Dr. Richard C. Senelick is a neurologist, author, speaker and teacher.
As the Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press, the publishing arm of one of the nation’s largest hospital systems and the author of more than 15 nonfiction books, Dr. Senelick is one of the leading experts on neurorehabilitation.
His career has spanned over 40 years, taking him from his native Chicago, to Arizona, Utah and finally to Texas. He was raised in Chicago and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College Of Medicine. After meeting his wife of 48 years, Anne, who was a forest ranger’s daughter, it was off to the Wasatch Front and the University of Utah for his residency in neurology and a bit of fly fishing training from his new bride.
His career then led him to the Air Force, where he served as a Major and staff neurologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Initially, there were no plans to settle so far from the mountains, but those clear Texas skies, friendly people and Mexican food won them over. They have been there ever since, living and working in San Antonio.
Although initially working in the field of neuro-ophthalmology, Dr. Senelick became dedicated to the lives of the disabled and the need to educate patients, families and lay people about their needs. He was the Medical Director of HealthSouth RIOSA, a 108-bed inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation hospital in San Antonio from its inception in 1986 until 2016.
Since taking on the role of Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press, Dr. Senelick has been on a journey of advocacy and education for people with disabilities, which has led him to write numerous books, publish articles and speak on an international scale about the need to provide treatment, resources and respect to the disabled and their families.
Whether writing in San Antonio or in the peace of the Targhee National Forest in Idaho, Dr. Senelick’s focus is on educating patients, their families and lay people through his blogs, books and educational DVDs.