Martin P. Gallagher, M.D., D.C. is the founder, and medical director of Medical Wellness Associates. Dr. Gallagher was born in Scranton, Pa, where he was active in high school and college sports. Following a disabling back injury, that was unresponsive to traditional medical care and six medical specialists, he received one chiropractic adjustment and was promptly relieved of his 18 month pain odyssey.
Inspired by this remarkable treatment and encouraged by his future wife, Charlotte, Dr. Gallagher changed the course of his life from the study of psychology to chiropractic. While at Logan College of Chiropractic, he began to study and apply the healing principles of chiropractic, nutrition and detoxification. He personally went on a 3 month organic raw food and juice program that produced increased energy, improved concentration and a 70 pound weight loss.
Dr. Gallagher began integrating nutrition, detoxification, vitamin and botanical therapies with his clinic patients with remarkable results. His first patient, while at Logan College of Chiropractic, was a woman with intractable migraine headaches. She received cervical manipulations, a 10 day detox diet, and vitamin therapy. Needless to say, her migraines where completely relieved. Dr. Gallagher expanded his protocols to include homeopathy, cranial manipulation, applied kinesiology, and colon hydrotherapy that later became the basis of the Gallagher Wellness Program, which has now been adopted by thousands of patients.
Following his training in chiropractic school, Dr.Gallagher and Dr. Ciotti created Chiropractic Nutritional Associates, in 1977. This unique facility was among the first alternative medicine clinics in the US that evaluated lifestyle, nutritional status, and structural alignment, as the basis of a patient’s illness. With a continued belief that health care should be holistic, Dr. Gallagher co-founded Medical Wellness Associates, one of the first Integrative Medical Clinics in the US. MWA added to the traditional natural health program, already established by Dr. Gallagher, and added staff medical doctors, Intravenous Nutritional Therapies, Bio-Identical HRT, and Homeopathic Vaccines.
Having treated over 30,000 patients per year with this unique protocol, Dr.Gallagher brought his program to the public through a national television program, “Nutritional Healing” and his best selling book, “Dr. Gallagher’s Guide to 21st Century Medicine”.
In 2002, Dr. Gallagher decided that to guide Medical Wellness Associates into the new millennium, it required an expansion of his personal education. He subsequently returned to medical school, graduated from UHSA and completed his residency in Family Medicine, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, West Virginia University School of Medicine and certification training in Medical Acupuncture from UCLA.