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Thank you for visiting my website. I am Dr. Fred Bloem from Olney, Maryland, and I have a holistic and integrative medical practice.

Fred Bloem, MD

Fred Bloem, MD

Because my medical practice is unique, I attract patients from many states in the northeastern and midatlantic regions of the United States and some have come from more remote locations.

Many people found me because they have been referred by existing patients. Others have found me by searching the Internet. Many of these have suffered health problems for a long time, consulted with a lot of other physicians, and were not able to find or receive the care that they needed.

Other people are simply looking for a good personal physician for themselves or for their family. These are they who need more than a rushed 15-minutes-or-less face time with a physician in a crowded medical office. They recognize that over the years the mechanic spent more time with their cars than their doctors did with them..

Because of my background in internal medicine and family medicine,  I am comfortable treating both children and adult men and women with a wide variety of health concerns.

After practicing as a traditional allopathic physician for several years, it became clear to me that Western medicine as it is being taught and practiced by most physicians today has its limitations. One of the main concerns that I had was that many of the allopathic treatments do not address the underlying causes of a patient’s illness. I recognized that many common diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and others were linked to obesity. However, like most physicians, I felt unprepared to help my patients lose weight.

Postgraduate training in bariatric medicine, bio-identical hormone therapies, orthomolecular medicine, and energy medicine (NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) and Emotional Freedom Technique), has made it possible for me to help my patients more effectively, more quickly, and with safer treatment methods.

Besides that, I am now able to help my patients with a much wider variety of health concerns. They include:

  • All allergies
  • All autoimmune diseases
  • Addictions
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Autism
  • Crohn’s disease, irritable syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Emotional, psychological, and sensory/motor neurological disturbances
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Obesity

It is the combination of my genuine concern for my patients’ well-being and attention to detail, my traditional medical training, my experience in helping patients with their weight problems, safe nutritional, natural, and energetic treatments that makes my practice unique.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Fred Bloem, M.D.

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

The decision to vaccinate yourself or members of your family should be based on reliable information. Unfortunately, most people, including healthcare professionals, don’t have all the facts or receive only biased information (in favor of vaccinating everybody) and are not aware of the potential dangers and dubious efficacy of many vaccinations.

Here are two examples from my medical practice:

* In 2003 I started evaluating and treating a 4-year-old boy who had been completely normal until age 2 when he received the MMR vaccine and developed symptoms of autism. Fortunately, he responded to treatment with NeuroModulation Technique and improved significantly over the course of one year.

* In 2007 I started treating a 19-year-old man who had been in good health until August 2006, a few weeks before he was scheduled to start college. A physician coaxed him to receive a meningitis vaccine, even though my patient and his parents were against it. He had an immediate adverse reaction and developed numerous health problems and multiple chemical and food sensitivities to the point that he could hardly ingest anything except for water. This young man who stands 6’1″, once weighed 190 lbs and lost 85 lbs.

There are others who had severe vaccine related reactions. Some of these may manifest as severe pain at the site of injection, others may manifest as fever and other systemic symptoms. One of my patients linked the deterioration in her health to receiving the rabies vaccine.

Who knows how many other people there are whose health is compromised because of vaccine related adverse reactions?

I encourage you to educate yourself and to find out if the vaccinations that your doctors are recommending are based on sound science, whether they are safe, or whether the recommendations are based on corporate greed or other reasons that have nothing to do with health.

While some people don’t experience any apparent adverse reactions, it is important to consider that everybody is different and that some people may be more susceptible to experiencing adverse vaccine reactions.

I recommend caution for individuals for whom one or more of the following applies:

  • A history of a severe localized or systemic reaction in response to vaccination.
  • Allergy to any ingredient of a vaccine.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Very young, pregnant, or elderly individuals.
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities.
  • Any health concern that could be related to prior vaccination (e.g., autism, failure to thrive, chronic fatigue).

Many people don’t know that in most states you can legally avoid vaccinations for medical or religious reasons.

Consider that your body is a temple and that it is your responsibility to make sure that nothing harmful enters into it.

Below is a collection of links with more information about vaccine related topics.

The decision to vaccinate yourself or members of your family should be based on reliable information. Unfortunately, most people, including healthcare professionals, don’t have all the facts or receive only biased information (in favor of vaccinating everybody) and are not aware of the potential dangers and dubious efficacy of many vaccinations.

Here are two examples from my medical practice:

* In 2003 I started evaluating and treating a 4-year-old boy who had been completely normal until age 2 when he received the MMR vaccine and developed symptoms of autism. Fortunately, he responded to treatment with NeuroModulation Technique and improved significantly over the course of one year.

* In 2007 I started treating a 19-year-old man who had been in good health until August 2006, a few weeks before he was scheduled to start college. A physician coaxed him to receive a meningitis vaccine, even though my patient and his parents were against it. He had an immediate adverse reaction and developed numerous health problems and multiple chemical and food sensitivities to the point that he could hardly ingest anything except for water. This young man who stands 6’1″, once weighed 190 lbs and lost 85 lbs.

There are others who had severe vaccine related reactions. Some of these may manifest as severe pain at the site of injection, others may manifest as fever and other systemic symptoms. One of my patients linked the deterioration in her health to receiving the rabies vaccine.

Who knows how many other people there are whose health is compromised because of vaccine related adverse reactions?

I encourage you to educate yourself and to find out if the vaccinations that your doctors are recommending are based on sound science, whether they are safe, or whether the recommendations are based on corporate greed or other reasons that have nothing to do with health.

While some people don’t experience any apparent adverse reactions, it is important to consider that everybody is different and that some people may be more susceptible to experiencing adverse vaccine reactions.

I recommend caution for individuals for whom one or more of the following applies:

  • A history of a severe localized or systemic reaction in response to vaccination.
  • Allergy to any ingredient of a vaccine.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Very young, pregnant, or elderly individuals.
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities.
  • Any health concern that could be related to prior vaccination (e.g., autism, failure to thrive, chronic fatigue).

Many people don’t know that in most states you can legally avoid vaccinations for medical or religious reasons.

Consider that your body is a temple and that it is your responsibility to make sure that nothing harmful enters into it.

Below is a collection of links with more information about vaccine related topics.

Paper Fiber Dust Exposure Hazard to Postal Workers

This is from an environmental medicine conference that I attended at George Washington University on April 28, 2008.

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Click here to read related information from the Northwest Illinois Area Local American Postal Workers Union.

Click here to view comments that postal workers have posted on Oprah.com.

NMT Autism Study – Significant Improvement After 6 weeks of NMT

December 2008

This is the history of a 10 year old boy with a diagnosis of autism who showed remarkable improvement over the course of six weeks of treatment with NeuroModulation Technique.

The boy was the second oldest of three children who lived with his mother and two other siblings.

He was healthy at birth and developed normally. He received all childhood immunizations and at age four the following changes manifested: drooling, tantrums, loss of the ability to repeat words, compromise of expressive and receptive communication abilities, and clumsiness and reduced coordination. There were problems with motor skills that especially affected his hands and he exhibited clumsiness when walking.

By age seven he developed obesity because of various psychotropic medications that physicians had prescribed. By the time the patient presented for NMT treatment all medications had been discontinued.

The patient’s mother reported the following improvements since the start of NMT treatment.

About three to four weeks after the start of NMT treatment the mother had a meeting with one of her son’s teachers. The teacher reported that about three weeks prior to the meeting she noticed that the boy had become more mature and that he answered questions in class properly. At that time the mother did not think that it was because of the NMT treatment, but later on she made the connection when she realized that the NMT treatment had started three to four weeks previously. The mother also stated that she had not told the teacher that her son was receiving NMT treatment. So the teacher shared her observations spontaneously.

The boy has continued to improve and to do very well in school. In the past couple of months all his spelling tests have been 100% even though they are more advanced and challenging now. He is also doing better in mathematics. He is still below grade level for his age but improving.

Overall, he makes more sense when he talks. Now he can watch a movie or read a book and talk about it clearly. Before the NMT treatment he did not make much sense when he tried to talk about a book or movie.

Before NMT treatment he was very scared of the dark but that is much better now.

Also, it used to be impossible for him to be at home without his mother because he would cry and yell, but now he is fine when his mother is not there.

When his father came to pick him up once a week for visits he used to refuse to go with him. However, since the NMT treatment he has been willing to go with his father.

His relationship with his younger sister has changed also. He used to prefer to be by himself and to not be bothered. Now he and his sister are spending more time together. They do fight from time to time, but now it is not because he wants to be left alone but instead it is because they are competing with each other.

When he first came to my office he played a lot with strips of plastic from plastic bags. He used to tie the strips together into a ball and play with it constantly. He exhibits this behavior much less now.

He used to laugh at inappropriate times and this has improved since NMT treatment.

His eating is more varied now. He is willing to try all kinds of food now.

Finally, the boy’s psychologist recently discharged him from treatment because she felt that he had met all treatment goals.

Needless to say, the boy’s mother was very pleased that the NMT treatment resulted in such an improvement in her son’s autism.

NMT Treatment for Adults with Autism Diagnosis

From the NMT Communication Forum:

I think potentially adults with autism could transform as rapidly as children with autism, but you would likely have a similar spectrum of slow responders to faster responders to NMT due to the factors that let to the autism symptoms.

I have used NMT with a 37 year-old high functioning Asperger’s patient with good results.  One issue that can arise in working with children and adults with autism is the extent that they may need skills training (whether motor, sensory integration, social, etc.) after the conditions which have led to the autism symptoms have been cleared or resolved.

For example, let’s say an adult who was able to come off the autism spectrum as a result of NMT treatments and had never driven a car, suddenly “got it” about how to operate a car.  He would still need much practice behind the wheel before he could coordinate all the skills and actions required to actually drive one, and his body would need to learn the motor memory and sequential and concurrent awareness demands of driving.

Remember that there is no such thing as autism, it’s just a label for a group of symptoms.

Bob Weiner, Ph.D.
www.living-solutions.com

Dr. Bob Weiner is the Study Chair for the NeuroModulation Technique Autism Study which is being prepared for publication at the time of this writing. Children (ages 5-10) who participated in the NMT autism study in which Dr. Bloem participated demonstrated statistically significant improvement in all areas of functioning as measured by the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDDBI). Global function improved – maladaptive behaviors decreased and adaptive behaviors increased. These results occurred in just 12 sessions of NMT, twice a week for 6 weeks.