What is the focus of your practice?
My focus is the whole person. I don't treat
disease; I treat the person. I try to get people feeling
better immediately because quality of life is part of
healing. If you get them feeling better immediately, they
are more likely to stick with the protocol.
The modalities I use include herbals,
supplements, prayer, energy medicine, dietary modification,
and movement. I am certified for sports nutrition,
hypnotherapy, and as a personal trainer. My office is in a
health and wellness center.
I work with a lot of people who doctors have
given up on. I was trained to look at blood studies the way
they do in Germany, which looks at it really differently. I
am able to pick up things that other doctors don't see
because of how they are trained.
What have you found most rewarding?
I have made good friends doing this. I have
worked with a lot of memorable people but perhaps the most
unforgettable person, who became my friend, was Rick
Rescorla. He and his wife Susan would dance in my shop
together. I successfully helped him address some major
health issues. He was the head of security for Morgan
Stanley and saved literally thousands of people's lives on
9/11, then went back to look for stragglers, and didn't get
out. In a way I feel like I helped him meet his date with
destiny, and will never forget him. There is a book about
him, called The Heart of a Soldier.
Where do you see health care going, or where would you like it to go?
The ultimate health care of the future should
have an allopathic doctor and an herbalist in the same
office, without egos. We see different things, so could work
well together using both modalities. When you are focused on
the wellbeing of that patient, and only that, you have
health care that can't be beat.