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.

How Sleep Disorders Affect Us and How To Lay Them to Rest

Sleep is absolutely essential to good physical and mental health, and most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep EVERY night. Sleep deprivation — caused by insufficient sleep or poor quality of sleep — impairs the body’s immune system, physical reflexes, emotional stability, and cognitive functions, such as memory, decision-making, the capacity to focus one’s attention, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 Reasons Your Pain Won’t Go Away

by Julia Westbrook As first seen on RodaleNews.com. 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 [...]

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 [...]