Dr. Mark Vance is the Medical Director for the MS Fitness Challenge. He is a board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has over 15 years of experience in “conventional medicine” including clinic, emergency room, inpatient hospital and administrative work. In addition, he has received extensive training in alternative medicine as well as serving as the Medical Director of the West Clinic in Pocatello, ID. This unique training has equipped him with the skills to provide effective treatments for many conditions that typically have poor outcomes with standard MD medical treatment. His extensive work with alternative providers makes him the ideal liaison between the “regular” medical system and alternative medicine providers. And through opening his own clinic, Vance Medical, he is able to combine the best of both worlds, bringing the best of what’s available to his patients. In this episode, Dr. Vance shares how his experience and knowledge with alternatives therapies can have a significant impact on the overall wellbeing of people living with MS.
What's the most important vitamin? According to Dr. Mark Vance it's one of two: either the vitamin you need the most (the one you're most deficient in) or perhaps most importantly - Vitamin H, or Vitamin "Hope". Prior to being involved with alternative therapies for hard to treat / difficult aliments - Dr. Vance began his medical career by pursuing knowledge and experience through traditional pathways common to medical practitioners. It was after a unique experience with a patient in desperate need for alternative medicine that Dr. Vance finally found his true calling in life and started his own medical practice at Vance Medical. After becoming acquainted with David Lyons and the MS Fitness Challenge, Mark decided to get involved with the MSFC and render his support as the charity's Director of Medical Services.
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