About Dr. Philip Getson

About Dr. Philip Getson

Philip Getson, D.O. is a family physician in practice since 1976 in New Jersey.

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He is a locally, nationally, and internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and has lectured extensively on the subject. To learn more, visit

He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Neurology at Drexel University Hospital in Philadelphia until its closing. Additionally, he completed training for qualification as a Certified Cancer Support Educator from the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.

He is a Board Certified Thermologist and has been reviewing Thermographic Studies of the breast, thyroid and neuromuscular systems since 1982. He has been certified by four Thermographic Boards and has lectured nationally and internationally regarding Thermography and has authored several papers on the subject. He is a former Vice President of the American Academy of Thermology and served as chairman of the committee that has formulated the national protocols for breast thermography that have been accepted by the International Thermographic Community.

Most people, if you describe a train of events to them will tell you what the result would be. They can put those events together in their minds and argue from them that something will come to pass. There are few people however who, if you told them the result would be able to evolve from their own inner consciousness what the steps were which led up to that result. This power is what I mean when I talk of reasoning backward, or analytically.

Sherlock Holmes