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.

8 Commonly Overlooked Causes Of Anxiety And Depression

If you’re one of the many Americans seeking relief from depression or anxiety, you’re no doubt aware just how elusive successful treatment can be. In fact, studies find that as many as 40% of people with depression fail to respond to treatment, while just over half report even a partial response to therapy. These dismal [...]

Why Cholesterol Levels Are Not the Best Predictor of Heart Disease

Individuals with higher-than-normal cholesterol levels are commonly prescribed statins in the hope of reducing their risk of heart disease or stroke. Yet, the medical research to date indicates that statins actually have very limited usefulness in preventing heart disease unless the patient already has a personal history of the disease. This may be due, in [...]

Why the Medical Community is Still at Odds Over Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome aka Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) by Gary Kaplan, D.O.   As first seen on Positive Health Online. There are approximately 250,000 people diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in the UK. It is a disease that crosses the boundaries of all age groups, racial / ethnic groups, and socio-economic strata, and alarmingly 80% of [...]

“Virginia This Morning” Interview: Ending the Cycle of Chronic Pain & Depression

Dr. Gary Kaplan was a guest on CBS 6 - Virginia This Morning - discussing several important concepts from his book, Total Recovery, including: How a new understanding of the relationship between neuro-inflammation and chronic pain and depression offers new hope to people suffering with unresolved pain; How Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity, Fibromyalgia, [...]

6 Ways to Improve Acid Reflux Symptoms Naturally and Stay Heart Healthy

A study from Stanford University suggests that the long-term use of certain types of medications used to treat a range of symptoms associated with acid reflux disease can increase one’s risk of having a heart attack. These medications, known as Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs, include the brand-names Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec, and are the [...]

Boost Your Mood With Music

I recently had the pleasure of seeing a performance by Luke Brindley, a gem in the local VA and DC music scene, and stepson of my long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Lisa Lilienfield, at his CD release performance at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA. Luke is an accomplished singer/songwriter with several critically acclaimed albums. His [...]

8 Reasons Your Pain Won’t Go Away

by Julia Westbrook As first seen on What you don't know is hurting you. Gary Kaplan, DO, author of Total Recovery and founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, recently held "office hours" during a Rodale News Facebook chat. One of only a handful of physicians in the country who is board-certified in [...]

Elevated C4A? This Is What It Means

Q: I was in a life threatening car accident 15 years ago that resulted in multiple pelvic fractures, a burst bladder, several other fractures and a mild TBI (traumatic brain injury). There have been a number of other physical and emotional traumas through my life and I have received MANY treatments, including years of physical [...]

4 Simple Tips to Prevent Lyme Disease

The best medicine is prevention so when recreating outdoors, take a moment to engage in a few simple steps to protect yourself, and even your pet, from Lyme disease carrying ticks and other tick-borne illnesses. Cover your body in light colored clothing. Use an insect repellant. Don’t forget the hard-to-see areas of the body such [...]

The Controversy of Antibiotics for Lyme Disease Treatment and Alternative Treatment Options

Scientists agree that Lyme disease appears in at least two forms in the human body – as a spirochete (a flexible spirally twisted bacterium ) and in “oval” form – and these two forms are sensitive to different antibiotics and to different lengths of treatment. There is also some debate about whether Lyme exists in [...]

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