Dr. Weiss’ Biography
Dr. Steven Weiss approaches patient care probably more like an engineer than a conventionally trained physician. (Which is not to say that he does not rely upon all medical science and technology resources when appropriate.) He has devoted his professional career to pursuing those (sometimes unique and unconventional) clinical approaches that could best support his patients’ healing. As a result, he has developed a unique and dramatically effective, integrated system of diagnosis and treatment; a different way of looking at and working with his patients’ bodies, and has begun to train others in this new standard healthcare under the name “The Altar of Creation”. His goal is to change the way that healthcare is practiced- to support the evolution and integration of a new standard of care that reflects how the human body works and what it requires to heal and be healthy…on both the physical/tissue as well as on the energetic/spiritual levels.
Dr Weiss is a licensed osteopathic physician, board certified in the specialty practice of “Neuromusculoskeletal Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.” He consults in the fields of chronic pain, sports and performing arts medicine, and the treatment of prenatal and pediatric problems. As stated above, for more than 20 years he has devoted his work to pursuing and applying those clinical/healing approaches that invoke and support the power of the human body to heal and regulate itself! He is internationally recognized for his clinical success- an uncanny ability to help people suffering from complex and seemingly unsolvable clinical problems.
In 1973, Dr. Weiss graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in biology/pre-medicine, and then completed several years of graduate study in ecology and zoology at the University of Maine from 1974-1977. During this period he established an environmental consulting business and was supported by the National Science Foundation for environmental curriculum development at the University of Maine. In 1985 he graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine and was honored there with The Dean’s award “for possessing those qualities that faculty would seek in their own family physician.” In addition to a formal internship with Phoenix General Hospital, he has completed in excess of 2500 postdoctoral hours of study and apprenticeship: in advanced osteopathic training most notably with Dr James Jealous (founder of Biodynamic Disengagement) and with Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere, the founder of the Healing Light Center Church in California and one of the most studied and celebrated healers of our time.
Dr Weiss is the Medical Director of the Medicine Lodge Clinic, and the founder and educational director of The Altar of Creation.
Steven Weiss is intensely focused upon his relationship with the natural world. He has spent most of life practicing meditation. For over half of his life he has been an adopted member of the Zuni Bear Clan and has a great love for The Red Path’s ways of prayer and ceremony. He is a long-time student of Taiji Quan and Qigong, as well as Chinese internal martial arts practices. Devoted to sustainability and environmental consciousness, Steven would consider himself an activist for organic food and alternative/sustainable energy and transportation. He has deep connection to music, and has played (and performed with) several instruments in the genres of classical, traditional, world, and folk music. Dr Weiss has been blessed by two children… and two grandsons.