Description of Practice.....
Hello! I'm a medical doctor who is board certified in Family Practice and in Integrative Holistic Medicine.
The goal of my practice is to help you attain optimal health and vitality.
Western medicine often focuses on prescription oriented solutions to specific symptoms. While I embrace this path where it is appropriate, many people have conditions that can be reversed (like type two diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety). These conditions often can be eradicated rather than medicated, making you a healthier, happier person.
I also help people manage risk factors for future disease; for instance, if your family has a strong history of dementia, cancer or heart disease, we work together to reduce this risk. The goal is to prevent future illness and to bring you into your highest state of good health now.
I am committed to helping people with chronic conditions that are not well managed by conventional medicine, such as fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome. I have a special place in my heart for 9/11 responders who have become ill as a result of their exposure and am always happy to help them whenever I can. I have expertise in mitochondrial toxicity, a condition that sometimes occurs after being exposed to prescription drugs or toxic chemicals. Additionally, I have developed a protocol for adult survivors of child abuse that many patients have found helpful in their healing process. And lastly, I enjoy helping menopausal and perimenopausal women transition out of their symptoms and into a healthy later life.
Our Patient Philosophy....
My approach to patient care is a partnership. You are the expert on your body and I am here to help you grow and heal. I have knowledge and experience to share with you, and new ways of looking at things that can motivate you to attain your highest level of vitality and health.
Being my patient is not a passive experience but an active one. Together we examine every aspect of your life and work together to create a wellness plan. Usually this includes changes to your diet and specific types of physical and mental exercises. I am here to help you, but ultimately you have to be willing to make changes in your life if your habits are making you sick.
People who take prescription medications need to be carefully tapered off as their health improves. And once wellness is achieved, we create a maintenance plan so that you can care for yourself, needing only occasional check ups. My goal is to make doctors obsolete and replace them with medical lifestyle coaches. I want to empower you to take charge of your life, amping up your energy level so you can attain the good health and happiness you were meant to have.
Dr. Quirk will be one of the facilitators of the Pranashama Health and Wellness Retreat and Yoga Teacher Training program in Bali, Indonesia for the month of June 2012.
Participants in past retreats have experienced new levels of health and happiness, and reduced their need for prescription medications. People who retreat for the entire month lose significant weight in a safe and healthy way, and most importantly, learn how to continue their good habits in the future.
You can stay for one to four weeks and have a life-changing experience. Personal attention is given to each participant's health during private medical coaching sessions, as well as group lectures on nutrition, self care and attaining happiness and well being. Four star hotels in the mountains and on the beach are included, as are healthy meals, exciting travel excursions and daily yoga classes.
World renowned yoga teacher Dashama Gordon is the leader of the retreat. Dashama has helped thousands of people reclaim their health with her yoga and nutrition programs. She is the author of the book Journey to Joyful.
Participants who stay for the full 30 days and attend required classes will become certified yoga teachers through the Yoga Alliance. This professional diploma allows you to teach yoga and advertise yourself as being fully certified. You do not have to take all of the required yoga classes if you do not wish to be certified.
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