Dedicated to Helping You Look & Feel Your Best
Julia R. Ward, MD
“I became interested in functional medicine when I was looking into bioidentical hormones for myself. I discovered that this approach to treating patients is much more holistic and healthier than the traditional disease-drug model of medicine.“I love helping people to look and feel their best. I believe in treating patients like I would want my family members to be treated – with compassion, personalized care and my undivided attention.“In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym, riding horses and spending time with family.”
Fellowship-Trained: Metabolic Medicine Institute (formerly the American Association of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine)
MD: University of SouthernCalifornia, Los Angeles, CA
Member: American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
Here is an article about Dr. Ward that was featured in a local magazine.
A Holistic Approach to Feeling Better
Primary-care physician Dr. Julia Ward first became interested in bioidentical hormones when she wanted them for herself. “I was very fatigued and run down,” says Dr. Ward. “And bioidentical hormones aren’t something generally taught in med school. I wanted to know what they were and how they work, so I attended a conference and signed up for a fellowship with The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
“I underwent functional medical tests including a hormone saliva test and a micronutrient test,” continues Dr. Ward. “What we found was in part my fatigue was due to an MTHFR genetic mutation…where I process B vitamins less efficiently. By treating this condition and utilizing hormone replacement, I feel 100% better. Everything in the body is connected, and that is why here at Balanced Body Image we take a holistic approach. If we can uncover the underlying cause, you can get clinically good results. I take a natural approach to everything, and use herbal and natural remedies where I can.”
When you seek bioidentical hormones with Dr. Ward, she may run blood, urine and/or saliva tests based on the way you prefer to have hormones delivered. “We always deliver the hormones estrogen and testosterone as either a pellet inserted under the skin or as a transdermal cream. I usually test your thyroid as well, and may do a neurotransmitter test and a four-point control test if I suspect stress is a factor. Micronutrient and gut health testing and others are also possibilities based on your individual case. And once I understand what’s going on, I can get to helping you feel better.”
Dr. Ward graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and has been a primary-care physician for more than twenty years. Prior to moving here, she traveled the world with her husband, Dr. John Ward – a urology oncologist at MD Anderson. Both she and her husband did their training in the Navy. John and Julia and their five children live in Sienna Plantation. They are both fitness enthusiasts who compete in bodybuilding and figure competitions.
In addition to bioidentical hormones, Balanced Body Image offers a full range of anti-aging services including the SkinPen (microneedling), Botox and fillers, and other aspects of skin care.
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Balanced Body Image
Julia Ward, MD
3533 Town Center Blvd South #200
Sugar Land, TX 77479