About Dr. Elson
"I’ve always sought to uphold the time-honored tradition of ‘doctor as teacher’ throughout my medical practice and by writing self-care books and speaking around the country.”
Elson M. Haas, MD
Elson M. Haas, MD is a medical practitioner with nearly 40 years experience in patient care, always with in an interest in natural medicine. For the past 30 years, he has been instrumental in the development and practice of Integrated Medicine at the Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM), which he founded in 1984 and where he is the Medical Director. Dr Haas has been perfecting a model of healthcare that integrates sophisticated Western diagnostics and Family Medicine with time-honored natural therapies from around the world. This multidisciplinary center offers a range of experienced practitioners and therapies. Patients receive quality cooperative care from a team committed to looking at the root causes of illness and disease and utilizing the most up to date techniques whether they are based in natural remedies, prescription drugs or state of the art relaxation, stress reduction, nutritional therapies and weight management.
Dr. Haas is a popular speaker for the general public or medical professionals, with medical and health education topics ranging from:
- Nutrition and Aging
- Detoxification and The Detoxification Diet
- Integrated Medicine: The Basics of New Health Care
- Weight Management, Food Reactions and False Fat
Dr. Haas provides lectures and classes at medical and health events and in schools locally, nationally and internationally, including:
- Ghana and International Medicine with Global Brigades
- Staying Healthy With the Seasons Workshops, and Group Detox Programs
- Educational Lifestyle talks for patients.
Dr. Haas holds a Lifetime Adult Education Teaching Credential and has held numerous classes for children and families in schools, as well as radio and television media appearances. The NEW Anatomix Comix Health Review teaches kids about anatomy, physiology and health and nutrition tips with songs in a staged show (See Seasons Studios web site for more information).
Dr. Haas is the author of eight books in the areas of Health, Nutrition, and Detoxification, including Staying Healthy with the Seasons, The New Detox Diet, and Staying Healthy with Nutrition, Vitamins for Dummies, The False Fat Diet, A Cookbook for All Seasons, plus the NEW More Vegetables, Please!. He has also developed several books for children and family education with his long-time business associate Bethany Argisle through their company Seasons Studios. These books include Count Broccula, Blimps & Whales and the Anatomix Comix CD and Songbook.