In his youth, Dr. David Harris loved the excitement of continually learning the science and physiology of how our bodies work. Through volunteer opportunities, he was gratified in helping others improve their lives, health, and functional independence and motivated to work in a field that allowed him to do this full time.
In his medical practice today, Dr. Harris emphasizes pain management through non-narcotic and functional approaches including interventional procedures, strengthening exercises, manipulation, and functional approaches. "My goal is to empower my patients to heal and get relief from their maladies by harnessing the body's intrinsic ability to heal and/or adapt," he says.
Dr. Harris earned his undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and then earned his medical degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his internship at Capitol Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with University of Missouri. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and brain injury medicine.
Dr. Harris enjoys working as a team with his patients, ultimately with the aim of improving their health and function. "I love it when I get to watch my patients succeed in overcoming obstacles that prevent them from living full and happy lives," he says.