Dr. Matthew McClanahan, DO

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Family Medicine | Male

Dr. Matthew McClanahan, DO
A Midwesterner for much of his life, Dr. McClanahan did his undergraduate (2002) and graduate (Exercise Physiology - 2004) studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, moved a bit northeast to Des Moines University's College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school (2010), and then further north and east to Grand Rapids, MI for postgraduate training (2014). He completed a 4-year internship and residency in a degree program called Integrated Family Medicine (FM) / Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) and was dually board certified in the Fall of 2014 in both FM and NMM, the latter being the academic term for the osteopathic manual medicine that DO's are known for. In September 2014 he and his wife, Farron, moved to Chattanooga, TN to join the Center for Integrative Medicine, which turned out to be a good decision both from what the city has to offer and the excellent way his skills and interests fit in with those at the Center.

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Dr. McClanahan's Care Philosophy

Hoping to stay close to his osteopathic roots, Dr. McClanahan firmly believes in treating the "whole person" (body, mind, and especially spirit), that our bodies have been gifted with an inherent ability to self-regulate and heal, and further that anatomy matters as it concerns physiology, both in addressing disease and in finding and maintaining an individual's health. He subsequently has a good understanding of and interest in musculoskeletal medicine, in addition to traditional primary care medicine, and has had a special focus on the treatment of pain in its many manifestations. This perspective has lead to his particular interest in the brain-body connections implicit in all kinds of chronic (and even acute!) pain and disease, in addition to an injection treatment called prolotherapy. The former concerns an alternative paradigm and treatment approach to a number of often frustrating chronic conditions – fibromyalgia, IBS, TMJ, migraines, IC, fatigue, etc. The latter is a targeted, regenerative injection therapy that activates the body's immune system (the opposite of steroids) to heal chronic ligamentous and tendinous injuries and/or joint laxity, which often fly under the radar of common diagnostic methods and may be the root of many recurrent injuries and chronic pain.

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Dr. McClanahan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McClanahan to family and friends
3.2
based on 11 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. McClanahan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Chattanooga |
Dr. McClanahan's negligence resulted in my needing more serious surgeries (gallbladder removal; hysterectomy - my prolapse reached stage 4 before he believed my self reported symptoms were real; kidney stones removal - which required two surgeries because tissue had grown around them while he insisted my problem was that I was obsessed with IMAGINARY illnesses) than I would have if he had been diligent and responsible in investigating the very REAL "current tissue damage" sources of my pain.
in Chattanooga |
Dr.M did not listen to me... I was in and out of his office every few weeks for 6 months, and he told me everything was in my head... I grew sicker and sicker until I ended up in the hospital. He did not do the blood work that eventually diagnosed me until my husband came with me to an appointment and demanded it. Once diagnosed, he told me I was "screwed" as far as life insurance goes. Terrible bed side manner, does not listen!!!
Dayton, TN |
Doctor is more concerned with advocating his philosophy than treating patients.
Atlanta, GA |
Very caring and very food listener!
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. McClanahan spends more time with his patients than most doctors. He does not rush you. He answers all questions and lets you say what you feel and doesn't make you feel stupid for asking questions. He is not one to just dole out medicines if there is a more natural way to help your healing. His staff is pleasant and helpful. Very easy to get an appointment if you are sick. I recommend him if you are interested in real healing. Easy access with free parking.
in Ringgold, GA |
Very rude, very poor patient care, will be more than glad to send you his letter of cancellation of care from him and all of the CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates as of December 10th 2015.
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A Midwesterner for much of his life, Dr. McClanahan did his undergraduate (2002) and graduate (Exercise Physiology - 2004) studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, moved a bit northeast to Des Moines University's College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school (2010), and then further north and east to Grand Rapids, MI for postgraduate training (2014). He completed a 4-year internship and residency in a degree program called Integrated Family Medicine (FM) / Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) and was dually board certified in the Fall of 2014 in both FM and NMM, the latter being the academic term for the osteopathic manual medicine that DO's are known for. 

In September 2014 he and his wife, Farron, moved to Chattanooga, TN to join the Center for Integrative Medicine, which turned out to be a good decision both from what the city has to offer and the excellent way his skills and interests fit in with those at the Center.

Dr. McClanahan's Care Philosophy

Hoping to stay close to his osteopathic roots, Dr. McClanahan firmly believes in treating the "whole person" (body, mind, and especially spirit), that our bodies have been gifted with an inherent ability to self-regulate and heal, and further that anatomy matters as it concerns physiology, both in addressing disease and in finding and maintaining an individual's health. He subsequently has a good understanding of and interest in musculoskeletal medicine, in addition to traditional primary care medicine, and has had a special focus on the treatment of pain in its many manifestations. This perspective has lead to his particular interest in the brain-body connections implicit in all kinds of chronic (and even acute!) pain and disease, in addition to an injection treatment called prolotherapy. The former concerns an alternative paradigm and treatment approach to a number of often frustrating chronic conditions – fibromyalgia, IBS, TMJ, migraines, IC, fatigue, etc. The latter is a targeted, regenerative injection therapy that activates the body's immune system (the opposite of steroids) to heal chronic ligamentous and tendinous injuries and/or joint laxity, which often fly under the radar of common diagnostic methods and may be the root of many recurrent injuries and chronic pain.

Dr. McClanahan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • TMJ
  • Tension Headache

Education

  • Medical School
    Des Moines University/College Of

    Graduated in 2014

  • Internship Hospital
    Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi

    Completed in 2014

  • Residency Hospital
    Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Missouri

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique (HVLA)
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination