Dr. Clarke is currently in private practice southeast of Houston in Webster, TX, as a board certified physiatrist (or rehabilitation specialist) which is a specialty that treats patients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, neurologic diseases, musculoskeletal and sports injuries and chronic pain syndromes.
He initially received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and went on to earn a Master of Science degree at University of Texas at Dallas in psychophysiology and neurophysiology. His interest in pharmacology and neurochemistry developed during these years and he was accepted into the graduate program in Cell Biology and Southwestern Medical School at Dallas where he completed his Ph.D. in neurochemistry.
After completing his Ph.D., he decided that the application of this basic science was best served in the area clinical medicine and he attended Texas Tech University School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. degree.
He moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was accepted for an internship in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine after which he returned to Houston and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He founded a hospital in Webster, Texas for general physical rehabilitation medicine upon finishing his training.
Dr. Clarke’s interest in neurochemistry and implementing basic science into clinical medicine remains his motivation for researching the effects of neurohormones and basic biochemistry on otherwise hopeless neurologic and physiologic disease processes for which there is no other treatment. As he began to see dramatic results in his patients as they responded to these treatments, he decided to utilize these same fundamental science principles and medications in younger men and women as part of a preventive medicine program. His interest is in prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke, prostate disease, osteoporosis in women, and cancer.
He is now incorporating complementary medicine into his protocols for which there is strong basic science research support in the scientific journals. He uses conventional medications, dietary and lifestyle changes, physical and occupational therapies, and alternative medications to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care. As a result of this work, he is realizing his goal of improving quality of life for all his patients whether they are profoundly disabled by paralysis or just battling the effects of chemical and hormone imbalances associated with normal aging processes.