About Dr. Clarke

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.

Areas of Expertise

If you’re reading this, you are wondering about strokes. Either you, one of your parents or other loved one has had a stroke and you want answers. You may be a doctor and, like me you have been struck with the revelation that in the past 50 years we have made virtually no advances in either the immediate management of stroke victims or any impact on diminishing the long term deficits which so profoundly affect the lives of these patients and their families.

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In the adult, supposedly fully developed brain, there exist neural stem cells which, when stimulated, are capable of differentiation into neurons that can be integrated into the functional neuronal network. The brain, like all other organs in the body, has now been shown to be able to heal itself after injury. The challenge to scientists and physicians is to identify and elucidate the chemicals and drugs and their interactions that will promote this healing process.

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The etiology or cause of Alzheimer’s disease is a topic of considerable debate. It is most probably, however, a multifactorial process. So in that regard, there’s a bit of truth in everyone’s opinion.

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News

4th International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine Rome, Italy

Dr Clarke has been asked to serve as the Chairman for the Clinical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Applications of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine segments of this International conference. He will also be speaking on the topic of Neuronal repair in the central nervous system through neuroregenerative processes.



PRP Textbook

Platelet-Ritch Plasma Textbook on Regenerative Medicine: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic, and Recovery of Musculoskeletal Injuries.
“Preparing the Soil: Practical Cellular Biochemistry” by Lewis K. Clarke M.D., PhD.