In order to comply with the rules of the Texas Medical Board, people coming to the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine may choose to receive “standard-of-care” medicine, Complementary (Natural/Pastoral) Medicine, or Integrative Medicine.
Despite the fact that many medical schools are now teaching complementary medicine in an effort to move toward Integrative Medicine, many medical boards still insist that physicians in their states only offer traditional “standard-of-care” medicine with prescription medicines and surgery.
The doctors at the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine may have two separate occupations. One is to provide traditional “standard-of-care” medicine using prescription medications such as hormones, blood pressure medications, etc. as allowed by their Texas MD licensure. The other is to provide complementary medicine as defined by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and taught in many medical schools but not allowed by the Texas Medical Board; therefore, we have two separate websites and follow separate rules with separate licensure.
In order to be compliant with the Texas Medical Board guidelines, Dr. Tennant has published the documentation of his credentials at an Historical Review of Accomplishments.
Tennant Institute is a Private Expressive Association as defined by the Supreme Court of the United States and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service with EIN #90-09*****. It is acknowledged that the Texas Medical Board does not recognize Private Expressive Associations.
Under the authority of the Supreme Court of the U.S. and the Pastoral Medical Association, an international Medical Association, Dr. Tennant has been issued the license of Doctor of Pastoral Medicine (PScD). It is acknowledged that the Texas Medical Board does not recognize this license. The title of Doctor of Pastoral Medicine is not recognized by the State of Texas
Dr. Tennant has been acknowledged by his peers through the following awards:
- AMA: American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award
- Philip Corboy Award for contributions to ophthalmology
- Hawaiian Eye Society Award for Excellence
- Pope Benedict: Order of Saint Sylvester Award for Contributions to Medicine
- Microcurrent Society: Lifetime Achievement Award
- Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America
- Newsmax Health's Top 100 Physicians Who Embrace Integrative Medicine
- The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine: Lifetime Achievement Award
- World Academy of Neural Therapy According To Huneke: Scientific Excellence Award
- And others
The Texas Medical Board has specific rules intended to prevent a physician's false, deceptive or misleading advertisement. The Texas Medial Board rules state that:
- No physician shall disseminate or cause the dissemination of any advertisement that is in any way false, deceptive, or misleading.
- [a]ny advertisement shall be deemed by the board to be false, deceptive, or misleading if it compares a health care professional's services with another health care professional's services unless the comparison can be factually substantiated.
- If it advertises professional superiority or the performance of professional service in a superior manner if the advertising is not subject to verification.
Please note that Dr. Tennant does NOT claim to provide superior service over other physicians or that he can provide services not available from other physicians, nor does he guarantee outcomes for any illnesses including macular degeneration. Dr. Tennant's services are not unique, in that he willingly shares his techniques with other health care professionals.
*Please see et al. Texas Medial Board Rules Chapter 164, Physician Advertising: http://txrules.elaws.us/rule/title22_chapter164_sec.164.3