C. Richard King, M.D. is the Medical Director at Clear Passage. Dr. King is a Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology physician with more than 40 years of clinical and surgical experience. He received his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia in 1972, and completed his residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1976.
In addition to his decades of clinical experience in private practice, he has over 20 years experience in medical research, as an investigator and author for studies focused on women’s health issues. He has served as Chief of Staff at North Florida Regional Medical Center, and as Chairman of that hospital’s institutional review board (IRB) – a position that gave him in-depth knowledge and oversight of the processes for gathering data and assuring patient safety in a wide variety of clinical trials. As the medical director of the multicenter Florida Medical Research unit, he gained extensive experience in the direct oversight and management of multiple concurrent clinical trial protocols. His dual background in medicine and clinical research provides him with a unique perspective on patient safety and study design as he leads the Clear Passage team in testing and measuring results of the Clear Passage Approach.
Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order):
King, C.R. and Daly, J.W., and Monif, R.G. (1975) Topical Kanamycin in the Prevention of Abdominal Wound Infections. J. Abdominal Surgery 17:156-160
King, C.R.; Daly, J.W. (1975) The Prevention of Postoperative Pulmonary Emboli with Low-Molecular-Weight Dextran. J. OB-GYN 12:46-50
King, C.R.; Daly, J.W., and Monif, R.G (1978) Progressive Necrotizing Wound Infections in Postirradiated Patients. J. Obstetrics And Gynecology Supp. Vol. 52 No. 1: 5S-8S
Wurn BF, Wurn LJ, King CR, Heuer MA, Roscow AS, Scharf ES, Shuster JJ. (2004) Treating Female Infertility and Improving IVF Pregnancy Rates with a Manual Physical Therapy Technique. Med Gen Med: 51. PMID 15266276.
Wurn LJ, Wurn BF, King CR, Roscow AS, Scharf ES, Shuster JJ. (2004) Increasing Orgasm and Decreasing Dyspareunia by a Manual Physical Therapy Technique. Med Gen Med; 6(4): 47. PMID 15775874
Wurn LJ, Wurn BF, Kan M, King CR, Roscow AS, Scharf ES. (2006) Treating hydrosalpinx with a manual physical therapy. Fertil Steril.; 86 (Supp 2): S307. Abstract.
Wurn LJ, Wurn BF, King CR, Roscow AS, Scharf ES, Shuster JJ. (2006) Treating endometriosis pain with a manual physical therapy. Fertil Steril.; 86 (Supp 2): S262. Abstract.
Wurn LJ, Wurn BF, King CR, Roscow AS, Scharf ES, Shuster JJ. (2006) Improving sexual function in patients with endometriosis via a pelvic physical therapy. Fertil Steril.; 86 (Supp 2): S29-30. Abstract.
Wurn BF, Wurn LJ, King CR, Heuer MA, Roscow AS, Hornberger K, Scharf ES. (2008) Treating Fallopian Tube Occlusion with a Manual Pelvic Physical Therapy. Altern Ther Health Med.;14(1):18-23. PMID 18251317.
Rice AD, King CR, Reed ED, Patterson K, Wurn BF and Wurn LJ. (2013) Manual Physical Therapy for Non-Surgical Treatment of Adhesion-Related Small Bowel Obstructions: Two Case Reports. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2:1-12. doi:10.3390/jcm2010001
Rice AD, Wakefield LB, Patterson K, Reed ED, Wurn BF, King CR, and Wurn LJ. (2014) Decreasing Adhesions and Avoiding Further Surgery in a Pediatric Patient Involved in a Severe Pedestrian versus Motor Vehicle Accident. Pediatric Reports, 6:5126. PMID: 24711912
Rice AD, Wakefield LB, Patterson K, Reed ED, Wurn BF, Klingenberg B, King CR and Wurn LJ. (2014) Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure serious and common quality of life issues for patients experiencing small bowel obstructions. Healthcare, 2(1): 139-149. doi:10.3390/healthcare2010139
Rice AD, Patterson K, Wurn BF, King CR and Wurn LJ. (2014) Update on “Decreasing dyspareunia and dysmenorrhea in women with endometriosis via a manual physical therapy: results from 2 independent studies”. Journal of Endometriosis, 6(3):161-162. DOI: 10.5301/je.5000193
Rice AD, Patterson K, Wakefield LB, Reed ED, Breder KP, Wurn BF, King CR and Wurn LJ. (2015) Ten-year retrospective study on the efficacy of a manual physical therapy to treat female infertility. Alt Ther Health Med, 21(3):32-40.
King, C. R.; Rice, A. D. (2015) “Alternative Treatment of Non-Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Patients with Gynecological Cancer.” In Intussusception and Bowel Obstruction: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options; ed Rosie Miller. NOVA Scientific Publishing: Hauppauge, NY, 125–140.
Rice, A. D.; King, C. R. (2015) “Decreasing Post-Surgical Adhesions That Cause Recurrent Small Bowel Obstructions with a Conservative Manual Physical Therapy”. In Intussusception and Bowel Obstruction: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options; ed Rosie Miller. NOVA Scientific Publishing: Hauppauge, NY, 113–124.
Rice, A.D., Patterson, K., Reed, E.D., Wurn, B.F., Klingenberg, B., King III, C.R., & Wurn, L.W. (2016). Treating small bowel obstruction with a manual physical therapy: A prospective efficacy study. BioMed Research International, 2016: 7610387. doi: 10.1155/2016/7610387