Gary Kaplan, DO

/Gary Kaplan, DO
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.

Couples Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

On August 14, Dr. Gary Kaplan appeared on Channel 9's "Health Alert" segment. He was interviewed about new research on how to help those suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by including their spouses or significant others in the therapy sessions. In addition to reliving the initial trauma, experiencing heightened anxiety, or [...]

Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

No bigger than a quarter inch and as small as a poppy seed, the deer tick that transmits Lyme Disease has created big medical problems for many people and a large controversy within the medical community over the best ways to test for and treat the disease. According to Dr. Gary Kaplan, of the Kaplan [...]

Are Statins the Best Means of Preventing Heart Disease?

6 Ways to Reduce Your Cardiac Risk without Prescription Medication Odds are, you or someone you know is currently taking a “statin,” a category of cholesterol-reducing medications commonly prescribed to decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Usually recognized by the brand names “Crestor” and “Lipitor,” statins are a multi-billion dollar industry, with [...]

Dark Chocolate: A Super Food

Good news! Giving your sweetheart a gift of dark chocolate on Valentine's Day is not only romantic, it's also heart-healthy! Dark chocolate is known as a "super food," because it is chock-full of antioxidants that fight dangerous free radicals in your body. In addition, dark chocolate reduces blood pressure, increases the elasticity of the blood [...]

Dr. Kaplan Discusses the Health Benefits of Eating Chocolate

Did you know that dark chocolate is chock-full of antioxidants that fight dangerous free radicals in your body? Dr. Kaplan also explains how dark chocolate helps to reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of the blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and reduce LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. In sum, including dark chocolate in your [...]

8 Tips to Help You Manage Your Medication

Are you fully aware of the risks of your medications? A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that four commonly used drugs, namely: Warfarin (Coumadin), Insulin injections, Oral anti-platelet injections (including aspirin) and Oral hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medications) cause two- thirds of the drug-related emergency hospitalizations in older adults [...]

Pain and Depression: A Fire in the Brain

You’re not imagining it. The majority of individuals who suffer with chronic pain also suffer with depression, and the majority of people who suffer from depression also suffer from chronic pain. At first glance, these statements may seem like a double-dose of bad news for any patient suffering with fibromyalgia, painful autoimmune disorders, or any [...]

Radiological Emergency? Take Potassium Iodide (KI)

As you know, last Thursday Japan was hit by a massive earthquake and devastating tsunami, which killed many thousands and caused overwhelming property damage — including damage to some of Japan’s nuclear power plants. Three Japanese nuclear reactors have exploded, releasing some radioactive particles into the atmosphere. The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission [...]