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About Dr. Ray Schilling

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“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.

2017 he published his third book, “Prostate Cancer Unmasked“, where 9 different treatment modalities for prostate cancer are reviewed in detail.

Last modified: May 31, 2017

Disclaimer
This outline is only a teaching aid to patients and should stimulate you to ask the right questions when seeing your doctor. However, the responsibility of treatment stays in the hands of your doctor and you.

References


  1. Prof. Dr. Mayer, Fachbereich Klinische Medizin der Universität Tübingen University, wrote on Jan. 5, 1972: "On July 29th , 1971 he graduated as a doctor of medicine with the thesis " The Demonstration of CRF-Avtivity in Hypothalamic Extracts of Man" with the mark "very good" (summa cum laude). From Sept. 1, 1971 onwards he has been working as as intern in several hospitals of Tübingen University. He is expected to receive his Medical Licence (in German called "Ärztliche Approbation") in September 1972."
  2. RM Schilling and Blobel: Acta Endocrin 73:1-10, 1973.
  3. RA Phillips, DA Clark, RM Schilling and RG Miller: Progr. Immunol., 1975.
  4. R.M. Schilling, RA Phillips and RG Miller: J.Exp. Med. 144: 241-258, 1976.
  5. RG Miller, RM Schilling and RA Phillips: Requirement for Non T-Cells in the Generation of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL) in Vitro: II. Characterization of the Active Cells in the Spleen of Nude Mice J Immunol 1977 118:166-174. (Abstract).
  6. www.nethealthbook.com is an internet based medical site for patient information. It has been originally published in Kelowna, British Columbia, in February 2002 (copyright 2001). Ongoing reviews ensure that the medical information is current. There is also a news section with weekly updates.
  7. www.askdrray.com is an anti-aging newsletter with updates every week. It was originally established in fall of 2002.