~ Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
~ Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
The calling to practice medicine came early in life for Dr. McReynolds when she was injured while training as a competitive gymnast.
“I was eleven years old when I hurt my back during a workout. I tried several different therapies, but nothing helped. This ultimately led to my discovery of osteopathy. I was amazed at the healing that occurred with osteopathic manipulation. It was during this time that I was introduced to the power of nutritional medicine. I saw first hand how it helped my healing and sports performance. My passion for the practice of traditional osteopathy was ignited from that day forward.”
After completing undergraduate studies from the University of California at Riverside, Dr. McReynolds attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center, where she graduated in the top 10% of the female class. Her first and second residencies, in internal and emergency medicine, were completed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center.
While in medical school, Dr. McReynolds joined the United States Army, where she ultimately served for 11 years. One of her assignments during that time was a year-long tour, serving as the chief of the emergency department in the 21st Combat Support Hospital in Balad, Iraq. She appeared on behalf of the Army on “Good Morning America”, “ABC World News” and “24 Hours in Iraq”, a documentary. She was also awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a Bronze Star.
During her Army service, Dr. McReynolds also published a case report and critique of the use of ultrasound in the battle-field and original research on osteopathic manipulation for neck pain. She also served as teaching faculty and research director at Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center.
Additional Training and Teaching:
Dr. McReynolds has extensive training in traditional osteopathy and has studied with top experts in the field: the late Robert Fulford, D.O., inventor of the percussion hammer for osteopathic treatment, known from Dr. Weil’s book, Spontaneous Healing, Viola Fryman D.O., leader in pediatric osteopathic treatment and Jim Jealous, D.O., founder of biodynamic osteopathy.
Dr. McReynolds continues to pass on her knowledge of osteopathy. She is a table trainer for the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, teaching students the principles of cranial osteopathy.
Nutrition is not something taught in medical school or residency. After experiencing some personal health issues, Dr. McReynolds developed an increased interest in nutritional medicine. “I found myself run down, having daily headaches and was sick every month. I found nutrition and supplementation to be a key component to my recovery.” Dr. McReynolds has studied with Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of “Eat to Live”, and Dr. Bob Marshall, certified nutritionist and founder of Premier Research Labs. She and her and her husband, Dr. David Weinthal, sponsor a free monthly nutritional meet-up group, where people share delicious recipes and ideas.
To further expand the osteopathic concepts of treating the mind, body and spirit, Dr. McReynolds completed a 3 year program at Jaffe Institute of Spiritual Medical Healing (known today as the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism), studied with Ihaleakal Hew Len, Ph.D. master teacher of Self I-Dentity through Ho’opoonopono, and completed Asthanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swensen.
“Meditation and yoga are amazing adjuncts to osteopathic treatment. Several scientific studies now confirm those who meditate experience less pain. Meditation doesn’t have to be about sitting in a cross-legged position for hours and chanting “om”. I teach practical mantra meditation, where mantras may be used throughout the day. These methods have effects on the subconscious and emotional heart. People experience profound changes in their physical bodies as well as their emotional well-being.”
In 2004, Dr. McReynolds opened her clinic where her focus is on traditional hands-on osteopathy. She treats a variety of conditions to include pain, injuries, TMJ, babies with reflux, and digestive issues and much more.
“Helping people heal naturally is my passion. Using the foundations of osteopathy, nutritional excellence, and meditation, my goal as a physician is to free you from pain and disease, and to empower you with the tools to reach optimal health.”
When she’s not busy with her practice, Dr. McReynolds pursues her other passion, travel. Some of the journeys she’s made with her husband include free-diving trip to Bali, an ice-climbing expedition in Alaksa, and a trek in Nepal. She also enjoys reading, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, yoga and meditation.