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John Mark, MD

  • John D Mark
  • “I try to promote health as opposed to treating illness.”

I take a holistic approach to care. I believe that you can dramatically improve underlying conditions and decrease symptoms by doing more than just prescribing medication. I always look at lifestyle, nutrition, diet, exercise and other factors in order to treat a child's pulmonary condition.

I try to promote health as opposed to treating illness. Since I trained in integrative medicine (conventional and nonconventional therapies), other physicians often send families to me who prefer that their child not be put on chronic medication. While I do prescribe medications, I like to first focus on a child's overall health. My goal is to use the fewest amount of medications with the fewest amount side effects.

Asthma is a great example of a childhood disorder where if you improve nutrition and exercise, ensure adequate sleep, and control certain environmental factors where the child lives, you often can make a dramatic difference without medication. I'm here to work together with families to improve not only their child's pulmonary problem but their feeling of well-being, as well.

Specialties

Pulmonary

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, 1978

Internship

Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1979

Residency

Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1981

Fellowship

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2001

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1984

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

Asthma

Bronchiectasis

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Chronic Cough

Chronic Lung Disease in Infancy

Chronic Ventilator Management

Ciliary Dyskinesias

Congenital Lung Disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Interstitial Lung Disease

Laryngomalacia

Neuromuscular Disease

Pneumonia

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Sleep Medicine

Tracheomalacia