Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO

Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Mc Lean, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980 and specializes in pain medicine, family medicine, and more.Read his story

6829 Elm St Ste 300

Mc Lean, VA 22101

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This content was provided by Dr. Kaplan "Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression (Rodale, 2014). A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also board-certified in Medical Acupuncture and has studied and practiced Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Herbal Medicine. Dr. Kaplan graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University/Providence Hospital's Family Practice Residency Program and was trained in acupuncture at the University of California's Los Angeles School of Medicine Extension. Dr. Kaplan is certified by The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), in chelation therapy and currently serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is a fellow of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Kaplan created the Kaplan Center to offer patients suffering with chronic pain and illness a more effective model of medical care. He offers an individualized treatment program to each patient, integrating, as appropriate, both conventional and alternative medical approaches, providing evidence-based medical care that supports and enhances each patient's natural ability to heal. In 2015 he established the Foundation for Total Recovery in order to provide support and find a cure for all who suffer with chronic pain and depression by educating patients, building an online community of patients, doctors and researchers, partnering with leading researchers, academics and innovators, and studying data to find a baseline approach to diagnosing and curing neuroinflammation. Dr. Kaplan's work has been featured in TIME magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News 5, ABC's Good Morning America, CNN News, BBC, US News and World Report, and NPR's Diane Rehm Show. He writes a regular column for MindBodyGreen. Washingtonian Magazine has included Dr. Kaplan in its list of the "Best Doctors in the Washington, DC Area," and he recently received the distinction of being a "Top rated" physician in the Northern Virginia area by Consumer's Checkbook. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaplan ""Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Constitution of World Health Organization"

4  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Family Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

29  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Physical Examination
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Management
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Martin Place Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • American Board Of Medical Acupuncture
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Outstanding Service Award, 1995
Media & Publications
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation, 2003
  • Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Environmental Illness,
  • Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches Into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia, 1996
  • The Status of Acupuncture Legislation in the United States: A Comprehensive Review., 1991
  • Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review., 2001
  • Fox News 5, Migraines and What You Can Do to Avoid Them, Jan 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO
Cost of his concierge practice; I think he promises more than he can deliver for most people. If money is no object, his approach is worth a try.
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