“About Dr. Ray Schilling” is an overview of his professional life.
Dr. Ray Schilling was born in Tübingen, Germany. He grew up in Southwest Germany and returned to his home town to study medicine at the Eberhard-Karls-University Medical School where he graduated in 1971. He wrote his thesis in endocrinology to obtain his M.D. (1), and published a paper in English in an abridged version in the Acta Endocrinologica (2). Following his internship in Germany, he immigrated into Canada in 1972. He started a post-doctoral cancer research position at the prestigious Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto from the fall of 1972 onwards until the end of 1975. He published three papers in the area of cell immunology and cell separation methods using a mouse model (3,4 and 5).
Ray always felt drawn to practicing medicine and to prepare for this he enrolled in a 2 1/2 year family medicine program equivalent (mixed internship program) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After the Canadian Board Examination (called LMCC) he moved to western Canada to practice family medicine for 16 years in a suburb of Vancouver, B.C. In 1983 he trained at the University of British Columbia in clinical hypnosis and joined as a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He incorporated this knowledge into his general practice and applied it in patients with various disorders.
In 1994 he joined the Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia as a medical advisor in occupational health while continuing his clinical work in walk-in-clinics. There he perceived that patients have a need to know more about their medical conditions than the busy general practitioner can communicate to them under the time constraints of modern medical practice. This was the basis for him to write this book, called ‘NetHealthBook’ (6), because it is strictly published on the Internet. See introduction for how to use it. Since October 2002 Dr. Schilling has been publishing a monthly health newsletter on the Internet under www.askdrray.com (7). This consisted of five timely health topics from up-to-date medical literature that was published every month until Dec. 2008 inclusive. Since then he decided to incorporate new information from the medical literature directly into nethealthbook.com
An effort is made to summarize research findings that affect our health including new insights into diseases, new treatment modalities and conceptual changes in medicine, all in easy to understand general language. The latest development in that regard is bio-identical hormone replacement when deficiencies have been identified by blood or saliva tests. This branch of medicine is also known as anti-aging medicine, which may allow a person to age without disabilities and live a fulfilling, active and vibrant life. Prevention is better than applying curative medicine later, but both have their place depending on what problem is at hand.
Dr. Schilling has retired from his position with WCB in February of 2010. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). His retirement activities include maintaining his medical blog www.askdrray.com and his other medical website www.nethealthbook.com, go ballroom and Latin dancing, working out at the gym and catching up with his grand kids.
In 2014 he published a book on anti-aging medicine called “A Survivor’s Guide To Successful Aging”, which contains 7 days of anti-aging recipes by his wife, Christina Schilling.
In 2016 he published his second book, “Healing Gone Wrong – Healing Done Right“, published at Amazon.