Gary Kaplan, DO

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Gary Kaplan, DO

About Gary Kaplan, DO

Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.
  • brain health

3 Steps to A Better Brain

Memory loss and cognitive decline is a battle most people will face as they age. But it is this really part of the “normal” aging process? Not necessarily. Current research is revealing that what we believed to be degenerative changes in the brain associated with the normal aging process could actually be the result of [...]

5 Symptoms of a “Brain on Fire”

Could your depression and/or anxiety be caused by a "Brain on Fire"? Dr. Kaplan was a guest on KASA Fox 2 where he outlined 5 symptoms of inflammation in the brain, along with possible contributing factors, such as sleep disorders, medications, environmental toxins, and more. For more on a “Brain on Fire” subscribe to the [...]

  • vitamin d

Vitamin D – For More Than Strong Bones

Though there is an abundance of research on the health benefits of Vitamin D, some estimate that up to 80% of certain populations in the US may have lower than advisable levels in the body. Furthermore, the definition of what constitutes a deficiency has changed over the years, making analysis of the scale of the [...]

  • drug free migraine treatments

5 Ways to Treat a Migraine without Drugs

As migraine sufferers will attest, a migraine headache can be caused by any number of factors, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy. Therefore, keeping an open mind and exploring some alternative treatments could actually be the key to becoming migraine-free. Fortunately, people seeking migraine relief have a wide range of treatments available to them, [...]

Ask the Doctor: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition where, multiple times a night, you actually stop breathing, depriving the brain of vital oxygen and causing severe negative effects throughout the entire body. Dr. Gary Kaplan visited KTVN News to discuss the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, the consequences of leaving it untreated, and the types of treatments [...]

  • major depressive disorder

Major Depressive Disorder – a Brain on Fire

1 out of every 7 Americans suffers from depression or anxiety, and major depressive disorder is currently the #1 cause of disability for people ages 15 – 44. Dr. Kaplan visited KRNV News4 to discuss how a “Brain on Fire” is often a root cause of depression and anxiety that's unresponsive to treatment. He also [...]

3 Steps to Preventing a Migraine

As anyone who suffers from the condition knows, a migraine is much more than a bad headache. It is a collection of neurological symptoms that may include throbbing pain on one side of the head, neck pain or stiffness, nausea, vomiting, and/or visual distortions called aura. The severity of migraine symptoms can vary widely from [...]

  • turmeric benefits

Turmeric – Miracle Spice or a Bunch of Hype?

Q. Dr. Kaplan, you have recommended using turmeric regularly to reduce inflammation and improve health. What puzzles me is this: regardless of their continued, lifelong consumption of turmeric, the number of people in India suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia continues to spiral upwards. Can you comment on this?       Gary Kaplan, [...]

  • opioid

The Problem With Opioids for Chronic Pain

Nor shall any man's entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so. – Hippocratic Oath When it comes to the treatment of chronic pain, the medical profession may be in violation of what can be regarded as the first medical ethic: First do no harm. [...]

  • obstructive sleep apnea

Could You Have Sleep Apnea? 3 Things to Consider

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects more than eighteen million Americans. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing while you sleep, usually occurs when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and the airway is blocked. Throughout the night, as an individual struggles [...]

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