Dwight L. McKee M.D. entered a combined M.D.-Ph.D. program at Case-Western Reserve University , where he completed the first two years of medical school, as well as full graduate studies in pharmacology, and one year of research. After changing his interest from laboratory research to clinical medicine, he completed his last two years of medical school at the University of Kentucky where he received his M.D. degree in 1975. He became associate medical director of Integral Health Services in Putnam, CT.—the first integrative medicine clinic on the east coast. Over the next twelve years he studied and practiced nutritional and mind/body medicine, along with a full range of complementary medicine disciplines.