Scott J. Zashin, MD, FACP, has a private rheumatology practice in Dallas and was a volunteer clinical professor of internal medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas in Texas for over 20 years. There, he learned that there are patients interested in traditional treatment options, alternative treatment options, and a combination of both. As alternative treatments are not typically part of the standard medical school curriculum, he felt it was important to learn about these therapies. Often, it was the patient themselves who introduced him to these treatments. Through this exposure he was able to pass on information to others. He have tried to educate health professionals and patients through journal and book publications.
Dr. Zashin was a fellow of the American College of Physicians in both internal medicine and rheumatology, voted among the "Super Doctors" in Texas Monthly, "Best Doctors in Dallas" in D-Magazine, and won a Patient's Choice Award on Vitals.com. In addition, Dr. Zashinwas ranked as one of America's Top Doctors by the US News and World Report and a Top 10 influential expert for web traffic by a Sharecare Survey.
Dr. Zashin graduated from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. He did his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School as well as his rheumatology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
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