Sports Medicine Doctor | Ross A Hauser, M.D.
Education: I completed my residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago; obtained my MD from the University of Illinois, Chicago; and my Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am a board certified Physiatrist (fiz-eye-a-trist) or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist.
Medical Director of Caring Medical: Not only am I a Prolotherapy doctor, I am also the Medical Director and co-founder of the comprehensive Prolotherapy and natural medicine clinic, Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. I am most well-known for my expertise as a Prolotherapy doctor. Prolotherapy is a medical procedure that stimulates the body to repair painful, injured areas. I was blessed to have trained under the respected Prolotherapy doctor Gustav Hemwall, who is the grandfather of Prolotherapy. Because of my expertise and the popularity of our books on Prolotherapy, Caring Medical has a national referral base seeing patients from all over the USA, as well as abroad, right here in our Oak Park, IL office. What a great clinic and profession! I meet people from all over the world, including Australia, England, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Mexico, as well as from all over the Chicago area and the 50 states! Who would have thought we would have vans of people traveling here to see us from Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio to receive Prolotherapy?
I use an individualized approach to treating your condition and I strive to treat my patients by caring – as our office says, “The care of the patient begins with caring." Ultimately, I try to get at the root cause of my patients’ problems, thereby treating the cause, not just the symptom with a prescription drug or a “live with it” type attitude.
We have an in-house laboratory that conveniently offers our patients the laboratory tests that they need, including Hauser Diet Typing.
Nutritional medicine: I am a supporter of Beulah Land Nutritionals, a comprehensive nutriceuticals store. Some of the products carried at Beulah Land Nutritionals were formulated by Marion and I to help achieve optimal health for our patients and optimize healing after Prolotherapy and/or exercise/injury. One of our goals at Caring Medical is to keep our patients active for life. I address the whole person, including diet, nutrition, and any possible deficiencies the patients may have.
Sports Medicine doctor for athletic injuries: I am an avid athlete myself having completed five ironman triathlons - Ironman Coeur D’Alene in 2004, Ironman Canada in 2005, Ironman Florida in 2006, Ironman Arizona in 2007, and Lake Placid in 2008. I have always loved sports but decided to get serious about it when I started reaching middle age! Having two marathons under my belt, I ran five more! After a sports injury caused me to vary my training, I became an avid swimmer and cyclist. That sports injury actually allowed me to accomplish my dream of completing an Ironman Race. I continue to train in all three sports and have completed a number of ultramarathons, the longest of which was a 60 mile running event. I love working with athletes from all sports – especially because I have a treatment in my armamentarium that will get them back to their sports in no time! Treating athletes is very rewarding because I can also utilize a comprehensive approach and help them reach their peak physical performance through diet, supplements, as well as monitoring their blood pH and various blood tests to make sure that they have optimum physiology. Of course, as a sports medicine doctor, I love giving them Prolotherapy when they have injuries! It gets them back to training in a day or two and does not involve long recovery periods. Check out the Sports Medicine section of our website for the wide array of conditions that are successfully treated with Prolotherapy. You may not realize that shin splints, neck pain, wrist pain, meniscus tears, plantar fasciitis, and many other sports injuries can be treated with Prolotherapy.
Don’t worry—not all of my patients are athletes. I also love working with people of all ages – young and old – athlete or couch potato! I will aim to help you get healthier and more mobile. You never know - you just might become an Ironman some day! We have seen many amazing transformations in patients here. Our hope for you is that you will be able to realize your dream, no matter how unrealistic it may seem when you are suffering from chronic pain.
Health Author: My wife Marion and I are the authors of the national best seller Prolo Your Pain Away, along with a number of other topical books on Prolotherapy. Together we have also written Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away! Curing Sports Injuries and Enhancing Athletic Performance with Prolotherapy. This monster book discusses Prolotherapy for every sports injury imaginable, as well as other topics including nutrition, alternatives to surgery, x-rays, cortisone shots, MRIs and other aspects of sports medicine. It is one of the most comprehensive books on sports medicine available. Every athlete and/or trainer should have a copy.
My wife Marion, a registered dietitian, along with Nicole Baird, co-authored The Hauser Diet: A Fresh Look At Healthy Living, of which I am a contributor. This book discusses in detail the concepts of the Hauser Diet and natural medicine program which will allow you to find out what type of diet you need to follow based on your individual blood tests. It’s quite a fascinating nutritional philosophy and has helped many of our patients normalize weight, gain energy, and optimize their overall health.
Editor-in-Chief: I have been fortunate to be able to spearhead the first international medical journal on the topic of Prolotherapy as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Prolotherapy®. This journal is unique in that it has a target audience of both physicians and patients. The purpose of this journal is to provide the readers with new cutting-edge information on Prolotherapy, as well as provide a forum for physicians and patients alike to tell their stories. Caring Medical has been able to document and present a number of research articles in the journal, including a cutting edge article showing that meniscal tears to the knee can be repaired with Prolotherapy. Publishing these papers has been instrumental in helping document the life-changing, healing effects of Prolotherapy so that people can live their lives without a life-time of prescription drug use, arthroscopies, surgery, and disability. Please visit www.journalofprolotherapy.com for more information. For a complete listing of Caring Medical’s published research, visit www.prolotherapy.org.
Lecturer/Speaker: Because of my love for the subject matter, I have become a well-known speaker and lecturer on Prolotherapy, sports medicine, and natural medicine. I am one of the authorities on Prolotherapy, and often speak on this topic to the lay public and medical community, as well as on the radio and blog talk radio. Because my wife and I developed the Hauser Diet concept, I have also spoken on this topic as well. The Hauser Diet book focuses on the importance of an individualized diet program for preventing and reversing disease, along with obtaining optimal health and fitness. Combine that with Prolotherapy, and you’ve got a great combination.
Instructor: I am a preceptor for Bastyr University’s naturopathic medicine students and also for Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant Program. Many students have rotated and observed our clinic at work to gain knowledge in the practice of Prolotherapy and natural medicine. I have also trained and presented lectures to many MD’s, DOs, chiropractors, veterinarians, and other practitioners, on the technique and benefits of Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy. At this time the office is closed to taking new students or trainees.
I look forward to working with you when you become one of Caring Medical’s fantastic patients and helping you get back to doing the things that you love to do. To keep up with all that we are doing at Caring Medical, I invite you to follow our Caring Medical blogs and become a fan of ours on Facebook.