Larry Dossey, M.D.

Dr. Larry Dossey is a former physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. He received his M.D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), and trained in internal medicine at Parkland and the VA hospitals in Dallas. Dr. Dossey has lectured at medical schools and hospitals throughout the United States and abroad.

In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so. He is the author of eleven books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including the New York Times bestseller HEALING WORDS: THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, and most recently THE SCIENCE OF PREMONITIONS. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is the executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Dossey lectures around the world. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife Barbara, a nurse-consultant and the author of several award-winning books.

Articles at HMDI:

Through Mind-Body Medicine: Whose Mind and Whose Body? Dr. Larry Dossey explores the idea of non-local mind within the context othree “eras” of medicine: era I characterizing the pharmaceutical / surgical age, era II introducing thoughts and feelings as causal factors in individual health, and era III interconnecting our mind-body healing abilities based on the existence of a collective or universal mind. Around this evolutionary discussion of the mind’s role in healing, Dr. Dossey frames current dilemmas faced by advocates of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in helping us transition from an era I to era II medicinal approach.

While celebrating progressive efforts that have been made toward shaping a medicinal model based on prevention and behavioral changes, Dr. Dossey discusses the need for a national change in perspective in the way we approach health care reform in Is Life a Statin Deficiency State? Dr. Dossey also highlights statin-use trends to illustrate why medicine continues to be “disease-care” focused.

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