Reviews and Patient Success Stories

Due to changes in my hormone levels, I had become sluggish, weight loss resistant and as a former endurance cyclist athlete, unable to train as I used to.  After 3 months of working with Dr. Rand, I was able to train again for a 100-mile cycling event at 6,000 ft. elevation.  I was able to attain much better results than I expected, and I attribute much of my performance to Dr. Rand’s treatment.  My weight is getting back to normal and I feel like my old (younger) self again.  I highly recommend working with Dr. Rand and his team.  – C.O.

I am a 56 year old woman who went through a brutally difficult menopause; awful hot flashes, foggy brain, could not stay awake during the day even though I had a good night’s sleep, weight gain no matter how much I exercised.  Since working with Dr. Rand, I have not felt this Excellent since I was in my early 30’s!!  With his expert advice, I lost 20-pounds within 3 weeks, I am symptom-free, and I am full of energy and feel incredibly good!  To top it off, he has a wellness/nutritionist/exercise expert, Dave, who assists at the office who has hooked me up with supplements that boost up my immune system and literally ward off my seasonal allergies, and give me even more energy.  They’ve given me exercise/muscle-building tips, too, and for the first time in my life, I have nice muscle tone (and less fat).  I seriously cannot say enough good things about “my” genius health doc and Dave at Healthy Aging Medical Center in West Orange.  Look at their photos and see how “buff” they are and you will know that they don’t just talk the talk to their patients but join us in the walk.

“To Whom it May Concern,

I am a 57 year old research chemist who has been struggling with breast cancer for the past decade. Formerly a patient of Dr. Nancy Sklarin at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I was referred to Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D. by my primary health care physician in 2006 after my insurance company declined to pay a significant portion of my on-going cancer follow up exams and diagnostic tests. My initial diagnosis included three separate cancer types- tubular carcinoma, ductile in- situ, and lobular carcinoma- contained within six separate tumors in my left breast: a very unusual cancer scenario. In 2001 I underwent a total radical mastectomy- including removal of the underlying chest muscle- and tram reconstruction; in 2003 I had an oophorectomy and hysterectomy; in 2009 I had several weeks of radiation for tumors that were discovered in the bone around my right eye. I am disclosing my medical history so that you can understand that I have had a relatively extensive relationship with various medical specialists and diagnostic facilities and processes.

I initially went to Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D. to get a diagnosis for a recurring series of stinging pains in my upper back. I recall that first meeting with absolute clarity. Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D. was not the first specialist I had visited to get a diagnosis, but he was the only doctor who did not dismiss my symptoms. Even though his waiting room was far from empty, he went over my medical history thoroughly and shared his thoughts about possible root causes for my symptoms. I was impressed by his honest approach and compassionate demeanor, and left his office that day knowing that he cared about my total well-being. Additional tests- including a complex blood screen- were all done within the framework of my insurance- and were performed at facilities of my own choice. Subsequent results were not only disclosed, but discussed at length. We discussed holistic approaches, as well as traditional therapies, and he always researched the latest literature to either rule out or validates any possible drug / estrogen interaction.

Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D. is my hero. As anyone faced with a terminal illness or living with a chronic condition can attest, living a full and active life is the ultimate objective. Under Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D.’s care I have raised two incredible children as a single parent, and am now sending my baby off to college (on a scholarship). I have worked with the same group of chemists for the past 23 years, although our parent company has changed several times. I cannot imagine where I would be at this time in my life without his skill, caring and concern. He respected my issues with out-of-pocket expenses, and never belittled any of the choices I made about treatment (or non-treatment). There is no other physician who I hold in higher regard. Sometimes in life we just get lucky and find a person who genuinely holds our best interests to heart. I am fortunate to have found such a person in Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D.” Sincerely, 

“Without the advice you have given me over the past year, I probably would not have survived, but instead I am in the best health of my life.”
 – S.O.

Dear Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D.,
Hope everything is going well by you and your family, I met with Dr. Ed on Friday to go over my blood work results, and everything seems very good, I am very happy with the program and the progress, thank you very much for getting my hormones levels back in track, I feel very healthy, happier, younger, with lots of energy, focus, better balance, and with more mental clarity, Overall I feel great, and I just want to thank you and Dr. Catalano being part of my optimal health. Thank you both! 
- P.M.

“I feel like a young man again!”
 – M.W.

“This was a life-changing experience. Thanks for this opportunity.”
 – J.E & S.E.

“I had high expectations and they were exceeded.”
 – J.G.

“I would like to thank Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D. for putting me on supplements to help me get back on track with my life. I was feeling very run down and did not have the energy to do anything. After going over my blood work results, he decided I needed to be put on supplements and also to change my thyroid medication which I have been taking for 15 years to armour thyroid. Since the change in the medication and the new supplements I have lost over 20 pounds and I feel GREAT. I have back the energy that was taken away. Thank you again Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D.”
 – MB L.

Dr. Johanan Rand, M.D. is one of the finest doctors in the field of medicine today. He was always punctual, eager to help, very interested and caring, well mannered, and very professional in his demeanor. I very much enjoyed discussing many areas of interest with him, within the field of Aging Medicine. He is most enjoyable to work with, and is extraordinarily interactive with all of his patients.  Sincerely,

I started taking the hormones Saturday night. This morning I did things which previously had been very difficult for me, however, today it was much easier.
This morning, I swam for 1 hour, then had a strenuous workout lifting weights and finished up by walking for 45 minutes. This is about the time I realized that these changes must be as a result of the hormones.
Next, my husband and I are always very touchy, but it’s as though I can’t get enough of him.
I’m not sure about the libido yet, I am going to give it a little more time.
I feel like life is wonderful. Is this a placebo effect, I don’t think so.
Wow!! Thanks so much,
 – B.

Dear Dr. Johanan D. Rand, M.D.,
I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Nothing can substitute for the expertise of a great doctor– thus Dr. Johanan D. Rand, M.D. As a patient of Dr. Johanan D. Rand, M.D., I can attest to his professional knowledge for providing quality preventive medicine. He stays current in healthy aging medicine management and brings these innovations to his patients. It is his passion! Dr. Johanan D. Rand, M.D. will give each of his patients a personalized evaluation. He looks at each patient as a whole and doesn’t treat just symptoms. He is quite experienced in treating the cause. He will then structure the right healthy aging program for each individual based on his medical findings and the patients needs. Dr. Johanan D. Rand, M.D. is very easy to talk to. He is a good listener and will provide you with the time you need. Warmth, kindness, patience, and understanding portray him. He has a state of the art office to provide patients with all the best and latest healthy aging medical care.

Thank you,
 – A.Z.