Who are we?

Robert Banner

MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCP
President

Dr. Rob Banner is a medical doctor, who holds certification in Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Family Practice, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Ozone Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Homeopathy.  Dr. Banner graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1990. Following his medical degree, he completed a Rotating Internship in Victoria B.C. and went to practice as a Flight Surgeon and Diving Medical Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.  He obtained his certification in Family Medicine in 1998 and Fellowship in Family Medicine in 2009.  In 1998, he returned to complete his training in anesthesiology and obtained this specialty certification in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has practiced medicine in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario for over 27 years. 

Professional, personal and family reasons encouraged Dr. Banner to look to techniques in pain management. This lead to a more holistic view to the practice of medicine beginning with the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture then Neural Therapy, Prolotherapy, Autonomic Response Testing, Functional Medicine and Manual Medicine.  

Dr. Banner is the current President of the North American Academy of Neural Therapy and Past President of the Ontario Society of Physicians for Complementary Medicine and past Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. He continues to practice private anesthesia, speaking locally and internationally on a variety of topics related to health care.

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Perry M. Perretz

DO
Vice President

Dr. Perretz first entered medical school after eight years of practice as an acupuncturist.  As a practitioner of eastern medicine, he saw that many patients were falling through the cracks in our health care system. Inspired to serve people better as part of a medical team, he graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999, and completed his PM&R residency at Schwab/ University of Chicago, in 2003.  His private practice, called Advanced Pain Solutions, in Redding, Connecticut is dedicated to the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, featuring an eclectic mix of osteopathy, prolotherapy, acupuncture, and neural therapy.

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Bernadette Kohn

DO
Secretary for Membership

Dr. Bernadette Goheen Kohn is Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She is an Clinical Assistant Professor, Midwestern University; Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Department of NMM/OMM. She graduated from TCOM in 1981. After medical school, she spent 13 years in family practice and emergency medicine, working in Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois.

Motivated by many people who could become healthier, avoid medication, and prevent or delay surgery through manual medicine, Dr. Bernadette completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She and her husband, Dr. Robert Kohn, founded The Kohn Group, Ltd. She offers Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), Fulford Percussion Hammer, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, trigger point injections, including Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy, somato-emotional release work, and therapeutic exercise prescriptions.

Dr. Bernadette completed her B.S. in Biology at Dominican College and her MS in Biology at North Texas State University. She attended medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to raising 5 children, Dr. Bernadette is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM), and The Osteopathic Cranial Academy (CA).

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Michael Gurevich

MD
Treasurer

Dr. Michael I. Gurevich, MD is a psychiatrist, Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Having been deeply disappointed with the limited effectiveness and side effects of conventional psychiatric practice he explored multiple non-conventional treatment modalities. He became a Certified Acupuncturist and studied Orthomolecular, Functional and German Biological Medicine, treatment with herbs, supplements and homeopathy, energy-psychology, intuitive healing, guided imagery, energetic bio-feedback testing and many other modalities. He is presently utilizing all these modalities in his practice.

In his clinic on Long Island, New York, Dr. Gurevich and his team amalgamate multiple methods in a unique approach: Holistic Psychiatry. They treat patients from North America who has failed most conventional and integrative methods. Using their distinctive approach, the team facilitates the reduction and elimination of medication and restores patients to well-being.

He is one of a very few psychiatrists who utilize Neural Therapy (NT) in his daily practice, treating complicated emotional and physical issues. He has organized the first comprehensive course in NT in North America fashioned on the German model. Dr. Gurevich has published in peer review magazines and lectures nationally.

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Robert Kidd

MD, CM
Past President

Dr. Robert Kidd is a graduate of McGill University (1970), practiced emergency medicine for ten years, and has conducted a medical consulting practice in Renfrew, Ontario for almost 40 years.  His practice is eclectic, integrating osteopathy, neural therapy, nutrition, toxicology, psychosomatics and energetics.

Dr. Kidd has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, has written a textbook of neural therapy (Neural Therapy: Applied Neurophysiology and Other Topics), and writes a monthly neural therapy e-newsletter for physicians and dentists.

Dr. Kidd has lectured at conferences on a variety of topics for over 30 years in Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and South America. He has taught 2 and 3-day workshops on neural therapy for many years.  For two years he was a visiting lecturer at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He was the first president of the Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, is a past president of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, a past vice-president of the North American Academy of Musculoskeletal Medicine and has served in a number of other positions for other medical-education organizations. 

He has a special interest in the interplay between osteopathy and neural therapy and how they complement each other.

Dr. Kidd passed away in February 2019.

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Founding Members

NAANT was able to get off the ground thanks to the support of these founding members:

Karl Anderson

DDS, MS

Leanne Astawan

MD, CCFP, FCFP, ABAARM, FAARFM, FICT, FAAO, AP

Robert Banner

MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCP

Kumar Biswas

ND

M. Kyu Chung

MD

Charles Crosby

DO

Ara Elmajian

DDS

Ilana Gurevich

ND

Michael Gurevich

MD

Gerald Harris

DO

Jeff Harris

ND

Isaac Yosef

ND

Theodore Jordan

DO, NMM

Robert Kidd

MD, CM

Bernadette Kohn

DO

Phil Mollica

DDS

Jeffrey Morrison

MD

Richard Nahas

MD CCFP DCAPM ABIM

Igor Ostrovsky

MD, PhD

Andrew Oswari

MD

Julio Paez

MD

Perry M. Perretz

DO

Barbara Powell

MD

Linda Tao

MD, FACC, FACP

Pedro Toweh

MD, PT

Christopher Turner

ND