Stanford Owen earned his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University and completed his residency in internal medicine at LSU Charity Hospital in Lafayette, LA, in 1979. He is the founder of The Center for Health Management, specializing in Internal Medicine & PrescriptFit Medical Nutrition Therapy, in Slidell, Louisiana, which opened in 1979, and a second Center for Health Management in Gulfport, MS, opened in 1989. Dr. Owen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (1979); and the American Board of Physical Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS) (2001 and 2011); is an NEI Master of Psychopharmacology (2004); is certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (1998), and is a Fellow of the Obesity Society. His hospital privileges include Gulfcoast Outpatient Surgery, Biloxi, MS, where he has performed more than 15,000 gastroscopies and colonoscopies since 1976; Garden Park Community Hospital, Gulfport, MS; Ochsner Northshore Hospital, Slidell, LA; and Bogalusa LSU Medical Center, Bogalusa, LA. He has served on the faculty of Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine Adjunct Clinical (2011) and is an adjunct professor at the William Carey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, MS.
As a principal investigator, Dr. Owen’s clinical research includes three dozen drug and other treatment trials. His professional publications include The Weighting Game, 1993 (revised 1997); “IgA Deficiency with Pleural Effusions,” Journal of Respiratory Disease, 1982; The Best Sex of Your Life: Diet and Medical Therapy, 2004; Magnolia Press; The Amino Solution, 2007, DRDIET Publications; “Effects of Sibutramine in Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Trial,” Bercowitz, Owen, Southern, et al, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2006; 145: 85-91; “Metabolic Effects of Carvedolol vs. Metoprolol in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertension,” JAMA November 2004; 2227-2235; “Pizza and Amino Acids in the Treatment of Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes,” Poster Presentation, October 2006, NAASO, Boston, MA; “Obesity and Nutrition Therapy in Primary Care,” Guest Editorial, Physician’s Money Digest, April, 2001; “Where All Roads Converge: A clinical approach to Nutrition Therapy,” Healthy Aging, November 2008, Volume 4, Issue 4; “Amino acid-based nutritional supplementation facilitates abrupt cessation (‘Stopping Cold Turkey’) of substance use by addiction patients: Reduction of withdrawal symptoms with minimal abuse potential,” Society of Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., November 2008;. “Nutrition Therapy Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,” S. L. Broom, S. Owen, P. Norris, R. Mestayer, C. Grace, Obesity Society, Poster Presentation, September 2012; S. Owen, A. Andry, S. Gibson; Obesity, Supplement November 2012.
Dr. Owen is a member of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviors; the Mississippi State Medical Association; the Louisiana State Medical Society (and a former executive committee member); the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology; the International Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging; the GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals National Advisory Board, Primary Care Section; and was a national speaker for GSK from 2001-2004.