An Important Institution

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An Important Institution

The Kaplan Center has become an important institution, one that has kept to its founding principles of integrative treatment for illness and chronic pain.

About 30 years ago, following a diving accident in Hawaii, I began looking for a doctor who went beyond “paint by numbers” medicine. My optometrist, Dr. Wendy Garson, recommended Dr. Gary Kaplan and I have been a patient of his ever since.

I can’t remember how many times Dr. Gary has pulled me back from the edge of pain and malfunction, but he has and continues to do so to this day. I appreciate his wry humor and genuine interest in his patients’ welfare, acknowledging their personal and individual characteristics, and I appreciate his deep knowledge of traditional, alternative, and emerging treatment methods.

In my latest session with Dr. Gary, he checked my vital signs and discussed how various specialists (heart, pulmonary, gastrointestinal) are handling my case. He has orchestrated the work of these various doctors so that I always know there is no confusion. Although it was a shortish visit, I never felt the impersonal rush that I sometimes encounter with other doctors.

In December 2018, I spent an hour with Nour, the Kaplan Center’s nutritionist, who fills her sessions with good nutritional advice and supreme natural good sense, tempered with the latest medical findings. With her help, I have lost 16 pounds and am in better shape than I have been in years.

Over the years, my wife Sally and I have had the good fortune to be treated by other members of the Kaplan team, including Dr. Erika LeBaron, Jeanne Scheele, and Rebecca Berkson. They and the entire staff – Robin, Nan, Ayo, and the rest – are unfailingly helpful and concerned. Clearly, the Kaplan Center has become an important institution, one that has kept to its founding principles of integrative treatment for illness and chronic pain. The prime directive is to approach each patient as an individual case and to tailor treatments to fit that case.

– Mohamed Z.

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