Dr. Richard L. Shames M.D.

Richard L. Shames M.D.Pioneering Integrative Medicine
Dr. Shames graduated from Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Medical School. After research at NIH and internship at San Francisco Public Health Hospital, he created one of the first integrative medical centers in the U.S. in 1974. He served as Marin County Health Department physician for several years, as well as preceptor for medical students from UCSF, where he also lectured on integrative medicine. The author is well known for his prominence and pioneering work in the field of holistic healing.His books include: “Healing with Mind Power” (Rodale Press, 1978), “The Gift of Health” (Bantam 1982, “Thyroid Power” (HarperCollins, 2001), “Feeling Fat Fuzzy or Frazzled?” (Hudson/Penguin, 2005), and “Thyroid Mind Power” (Rodale, 2011).  He has lectured and written extensively for magazines and journals on a variety of topics related to health promotion and preventive medicine.  In addition, he is a popular speaker and local media personality, and has created his own audio and video tape series.

Dr. Shames has been in private practice for 35 years, presently at the Preventive Medicine Center of Marin County. Having taught at the University of California and Florida Atlantic University, he currently consults with both health professionals and consumers, promoting new models of medical care.

 College at Harvard;  Med School at University of Pennsylvania;  Training with the US Public Health Service; NIH Experience with Nobel Prize Winner Marshall Nirenberg

Organizational Affliliations
 Founding member American Holistic Medical Association;  Member,
San Francisco Nutri-Medicine Association

 Who’s Who in California,
 Who’s Who in American Professionals,
 Levinson Memorial Prize for Research


Karilee Shames, RN, Ph.D., is a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing and a Certified Holistic Nurse, with advanced training in sociology and empowerment studies.  She has maintained a private practice in collaboration with Dr. Richard Shames for twenty-five years, specializing in comprehensive treatment of energy-depletion illness.  She has been director of private psychiatric facilities and has served as a Professor of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Previously she was California Coordinator and Public Relations Chair for the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has written numerous health-related articles and several books, including The Gift of Health (Bantam, 1982), The Nightingale Conspiracy (Enlightenment Press, 1993), Creative Imagery in Nursing (Delmar Press, 1995) and Energetic Approaches to Emotional Healing (Delmar, 1997). Her newest release is “Thyroid MInd Power. (Rodale Press, 2011)



“With millions of Americans suffering needlessly, Dr. Shames’ program can be a blessing to a great many relationships.” 
John Gray, Ph.D.,  Author: “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”

The Shames approach educated and empowered me to take my health to a whole new level, a move forward into greater health and vitality.  Jodi Seidler, Makinglemonade.com, The Network for Single Parents

“The Shames approach will help you learn the fine art of hormonal balance in an empowering and highly practical way. It’s highly recommended for anyone with an energy or hormone problem.” 
Christiane Northrup, MD, Author: “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” and “The Wisdom of Menopause”

Whether you are are energy challenged by thyroid, adrenal or reproductive imbalances, this book has some natural and easy solutions for you that work 
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., Author of the NY Times bestseller “Before the Change”

Dr. Shames offers the near impossible – a clear, comprehensive, practical and integrated roadmap to restore and rebalance our energy.” 
Mary J. Shomon Patient Advocate and Author of “The Thyroid Diet” and “Living Well with Hypothyroidism”

“Dr. Shames takes health to levels that are often not recognized in conventional medical care.  This outlook can change your life.” Larry Dossey, MD,  Author: “Healing Words” and “Reinventing Medicine”


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