When he was a kid if you had asked Dr. Mark LaBeau what he wanted to be when he grew up he’d quickly tell you, “A doctor. “
But as a young man he wasn’t so sure anymore.
You see, it was clear to him that the formula for good health started with two simple ingredients: a balanced diet and regular exercise.
After all, the field of medicine was originally built on these principles.
Yet, strangely, this foundation seemed to have nearly disappeared from modern medicine. And the lifestyle of the average doctor, was enough to make him question why he ever thought he wanted to be one in the first place.
His “career” in medicine may have ended right there if it hadn’t been for one very important person in his life.
His aunt, Franciscan nun Sister Leona, introduced him to the field of Osteopathic Medicine.
He knew for sure that Osteopathic Medicine was the kind he wanted to practice when he found out that Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.s) don’t just treat symptoms.
Instead they look for the actual cause of a patient’s problem and begin by treating the underlying issues at the heart of thier illness.
Dr. LaBeau received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines University. An Internship and Family Medicine training soon followed. He went on to receive board certifications in Family Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Now in practice for 25 years, Dr. LaBeau’s focus continues to be on Integrative Medicine. He’s committed to treating his patients as partners in their own health care as he uses the best proven therapies from conventional, alternative and traditional medicine to keep them well.
So no matter whether it’s a nutritional therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, a structural approach, a prescription or even a referral to a surgeon, Dr. LaBeau’s integrative approach lets him treat the whole person rather than an illness or disease.
It’s this same flexibility that’s allowed him to gain expertise in some of the most effective cutting-edge treatments available, long before most doctors have even heard of them.
Treatments such as…
But with his extensive experience in conventional and holistic medicine—including his years spent in an urgent care environment—Dr. LaBeau is also the guy you want in your corner when an acute illness strikes.
His clinical experiences include:
A life-long learner himself, Dr. LaBeau has a passion for sharing his knowledge. He served as an Affiliated Clinical Instructor of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University.
Currently, along with his private practice at The Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine, he’s continuing to help others to learn as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.
He and his lovely wife Terri have two sons, Jeffrey and Scott. In fact, he’s the proud father of not one, but two Eagle Scouts.