Dr. Johann Baard
MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Stellenbosch, SA
ABAARM, FAAMFM - Fellowship in Anti-aging, Metabolic and Functional medicine, A4M, USA
DA(SA) - Diploma in Anaesthesia
MScMed in Human Genetics - Master of Science in Human Genetics, University of Cape Town, SA
The journey to get here definitely took longer than I would have liked and I think you probably feel the same. It began as it did for most doctors currently practicing functional medicine…with a good dose of frustration.
I struggled to express my creative nature and curiosity within the protocol-based confines of conventional medicine. So I jumped ship from clinical medicine to science, genetics to be more exact. It certainly helped, I felt like an intellectual explorer again. Problem is, you tend to end up answering someone else’s questions and that was going to create problems down the road. I wanted to answer my questions, and later on, your questions.
Then, with a bit of luck and some bitcoin, I enrolled in A4M and completed my fellowship in Anti-aging, Metabolic and Functional medicine. After that, I started my own practice and haven’t looked back since. And that brings me exactly to where I wanted to be at the very beginning, a place where I can use my skills to explore and solve your problems.
So let’s go.