and 4th lumbar nerves--due most likely to injury (possibly herniated disk) or arthritis. Treatment depen... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: H. pylori is the most common cause of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)--heartburn. Eradicate H. pylori with mastic gum, 1,000 mg/day for two weeks, ava... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Should be no problem. If you had a viral upper respiratory infection, however, you should not exercise, as it may result in viral pericarditis.
A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Evening primrose oil is known for many benefits. There are no contraindications to its long-term use.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Ganglion Cyst: I assume you are asking about a ganglion cyst, which commonly occurs on the dorsum of the wrist. The cheapest, most effective treatment is to rupture... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
No easy way: Start by walking, increasing your distance and duration progressively. Fifteen minutes/day to start. Also, get some light weights (dumbells), and d... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
No: Gabapentin is an analog of GHB (gamma hydroxy butyric acid). Ghb was demonized as "the date rape drug, " but was in reality the safest, most non-toxi... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Try PEMF: There's not much in the literature that will help meralgia paresthetica. Gabapentin is a good idea. Increase the dose to just under that which makes... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Not sure: Systemic sclorosis is very difficult to treat. Several modalities that have been of some benefit include DMSO intravenously or orally (i recommend 5-... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Metformin is the drug of choice for PCOS. I sugest working up to 1,000 mg twice day. Also, the herb Berberine, available in a health food store--sam... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Metformin: You've got an ovarian cyst. The anti-diabetic drug metformin is the drug of choice for polycystic ovary disease (pcos). The herb berberine is also b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Try Metformin: Metformin is very effective for helping lose body fat. As we grow older, we all tend to become Insulin resistant. Insulin's function is to move sugar ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Vitamin D3: Optimum level of Vitamin D is 60-70 ng/dL. I recommend 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day. Alternatively, you can take 50,000 IU once per week.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Not rare: The plaques are often on the side, causing the excessive curvature. Difficult to treat, but you might try topical application of DMSO (horse liniment... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
May be mononucleosis: Since you've been on the antibiotics, it's not likely a bacteria that is causing your problem. More likely, it's mononucleosis. Gargle with hot salt... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Okay to take: I presume you have gastritis or GERD. While you can take all three, I recommend mastic gum, 1,000 mg per day. You may be able to discontinue all the... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Try Gabapentin: Gabapentin is not a "pain pill"--but it often relieves nerve pain. It is very safe, can be taken in high doses, and does not adversely interact with ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
No: It will have no effect on your birth control. Why did you not ask the physician who prescribed the prednisone?
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Metformin, Cut carbs: Metformin is one of the best weight loss drugs there is--500 mg three times per day, up to 1, 000 mg twice/day. Metformin is an Insulin receptor sensi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Depends on the cause: The two most common causes of itchy ears are: chronic otitis externa) and (2) seborrheic dermatitis. For otitis externa, use a 50:50 solution of... Read More

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Jan 14, 2013
Dr. Dean has the right vision. As a holistic Dentist I highly recommend him
Jan 28, 2015
Dr Ward gives thoughtful and well informed answers.
Aug 9, 2014
Great answers. Thank you.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I think you hit the nail on the head - impressive with so little information. I'm still going to go see my dermatologist on Wednesday but thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had intense pain-couldn't walk after 1 pill my doctor said I should try again since it's not a side effect. Glad to you are giving optioptions.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for sharing your expertise. As a believer in integrative medicine and naturopathy, I appreciate your herbal treatment recommendations.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hanyang University Medical School
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Hanyang University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Kyungpook National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Letterman Army Hospital

Residency

Letterman Army Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Pensacola, FL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Pensacola, FL - Winter
2013
Top Holistic Medicine Practitioner, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine)
Gerontological Society of America
AMSUS (Association of Military Surgeons of the US)
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