Marc Adam Lazzara

Marc Adam Lazzara

May 09, 1958 - July 15, 2008

Marc Adam Lazzara

May 09, 1958 - July 15, 2008


. ‘Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.’ —Albert Einstein

Doctor Marc Adam Lazzara was one of those men who could make you smile while he was injecting you by just cracking a joke or playfully teasing. Countless patients would walk out of his office with an immense grin on their face and a happy demeanor. Dr. Lazzara’s attributes extended into his family life, he was a dedicated and affectionate dad. He also became a second father to many of his children’s friends and to his own nephews and nieces. His personality can only be described as quirky, invigorating, ebullient and exuberant.

He was born in California on May 9, 1958 to David and Irene Lazzara. Dr. Lazzara was lovingly married to his wife Bernadette Tong for twenty years. They have two wonderful children, Kurt 18 and Audrey 15.

Dr. Lazzara received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1997. He obtained his Prolotherapy training from the Medical School of Wisconsin.

He has been helping people for eight years through his specialty in Prolotherapy, which dealt with underlying issues of chronic pain that affords a nonsurgical approach to musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Lazzara was the Program Chairman and President-elect of the National Prolotherapy Foundation, the American College of Osteopathic Schlerotheraputic Pain Management and sat on the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialty Societies for the guidance and overview of Osteopathic medicine.

He was more than a doctor, he was a thoughtful and fun father and friend. His attitude towards life was what really made Marc an exceptional and unparalleled person. Everyone who knows him well or only met him once is certain that God is laughing alongside Marc.

Marc Lazzara is survived by his wife Bernadette, son Kurt, daughter Audrey, parents David and Irene, siblings Cathy, David and Susan and numerous relatives and friends who loved him dearly.

‘Never settle for less than your best.’ —MAL
‘Play with all the guts and balls you have.’ —MAL

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70 responses to Marc Adam Lazzara

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  1. Dear Lazzara Family,

    We are as shocked as everyone. We dearly loved Dr. Lazzara. I was very proud of the way he was bringing Prolotherapy to so many suffering patients. We deeply wanted to work with him on our Prolotherapy research projects. We shall miss him more than you will ever know.

    May God Bless His Wonderful Soul,

    Jim and Linda Wooley
    CAM Research Institute
    949 261 8975

  2. Cynthia Chao says:

    Marc, In medical school you lifted my spirit and encouraged me to go forward. Your energy remainds in the lives you have touched and shall be carried on in each new born I receive. Respectfully, Cynthia Chao

  3. Athena says:

    I have only been recently informed by a classmate via email that Dr. Lazzara is no longer with us today. I am greatly saddened by this news and would like to express my condolences and memories with Bernadette and family. Dr. Lazzara was my mentor. I remember how dedicated, skillful, and warm and loving he was to all of his patients. He was also very welcoming, friendly, and outreaching to his mentees. He was one of the reasons why I felt osteopathic medicine was for me. I had wanted to come back to visit him to tell him that during my medical school interview, I had brought up his name many times being my inspiration to becoming an osteopathic medical doctor. Dr. Lazzara, I regret I didn’t do this earlier, but I hope that you get this message from above. I want to thank you for being a wonderful, inspiring mentor to me. I, along with countless other people whose lives you have touched, will miss you greatly.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Dear Audrey and Family,
    We havn’t spoke since the two of us were in 3rd grade. Im sorry to here about what has happend. Please email me if you see this i’d love to catch up and give you my condolences.
    – with all of my love and prayers,
    Elizabeth Flagler

  5. Hi Bernadette!

    I know it’s been two years since your husband passed but I just pray you have been deeply comforted in those difficult time. I was searching for you on facebook and the news about your husband’s passing came up. I wasn’t sure it was you but your photo seemed to be who I think you are. Then I checked the guest book and found your sister, Glady’s message so I sent this message. Send me a message and tell me how you’re doing. I’m Tekla Ricasa on Facebook. God bless and take care!

    Fort Washington, MD

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