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Carol Ann Ryser, M.D. is a Board Certified Pediatrician (FAAP), Board Certified Clinical Analyst, member of: FAAP (Fellowship of American Academy of Pediatrics), AMA (American Medical Association), OHM (Orthomolecular Health Medicine); and A4M (The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) and is licensed by the states of Missouri and Kansas, member of both Missouri and Kansas medical societies both local and state. .  The primary focus of Dr. Ryser’s medical practice is on the prevention of illness and disease.  As a physician, analyst, and practitioner of preventative medicine, Carol Ann Ryser has a broad background of experience, training, and knowledge to meet the demands of medicine in the 22nd Century.

Dr. Ryser is the Medical Director of Health Centers of America (1996-present).  Previously, she was Medical Director of the International Learning Centers (1993-1996), Director of Mid-America Treatment and Training (1975-1993), a staff member of Gardner Medical Center (1968-1978); Consulting Staff Member, Research Medical Center (1968-1988); Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center (1968-1976); Assisting Physician at the Children’s Rehabilitation Unit, University of Kansas Medical Center (1968-1978); Consultant to the Special Education Department for Orthopedically Handicapped Children (1968-1969); and Consultant to the United States Air Force in Irakelion, Crete (1965-1967).

After receiving her B.A. from William Jewell College in 1959, she completed her Medical Degree in 1963, and completed residency training from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1967, in Pediatrics.  She is a licensed physician in both Kansas and Missouri , and is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  In 1977 she became a board-certified Clinical Analyst with the International Transactional Analysis Association.

Dr. Ryser has been a pioneer in the field of medicine since her graduation from KU Medical School in 1963.  She was one of the first physicians to speak out against child abuse in Kansas and traveled throughout the state as a spokeswoman.  She also testified to help change child abuse laws in the state of Kansas .

Dr. Ryser provides workshops, training seminars, and is a popular speaker throughout the United States .  She speaks on issues concerning preventative medicine; the role of Integrative Medicine; topics such as self-esteem, psychotherapy, children, and child development.  Her current primary focus is in the area of Innovative Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illnesses, primarily CFS/FMS, Lyme disease, Growth Hormone replacement and related autoimmune diseases. She currently is an on-going speaker on these topics for Hemex Labs in Phoenix , Arizonia, the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Orthomolecular Medical group, American Bariatric Society, the America Association of Environmental Medicine, and several local hospitals, colleges and universities.

Dr. Ryser has published the largest chapter in the Anti-aging Therapeutics Vol. 5  , titled “Innovative Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illness.”  She also published an article for the same, American Academy of Anti-Aging, titled, “The Role of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Chronic Illness.”  She also has made a video by the same title.  She has a published article on PANDAS for the A4M medical group. She has done several interviews by alternative magazines and pharmacies which can be found on the web.

Also this past year, she co-authored a paper titled, “Use of sensitive markers of coagulation activation to monitor low-dose heparin therapy in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (CFS/FM)". This paper has been presented at a major medical conference to be published.

In her medical practice, she sees patients from all four corners of the United States and has several patients from Canada .  She is recognized as one of the leading pioneers in the field of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Hypercoagulation defect.

  Dr. Ryser has published and presented a number of papers in other areas of her expertise, appearing in such publications as The American Journal of Diseases of Children; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology; Pediatrics and Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Ryser has been recognized for her contributions to the fields of medicine, science, and mental health as both a clinician and educator, by both professional and lay organizations.  Recognition for Dr. Ryser includes being designated Outstanding Alumnus of William Jewell College (1972-1990) and citations in Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities, and Who’s Who in Executives in the Midwest .  She has also received a citation from the Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri for courageous innovation in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.  She was selected to be a participant in Greater Missouri - A Focus on Leadership for Women in the State of Missouri , in 1990, and is currently an alumni.  Dr. Ryser was also awarded a William Jewell College citation for Achievement in Science, Medical Field, 1990.  Who’s Who of Women Executives (1990).  She served on the Advisory Board, University of Missouri , for Family Studies, 1991.  She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation - Network for Success; Women Aware, Popular Bluff, Missouri , August 1991.  She served as a member of the Coalition for Positive Family Relationships in the Kansas City Metroplex, 1992.  She earned a Certificate with The Professional Woman Training, certified by Linda Eastman., October 1992.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Women’s Council UMKC, 1995.She was given a special recognition by the Professional Women's Network (PWN) for her contributioin to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illness. She also was a co-author, contributing a chapter in two books produced by the PWN