The North Carolina
Integrative Medical Society

830 Hendersonville Rd. Ste 2
Asheville, NC   28803
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Steering Committee

President:Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM
Vice President:John L. Wilson, MD, FAAEM
Treasurer:John C. Pittman, MD
Secretary:Connie Gene Ross, MD

James Biddle, MD

Mack Stuart Bonner, Jr., MD

Neal Speight, MD

All Steering Committee members are either Board Certified or Board Eligible in Clinical Metal Toxicology.

Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM
Practice:Advanced Concepts in Medicine
Address:20721 Torrence Chapel Road
Suite # 101
Cornelius, NC     28031
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Patients that have failed conventional treatment for any medical problem
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Difficult to Diagnose
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Autism and PDD
  • Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia
  • AIDS / Immune Failure
  • Liver Failure / Hepatitis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Athletic Performance Enhancement
  • Undergraduate degree - Washington University in St. Louis (double major in Biology and Theology)
  • Medical school - University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.

John L. Wilson, Jr., MD FAAEM
Practice:Great Smokies Medical Center of Asheville
Address:1312 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC     28806
  • Allergies - Food & Inhalant
  • Asthma
  • Autism/Developmental Disorders
  • Body-Mind Medicine
  • Candidiasis (Yeast) Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/CFIDs
  • Diabetes
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Heart and Vascular Disease
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hyperinsulinemia (Syndrome X)
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
  • Neurotransmitters and Chronic Health Problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid Disorders
Education:Medical school - University of Minnesota

John C. Pittman, MD
Practice:The Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine
Address:4505 Fair Meadow Lane
Suite 111
Raleigh, NC     27607-6449
  • Chronis Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Allergies
  • Chronic Infections and Immune Dysfunction
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Degenerative Neurological Disorders
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Hormonal Therapy for Anti-Aging Effects
  • Undergraduate degree - University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biology
  • Masters degree - University of Georgia, completed studies for a M.S. in biochemistry and microbiology
  • Medical school - Mercer University in Macon, Georgia

Connie Gene Ross, MD
Practice:Integrative Medical Associates
Address:590 South Trade Street
Tryon, NC     28782
  • Family Medicine
  • Clinical Metal Toxicology
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Medical school - University of South Carolina School of Medicine, graduated Cum Laude

James Biddle, MD
Practice:Asheville Integrative Medicine
Address:832 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC     28803
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Heavy Metal Detoxification
  • Medical school - University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine

Mack Stuart Bonner, Jr., MD
Practice:Integrative Medical Associates
Address:590 South Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Metal Toxicology
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Medical school - University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Neal Speight, MD
Practice:Center For Wellness
Address:2317 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC     28207
  • Female Hormone Therapy
  • Yeast Overgrowth
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Environmental/Food Allergies
  • Neurotoxins (PEAS)
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Anti-Aging
  • Cancer
Education:Medical school - East Carolina School of Medicine

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