What happens when a teacher and a doctor become one?
You get Dr. Dennis J. Courtney.
Fueled by his passion to teach, Dr. Courtney started his career as a high school teacher. Arguably the best word to describe one of his greatest attributes is “teacher,” a Latin word meaning physician.
He earned his medical degree from The Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, and returned to Pittsburgh to begin specialty training in anesthesiology at West Penn Hospital, which he completed in 1986.
Following his residency, Dr. Courtney split his time between the operating room and a newfound interest in managing patients in chronic pain.
“I had no idea that my real interests would lie outside the operating room, but working with chronic pain became more interesting and challenging to me that anesthesia. I also found that my approaches to chronic pain were more successful than similar approaches, and as a result I pursued them with a greater degree of enthusiasm than most other physicians.”
In 1994, Dr. Courtney began incorporating alternative and integrative medicine into his practice. Many of his patients suffered serious health problems and were not finding solutions through traditional medical approaches.
Over the past decade, Dr. Courtney has studied under Dr. Edward Kondrot, the creator of The Kondrot Program which has helped patients from across the world reverse their vision loss after suffering from diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Dr. Kondrot announced in early 2016 that he was putting Dr. Courtney in charge of his programs in South Florida.
Dr. Courtney combines experience in anesthesiology, chronic pain and alternative medicine, as well as collaboration with Dr. Edward Kondrot. Dr. Courtney invented the 3-Step Program to Regain Your Sight, which furthers Dr. Kondrot’s original work.
Dr. Courtney is actively involved in physician organizations that promote integrated medicine. He has sat on the Executive Boards of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and the International College of Integrated Medicine.
He is also the host of a weekend, talk-radio program called “The Weekend Wellness Workshop.”