About Dr. May

/About Dr. May
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Meet Dr. May

Dr. May hails from Texas, where he was born and raised until moving to Seattle for medical school. He practices family medicine with an emphasis in nonpharmaceutical pain management, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroid, weight gain), epigenetics, mens’ health, and environmental medicine (food allergies, environmental toxins, etc.).

“I love the variability of family practice. Every patient is vastly different, with a unique story.”

Education and Background

SCHOOLS ATTENDED/YEARS/DEGREES

  • Bastyr University, Seattle WA – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX – Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Athletic Training Minor in Biology

AWARDS/SPECIAL TRAINING

  • Internship: Dr. Kenneth Cooper, MD “Father of Aerobics” Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research and Fitness
    Center Dallas, Texas
  • Bastyr University Doctorate: Naturopathic Medicine, Emphasis in Physical Medicine; Research assistant; Merit Scholarship
  • East Texas Baptist University Major: Top Kinesiology/Biology Award for Highest department GPA; several merit scholarships

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN ALASKA? AND WHY DID YOU MOVE HERE?

I moved here in 2009 with my wife and kids seeking what most Alaskans, I think, are looking for… opportunity and adventure. So far, I’d say it’s been right on the money.

PREVIOUS CAREERS?

I was full tilt into the fitness world for about 10 years. I worked mostly as a personal trainer at gyms and athletic trainer for sports teams, however, I spent several years managing gyms and teaching group fitness classes as well.

HOBBIES AND OTHER INTERESTS?

I am a sports and recreation junkie. If I can throw it, hit it or shoot; I’m usually game.

BOOK OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENT?

  • What if medicine disappeared? by Gerald Markle and Frances McCrea
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  • In Defense of Food and The Omnivores’ Dilemma by Mikael Pollen
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • Fearless by Max Lucado
  • Disease Delusion by Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.