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.

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 [...]

Is Depression Ever Just Depression?

A modified model for understanding depression and anxiety ought to involve a whole person, integrative approach. by Gary Kaplan, DO Article reprinted from US News and World Reports, May 12, 2015 Public acts of violence seem to fill the news media streams these days and are typically followed by outcries for greater access to mental [...]

Treating The Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy

Q: I have moderate to severe neuropathy below both knees and some tingling and numbness in both hands. Exercise exacerbates my condition and my legs can be painful. I need to exercise to lose weight and manage my diabetes and blood pressure. I'm concerned about taking gabapentin due to it can cause nerve damage with [...]

WatchPAT Sleep Disorder Detector

There is nothing as refreshing as a good night's sleep. On the other hand, the consequences of insufficient or poor quality sleep are profound and may include: impairment of memory, learning, and concentration; increased emotional irritability; poor performance at work; marital discord; higher pain sensitivity; weakened immunity against colds, flus and other illnesses; a higher [...]

3 Reasons to Include Turmeric In Your Diet

Native to southwest India, and known for its radiant golden color and unique taste, turmeric has been used as a culinary herb for thousands of years, and is found in abundance in many Indian dishes, especially curries. But it is its role as a healing herb that has caused scientists to take a closer look [...]