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  • Therapies and therapist orientations and practices, including Spiritual Emergence, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, breath work, psychedelic-assisted, condition-specific, transpersonal, and existential psychotherapies.

About Ron Parks, MD, MPH

  • He is an integrative and holistic psychiatrist, medical consultant, author, and writer, specialty-trained in psychiatry, internal medicine, nutrition, and preventive medicine, and Board Certified in Psychiatry.

  • He publishes on his website at https://parksmd.com/ and his Mind Wise Substack newsletter at www.inmindwise.com. Over the years, he has served in many capacities, including medical director of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

  • His health interests began as a child growing up in rural Maryland. After developing a high fever and stiff neck, he was diagnosed with polio and rushed to the City Hospital for Children. He was holistically treated with the conventional and natural approaches of the day until his health returned. This illness experience, plus that of other family members, gave him a deep respect for integrating natural and traditional therapies.

Dr. Parks enjoys using his skills and talents as an educator and consultant to help others with life issues and mental, physical, and emotional problems.

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Ron Parks

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Mind Wise is a bimonthly newsletter resource for your interest in mental health and well-being by Ron Parks, M.D., M.P.H., a holistic psychiatrist, consultant, and writer.


Ron Parks, M.D., M.P.H., is an integrative and holistic psychiatrist, medical consultant, and writer about holistic mental health and well-being.
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