June 13, 2004
| More About Dr. Susan Lark
From the Desk of
Susan M. Lark, M.D.
When I first begin to work with a patient,
my goal is not only to relieve you of your physical symptoms and
health complaints but also to restore you to optimal health. To
accomplish this, I need to understand the whole you, to spend time
with you, to understand what you eat, how you spend your day, and
what you are trying to accomplish in your life. You are the center
of each individual program that I have created because I want to
support you and other women in your quest for health.
On the path to healthy living, I see myself
as both an educator and facilitator. For many women, including myself,
I think that each day is a struggle to find a balance in our lives.
More and more of us are juggling working outside the home with the
demands of family life and we often find ourselves in the role of
primary caregiver to not only our children but also to our husbands,
significant others, and even aging parents. As we enter our 40s
and 50s we find that we have even less energy than we used to have
and the balancing act becomes more difficult. For me, the key to
success in my own life has been to maintain my health at a high
enough level to allow me to both meet the demands of my busy life
and engage in the activities that I enjoy. I am offering you the
same solutions that I practice myself to restore energy and regain
the vitality necessary to really enjoy life.
I think I am like many women in that my time
is really valuable. I have a very busy career as a health educator,
lecturer, product developer and medical consultant. For many years
I also had a large and very busy medical practice in the field of
family practice and preventive medicine. I also run my household–and
I don’t have a cook or a maid, although I do have someone come in
and clean the house. Otherwise, I rely on my family–my husband,
Jim, and my daughter, Rebecca–to pitch in and help out. But everyone
is always busy, and there’s always something to do.
I do practice what I preach. I eat healthfully,
I take nutrients and I get out and exercise as much as I can. I
have a variety of solutions available to me from my many years of
working with patients–and that is partly what I hope to share with
you. I think my web site is a place for you to learn more about
your body and what your body is telling you so that you can respond
As a woman and as a physician, I am particularly
sensitive to the “fluff” that is often served as health
tips to women in monthly magazines. Often these stories are incomplete
and present information in a very misleading way. My goal is to
empower you with solid well-researched information about your bodies
that will allow you to truly evaluate all health information that
My programs are based on many years of clinical
practice and represent the best of complementary medicine, including
my dietary and nutritional programs, stress modification techniques,
and other powerful tools that you can implement yourself to great
benefit. For the best results, I strongly recommend that you make
lifestyle changes at the speed most comfortable to you.
Through my work with many thousands of patients
over the years, I found that some were able to make major lifestyle
changes rapidly with dramatic improvement in their health and well-being
while other individuals need to make changes more gradually and
integrate them slowly into their lives. The improvements that they
experienced were slower but no less profound.
To your health!
Susan M. Lark, M.D.