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Meet Chris McKinley

“Without knowledge, skill cannot be focused. Without skill, strength cannot be brought to bear and without strength, knowledge may not be applied.”  Alexander the Great

Chris McKinley, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Anti-Aging Medicine
Functional Psychiatry

Hormone Replacement

IV Infusions for Optimal Health



I began my lifelong quest for optimizing health and human performance in 1980 as an employee at my family’s natural and gourmet health food store. For the next 16 years, I studied the essential nutrients and dietary disciplines necessary for achieving optimal health and fitness. With this experience and knowledge, I became a champion bodybuilder and, eventually, a US Navy SEAL, serving with distinction for ten years in more than two dozen countries spanning four continents. 

After a severe injury, I left military service and earned my Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 2006. I worked in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, where I gravitated toward orthopedics, and shortly after began working at a private sports medicine and orthopedic surgery practice. 

Having had to bring my own mind and body to peak performance in life or death situations, I understand and value the importance of being at the top of your game, both physically and mentally. I have spent the last several years integrating my experiences with precision medicine in order to treat issues such as traumatic brain injury, depression, PTSD, chronic stress and anxiety, executive burnout, drug addiction, cognitive decline, as well as a myriad of medical and psychiatric conditions linked to hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. 

I have served my great country and protected its people for many years. It would be my honor to help strengthen you to achieve optimized levels of mind, body and spirit!

Master of Physician Assistant Studies – Emergency Medicine & Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

• University of Nebraska Medical Center


Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences

• Cleveland State University


Associate of Applied Science – Physician Assistant/Surgeon Assistant Studies

• Cuyahoga Community College/Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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