I have been involved in health and healing since 1973, beginning with natural foods cooking, then postgraduate naturopathic medical school and eight years of clinical practice in Naturopathic Medicine before attending conventional medical school with board certification in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
As a specialist in natural foods preparation, I trained at the Omega Institute beginning in 1978 when it first started. At the Omega Institute I was able to study with herbalist John Christopher and Chiropractor Bernard Jenson as well as many other respected natural healers there and in numerous other workshops and intensives. In 1979 I became the assistant chef and then in 1981 was head chef, serving up to 500 people. In addition to managing the Omega Institute kitchen, I have worked in many traditional and natural foods restaurants and catering between 1973 and 1982, either part or full time, as well as teaching whole food cooking. In my clinical practice, I use many types of therapeutic diets, and have eaten a mostly vegetarian diet since my early 20's.
As a graduate of Bastyr University, with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, N.D. in 1986 in Seattle, I was trained in the science and art of natural healing therapeutics. I maintained a private Naturopathic Medical practice from 1986-92 in Corvalis Oregon, including natural childbirth, and from 1992 to 1995 part time in Maine, treating all ages and many illnesses with nutritional supplements, diet therapy, manual and physical therapies, fasting and detoxification, homeopathic remedies, bio-identical hormones, herbs and lifestyle changes. I have been using intravenous infusion therapies with vitamins and minerals since 1986 with dramatic benefits at times, when other natural treatments have failed.
These treatments were highly effective, but some diseases require more intensive natural or pharmaceutical treatments that Naturopathic doctors are licensed or trained to provide. To meet my patient's needs, and to continue my growth as a healer and physician, I returned to medical school, graduating in 1997. I then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Roger Williams Medical Center in Rhode Island, a Boston University affiliate. I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine. I served as Associate Medical Director and Unit Chief at the Department of Addiction Medicine at Roger Williams Hospital between 2000 and 2004, then Discovery House Methadone Clinic from 2004-10 and then Arbour Fuller Hospital addiction treatment unit from 2010 to 2012. Since 2000 I have incorporated naturopathic care into my part time medical practice and since 2012 have practiced full time at Progressive Health. I also resumed Methadone treatment as the Medical Director of Center for Treatment and Recovery in RI. Since October 2017 I have worked for Correct Care Solutions providing prison health care in MA at the MASAC addiction treatment facility in Plymouth and the Old Colony Correction Center in Bridgewater.
189 Governor St, Providence, RI 02906, United States
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