Updated Reply by "Dr. Mark" at the end of this post.
Posted at Kimkins this morning:
Who is Dr. Mark? 0 Minutes ago
Dr. Mark is a Holistic Physician specializing in pain and injury rehabilitation and human performance. His journey into fitness started as a semi professional triathlete competing in 20-30 races per year.
Struggling to turn pro, he sustained a knee injury which was destined to change the course of is life. Western medicine could not find a good answer for the pain. After finding his own “cure” he began a quest to understand the human body’s form and function so he could help others.
Education in personal training, massage therapy and physical medicine eventually culminated in graduation from a four year post-graduate program in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Today he gives seminars internationally, sees patients 3 days a week and has come here to help us, the Kimkins Community.
Well, if he is an internationally known holistic doctor that gives lots of seminars, surely we can find some info on him, right? Right?
Let's see what we can find about this "Dr. Heidi" oops, Dr. Mark.
"Re:Introducing Dr. Mark? 1 Minute ago
In 1995 I reached a point in my career where I needed more license and credentials to treat patients the way I wanted and write to the audience I was attracting.
My first choice was D.O. - Doctor of Osteopathy. I found, to my dismay, all of the D.O. shools in the U.S. basically mirror MD programs. In the early 70's the AMA found the D.O. License was as powerful as the MD. They approached all US schools and basically said "change your curriculum or lose your accreditation". Most changed or closed.
MD - Thought about it but did not want to be indoctrinated into the "Drugs and Surgery" model of medicine. Can you blame the MD though? The do internships and residencies in emergency room settings. If I have a knife sticking out of me the last thing I want is some herbs or acupuncture.
DC- Chiropractor - seemed a little too limiting in scope for me.
What I decided upon was Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a License as Acupuncture Physician.
As a primary care physician, my license covers everything except pre_script_ion drugs and surgery. Including, but not limited to, all physical medicine, rehabilitation, internal medicine, acupuncture, imaging and labs, injection of natural substances, nutrition and life_style_ counseling, additionology, herbology and medicinal meal (1000 hours) etc. etc. etc.....
Only problem was I was petrified of needles!! Got over it soon though and love what I do.
I am not an MD but know both sides of the fence.
My education covered every internal medical category from both eastern and western perspectives.
I hope everyone will take advantage of my 19 years of experience and excellent research skills. I am here for you.