Drs. Plotnikoff and Weisberg are clinicians who, for more than 20 years each, have served people struggling with chronic pain and multidimensional illness. They are the doctors to whom other doctors refer their toughest patients. They ask different questions. And they listen intently for opportunities to awaken a patient’s inner doctor. And they see great results.
In 2009, they published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) a challenge to their professional colleagues. They simply asked, why the heavy emphasis on pharmaceutical treatments for irritable bowel syndrome? Their shared philosophy: Not “a pill for every ill” but “skills before pills.”
They took their own challenge seriously. From this, Trust Your Gut was born.
Gregory A.Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received national and international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. He is a graduate of Carleton College, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Minnesota Medical School. Plotnikoff is a frequent invited speaker and has been quoted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and numerous other newspapers internationally.
He has been heard on Minnesota Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” “Mid-Morning,” and NPR’s “Speaking of Faith” and “Science Friday.” He has also been a frequent commentator on medical issues for local radio and television. He practices at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis, MN.
Visit Dr. Plotnikoff at www.gregoryplotnikoff.com
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Dr. Plotnikoff establish the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota where he served as its first medical director. He is co-author of the book Trust Your Gut (Conari, 2013) and author of 22 textbook chapters and more than 50 first-authored articles in the medical literature including several in Japanese. His 2003 article on vitamin D and chronic pain is one of the most highly cited articles in the history of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Mark B.Weisberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical health psychologist. He is a Community Adjunct Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as a Fellow and former Vice President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a partner of the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, an integrative chronic pain clinic with four locations in the Twin Cities. Additionally, he has a private practice in Minneapolis. Weisberg has been involved in clinical practice, teaching, and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine for the last twenty years.
He has provided consultation to many integrative medicine programs around the country, including Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School. Weisberg is frequently interviewed on television, radio, print media, and the Internet. In addition to teaching online classes, he gives several invited keynote addresses every year and teaches at many national conferences.
Visit Dr. Weisberg at www.drmarkweisberg.com
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Dr Weisberg has been involved in clinical practice, teaching, and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine for over 25 years. He has many publications in the medical, dental, and psychological scientific literature. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. He also consults at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic in St Paul MN and maintains an independent practice in Minneapolis MN.
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