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Philip Getson, D.O. is a board certified family physician in practice for 35 years in New Jersey. He is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and has lectured extensively on the subject.

He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Neurology at Drexel University Hospital in Philadelphia.

He is a Board Certified Thermologist and has reviewed more than 10,000 Thermographic Studies of the breast, thyroid and neuromuscular system. He has been certified by four Thermographic Boards and has lectured internationally regarding Thermographic Testing, and has authored several papers on the subject. In addition, he has recently been appointed to the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Thermology.
Philip Getson, D.O.
Center for Neuro Muscular Wellness
Education
1966-1971 Saint Joseph’s College, Philadephia
1971-1975 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship — Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Licenses Held
1976 New Jersey — License # 31972
1976 Pennsylvania — License # OS 3512-L
1980 California — License # 4517
1994 Arizona — License # 2914
Practice
1976 – Present Private practice - Family Medicine/Treatment of Neuromuscular Disorders
1982 – Present Specialized Practice in evaluation of Neuromuscular and Breast Thermology
1977-1988 — Medical Director — Cooper River Convalescent Center
1978-1985 — Assistant Trainer — Department of Family Practice, Cherry Hill Medical Center
1979-1980 — Chief of Staff, cherry Hill Medical Center
1980-1981 Director of General Practice — Intern Training, Cherry Hill Medical Center
1976 — Present Attending, Cherry Hill Medical Center/ J.F.K. Hospital, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1976-2001 Attending — Cooper River Convalescent Center
2003 — Present Attending, Cooper Medical Center
2003 — Present Attending, Virginia Memorial Hospital
Certifications
1984 Board Certified — American Academy of Thermology
1984 Board Certified — Academy of Neuromuscular Thermology
1997 Board Certified — American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Professional Associations
1986 — 1994 Police physician — Township of Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1984 Associate — American Academy of Thermology
1990 Associate — American Herschel Society
1994 Fellow — American Back Society
1995 Associate — American Academy of Medical Infrared Imaging
1999 — Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association
2003 — Diplomate American Medical Infra-Red Association
2003 — Present Medical Director In-Patient Ketamine Treatment Program for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy – Cooper Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey
2004 — Appointed Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of neurology, Drexel university College of Medicine (Hahnemann), Philadelphia, PA
Professional
American Osteopathic Association
Academy of Neuromuscular Thermology
New Jersey Osteopathic Medical Association
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical association
American Academy of Thermology
American Back Society
American Medical Infra-Red Association
American Herschel Society
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy association
American Academy of Medical Infra-Red Imaging

Publications
“The effect of Osteopathic Manipulation on Musculature as Measured by Plethysmography” — Presented at a scientific meeting of the A.O.A. in Chicago, Ill (1972)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — Letter to Editor, American Family Physician (May, 1999)
In Process: Use of Ketamine for inpatient and outpatient treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
In Process: Genetic predisposition of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
In Process: Use of thermography to evaluate Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and predict site of spread

Guest Lectures
1984 Pennsylvania Hospital – “Grand Rounds” of Neurology/Neurosurgery – NEUROMUSCULAR THERMOLOGY
1984-1986 Intern Training – Introduction to Neuromuscular Thermology
1986 J.F.K. Hospital – Nursing Inservice – Introduction to Neuromuscular Thermology
1988 Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine – “Use of Thermology in the Evaluation of Injuries of the Neck and low Back”
1990 American Trial Lawyer’s Association Boardwalk Seminar – “An Overview of Neuromuscular Thermology”
1995 Participant Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Symposium, Orlando, Fl
1997 American Trial Lawyer’s Association Boardwalk Seminar – Lecture to nurses and physician assistants –“Diagnostic Testing Overview to Include all current Tests – Their uses and appropriate applications.”
1997 Participant Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Symposium, Orlando, Fl
1999 Participant in “World Congress of Pain,” Vienna, Austria
1999 Invited Guest Lecturer to National Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Seminar “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy From the Perspective of the Family Physician,” Atlantic City, NJ
2000 Invited Guest lecturer to International Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Seminar, “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Conference 2000,” Toronto, Canada
2000 Invited Guest lecturer Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Symposium, Orlando, Fl
2001 Invited Guest lecturer Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of Pennsylvania, Hershey, PA
2002 Invited Guest lecturer Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of Pennsylvania, Allentown, PA
2004 Invited Guest lecturer Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of Pennsylvania, Allentown, PA
2004 Invited Guest lecturer / Grand Rounds –Department of Neurology/Neurosurgery – topic “The use of Thermography in evaluation of patients with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.