Dr. Mark Pettus is a triple-board certified Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine physician practicing for over 30 years. He received his A.B. from Boston University and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His postdoctoral training was at Harvard Medical School. He completed his renal fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Pettus is also an alumnus of The Advanced Program for Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation at The Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Pettus currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Preventia Group. He is the former Director of Wellness, Population Health and Community Care at Berkshire Health Systems in western Massachusetts. He has a faculty appointment at The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School as Associate Professor of Medicine.
He is the author of two books, The Savvy Patient: The Ultimate Advocate for Quality Health Care and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health. He serves on the teaching faculty at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine based in Washington D.C.
Dr. Pettus is the 2018 recipient of The National Institute of Wellness’ Halbert Dunn MD, PhD Award. The National Wellness Institute’s Halbert L. Dunn Wellness Award is the most prestigious award presented by the National Wellness Institute and is regarded as one of the highest honors in the health promotion and wellness fields. Recipients of the award have shown a dedication to wellness over the course of their lifetime, making many significant contributions and offering leadership that furthered the field of wellness.
In addition, Dr. Pettus was recognized by the Massachusetts State Senate in 2018 for his leadership in Population-Community Health in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
He has two children ages 31 and 29. He and his wife Lee Ann enjoy being out in nature, reading, music and being at the ocean’s edge.
His podcast, The Health Edge, with John Bagnulo PhD. MPH has subscribers all over the world.