Ritchie C. Shoemaker

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Title: Physician
Company: Private Practice
Location: Pocomoke City, Maryland, United States

Ritchie C. Shoemaker, MD, Physician in a Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the health care industry.

A renowned expert on biotoxin-related disorders, including conditions influenced by the rise of mold and other biohazards, Dr. Shoemaker has been a physician in a private practice since 1980, having also served as the medical director of the Center for Research on Biotoxin Associated Illnesses in 2001. Alongside his primary endeavors, he recently has been serving as an adjunct professor of community health in the School of Medicine at George Washington University since 2018. A frequent lecturer in his field, he coined the condition chronic inflammatory response syndrome, which touches upon how mold affects chronic fatigue-based disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, lupus, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, among others. Notably, he holds one patent for the Shoemaker protocol.

Shoemaker, Ritchie 4134548_36173883 TP2.jpgThe recipient of a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from Duke University, Dr. Shoemaker is the prominent author of “Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings,” as well as seven other books and numerous articles in scientific research journals. Featured on television and in newspapers, he was the lead committee member of the July 2010 Policy Holders of America position paper entitled “Research Committee Report on Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Caused by Exposure to the Interior Environment of Water Damaged Buildings.” This treatise is regarded to be a thorough, rigorous and transparent discussion of illnesses due to water damaged buildings.

A true pioneer in the field, Dr. Shoemaker has been honored for his myriad accomplishments. Named a Rising Star of the Maryland Medical Society in 2006, he was also named Family Practice Physician of the Year in 2001. In 1998, he received the Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Award and the Distinguished Authorship and Editorial Award, having previously been presented with the Maryland Environmental Volunteer of the Year Award in 1997. Notably, he was selected for inclusion in the eighth edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, published in 2011.

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