Dr. Nathaniel C. Kirkland Jr., MD, Medical Director
Early in my medical practice I recognized that my excellent medical training did not adequately address many of my patient's needs and relied much too heavily upon medications. My primary interest initially was on the relation of the mind-body connection in the production and resolution of disease and on various methods of influencing that connection positively.
Additional explorations included herbal and homeopathic treatments, Ayurvedic medicine, functional medicine, and acupuncture with an emphasis on functional medicine and acupuncture.
It has been my experience that patients can be best cared for with a blend of the best of conventional and alternative medicine, focusing on the underlying root causes of disease and dysfunction and educating and empowering individuals to care for themselves.
Education and Training
- Undergraduate: Rhodes College, BA in Biology 1968
- Medical School: University of Virginia, MD 1973
- Residency Training: University of Virginia 1973-75
- Chief Resident Family Practice, University of Virginia 1975
- Training, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, University of Massachusetts
- Training, Mind-Body Medicine, Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington DC 1995
- Medical Acupuncture, Physician Training Program UCLA 1997
- Functional Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine, Currently in Certification Process
Board Certifications and Memberships
- Fellow, American Board of Family Practice
- Diplomat, American Board of Holistic Medicine
- Diplomat, American Board of Medical Acupuncture
- Member, American Academy of Family Practice
- Member, American Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine
- Member, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
- Member, Institute for Functional Medicine
- Member, Medical Staff, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital