Kenneth A. Bock, M.D., graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and went on to receive his M.D. degree with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, a certified clinical nutrition specialist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American College of Nutrition and the American College for Advancement in Medicine, of which he is a former President. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
For more than three decades, he has dealt with complex medical problems by integrating “alternative” modalities with conventional medicine into a comprehensive integrative medicine practice. His expertise lies in tackling problems that have been difficult to diagnose and/or treat. These include complex multisymptom, multisystem disorders such as immune disorders, including chronic and/or recurrent infections, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and other tick borne disorders as well as multiple childhood disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, asthma and allergies.
Dr. Bock’s healing program for these complex chronic disorders, including children with what he has termed the “4-A disorders”, consists of a multifactorial approach, including environmental controls, dietary modifications, nutritional supplementation, detoxification and medications. This innovative treatment model is at the vanguard of the new medical approach to the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, and when combined with appropriate behavioral and educational interventions has shown very significant improvements in many children, and even recovery in an increasing number. His approach to asthma and allergies, which consist of searching for and remediating root causes, has helped many children who were not getting adequate relief solely with symptom-relieving medications, or who were experiencing adverse effects.
In recent years he has expanded his expertise in childhood and autoimmune disorders to include another devastating condition he refers to as an autoimmune encephalopathy, better known as PANS/PANDAS. This disorder affects neurotypical children who may be A+ students and star athletes but can wake up one morning appearing to be an "alien" or a "monster" because of inflammation in their brains. This affects their behavior, causing symptoms such as tics, OCD/anxiety, separation anxiety, cognitive dysfunction with decreased school performance, bed wetting, deterioration in their handwriting, rage or aggressive episodes, negative or psychotic thoughts etc. Fortunately, newer immune modulating and anti-inflammatory approaches can not only help these children but also restore normalcy to these affected families.
Dr. Bock has lectured widely for the past two decades, nationally and internationally, on a broad range of topics including integrative approaches to immune system imbalances/disorders; detoxification; and the treatment of complex chronic illness, including Lyme disease and co-infections, chronic fatigue, and the integrative medicine treatment of autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies. He has written for general interest publications, including Psychology Today and Autism Digest, and has been a contributing author to numerous published articles and studies in medical journals, including The Journal of Neuroimmunology, The Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, and most recently, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
He is the co-author of four books: The Road to Immunity (Pocket Books), Natural Relief for Your Child’s Asthma (Harper Collins), The Germ Survival Guide (McGraw Hill) and Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies (Random House). The latter book has increased global awareness of biomedical approaches for the 4-A disorders, subsequently helping people from all over the world. He is a regular participant in the Autism Research Institute’s annual Think Tank, bringing together 40-50 experts from around the world, tackling the global epidemic problem of autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Bock’s office, Bock Integrative Medicine, is located in Dutchess County, New York, in the beautiful Hudson Valley. He sees patients there from around the country and the world. He consults with physicians, companies, and institutions as well as patients and their families. Dr. Bock is married with two children and lives in rural Bearsville, New York where he enjoys outdoor activities including tennis, golf, hiking, and kayaking.