About Dr. Rita|
Rita Hancock MD (aka "Dr. Rita") is a graduate of Cornell University and is a board-certified Physical Medicine specialist with subspecialty board certification in Pain Management. She has been in full-time practice for fifteen years.
Dr. Rita is the author of the Godly Affirmations For Weight Loss series of audio CDs, as well as three books: The Eden Diet--How To Eat Treats, Enjoy Your Food, and Lose Weight, The Eden Diet Workbook, and her latest book, Radical Well-being--A Biblical Guide to Overcoming Pain, Illness, and Addictions.
When she is not seeing patients or writing books, Dr. Rita serves as the Oklahoma delegate in the House of Representatives of the Christian Medical And Dental Association (CMDA) and is an official CMDA spokesperson on matters of diet and nutrition. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker, an active blogger on three blogs, and a regular columnist on matters of faith and health for Life:Beautiful Magazine.
In the media, Dr. Rita has appeared on TBN TV's Doctor to Doctor, CBN TV's 700 Club Interactive, the ABC Family TV network, K-love and Moody Radio, and various other TV, radio, and print venues.
Dr. Rita writes from the Christian perspective and believes very strongly in the importance of optimizing your total health in mind, body, and spirit, not just in the physical realm. As such, she writes on the subjects of her Christian faith as they relate to diet, weight loss, relief from pains induced by fibromyalgia, migraines, and spinal pain conditions, as well as emotional healing for relief of depression, anxiety, and addictive and compulsive behaviors.
Dr. Rita has been married for nearly twenty years and has two teenage children.