Our Founder


Leonard Gene Knell M.D., F.A.C.S.

Personal Information

In my early teens I was introduced to the work of Edgar Cayce. Some call him the father of Holistic Medicine. I resonated with Cayce’s concept of holism, treating mind, body, and spirit. In my practice, I was fortunately able to bridge the gap between conventional and holistic or alternative medical treatments. Cayce introduced me to the concepts of frequencies and energy medicine, and this investigation has been a life-long passion of mine. I truly believe that the future of medicine is “Energy Medicine.” A very good source is a book called Vibrational Medicine For The 21st Century by Richard Gerber M.D. An orthopedic surgeon, Robert Becker, developed the use of pulsed electromagnetic frequencies to stimulate healing of non-unions in bone. After Nixon visited China in 1972, I became interested in acupuncture and incorporated this modality into my orthopedic practice from its inception. The premise of acupuncture is that too little or too much life energy, called ch’i, is a root cause of disturbances in animals and humans. The objective is to create a balanced flow of ch’i through the meridian system. In my Orthopedic practice I utilized acupuncture primarily as a means of controlling pain and I found it to be one of the most effective, safe, and non-addicting modalities available. I believe that everything I have learned from my previous experiences and studies has led me to my present exploration of frequencies imbued within the pocket laser.


Undergraduate degree from Ohio State University
1963 – 67 M.D. Degree
Western Reserve Medical School
1967 – 68 Mixed Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio
1968 – 72 Orthopaedic Residency Mt. Sinai Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio

Academic and Employment Experience

1972 – Jan. 2004 Omni Orthopedics (Co-Founder)
formerly Stark County Orthopedics
Canton, Ohio
Jan. 2004 Retired from active practice
2004 to present Personal research

Positions Held

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics
    Northeastern Ohio University
    College of Medicine
  • Medical Advisor to Visiting Nurse Association
  • Board Member House of Loretto
  • Former Board Member Mercy Medical Center
  • Former Officer of Medical staff Mercy Medical
  • Elected to St. Luke’s Society – an honorary society
    for outstanding physicians at Mercy Medical


State of Ohio
Date Granted: July 1972 to present
License Number: 35-03-0232

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic surgery

Professional Societies During Active Practice Years

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Stark County Medical Society
  • Ohio State Medical Society
  • Cleveland Orthopaedic Society
  • Ohio Orthopedic Society

Hospital Appointments – Now Emeritus

1972 to 2004
Active Staff
Mercy Medical Center
1320 Mercy Drive
Canton, Ohio 44708
1972 to 2004
Active Staff
Aultman Hospital
2600 6th Street
Canton, Ohio 44710

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