Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

LifeWorks Turns 25! – Optimum Health Report #450

Dr Minkoff in his office for 25th anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, Sue and I decided to start a natural medicine clinic.

I had been doing full time Emergency Medicine at the time and the ER was becoming a place for drug seekers, drunks and psych screening for 6 year old’s acting out in school. It had lost its fun.

The prospect of working with people who wanted health and longevity was exciting to us and our first patients were a couple of friends who wanted chelation therapy.  Our first clinic was one room borrowed from my wife’s nursing agency office. Then came a woman with chronic migraines that we were able to fix, then a colon cancer patient who got better with a powerful herb extract. It has been a rocket ride to this day. From a staff of 5 people when we started to 63 now, we have become the largest clinic of integrative medicine in the U.S. As we have grown, so has our reach into the larger community. We have people coming from all parts of the world as we are renowned for our excellence with Lyme Disease, cancer, mold, neurological disease, autoimmune disease, and anti-aging. With long haul COVID being a huge international problem, we have now become a center to treat people for this too. We now boast the most effective stem cell treatment available; we deliver more ozone treatments than any clinic in the U.S. and we have the most concentrated number of treatment modalities anywhere.

Yes, we are proud of what we have done, but even more proud to say we are just beginning. In the next year we are adding 12,000 more feet of treatment space and doubling the hyperbaric oxygen treatment delivery.

Our IV room will go from 23 chairs to fifty. We have two new MDs being added to our staff along with our 4 APRNs.

We welcome you, your friends and families to come to us for your health needs. We are the finest available anywhere in Natural Medicine.

We pledge to treat you as family and care for you as we would family. The next 25 years will be even better as we look forward to being here to help you achieve your ultimate health.

God Bless,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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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.