Dr. Louis Zegarelli DO PA FAADEP
Dr. Zegarelli grew up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. His main interests as young boy included his studies and playing sports, particularly baseball. He attended high school in Pittsburg and graduated in 1975 with Cum Laude Honors. The following fall, he entered Pennsylvania State University where he was the recipient of the Edward C. Hammond academic scholarship during his senior year for his scholarly achievements in the biological sciences. He was accepted into the Mortar Board Honor Society and was their president during his senior year of 1979.
After graduation, he matriculated to medical school. He was accepted into the entering freshman class at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall 1979. Four years later, he graduated with the class of 1983. He then completed a one-year rotating internship at Dallas Osteopathic Hospital in 1984.
Following completion of rotation in Dallas, Dr. Zegarelli spent the next 3 years in service with the United States Public Health Corp providing care to needy individuals in underprivileged areas; after which he decided to locate his medical practice in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas and founded the Kiest Park Medical Clinic. He remains to this day the medical director and owner of Kiest Park Medical Clinic.
In 1995 after completing all of the mandatory requirements he was able to sit for his medical certification boards. He passed both written and oral examinations to become board-certified in 1995. He has maintained his active board certification requirements ever since. Board certification requires completion of 150 hours of continuing medical education every 3 years. Dr. Zegarelli has competed over 1200 hours of continuing medical education.
Dr. Zegarelli has been an active member in the American Association of Disability Evaluating physicians (AADEP), where he has achieved Fellowship status. In addition, he has completed 200 hours of continuing medical education in medical acupuncture and currently performs medical acupuncture on his patients. Dr. Zegarelli recently competed 60 hours of CME in hyperbaric medicine and is currently undergoing additional training in various aspects of medical aesthetics.
He is also an associate professor in family practice with the University of Texas Southwest Medical School. He participates in their volunteer physician program, having medical students rotate through his office for introductory training in family practice.