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We are constantly striving to answer the question "Is there a practitioner who treats CIRS near me?".  The map and lists below are constantly updating as we add new providers. 


Proficiency Partners-

Our Proficiency Partners Diplomates have completed the online course and demonstrated their proficiency in CIRS.  This is the first step towards certification.


Certified Practitioners-

Our Certified Practitioners have completed the online proficiency course and further rigorous training to be certified in the Shoemaker Protocol.


Shoemaker Protocol


If you are a physician interested in learning more about Certification, please continue below.



“In the future, we will be offering an exam, open for docs to take, that will show their competence in the basic sciences and clinical management of illnesses associated with exposure to biotoxins. We will be allowed, I am told, to publish a list of those physicians who have passed the test. We won’t be allowed to show who didn’t pass the test or how many times they needed to take the test. Naturally, we can’t publish the test contents or scores either. We won’t be allowed to call this test a “Board” exam, as that might imply we had applied for and received approval to provide certification as Specialty Board. We haven’t and (likely) won’t.”

-Ritchie Shoemaker, MD

The Future is Now!!!!

We are pleased to report that the process to certify physicians in the “Shoemaker Protocol” is complete. In fact, the test bank of questions for the exam has been built.


Shoemaker Protocol Certification

The Certification Examination Process will be conducted in three stages:


1. Screening Exam-Multiple Choice

2. Essay Questions-Protocol and Practice Related

3. Oral Exam-Patient Integration


Screening Exam-The examination includes multiple choice and true/false questions designed to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses the doctor may have in the subject of Biotoxin related illness. It is simply step one in the process. The test questions have been categorized by topic to identify areas that need further study and give a specific direction to those attempting to be certified.


Essay Questions-The essay question are designed to illustrate the doctor’s level of understanding of the Shoemaker Protocol and evidenced based medicine. It is simply another step in the learning process.


Oral Exam-In this third and final stage of Certification, the physician will be asked to demonstrate his competence in case management through use of one of the most time honored forms of testing in medicine. One on one, using several cases the diplomate “to be” will be challenged to bring all his skills and knowledge to bear quickly and accurately. At the completion of certification, Dr. Shoemaker will guide you through the entire Protocol using one of your selected patients.


Price $ 1,500.00




It is important to understand that this is not an on line study course. The material, training and testing described will be administered directly by Dr. Shoemaker. You will obtain your certification directly from the physician that developed the protocol. It is a tremendous opportunity that fewer and fewer will have going forward. Dr. Shoemaker’s time constraints are still enormous and ever increasing. We strongly recommend that if you have a desire to become certified in the Shoemaker Protocol that you begin today. We believe that in the very near future, you will be glad that you certified as we will be able to respond accurately and confidently to the number one question submitted to the Surviving Mold website: “Is there a doctor in my area that practices the Shoemaker Protocol?

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