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.

What I Know About Healing Chronic Pain From 29 Years Of Treating Patients

There are over 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain. Unfortunately, we're not that great at treating it. We may be unsuccessful in treating chronic pain because the way we've thought about where it comes from is all wrong. Research now demonstrates that chronic pain is frequently a symptom of inflammation in the brain. Finding [...]

Total Recovery Book Lecture

  On May 15, 2014 Dr. Gary Kaplan officially launched his new book Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression with a public book lecture at the Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA. In Total Recovery Dr. Kaplan presents a unified theory of chronic pain and depression, drawing on patient stories and [...]

Dr. Kaplan Answers Your Chronic Pain Questions

Dr. Gary Kaplan, pain expert and author of 'Total Recovery,' answers your fibromyalgia, muscle pain, and endometriosis questions.   Dr. Gary Kaplan, author of Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression, answered questions that Rodale News readers submitted through our Facebook page and by email. We hope this information from Dr. Kaplan [...]

Dr. Gary Kaplan on NBC Washington’s News4 Midday

On Wednesday May 21, 2014 Dr. Gary Kaplan appeared on NBC Washington's News4 Midday with Barbara Harrison. In this interview Dr. Kaplan discusses the key ideas in his new book Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression including, inflammation of the brain, what causes it and its symptoms; the relationship between physical [...]

The Gut-Brain Connection

Nutrition & Its Role in Ending Chronic Pain A Community Health Lecture: October, 2013 In this 3-part video series, Gary Kaplan, DO, discusses: The neuro-physiological connection between the human gut and brain. The gut’s role in mediating chronic pain conditions. The effect of pain medications and antibiotics on gut health. The problem of “leaky gut” [...]

Can Antibiotics Cure Your Chronic Back Pain?

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark say, “Maybe.” New research indicates that 20 to 40 percent of all chronic, lower back pain is caused by bacterial infection and that treating this infection with an extended course of antibiotics can help many patients avoid back surgery. As a physician who cares for patients with chronic [...]

Meditation: Can It Help Reduce Your Pain?

Meditation, which can be practiced in many different forms, has been used for thousands of years to benefit the mind, body and soul. Now there is a growing body of medical research proving that meditation not only modifies brain function, it can actually change the way we experience physical pain. A study reported in the [...]

Central Sensitization Syndrome, 6-Part Video Series

Central Sensitization Syndrome (CSS) is a new concept that provides a central nervous system link between fibromyalgia, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and potentially other chronic pain conditions. The co-occurrence of psychiatric conditions with chronic pain results in an exponentially high rate of treatment failure and requires a different, more comprehensive strategy for effective treatment. [...]