Welcome to Medical Wellness Associates, one of only a few Integrative Medical facilities in the U.S.
Integrative Medicine combines conventional Western medicine with alternative or complementary treatments, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, prolotherapy, homeopathy, botanical medicine, etc.—all in an effort to treat the whole person.
As our name suggests, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimum health---not just the absence of disease, but a state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Medical Wellness Associates, established in 1996, was an outgrowth of our original clinic Chiropractic Nutritional Associates, which was created in 1977. Treating thousands of patients successfully with alternative medicine, utilizing chiropractic manipulation, nutritional therapies, detoxification, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. Complementary medical services, including Medical Acupuncture, IV Nutritional Therapies, Chelation, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapies, and many others, expanded the options for patients to receive individual, cutting edge health care in one facility.
Using a team approach, patients receive the best of Western Medicine combined with alternative or complementary treatments. Within this framework, we continue to be dedicated to our primordial intent, “To help sick people get well and educate each person to stay well.” We continue to evaluate our patients from the wellness model of, “Natural Remedies First, Drugs Second, and Surgery Last.”
Since Medical Wellness Associates was created in 1996 over 35,000 patients per year have been treated at MWA, including those with serious health challenges such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, and chronic pain.
Some patients consult with MWA because they are hoping to avoid a scheduled surgery or reduce their reliance on prescription drugs. Others become patients because they want to adopt a healthier lifestyle to prevent illness.
Whatever your reason for considering MWA, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals.
Medical Director, Medical Wellness Associates
Martin P. Gallagher, DC, MD, ABOIM, has the unique distinction of being a chiropractor as well as a medical doctor. During his distinguished career, he has treated over 300,000 patients using an integrative medicine approach to well being. He is the clinic director of Medical Wellness Associates, a multidisciplinary integrative health care facility located outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Michael P. Steinhauser, DC, has been a staff Doctor of Chiropractic at Medical Wellness Associates for over 10 years. He is a native of Western Pa, having graduated from Bethel High School. While in high school, he was considered a prolific athlete, until he suffered a debilitating spinal injury.
Clinical and Administration
A member of the Medical Wellness Associates team since 1984, William Fischer, DC, DABCO, has served as a treating Doctor of Chiropractic and, since 2015, as Assistant Clinical Director of the practice. He is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist and distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. The FACO distinction represents advanced training and achievement of high levels of clinical excellence and demonstrates a commitment to the specialty of Chiropractic Orthopedics through ongoing research, continuing education, and improved clinical outcomes. Dr. Fischer also served on the board of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists serving as Secretary, Vice President and President.
Dr. Mark Gerold was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and he is a graduate of the University of Michigan in biochemistry. He obtained his medical degree at Michigan State University in East Lansing. His residency was at North Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan. He is trained in acupuncture from the Helms Medical Institute in California.. He is actively pursuing a fellowship in integrative oncology, cognitive medicine and functional medicine. He is board certified in Family medicine.