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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Ashburn, VA 20417
115 Beulah Road, Suite 100D
Vienna, VA 22180
Dr. Patrick Lovegrove is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. A graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, his 17 clinical experience includes Family Practice, Anti-aging, Holistic Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Aerospace, and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Lovegrove was born in Staunton, Virginia and graduated from University of Virginia where he majored in Biology. He received a Medical School Scholarship from the United States Air Force.
He graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He then entered Family Practice Residency in a unique joint program with St. Louis University and the 375th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base.
After finishing his residency in 2004, Dr. Lovegrove chose to serve his country with the Air Force as a Family Practice and Emergency Room Physician at Osan Air Base, Korea (outside of Seoul).
He then accepted his selection to the Aerospace Medicine Program in San Antonio, Texas. Later that year, he moved to an air base in Germany called Spangdahlem where he joined the 81stFighter Squadron as their “Flight Surgeon.”
He continued to serve his country during multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, England, Portugal, Italy, and Qatar where he was honored with Accommodation and Meritorious Service metals with an oak leaf cluster for his service. In 2007, Dr. Lovegrove moved back to the U. S. soil here at Charleston Air Force Base where he continued to practice Family, Aerospace, Anti-aging, and Holistic Internal Medicine.
In 2008, Dr. Lovegrove founded Merge Medical Center as a unique medical practice in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina specializing in Holistic Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Anti-Aging, Pain and weight Management modeled after medical centers out in the Western part of the United States and in Europe. In 2011, Merge Medical Center affiliated with ACN Wellness– Centers for Integrated Medicine of Vienna and Ashburn, Virginia to expand its treatment capacity up the East Coast. In 2012, Dr. Lovegrove was recognized by the National Academy of Medicine as having earned the President’s Award For Excellence.
Dr. Lovegrove started utilizing Prolotherapy in 1999 after his own chronic neck pain was cured from two sessions of prolotherapy. He had suffered with chronic headaches with associated dizziness (Barre-Lieou Syndrome) for six months and saw multiple specialists without any improvement. Dr. Lovegrove was so inspired from this healing that he learned the art of prolotherapy and has provided it in his practice since 1999. Dr. Lovegrove worked with Dr. Ross Hauser at Beulah Land Clinic in 2003 to improve his research in prolotherapy at St. Louis University. Given Dr. Lovegrove’s over 90% success rate to achieve pain and functional goals with his patients, his expertise has helped thousands of chronic pain suffers.
Dr. Lovegrove believes that holistic medicine should be integrated with conventional medicine in a scientifically based model to achieve the best results for patients. He addresses a patient’s complaints to find the root cause and customize a regimen to fix it long term as oppose to using only traditional medication that just suppress symptoms. Dr. Lovegrove utilizes orthomolecular and genetic laboratory testing to customize a regimen for patients based on their unique body’s chemistry, imbalances, and deficiencies. In addition to utilizing traditional prescriptions, some of his treatment recommendations may include nutraceuticals, herbs, vitamins, Bioidentical hormones, dietary or nutritional changes, customized stretching and exercises, a detoxification plan, spinal analysis, osteopathic assessment, lifestyle or behavior modification, life coaching, mind-body techniques and stress response management.