Healing Circles: Mark Rennecker, MD

June 05, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

at Commonweal
451 Mesa Rd, Bolinas, CA 94924

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~A Healing Circles and New School Event~

No Stone Unturned: Medical Advocacy for People with Cancer and Other Serious Conditions

We are delighted to present a special training one of the foremost authorities on clinical advocacy for people with cancer. This training is part of an ongoing series of Healing Circles seminars presented in collaboration with The New School at Commonweal.

Healing Circles is a new initiative at Commonweal. Its purpose is to create a learning community for those seeking to develop high quality support services for people with cancer. Healing Circles is also of value for care takers, health professionals, and those working with other illnesses and conditions of loss.

Dr. Mark Renneker is a board-certified family physician who lives in San Francisco. He has a unique medical practice that he describes as clinical advocacy. He specializes in working with patients and families who are facing complex medical situations. He doesn’t take on their care, but helps them leave no stone unturned, as to learning about and pursuing all possible diagnostic and treatment options, including experimental, mainstream, alternative, and integrative medical strategies. Most of his work is by phone, with patients from across the country and around the world.

Mark’s work in clinical advocacy has generated significant interest. He has sponsored workshops at Commonweal on clinical advocacy and now teaches a course on the subject for medical students at University of California-San Francisco, where he is on the clinical faculty.

Mark is also a dedicated surfer, and is the founder of the Surfer’s Medical Association. He has surfed giant waves from the Arctic to the Antarctic, but surfs regularly at Maverick’s and Ocean Beach, where he lives with his wife, the painter Jessica Dunne, and their large iguana.

A longtime Commonweal friend, Mark’s incisive vision of clinical advocacy is invaluable for all engaed in Healing Circles and for others who share these interests.

There will be no charge for this event. We welcome and depend upon your contributions and support; please be as generous as you can afford to be. You may donate at the registration site or bring your contributions to the training.