James Gardner, M.D.
Gardner MD
Cosmetic Surgeon providing Anti-Aging Medicine in Greenbrae, CA 94904
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James Gardner, M.D.
Gardner MD in
Greenbrae, CA 94904
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Women:

Your endocrine system is made up of numerous glands, many of which can suffer from hormone imbalance. These are the six glands most commonly treated with BHRT for women.

  • Hypothalamus
  • Adrenal Gland
  • Pineal Gland
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Ovaries

Click on each gland to learn more about its location, function and associated conditions.

Hypothalamus

The hypothalamus gland, located just above your brain stem, regulates body temperature, food intake, and sleep. The hypothalamus also stimulates the production of hormones in the other endocrine system glands.


Hormones produced:

  • Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)
  • Dopamine
  • Growth-hormone releasing hormone (GHRH)
  • Oxytocin
  • Vasopressin

Related conditions:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Developmental disorders
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia
  • Kallmann's syndrome

Pineal Gland

The pineal gland, located in your brain, is crucial in healthy sleep and regulates your circadian rhythm. The pineal gland can also affect sexual health and development.


Hormone produced:

  • Melatonin

Related conditions:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immune system

Pituitary Gland

Located in base of your brain, the pituitary gland regulates growth and plays a role in overall endocrine function.


Hormones produced:

  • Growth hormone
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Prolactin
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Related conditions:

  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary tumors
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Thyroid Gland

Located at the front of your neck, the thyroid gland regulates metabolism and has an impact on your heart, digestive, brain and muscle function.


Hormones produced:

  • Thyroxine
  • Triiodothyronine

Related conditions:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Early / Delayed puberty

Adrenal Gland

The adrenal glands (cortex and medulla) are near each of your kidneys. These regulate your stress levels, immune system, kidney function and blood supply, along with your body's "fight or flight" response.


Hormones produced:

  • Aldosterone
  • Cortisol
  • Androgens
  • DHEA

Related conditions:

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cushing's disease
  • Addison's disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Obesity
  • Joint pain
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain

Ovaries

Part of the female reproductive system, the ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone. The ovaries regulate female secondary sexual characteristics and menstruation.


Hormones produced:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone

Related conditions:

  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Turner syndrome
  • Ovarian cancer

Men:

Your endocrine system is made up of numerous glands, many of which can suffer from hormone imbalance. These are the six glands most commonly treated with BHRT for men:

  • Hypothalamus
  • Adrenal Gland
  • Pineal Gland
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Testes

Click on each gland to learn more about its location, function and associated conditions.

Hypothalamus

The hypothalamus gland, located just above your brain stem, regulates body temperature, food intake, and sleep. The hypothalamus also stimulates the production of hormones in the other endocrine system glands.


Hormones produced:

  • Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)
  • Dopamine
  • Growth-hormone releasing hormone (GHRH)
  • Oxytocin
  • Vasopressin

Related conditions:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Developmental disorders
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia
  • Kallmann's syndrome

Pineal Gland

The pineal gland, located in your brain, is crucial in healthy sleep and regulates your circadian rhythm. The pineal gland can also affect sexual health and development.


Hormone produced:

  • Melatonin

Related conditions:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immune system

Pituitary Gland

Located in base of your brain, the pituitary gland regulates growth and plays a role in overall endocrine function.


Hormones produced:

  • Growth hormone
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Prolactin
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Related conditions:

  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary tumors
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Thyroid Gland

Located at the front of your neck, the thyroid gland regulates metabolism and has an impact on your heart, digestive, brain and muscle function.


Hormones produced:

  • Thyroxine
  • Triiodothyronine

Related conditions:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Early / Delayed puberty

Adrenal Gland

The adrenal glands (cortex and medulla) are near each of your kidneys. These regulate your stress levels, immune system, kidney function and blood supply, along with your body's "fight or flight" response.


Hormones produced:

  • Aldosterone
  • Cortisol
  • Androgens
  • DHEA

Related conditions:

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cushing's disease
  • Addison's disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Obesity
  • Joint pain
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain

Testes

Part of the male reproductive system, the testes produce testosterone and regulate male secondary sexual characteristics.


Hormone produced:

  • Testosterone

Associated conditions:

  • Infertility
  • Testicular cancer
  • Klinefelter's syndrome
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
 
 
James Gardner, M.D.

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James Gardner, M.D.

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Gardner MD
599 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Suite 203
Greenbrae, CA 94904

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Mon: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Tue: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Wed: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Thu: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Fri: 08:00AM - 02:00PM
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

 

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James Gardner, M.D.

About Dr. James Gardner

Dr. James Gardner has been in private practice since 1987. His clinic in Marin County serves over 3,000 patients for their general medical care, emotional health care, and cosmetic care needs. Dr. Gardner graduated from Stanford University in 1982 with a BS in Biology and a BA in German Studies and translation. He attended UCLA School of Medicine from 1982-1986, served as a research associate in the Department of Dermatology in 1986 followed by his residency in Internal Medicine (R1) at UCSF/CPMC Medical Center.
                                                     
Dr. Gardner was at UCLA School of Medicine in the 1980's, when minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were first being developed in the Department of Dermatology. As a medical student, and later as a research associate, he studied skin surgery, liposuction, and hair transplant procedures under nationally renowned cosmetic surgeons Ronald Moy, MD and Richard Bennett, MD. Dr. Gardner holds multiple certifications in cosmetic laser surgery, laser rujuvenation, and injectable filler techniques, including Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, and Smartlipo™ procedures. He has trained under nationally and internationally acclaimed plastic and cosmetic surgeons Dr. Steven Dayan (Chicago), Dr. Peter Davis (Menlo Park), Dr. Christine Lee (Walnut Creek), Dr. Robert Keller (Monterey), and Dr. Howard Ellis (Kansas City). Dr. Gardner teaches laser safety and laser procedure techniques to other physicians and surgeons as a consultant. He teaches medical students as a Clinical Assistant at Stanford University Medical School.

Dr. Gardner has performed over 5,000 cosmetic surgery and cosmetic laser body sculpting procedures, as well as many thousands of Botox® and cosmetic filler injections. 

In October, 2013, Dr. Gardner became a certified BioTE® practitioner after training under Dr. Gary S. Donovitz, MD and his colleagues in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Gardner is a published Author, with three books to his credit: “Overcoming Anxiety Panic and Depression, New Ways to Regain Your Confidence,” (Career Press, N.Y., 2000) with Dr. Art Bell, Ph.D.; “Phobias and How to Overcome Them; Understanding and Beating Your Fears,” (Career Press, N.Y., 2005) with Dr. Art Bell; “The Anxiety Toolbox Program,” (2005, 2010, 2014,  www.anxietytoolbox.com, and available through Amazon.com in 2014). He is member of the staff of Marin General Hospital, and a Clinical Assistant at Stanford University and UCSF Schools of Medicine, dividing his time between direct patient care, teaching, writing, and family responsibilities.
 
 
 
 
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