Languages Spoken: English
Primary Phone: (817) 433-5111
Fax: (817) 433-5119
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Dr. John Staniland is a Family Practice physician in Fort Worth. He started off as a mechanical engineer. His mathematical and calculative mind has driven his entire career. Before he went to medical school in 1988, he worked for Messerschmitt designing helicopters. That’s right! Designing helicopters!
Instead of matriculating into master’s program in mechanical engineering, he chose to pursue his dream in medicine, graduating from the University of Calgary in 1991 and completing his residency in Family Medicine out of Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993.
From there, Dr. Staniland worked as a traveling doctor for the Alberta Medical Association, relieving doctors in rural locations who couldn’t find anyone willing to give them much-needed time off.
Dr. Staniland’s experience in rural family medicine was perfect for his innate engineering mind. Unlike many urban family doctors, rural doctors often don’t have specialists around the corner to refer patients to. They are the metaphorical end of the road, and it is up to them to find the appropriate solution for their patients. Dr. Staniland met this challenge with a willing and open mind.
In 1996, Dr. Staniland brought his rural experience to Fort Worth where he became the team doctor for the University of Texas at Arlington and has looked after pro-hockey and minor-league baseball teams.
Over time, Dr. Staniland came to appreciate the value of natural medicines and remedies that he has found often work better than prescription medications. Integrative medicine was a natural next step for Dr. Staniland, and he has increasingly incorporated these methods into his practice.