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Dr. Gladys Bio

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey has been a family physician for more than 60 years and is board certified in holistic and integrative medicine. Born in India to medical missionaries, she is internationally known for her pioneering work in holistic medicine, natural birthing and the physician-patient partnership.

Dr. Gladys (as she likes to be called) helped co-found the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978, and is widely known as the “Mother of Holistic Medicine.” Her work through her foundation, The Gladys Taylor McGarey Medical Foundation has helped expand the knowledge and application of holistic principles through scientific research and education, and is helping bridge the gap between traditional and holistic medicine. Currently, she and her Foundation are actively involved in healthcare reform. The Foundation’s recently published position papers articulate a new vision for healthcare and have been widely distributed. Dr. Gladys is also the author of three books, “The Physician Within You,” “Born to Live,” and “Living Medicine.”  Among her other pioneering accomplishments:
  • Successfully championed fathers in the delivery room
  • Co-founded the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine
  • Created the only ARE Clinic based on the work of Edgar Cayce
  • First to utilize acupuncture in the U.S. and trained other physicians to use it
  • The International Academy of Clinical Hypnosis started in her living room
  • Taught safer birthing practices to rural women in Afghanistan, resulting in a 47% decrease in infant and young child mortality
  • Created a task force comprised of more than 100 holistic physicians and other professional healthcare providers to envision a new medical model in response to the need for healthcare reform, and is working toward implementation of this model

Read the “Gathering of Eagles” position paper

Visit the McGarey Foundation website

Gladys T. McGarey Medical Foundation
4848 East Cactus Road
Suite 505-506
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480.946.4544
www.mcgareyfoundation.com