Dr. Allen Lawrence
Dr. Allen Lawrence, M.A., M.D., Ph.D. is a graduate of UC Irvine Medical Schools. He performed his internship at USC Los Angles County Hospital, spent 2 years in the US Air Force as a medical officer. He then performed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Lawrence has also attained a Masters in Human Nutrition and Ph.D. In Psychology at the Pacific Institute for Advanced Studies in Los Angles, California.
Dr. Lawrence currently practices Wellness, Prevention and Holistic Gynecology in Brentwood California. Dr. Lawrence has co-authored and published 23 books the including best seller, When Your Body Talks, Listen! a book written to help people better understand how stress creates both acute and chronic illnesses. Dr. Lawrence has written more than 100 articles and developed many patients education programs discussing or introducing natural treatments, methods of prevention, information on how to attain wellness. Many of his articles, books and educational programs deal with stress and stress-related illnesses as well as healing.
Early in practice Dr. Lawrence recognized that there are two kinds of medicine practiced in the US Interventive (Allopathic) Medicine and Integrated or Alternative Medicine. Currently most Western Medical practitioners operate from the global belief that patients must first get sick and then, once sick, their symptoms are treated with either medications, surgery or one or another form of interventive therapies. This means, however, that their illness was not prevented but allowed to occur first and then treated only after they were allowed to become ill. Dr. Lawrence has long believed in Integrative Medicine which he believes works to prevent illness before it can create problem hence making it unnecessary to the individual to become ill, suffer or take risk of the many complications often associated with becoming ill.
Dr. Lawrence left a surgical practice to voluntarily become a non-surgical practitioner. He believes in natural treatments and teaches lifestyle modification and mind-body-spirit treatments to prevent illness and to improve overall health and well-being.