About Me

Mary Kay Betz RPA-C


My name is Mary Kay Betz and here is a little bit about me..I am a licensed Physician Assistant and practice in Neurology. I graduated from Daemen College in Amherst NY with my Physician Assistant degree. In addition I have a Master's Degree in Biology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

I have been specializing in headache medicine since 2002.

In addition, I taught medicine in, and helped run a Physician Assistant Program in the Western New York area for five years. I still lecture there as an adjunct professor.

Both my supervising physician, who is a headache specialist, Dr. Laszlo Mechtler and I lecture nationally on the subject of headaches.

Some of the lectures have been for: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, UCB Pharmaceuticals, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Labs, and the The American Academy of Physician Assistants. At this point, within my field I am considered a headache specialist.

I currently practice full time in headache medicine (with some general neurology!) and also participate in research about headaches. I have also designed research protocols for headache and migraine.

Ok..so that's where I am now and someone mentioned to me that I should place the "resume" stuff about me first so you would know that I am a practicing medical professional. But here is more about me..

But What About This Website?

After a few years of practicing headache medicine, I began to wonder how patients without access to a headache clinic were doing. It felt like something was still missing...

Well in reading some things on the internet the answer was..not too well! Most sites were written by a migraine doctor and had a little too much medical jargon. Forums were filled with patients who were frustrated, feeling that no one cared about them.

Those migraine sites written by headache sufferers were well meaning, but usually got their conclusions about medications and treatments from reading the package or trying to figure out journal studies with no background in science....hmmm.

So What Is The Solution?

Ok, I thought..I could fill a gap here but how to do it? I wandered around the internet for a bit and then found Dr. Ken Evoy and Site Build It.

I wanted to extend to people outside of my geographic area the knowledge I have about headaches and treatment.

If you want to see one of their videos on the system, take the video tour and learn more.

So how is MY site doing? Well after three years it is growing unbelievably. Patients have found it, visitors are coming from all over the US and indeed all over the world. (Financially, the site is paying for itself AND my student loans!)

I have had patients come to our Dent Headache Center saying they found the site and that brought them in to see us. Not only does it help them with their headaches but it translates into business for our practice.

One other thing that keeps me up to date in the field of headaches and busy is lecturing on headache. If you are interested in having me lecture for a group, please contact me through the lecture services for headache-adviser.com page. I will respond as soon as I can and be sure to leave contact information!

So that's about it for "about me". Please continue to visit pages on this site and learn about different types of headaches. You can also get reviews of Site Build It.

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