Dr. Mark Wheaton is a board-certified medical doctor specializing in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also called Physiatry. He has additional training in the field of Sports Medicine and over 21 years of experience in the Management of Chronic Pain. In his practice, Lakeside Sports and Pain Clinic, he utilizes Prolotherapy, Nutritional Medicine, Physical Therapy, Electrotherapy, massage therapy, Neurotransmitter therapy and other treatments with great results.
Dr. Wheaton has performed prolotherapy extensively since 1996, specializing in the Hackett-Hemwall method. In 1999, he presented “Introduction to Prolotherapy” at the Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction Seminar in Sanibel, Florida. In 2001, he was a contributing author to the book, Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away by Ross Hauser, MD. He has become one of the best-known prolotherapists in the mid-west, drawing patients from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Washington DC, Alaska and of course, Minnesota.
Dr. Wheaton has given lectures on prolotherapy to his colleagues, informational Health Forums for the general public, and provides one-on-one training to qualified practitioners.
Born and raised in the Lake Minnetonka area, Dr. Wheaton graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in physiology in 1981. He completed his four-year medical school degree in 1987 at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. His internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation were completed at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California in 1992. He obtained additional training by completing a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in 1993.
Since 1997, Dr Wheaton volunteered his skills at the charity medical clinic, Beulah Land Natural Medicine Clinic, held quarterly in Thebes, IL, in addition to various athletic events in the Minneapolis area. His Christian faith is his source of strength and guidance. He enjoys tennis, golf, ice hockey, swimming, sailing, biking, cross country skiing, big band music / swing dancing and time spent with family and friends. He and his wife, Gina, and their two sons, reside in the Lake Minnetonka area.