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Dr. Mark Shirley

Family Medicine
Omaha, NE
28 years experience male

Locations

Shirley Clinic

Omaha, NE

Address

15909 W. Maple Rd. # 103, Omaha, NE
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

4026142642

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Board certified osteopathic family physician sports medicine physician. Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. Certified Health/Fitness Instructor. Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist. Ringside physician for MMA/boxing.

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.

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Well being: The psychological benefits of weight training include feelings of well being, improve self confidence, increased energy, and overall improved health. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See your doctor: This pain may be from one of several sources ranging from a cystocele (collection of fluid), varicocele (veins are enlarged), hernia (may need surgery... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Biomechanical fault: I'm not a firm believer of "chronic trochanteric bursitis" as a definitive diagnosis. Usually the bursitis is a result of biomechanical deficiencies ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
YES: "bodyweight training" is absolutely beneficial. Look at pictures of 1982 heisman trophy winner herschel walker from the university of georgia who wen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
EXERCISE: Avoid repetitive trauma. Keep body weight under control. Exercise appropriately. Strengthen the natural braces of your body joints..........Your mu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
In & Out: There is no magic pill or golden advice when it comes to breathing during exercise. If you are having an issue with this, simply back off the intensi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
SHOULDER / NECK: This problem may be from several causes, ranging from degenerative arthritis, cervical disc derangement, simple muscle pain, or improper mechanics dur... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
NO SUCH THING: This term is inaccurate. More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Time Crunch: There is not enough time now to "build" your fitness level. If you are currently active, stay with your routine. If not currently exercising, i woul... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Exercise Asthma: Your cough may be caused from a condition called exercise induced asthma. You need to make an appointment with your family physician. A full medical ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Nsaids: Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) is great for the pain. If congested, use sudafed. Also never forget to use saline sinus rinses, such as neilmed.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Check Hepatitis: Needs to have gall bladder ; pancreas looked at as possible causes; also need to be checked for hepatitis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sore knee : Some soreness is not uncommon, but soreness that does not resolve with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medicines needs to be evaluated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Great mental release: In addition, it helps to reduce the body's stress hormone, cortisol and also increases the body's "feel good" neurotransmitters, such as serotonin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Overall health: A well rounded fitness program will address all components; strength, cardio, flexibility, % body fat. The most important component as we age is stre... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
PUNCH CORRECTLY: I'm not sure what is meant by "my knuckle is missing" and "it's not quite straight." it sounds like an orthopedic consult is necessary. This is comm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Volume = sets/reps: When talking about workout programs, the word "set" refers to the number of times a particular exercise is performed in a workout session; "reps" or "... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Outstanding!: Great time to start weight training. Your bones and growth plates in those bones are ready. Dumbbells are a great way to train. Use multi joint exerci... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shirley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shirley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks so much had MRI it showed high grade tear gluteal medius 23 mm surgery in march to reattach tendon
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thanks but im 13, skinny, play sports, and do gym, not out of shape.
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Awards

Clinical Research Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine Residency Training Program, 1997

Publications

The Taekwondo Side Kick: A Kinesiological Analysis With Strength and Conditioning Principles
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