Author(s): Denise Marks
Denise Thormahlen Sharbono Marks is a retired medical doctor who has renewed her interest in writing and teaching. She specializes in writing about subjects related to medicine, nutrition, health as well as safe and effective means of weight loss. Born in Billings, Montana, Denise graduated in 1965 from the Huntley Project High School in Worden, Montana. She then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1965 - 1968. After finishing her military obligation, she used the GI Bill to obtain a college education. She received her BS degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Chemistry and Biology and began teaching in 1971. She taught school for 7 years in Louisiana. However, when one of her students was accepted into medical school, she realized she could also become a medical doctor. After obtaining her M.D. degree in 1986 from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA, and completing a one-year internship, she moved to Arkansas in 1988 where she received her Arkansas medical license. She began her medical practice in rural Arkansas. She also worked as an Emergency Room Physician in various small hospitals throughout northern Arkansas. Dr. Marks is the proud and happy mother of 2 adult sons as well as a grandmother. She is also a proud Marine veteran and an active a member of Twin Lakes Marines and the Marine Corps League. As a veteran of the Vietnam era, she continues to help veterans, through diet, counseling, and medication, who deal with post-traumatic issues (PTSD) and depression, overcome some of the issues that hinder them from achieving a better quality of life.