Dr. Scott Shannon, M.D., graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following a psychiatric internship he worked for four years in rural Arizona as a general practitioner. Dr. Shannon then completed a psychiatric residency at a Columbia program in New York. After his child psychiatry fellowship at the University of New Mexico he moved to Colorado. His practice includes a wide variety of approaches including herbs, supplements, medications, nutrition, and acupuncture. Dr. Shannon served as the Principle Investigator on a recent research grant exploring the value of acupuncture in the nausea of chemotherapy.
Dr. Shannon joined the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978 as a founding member and served as president of that group from 2000-2001. He currently serves on the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Academic Press published his textbook for professionals, “Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health” in 2002. Rodale Press published his book, “Please Don’t Label My Child” in August of 2007. Dr. Shannon lectures widely to professionals on the holistic/integrative treatment of psychiatric problems.
Dr. Shannon has a long history of collaborative and multi-disciplinary innovation. In 1983 he developed one of the first integrated holistic medical clinics in the state of Arizona. In 1992 he founded Pathways, a multi-disciplinary mental health care clinic in Greeley, Colorado. Within 3 years this grew to 12 practitioners and a $1.2 million budget. In 1997 Dr. Shannon founded InnerHealth, a fully integrative medical clinic in Fort Collins. Two years later he was asked to start a hospital-based holistic medical clinic at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. Scott finds value in collaboration and naturally moves towards collective innovation.