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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock

Preventive Medicine
Dallas, TX
41 years experience male

Locations

RENEWED VITALITY

Dallas, TX

Address

RENEWED VITALITY, 9535 Forest Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX
Directions

Fax

2143891230

About

Bio

Graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 1981. Finished Family Practice Residency in 1984. Spent the next 3 years in the US Air Force as a Flight Surgeon. Have been in private practice since 1987. Did about 10 years of HIV/AIDS work. Am presently working in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Age Management Medicine and Weight Management Medicine. Based in Dallas, TX. Life is good!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Preventive Medicine

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
70 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine) works well.: Cymbalta usually does not cause weight gain when compared to products like lyrica, (pregabalin) also for fibromyalgia pain. Cymbalta might be an exce... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Communicating: I suggest you find an appropriate person to express your feelings to who can be sympathetic to your situation. Remember, men are not trained to liste... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fiber and Veggies: Fiber foods really help clean the colon and prevent constipation. The cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Everyone!: Due to the pollutants, preservatives, microwave cooking and the age of our food when we eat it, virtually everyone should take dietary supplements to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Hormone Replacement: Dhea is primarily used to enhance memory, however it has other usages. It helps boost the immune system and it is the precursor hormone for testoster... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes and No: Certain genetic conditions may predispose someone to malignant melanoma. But there are certainly things that can be done to boost one's immune system... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Environmental Prob: High industry areas could have issues with higher pollution problems with the air and water. High electrical plants might also cause emf problems for... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
1: Aging healthy requires some work. Eating a good diet and avoiding stress along with taking care of any disorders you may have go a long way. But the ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Molds: You should not eat moldy foods. They definitely can you make you ill. Throw away all moldy foods!
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Plants: The shape of the leaf is the only difference. Poison ivy is a smooth border. Poison oak is rugged and shaped like an oak leaf. Both plants have bra... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
1: Foods that contain peppers definitely improve metabolism and help boost the immune system, and also promote good drainage. Cayenne and jalepeno peppe... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Laughter and positivity: "Laughter is the best medicine!" Laughing is a positive emotion and therefore induces "good" chemicals. Positivity helps the body heal faster, it he... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Antibiotics: There is a colloidal silver solution for oral usage that may be helpful in place of antibiotics. The solution can be gargled and swallowed. Alternat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Alcohol Poisoning: Alcohol can damage the brain if done to excess. There is an organic brain syndrome caused from alcohol damage. Delirium tremens is a disorder caused... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fibromyalgia: The primary treatment for treating fibromyalgia is go to a knowledgeable doctor who can assess all the underlying causes of this disorder and repair t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fibro Meds: There are several medications for fibromyalgia approved by the fda including lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). Most of these mask the sympt... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Pain Relief: Physical therapy, massage therapy, heated aqua therapy, magnesium, tramadol, namenda, (memantine) muscle relaxants, etc. There are many treatments fo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Brain Fog: You may be suffering from cognitive dysfunction, "brain fog", brought on by underlying conditions that affect mental function, performance and memory ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Brain Fog: You may be suffering from cognitive dysfunction, "brain fog", brought on by underlying conditions that affect mental function, performance and memory ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Electrical Injury: The answer is unknown, but increased cancer rates have been seen, especially with the nervous system and brain. It is suggested that if at all possib... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
YES: You would need to see a specialist who is knowledgeable about heavy metal chelation. This can be done orally or by IV treatments depending on the seve... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Allergies: Any flower that has a pollen or fragrance can cause an allergic reaction or asthma to select individuals. Of course, the best treatment is avoidance.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fibromyalgia Pain: There is some chest wall pain with fibromyalgia. There are 2 tender points below the 2nd rib close to the breast bone on each side. These are not re... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Chest Pain: Not really. A person suffering with a cardiomyopathy may eventually get fibromyalgia due to the depletion of nutrients and hormones caused by the poo... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Stress Eating: Many people use food to deal with stress, but it does not help with stress, and in fact, may actually cause you weight and health problems. This is u... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous env... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Lung pollution: Avoid inhaling toxic air. Live where you can get good clean air. Do not smoke and live with second hand cigarette smoke. If you have allergies or a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Health: Go see your primary care doctor and have them do an age related evaluation checking your lungs, heart and blood work. If there are problems, then a m... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fat Burning: Any exercise that requires you to use your muscles and get up your heart rate helps with fat burning. This includes weight lifting, running, any aero... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Healthy Lifestye: The first thing to do is to set your mind to plan to follow one new healthy activity at a time. It becomes like a job! tell yourself you must implem... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Not very effectively: The rhythm method has been used for many centuries. It is not very effective. The women who practice it are often called "momma"! there are other b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, muscle injury!: There can be some muscle damage after a bad muscle spasm, which will require 1-2 days to recover. Prevent these muscle spasms by taking magnesium on ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Grave's Disease: You should not have any fears of taking tapazole (methimazole). The medication has been around for over 30 years and works well for the treatment of ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Beneficial Bacteria: Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are sever... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, Hereditary: Diabetes can ususally be treated with diet alone if caught early enough. But not everybody. Cut down on starches (bread, pasta, potatos and rice) an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Proteins!: Protein consumption along with directed exercises help your legs and buttocks achieve their full potential.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Similar: Food poisoning is due to infection found in the food eaten. It is usually bacteria and the response is fairly soon after ingesting the food. Contagi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: There is no way that one pill would meet all of your needs per day. Therefore, taking a multivitamin, omega 3s and probiotics routinely is suggested ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome much like arthritis, but it is of the muscles not the joints. The pain is constant and has flares where it is much wo... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Meds for Fibro: Marijuana is not the treatment of choice for chronic pain. The first job is to identify the source of the pain and repair the problem. Some people, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Muscle Pain: Ace wraps do not usually relieve the pain from either fibromyalgia or raynaud's. Raynaud's benefits from heat. Fibromyalgia requires a comprehensive... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Weight Concerns: The trick is to learn to eat foods you like that are good for you. Keeping your weight in the normal range will help you look well. Exercise will he... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
1: After exercising, you should probably just drink fluids. Wait one hour before consuming any food, so that the body has a chance to calm down and assi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Heavy Metals Poison: You may never know that the way you feel is due to lead. It can make you very ill with nausea and vomitting if the levels are very high. But slow le... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Toxins - Chemicals: Headaches, wooziness, fainting, nausea and vomitting. Move the patient out of the environment where the fumes are present and let them breathe fresh ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Risk Avoidance: Risks of high industry: pollution (air and water), heavy traffic, noise pollution, electrical energy surplus. It is best to live away from these pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
1: Most gyms have trainers and equipment to determine your exercise tolerance. After determining the "shape you are in", then they usually can come up w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
1: Cigarette smokiing cessation can be aided by adding in nicotene containing prescription products. These will help with the withdrawl significantly. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Magnesium!: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, m... Read More

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Through my parents, I developed an attitude of gratitude; & I count my blessings. As a physician, who is a patient of Dr. Spurlock's, I can say that he has added value to my health and wellness; & I a...Read More
Dec 18, 2014
Dr. Spurlock specializes in preventive medicine, specifically dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFID is a very difficult diagnosis for patients to live with and doctors to treat. A doctor speci...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Spurlock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thankyou dr.wm marcus spurlock.i inhaled the fumes got a head ache.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No doc has EVER mentioned this. No wonder I have ZERO sex drive.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Fibro hurts so badly there are times you ask God to take you home.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - SHREVEPORT

Awards

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