John Glick is a touring performer, writer, and collaborator with Dr. Patch Adams.
In addition, John Glick is a physician, acupuncturist, musician, clown, songwriter, father, photographer, bird watcher, yoga practitioner, and painter. He attended the College of William and Mary, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a minor in religion.
He practiced family medicine in rural Shenandoah Valley for 10 years before opening West Virginia's first acupuncture clinic in 1991. He has practiced clinical medicine for 25 years, combining bioscientific and various traditional modalities to provide an integrated approach to patient care.
He works mostly with those who suffer chronic pain, depression, and loneliness.
He serves on the board of directors of Gesundheit! Institute and organizes clowning and community building missions around the world.
Most recently John worked with Gesundheit! to build a medical clinic in rural El Salvador and initiate a community development project in the Peruvian Amazon.
He has traveled the United States and 40 countries throughout the world as a humanitarian clown; visiting prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, and refugee camps.
He has taught, lectured and done keynotes and workshops throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
Combining storytelling, poetry, and music, he offers possibilities for how to live a more loving and healthy life, touching on power, rank, humor, fun, suffering, death, love, laughter, spirit, care, and joy.
Dr. Glick has a deep love for traditional music of the Southern Appalachian mountain culture, playing fiddle and banjo at numerous festivals. With his brother-in-law Steve Phillips, he performs musical comedy.
They have released two CDs of humorous songs concerning politics, health care, relationships, and their local community. His performances combine storytelling, poetry, play, music, movement, video, audience participation, and a love for all people, into informative, inspirational, and humorous reflections.
His lectures and workshops are geared for those who might be stuck in their lives, in their work, in their relationships; who want to enhance their caring, humor and friendship skills, mind-body awareness, and personal growth throughout the various stages of life; for those who just want to take a break from the seriousness of life, and have fun!
Dr. John Glick
Favorite food: Peaches
Family: Wife Nanny, daughter Terra, 3 sisters, a brother, both parents alive and well, 12 nieces and nephews, 50 cousins, many soul brothers and sisters
Hobbies: Music, birdwatching, literature, hiking, body surfing, dancing
Home: We live in a chicken house (restored 100 year old building on the banks of the Shenandoah river
What you don't know about me: I cry in movies where people are rejoined after a long period of absence
Fun Fact: I can sing and gargle at the same time