Dr. Ward Dean

Holistic Medicine
Pensacola, FL
45 years experience male

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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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

408 Answers
96 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Fluids, Fiber: Sounds like you've got hard stools, which can be painful. I suggest 1-2 tablespoons full of psyllium husks (Metamucil, Konsyl) in a glass of water. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Why not ask your Dr?: Presumably, you may be iron deficient. Your physician probably has a plan to re-check your blood count and iron levels at some time in the future. P... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
No set time: Midol is an analgesic, antihistamine, and mild diuretic combination. There's no reason to take it or not take it prior to a urinalysis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Probably iron defici: With low ferritin, you're probably iron deficient. I'd follow with a serum iron, TIBC, and reticulocyte count. Also, I'd like to know the indices (M... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Probably not tumor: Your pain may be related to your liver. Follow the program I previously recommended, and STOP taking Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen).
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe need more Gaba: Gabapentin is a good drug for nerve pain--but you are taking a pretty small dose. I recommend a high enough dose during the day to relieve your pain,... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
You are deficient: Optimal level for Vit D is over 40 ng/dl. I recommend 10,000 IU of D3 daily for several months, and re-check. Adjust your dose as appropriate. Ma... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Staph Infection: Most likely you have a staph infection that is not resolving. If not treated, it may spread and cause severe problems. Right now, clean with soap an... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Try Afrin (oxymetazoline) spray: You may have a deviated septum--which your ENT doc should have been able to correct. Alternatively, try OTC Afrin nasal spray (or its generic equival... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Mastic Gum: Matic gum has been used for hundreds of years to treat gastrointestinal diseases. It has been shown in clinical studies to be very effective in eradi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Try epsom salt rinse: Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) facial rinse each day helps many people with intractable rosacea.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Pityriasis Rosea?: Do you recall where the rash started? Pityriasis Rosea is characterized by a symmetrical rash that usually begins with a "herald patch." The herald ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Ozone--maybe thyroid: The most effective treatment I've found for chronic EBV is autohematogenous ozone therapy. Other effective treatments include hydrogen peroxide infus... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes--by internet: It is legal to import "reasonable amounts" of non-scheduled drugs from overseas for personal use. Because Modafinil and Armodafinil are "Schedule IV"... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes--Stop PS3: You are suffering from a classic repetitive motion injury. The only "cure" is to stop doing what is causing your problem until the symptoms resolve. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Check in early AM: Nothing magic. Check your temp with a thermometer first thing in the morning. Body temp is lowest from 4-8 AM, and rises slightly during the day.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
No Problem: Polybion syrup is a low-potency B-complex vitamin formulation. It does not "instantly" lose potency at the expiration date, although it may be slight... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Constipation can cause a variety of deadly illnesses--especially colon cancer. Bile acids break down into potent carcinogens if transit time is more ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Do they itch?: What you describe sounds suspiciously like scabies, from the sketchy information provided. If the lesions itch (especially at night) and are spreadin... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Of course: Everyone responds to things differently. There is no "perfect" dose for everyone. Don't take a dose of anything that makes you feel worse. Adjust t... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Adrafinil is the first of a class of drugs in the "alerting" class. Adrafinil is the prototype, available in Europe. Newer (more expensive) analogs... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
That's normal: You may have to re-treat. Sounds like there's a bit of the wart left. Warts often appear as you described, due to coagulated blood in the tiny vesse... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
More fiber: Try adding a tablespoonful or two of psyllium husks to your diet each day, plus plenty of water. That should normalize your stools, and enable you to... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
No problem: Supplements should be beneficial. Except not sure what "ACV" is.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Typical ant bite: Ant bites look a lot worse than they are. They will appear to be infected, but they're not. Just wash with soap and water, and don't worry.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
No problem: A laxative will not cause problems with your ulcer. But if you needed a laxative because you are constipated, I recommend 1-2 tablespoons per day of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Not likely: He's probably been rendered "non-infectious" by the powerful antibiotics he was given in the hospital. Just practice good hygiene--wash hands, use han... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe: It doesn't take much mercury to be toxic. If you ate any food that was prepared in the microwave, no telling how much methylmercury you've consumed. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Try Gabapentine: Gabapentine (Neurontin) has been used to help speed withdrawal from alcohol, marijuana, benzodiazepines, and opiates. It may work for amphetamines, t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: It's not only safe to cut out all simple carbohydrates, but it will be highly beneficial. Carbs are the enemy, if you've got metabolic syndrome. In ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Peroxide humidifier: Get a cool mist humidifier, and fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide and two bottles of water. This will provide a 1% aerosolized solution of... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
DMSO: Apply DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka "Horse Liniment." It's available in a feed store or health food store. Apply it several times daily. Relieves p... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Avoid carbs: Carbohydrates are the enemy. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, and dairy products are all OK. Niacin and Phosphatidylcholine, di... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Probably the best-studied use of edta chelation therapy has been for intermittent claudication (peripheral vascular disease). Contact the american co... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Short Answer--Yes: Plantar fasciitis is difficult to treat--but topical DMSO can be very helpful. Get good arch supports for your shoes, and avoid the activity that cau... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Try Metformin: Metformin is an Insulin receptor sensitizer, and blocks the release of sugar from the liver (via glyconeogenesis). By taking metformin, Insulin works... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): Pepto bismol is the treatment of choice for traveler's diarrhea. Use as directed on the bottle. Activated charcoal (from a pharmacy or health food s... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
No: 5htp is an inhibitory neurotransmitter precursor, and l_tyrosine is a stimulatory neurotransmitter precursor. Taking them together will probably coun... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes and No: 5htp is a precursor to the inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin. L-tyrosine is a precursor to the stimulatory neurotransmitters Epinephrine and nore... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Ginger tea: Ginger tea or ginger capsules from a health food store are a very effective treatment for nausea. As a former military flight surgeon, i routinely re... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes and no. : You can safely not eat for two days each week. In fact, prof roy walford formerly of ucla, who was one of the leading proponents of caloric restricti... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Could be scabies: Sounds like you may have scabies. Usually, the itching is worse at night. It will continue to spread if it is not treated. Treatment involves overn... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Try magnesium: Magnesium is very effective in relieving constipation. Any salt of magnesium will work (i.e., magnesium citrate, hydroxide, oxide, gluconate, etc). ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Mastic Gum: Mastic gum is the bark of a middle eastern tree, that has been used for gastrointestinal illnesses for hundreds of years. It has been shown clinicall... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Niacin: Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin b3) is the cheapest, safest, most effective lipid lowering substance there is. Niacin lowers total cholesterol, trigl... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Adjust Metoprolol: Most antihypertensives may be used. However, my first choice is to adjust the dose of metoprolol. Rate control is more important than rhythm control... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Mastic Gum: Matic gum has been used for hundreds of years to treat gastrointestinal diseases. It has been shown in clinical studies to be very effective in eradi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 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 suga... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
5-10,000 IU Daily: I think you mean ng/ml. I like my patients to be in the vicinity of 70 ng/ml. That means you would need to increase your levels by nearly 60 ng/ml f... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Priaplex: Priaplex is a combination of chinese herbs. A number of my patients have noted dramatic thickening and apparent "regrowth." the website is www.Priap... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
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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