Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock

Preventive Medicine
Dallas, TX
42 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Spinal Stenosis: Depending on where the spinal stenosis was would determine if it could be confused with fibromyalgia. If it were lumbar, the answer would be "no" due... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Mercury Poison: 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 sev... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Fibromyalgia: You are probably being treated by a rheumatologist who is more aware of lupus issues. Lupus has some similarities but is not the same disorder. You ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Exercise: Begin your exercise program slowly with lower weights and lesser times. As you get stronger, you should be able to do increasingly more weight and ti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Health: The keys here are 3 things: excellent diet, moderate exercise and stress reduction. These 3 things are most responsible for a healthy lifestyle. Yo... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Hives: Hives come up suddenly in itch very intensely. They also usually disappear and may come and go. Other types of bumps that don't itch are usually not... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
MS & Fibromyalgia: Yes, some of the underlying disorders associated with both disorders are common of both. Energy crisis is the common denominator. A detective practi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Fibromyalgia: When discussing with doctors, point out the different areas of your body that hurt, and include all of them. Also, mention what aggravates the pains,... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Food Poisoning: Eating fresh food that has been thoroughly washed first is your best way to avoid food poisoning, do not eat foods that have sat out for long periods ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Yes, the majority of cases of fibromyalgia can be turned around with the appropriate treatment program. This is not easy and not taught to the majori... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
1: Smoking has many problems, not just the nicotene and tar. The paper has heavy metal toxins including arsenic, cyanide and cadmium. But the major pro... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Fruit/Vegetable: Almost all fruits and vegetables are good for you. Bananas help with soothing the stomach and stopping diarrhea. Pineapple and papaya help with the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
1: Healthy means that your organs and hormones are all functioning in a healthy way...That is full functioning. You should be able to perform work and e... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Toxic Cloth: There are no inexpensive ways to test cloth or clothing for toxic chemicals. When you buy something new, it doesn't hurt to wash it first before wear... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Chemical Toxicity: It may make you subtly ill. It will probably not be obvious. If you are sensitive to other environmental chemicals, new carpet is not a good option ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
1: The most helpful for detoxing are the cruciferous vegetables and lemon. These both help the liver and the kidneys. The cruciferous vegetables includ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Healthy Eating: Look for some snacks you can take on the run! like apples, dried fruit, nuts, etc. These can be consumed at your desk, while talking on the phone an... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Environment: Possibly, but not enough to stay inside. Look for clean places to live that have less local pollutants. There is a website called scorecard.Com tha... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
1: A healthy diet goes a long way in making your body function correctly. Eating a diet too high in acidic foods (starches and meats) and not enough alk... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
1: Start simple and easy so you don't get discouraged. As you begin to make changes, you will then set new goals. Little by little you will see your he... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A male asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
In some cases.......: Bone plates do not completely close until age 30. Treating a patient who has low human growth hormone with hgh at age 16 would most likely add some i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Pain Syndromes: While arthritis is a pain condition of the joints often related to injury and inflammation, tendonitis is usually an injury to the tendons. Fibromya... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Not Really: Even if your husband did not get ill from the beer cooked food, why would you want to continue to place alcohol in his life? It would be a temptation... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Control ear wax: If getting your ears cleaned out solves the problem, then you have a problem with excessive ear wax. Talk with your doctor about a solution to keep y... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Eating bad food: Food poisoning can come from eating food contaminated with bacteria usually. The most likely culprits are foods that have set out too long. Be especi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Definitely yes!: By cutting back on alcohol consumption, you lowered your calorie count significantly, allowing you to lose weight. Alcohol is considered by most heal... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Molds: You should not eat moldy foods. They definitely can you make you ill. Throw away all moldy foods!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

4
Recommendations
434
Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Spurlock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thankyou dr.wm marcus spurlock.i inhaled the fumes got a head ache.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No doc has EVER mentioned this. No wonder I have ZERO sex drive.
HealthTap member
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

HealthTap Founding Doctor
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less