Temple ‘jock doc’ only certified holistic physician in area

TEMPLE— Ryan Fowl - er, M. D. recently became the only doctor in the Temple Killeen area certified to practice integrated holistic medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. To the layman, this means Dr. Fowler can prescribe actual pharmaceutical drugs to his patients as well as natural, holistic remedies, optimizing a patient’s treatment and overall well-being.

Dr. Fowler is trained in Sports Medicine; one of just two ABIHM-certified Sports Medicine physicians in all of Texas.

“Most doctors, especially sports medicine experts, are not specifically trained in using natural remedies in conjunction with typical medical treatments,” he said. “Natural remedies alone take a long time to heal a sports injury. But medical treatments alone may take just as long, and the injury may not fully heal in the end. Combining the two, however, increases the likelihood for a faster, fuller healing process.”

With a treatment plan blending the best effects of both natural and medical medicines, Dr. Fowler can offer his patients a potentially quicker healing process, as well as treatment that could reduce disease and injury reoccurrence.

So what makes Dr. Fowler such a rare breed of physician? He’s a physician licensed in holistic medicine. A simple Google search for nearby holistic medicine reveals that most (if not all) holistic practitioners are chiropractors and acupuncturists, neither of which can write prescriptions for pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Fowler is a trained Sports Medicine physician, having served a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton following his internship in Family Medicine.

Dr. Fowler practices at Little River Healthcare–King’s Daughters Clinic in Temple. He is currently accepting new patients for family and sports-related medical needs. To schedule an appointment, call 254-298- 2400 or visit www.KDClinic.com.

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