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.

Build a Healthier Brain – With Fat!

We don’t usually associate increasing the amount of fat in our diets as a way to improve health, but when it comes to a particular type of fat, that’s exactly what the doctor ordered! Omega-3 Fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), a type of essential fat involved in several metabolic processes, and they are a crucial component of good health. Research shows omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis – conditions that often have a high inflammatory process at their root. But most impressive is the research that confirms Omega-3’s benefits on the brain.

5 Causes of Brain Inflammation

Inflammation in the brain is like having a 'brain on fire.' KOLO ABC News 8: Dr. Kaplan discusses why individuals suffering with chronic depression are likely to have a "Brain On Fire." He outlines certain symptoms that may indicate the presence of inflammation, along with 5 possible contributing causes of inflammation, including sleep disorders, environmental [...]

7 Dietary Supplements to Aid Sleep

Sleep disorders not only rob us of a restful night, they also have side-effects that go far beyond our simply feeling tired in the morning. Sleep apnea and insomnia are two of the most common sleep disorders and both pose long-term, serious health risks if left untreated. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying [...]

Medical Malpractice in Treating Chronic Pain

While the standards outlined in the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline will improve patient care, they don’t go far enough. A recent letter from the US Surgeon General made a direct plea to physicians to help solve an urgent health crisis - now commonly referred to as "the opioid epidemic" - in America. A copy of [...]