Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek, D.O. was born in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated with B.S. in Microbiology from San Diego University (1982), and obtained his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, Missouri (1987).
Dr. Nemechek completed his training in internal medicine training at UCLA School of Medicine (1990) where he had the distinguished honor of being named Chief Resident and later Clinical Instructor for the department of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Nemechek’s mentor at UCLA was a member of the Einstein family who encouraged him to go into a particularly complex field of HIV Medicine that was the medical mystery of that time where Dr. Nemechek would have the challenging freedom to save people’s lives.
While at UCLA, he was recognized with the Robert S. Mosser Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine for his outstanding academic performance and instrumental role in starting UCLA’s first HIV clinic at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield California.
In 1994, Dr. Nemechek moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he opened an HIV treatment and research facility named Nemechek Health Renewal.
It was at this point that Dr. Nemechek started work in earnest as a classically trained internal medicine “scientist-physician”, entering the field of HIV when there was no diagnostic test, no treatment, and no answers. These early decades transformed Dr. Nemechek into an innovator who followed the latest research, looked at problems on a cellular and metabolic level, and became one of the first doctors to figure out ways to treat wasting syndrome as well as other HIV-related complex problems.
Dr. Nemechek’s innovative approach to the complexities of HIV Disease garnered him honors such as being chosen as a “Site of Clinical Excellence” by Bristol Myers Squibb Company & KPMG Peat Marwick, being named one of the top HIV physicians in the U.S. by POZ magazine and receiving several nominations for the Small Business of the Year Award by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
During his 20 years in the Midwest, Dr. Nemechek authored or co-authored 72 scientific publications, participated in 41 different clinical studies and in 1999 became a founding investigator for the HIV Research Network, a consortium of 18 different universities and HIV treatment facilities funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
He has served on numerous editorial, professional and advisory boards as well as founding 2 non-profit HIV health advocacy organizations, the Bakersfield Aids Foundation and Fight Back KC.
By 2004, many of Dr. Nemechek’s HIV patients were stable and leading normal lives but strangely they were starting to die of sudden cardiac events due to CAN (Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy). Dr. Nemechek set out to learn more about the lethal phenomena and in 2006 purchased new technology called spectral analysis that allowed him to tune into the communication signal between the heart and the brain, quantifying the balance and tone of the two branches of the Autonomic Nervous System.
Dr. Nemechek received additional training in Autonomic testing and analysis at the Universidade De Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal, one of the top autonomic research facilities in the world.
Dr. Nemechek has now performed and analyzed thousands of Autonomic patterns of damage. The more Dr. Nemechek learned about the field of Autonomic Medicine, the more he realized that it is the failure of the brain that sets into motion the failure of the body.
With his extensive research experience and expertise in metabolism, immunology, and the Autonomic Nervous System, Dr. Nemechek returned to his home state of Arizona in 2010 with his wife Jean and opened Nemechek Consultative Medicine, an Internal Medicine and Autonomic Medicine practice. In response to his unique expertise in clinical Autonomics and the development of the Nemechek Protocol for Autonomic Recovery (Patent Pending), the practice was renamed Nemechek Autonomic Medicine in 2017.
Jean is uniquely qualified to run the office and co-author with Dr. Nemechek as she graduated with a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas (1988, 1989) and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn School of Law (1993).
After relocating back home to Arizona, Dr. Nemechek was once again treating children and adults of all ages for routine matters. He was shocked at how incredibly sick the general population had become in just a few decades. The disease continuum had moved up about 40 years it seemed, diseases that had once struck only the elderly were routinely occurring in middle age or early adulthood.
Dr. Nemechek recalls when he was a medical student and his instructor called him into an exam room to see a person in their 50’s who had diabetes. It was unheard of in those days to have someone “so young” with type II diabetes. Tragically that disease is now quite commonplace in middle age as we have become collectively sick and old at an accelerated pace.
Dr. Nemechek realized that many of his routine patients were suffering from the early stages of disease and Autonomic Dysfunction (heartburn, headaches, fatigue), small intestine bacterial overgrowths – SIBO (intestinal distress, food intolerances), and their children were increasingly experiencing the symptoms arising from Autonomic Dysfunction and SIBO (anxiety, ADD, Autism, and digestive and intestinal issues).
And that is when Dr. Nemechek began, once again, to make history. He had to change the practice of modern medicine back to the goals of healing the patient and reversing disease. Dr. Nemechek began to approach his regular patients with same the investigative research angle that he once did with HIV, he pushed beyond the disease labels to understand and resolve the underlying problem.
Dr. Nemechek started using all available scientific and medical tools to induce the nervous system and organs to repair themselves by normalizing inflammation control mechanisms, inducing natural stem cell production, and reactivating innate restorative mechanisms.
Starting in 2010 Dr. Nemechek embarked on an extraordinary path that involved altering and improving intestinal bacteria and reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines within the central nervous system, and witnessed the recovery in all five stages of Autonomic Dysfunction without long term medication. This is also unheard of in our time. As the years passed Dr. Nemechek began working with various current and former professional athletes whose brain symptoms resolved, began offering expert opinions on Autonomics in the United States Court of Federal Claims, and he began incorporating bioelectric medicine, specifically electro modulation of the Vagus nerve, with his patients.
Dr. Nemechek found the key to treatment and reversal of many of the common diseases affecting people today is reversing dysfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System in combination with the renewal of stem cell production and neurogenesis through the reduction of metabolic inflammation.
Because of his efforts and career experiences, Dr. Nemechek invented an effective program to reverse Autonomic Nervous System damage through a combination of natural neurochemical supplements, short term prescription medications, dietary restrictions, and neuromodulation of the Vagus nerve.
His treatment approach is extremely effective in the recovery of Autonomic function from a variety of neuroinflammatory conditions including traumatic brain injury, concussion, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), post-concussion syndrome (PCS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic depression, treatment resistant epilepsy, Autism, developmental delay and sensory perception disorder.