Monday, October 8, 2007

Dr. Mark at Kimkins?

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
No MD.

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.

In Short
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.

Dr. Mark"


Once Upon A Dieter said...

Maybe it's that pro-fasting, anorexic Dr. Mark Mattson.

; )

Or maybe Heidi is doing it and picked a name that has associations to dieting, Mark Hyman, Mark Mattson, etc.

Or maybe it's some guy whose first initials are DR , like for David Roger or Donald Robert. hahah

The duck needs to get on it...

The Princess

Anonymous said...

Dr Mark -
no last name?
no credentials?
no photo?

(never mind the photo --- we now know how easy those are to come up with!)

just a tailor-made back story that qualifies 'him' in medicine AND fitness training?

How handy for Heidi - she gets two imaginary friends for the price of one

Oh, yeah, I forgot. What was I thinking?

When you are the Great Kimmer, the Magnificent - why would you need anybody else? Who could possibly be a bigger expert on all things Google has to offer?

All else she really needs is a night shift of flunkies to do her dirty work while she sleeps.

Anonymous said...

Post a CV "Dr. Mark"

Kimmerexia said...

Lemme guess -- Dr. Mark is from Russia too? LOL

Kimmerexia said...

Wait, wait, I know!!!

Dr. Mark is "shy" too. ROFLMFAO!!!

Anonymous said...

Where is this "Dr. Mark" licensed? As I understand it, most states require specific educational standards and licenses.

Laura said...

I just received a response to my inquiry.

Subject: It is me

I must say that I never expected such a quick and strange response to my postings on kimkins web site.

I only know of Kimkins what I have read from the site itself, as of four days ago. It seems as though it is a carb restrictive plan that is meant to be temporary and allows for unlimited protien....therefore not restricting calories. Seems like a decent plan to me, especially for the morbidly obese. People 50 lbs or more overweight are in a serious, life threatening condition that should be treated with urgency.

Is is what I give my patients, no. I do metabolic typing that is much more specific and personal.

My role, as I see it, in the Kimkins site is not to defend the site or the diet. It is to help people along the path with questions they may have about side effects and implementing "life" into their new program.

Again, I am not aware of the programs past, only the present things I "see" while online. I am in the profession to help as many people as possible and have always been known for that. I have seen Kimkins forum as another means of accomplishing this goal.

I assure you, as with everything else in my career, I will look into the diet more extensively. I will look into the integrity of the organization. I will try to descern if "mistakes" have been made and they are moving forward........Basically, if their heart is in the right place (not talking about anatomically here).

I appreciate your concerns. Please realize that I too, care for my patients, and the weight loss community with all my being. I just want to help people get the answers and results they deserve.



Mark T. Brinson DOM, AP, CNMT
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Physical Medicine Specialist

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