Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

“Cookie Cutter” Chronic Illness Treatments Don’t Work – OHR #409

Lifeworks offers Chronic Illness Solutions Customized to Fit Your Body

When one works with people who are suffering from a chronic illness like Lyme or cancer, the real pay one receives from helping them is to see them get better. The medicine we practice is not a cookie cutter one size fits all solution. It’s not a drug prescription that is given after a five-minute interview and often times not even a cursory physical exam.

Our interactions are personal. The patients in our practice are our family.
I just received the following letter from such a patient. While as a very young and very educated professional she could barely work or even get out of bed for years and sought help from many clinics before she came to us. We worked together for a year and a half. While suffering she never lost her optimism and her husband cared for her and helped her to an amazing degree.

She writes:

“For my 6-month checkups it is always a pleasure to see Dr. Minkoff, review my progress, and rejuvenate my health plans moving forward. It is an uplifting and positive experience I am grateful for and worth the 3-hour drive! I am thankful every day for the guidance and treatments Dr. Minkoff has provided me. There was a time when I didn’t know if I would ever be this well and functioning again. It is my miracle.
All is well here, and all my questions so far have been answered.
Thank you again, I’ll be sure to reach out if anything comes up.”

For me, this acknowledgement is what brings me to work every day and what carries me through the nights when I am worried about a patient that is having a hard time. To see her now, glowing and beautiful and energetic is wonderful.

If you or someone you love is having health problems, we can help them.
We have the knowhow to bring them back to vibrant health. If they will just make the appointment, we can take it from there.

Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Dr. Minkoff Podcast: All About Fitness w/Pete McCall and Dr. Minkoff

On this episode of All About Fitness, we’re speaking with Dr. David Minkoff, a co-founder of LifeWorks Wellness Center and the author of The Search for the Perfect Protein. Not only is Dr. Minkoff a fully licensed medical doctor who specializes in an alternative approach to medicine but he is a competitive triathlete, having completed numerous Ironman length triathlons, even over the age of 70 and stops by to share his insights on health, nutrition and, yes, fitness so that you can be as fit as he is when you’re in your 70s. This is an informative and motivational conversation on how to get fitter as you age on this episode of All About Fitness.


About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.