My Mentors – True Pioneers in Medicine

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors William Walsh

    I had the privilege of attending the Mastering Brain Chemistry Workshop.

    The Walsh Research Institute Medical Practitioner Education Program offers unique opportunities for physicians and medical practitioners to learn advanced, drug-free, nutrient therapy protocols for their patients challenged by autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative disorders.

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Robert Rowan

    Dr. Robert Rowen was board-certified and re-certified by both the American Boards of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine; he’s currently a national leader in oxidative medicine and ozone therapies.

    He’s also a leader in medical freedom, primarily with his pioneering work in 1990 in Alaska, where he was instrumental in creating the first statutory protection for natural medicine in the United States. Alaska’s governor appointed him to the state medical board in 1992.

    “I would encourage anybody with chronic unexplained conditions that’s not getting any better from any other means to consider oxidation therapy, because it really stimulates your body to take over.” Dr. Rowen

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Ralph Willard

    Ralph Willard DO President of TCOM who took a pioneering step and first established the Department of Medical Humanities which initiated a major change in medical education and placed TCOM as a national leader in the Health-Oriented Physician Education approach (HOPE).

    Dr. Willard was my family doctor and surgeon. It was he who cared for me in the emergency room at age 8 when I suffered a head injury and scalp wound. Later, when I had applied for entrance to the Harvard School of Medicine and needed a letter of reference, it was he who persuaded me to come to Texas instead of Harvard.

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors I M Kim Korr

    I.M. (Kim) Korr Phd, Professor Emeritus at TCOM and Princeton trained neurophysiologist who led the movement for major change in medical education returning to sound principles of the original osteopathic tradition.

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Charles Ogilvie

    Charles Ogilvie DO Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Emeritus Professor and the first chairman of the Department of Medical Humanities. Together with Dr. Korr and Dr. Jonas, he established TCOM as a HOPE system medical school. It was his idea to create the Institute for Human Fitness at TCOM.

    Charlie took up running again at the age of 60 and set many age group records, including a 3:04 marathon. Charles was also an avid bicyclist, hiker and environmentalist.

    “I became interested in a comprehensive approach to practice, which was advanced by Lawrence Weed at the University of Vermont”

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Steven Jonas

    Steven Jonas MD MPH MS professor of preventive medicine

    Virtually all medical schools in this country, whether osteopathic (D.O.) or allopathic (M.D.) are disease oriented. They generally teach their students a great deal about what to do for people after they become ill.

    However, they teach very little if anything about what to do to help people stay healthy and keep from getting sick in the first place. Kim and Charlie, following the precepts of the original osteopathic tradition, were in the process of designing a program to convert TCOM from the disease-oriented mode (DOPE) to a health-oriented one (HOPE).

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Wayne English

    Wayne R. English, Jr DO Professor and Chair of the new Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. TCOM was the first medical school in the country to have a formal department included in the medical curriculum. As a founding member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, he was the driving force in the development of the specialty of Sports Medicine.

    “Sports Medicine is that branch of the Healing Arts Profession that utilizes a ‘holistic’, comprehensive team approach to the prevention, diagnosis and adequate management (including medical, surgical and rehabilitative techniques) of sports and work related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and exercise-related disease processes.”

    Students were given an opportunity to see and understand the importance of a comprehensive approach which included knowledge of Emergency Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Structural and Orthopedic Medicine for the proper diagnosis and early management of acute traumatic injuries.

    We could see and experience the utilization of “hands-on” rehabilitation techniques  to successfully and safely speed up the healing process.

    I was fortunate to also complete a sports medicine summer fellowship, working directly with Dr. English as he practiced at the Institute for Human Fitness.

  • Milton Seifert Jr MD Community-oriented primary care physician, researcher and founder of Eagle Medical. He developed the Patient Advisory Council and the Education for Life Management Skills, a model for understanding and dealing with human pain.

    Dr. Milt was an early mentor for me in the practice of rural medicine. He helped me to understand how to use empathy in resolving difficulties in the patient/doctor relationship, and helped me begin to understand psychosomatic illness and the healing of emotions.

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Ken Lossing

    Ken Lossing DO Past president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) and leading Physician educator

    Dr. Ken has given me the ability to palpate more accurately which areas of the body are lacking blood flow and which areas are trapped. His hands-on approach to healing provides fast relief and long-lasting results.

    What an osteopath must know:
    “An osteopath must know the shape and position of every bone in the body, as well as that part to which every ligament and muscle is attached. He must know the blood and the nerve supply.

    He must comprehend the human system as an anatomist, and also from a physiological standpoint. He must understand the form of the body and the workings of it. That is a short way to tell what an osteopath must know.”
    – AT Still, MD DO, Founder of the American School of Osteopathy

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Jean Pierre Barral

    Jean-Pierre Barral is a Diplomate of Osteopathy, a Member of the Registre des Ostéopathes de France, and a Physical Therapist. He is the developer of the manual therapy he calls Visceral Manipulation (VM). And through work in a dissection lab, he was able to experiment with VM techniques and see the internal effects of the manipulations. He served as Chairman of the International College of Osteopathy at St. Etienne, France.

    TIME Magazine, citing his development of Visceral Manipulation, named Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, one of the Top Healing Innovators to watch in the new millennium.

    Jean-Pierre states, even after more than 40 years of research and working with patients, as well as educating tens of thousands of therapists around the world, “we know so little; only the tissues know.” We can think as therapists we know what to do to help a patient, but it is only when we put our hands on the person, that the tissues then show us what is needed.

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Pamela Wible goat

    Pamela Wible, M.D., is a family physician born into a family of physicians who warned her not to pursue medicine. She soon discovered why: to heal her patients she first had to heal her ailing profession.

    Fed up with assembly-line medicine, Dr. Wible held town hall meetings where she invited citizens to design their own ideal clinic. Open since 2005, Wible’s community clinic has inspired Americans to create ideal clinics and hospitals nationwide.

    When not treating patients, Dr. Wible devotes herself to medical student and physician suicide prevention.

    Her articles have been picked up by major news outlets such as the Washington Post and her work on physician suicide was the focus of a primetime segment on America Tonight. Dr. Wible has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, CBS, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.

  • Simple Medicine Dr Strait My Mentors Bradley Nelson

    Dr Brad is one of the world’s foremost experts in the fields of bio-energetic medicine and energy psychology. He has successfully used The Emotion Code & The Body Code with thousands of patients around the globe to relieve symptoms and often effect cures in conditions ranging from depression to cancer. I began my training in the Body Code in 2016 and have found it exceptionally helpful for a wide range of people.